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Herndon, VA 20170
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Winchester, VA 22601
Dental and Heart Failure Connection and Thermography
When the cause of heart failure is not identified it is referred to as idiopathic cardiomyopathy. This condition can be caused by past, unidentified viral or bacterial infections. Unfortunately most cardiologists do not investigate the possibility that existing dental infections may possibly play a role in causing congestive heart failure. According to some health professionals, 70 percent of all medical problems may have their origin in the mouth. This estimate may even be conservative.
One of the primary reasons the dental component to the disease process is ignored is because in most instances the patient does not have any complaints about their mouth. Most infections in the mouth that provide a focus for causing distant medical problems do not present any swelling or painful condition. Most scenarios involve an old root canal tooth or post extraction site that harbors viruses or bacteria whose toxins disseminate throughout the body and concentrate in a particular organ causing dysfunction for which physicians may not find a cause.
Approximately 90 percent of post extraction sites, mostly wisdom teeth, have a residual infection remaining in the jawbone that does not show up in regular dental x-rays. Thermography may show the relationship through thermograms between dental disorders and cardiac dysfunction, as shown in the picture.
Approximately 85 percent of clients that are scanned with thermography may show some type of dental dysfunction. The inflammation that may be associated with the infection is the result of increased cellular activity which gives off heat that can be detected using thermography.
Symptoms Of Heart Failure Vary and Include the Following
Increased heart rate, palpitations
Loss of appetite
Memory loss, confusion
Persistent coughing or wheezing
Shortness of breath
Swelling (edema) of the feet, legs, or abdomen
One possible way of taking charge of your health is by having a full body thermography scan, a non-invasive clinical imaging procedure that can detect thermal differences within the body which may indicate the presence of disease. It can be used as an aid in conjunction with other diagnostic tools, for diagnosis and prognosis of many conditions such as unexplained pain, spinal dysfunction, nerve damage, dental problems and TMJ, artery inflammation, cardiac dysfunction, vascular disease, breast disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, digestive disorder and many more dysfunctions in the body.
Thermography uses an infrared camera to see the heat produced by the body. It is a unique tool to identify increased cellular activity, which could be the result of inflammation, physiological changes or metabolic processes. It provides another tool to help you and your healthcare professional get you back to better health.