THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Gaining weight around your mid-section may be the makings of much more than a wardrobe crisis: It may also signal the start of a serious health crisis.
So warns a team of Canadian and Iranian researchers who conducted an extensive review of 72 studies involving more than 2.5 million patients from all over the globe.
“We found that excess fat in the abdomen — called central fatness or belly fat — is associated with a higher risk of death than overall body fat,” said study author Tauseef Ahmad Khan. He is a postdoctoral fellow in the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine.
That means that even if other areas of the body are in good shape, once fat starts to accumulate in the belly region, the risk of dying an early
Swollen gums around teeth are a warning sign that you would do well not to overlook.
As if life wasn’t complex enough, Mother Nature keeps on tossing odd unexplained illnesses at us, just to make life more interesting.
Should You Disregard a Sudden Swelling? However, when you notice a sudden mysterious swelling on your gums, your first instinct (well… it was mine) might be to wait and see if it clears up by itself. Many minor disorders do just that. Occasional rashes or odd aches and pains can oftentimes disappear just as fast as they came.
Do You Have Any of These Complications? With swollen gums around a tooth, you might be wise to give this seemingly small ailment some closer inspection:
How long has it been there?
Is it painful?
Is it accompanied by redness or soreness?
Do you experience bleeding when you brush your teeth?