Welcome to this educational seminar which will provide education on the importance of whole body health across the specialties on the topics of:
- Periodontal and Systemic Health
- Oral health and its outcome on Diabetic patients
- Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) for optimal health through the life course
- Mode of action of B vitamins
- Early intervention for the common cold
- Essential Nutrients for women from pre-pregnancy to lactation
- Increased cardiovascular health risk in patients with periodontitis
- Pregnancy and its effect on periodontal and Oral Health
- Overview of the need for Whole Body Health education and how each healthcare specialty can play a vital role in disease prevention.
- Evaluate why diabetics have a higher risk of developing periodontal diseases. This relationship is bidirectional, with the presence of periodontitis increasing the risk for diabetes.
- Understand patients with periodontitis and how they have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
- Indicate the reasons of pregnant women being at increased risk for gingivitis. Pregnant women with periodontitis are at increased risk for compromised pregnancy outcomes.
- Illustrate how oral infections may drive Alzheimer’s, arthritis and colon cancer.
- Discuss the mechanism of how EPA & DHA influence physiological functioning, such as visual & cognitive function, metabolism, immune responses, inflammation and organ function, highlighting the effects of EPA & DHA which occur throughout the body.
- Discuss the main roles of B vitamins, namely, Neurotropic B vitamins thiamine (B1), pyridoxine (B6) and cobalamin (B12), on several functions in the peripheral and central nervous system, including their effect on cellular energetic processes, antioxidative and neuroprotective effects, myelin and neurotransmitter synthesis.
- Demonstrate an overview of what early intervention in common cold is and how it reduces the chances of developing a full-blown acute URTI, aid in decreasing symptom severity and helps to reduce viral transmission.
- Evaluate the role & importance of DHA, EPA and Folate, three key prenatal nutrients, highlighting the health benefits and impact on pregnancy outcomes.
There is a learning need for healthcare professionals across the different specialty departments to work together and understand how each healthcare specialty has an effect and should play an important part on individuals Whole Body Health. This free online symposium will combine healthcare specialties from various disciplines and discuss the importance of Whole Body Health across the board.
To start off, the mouth is the gateway to the body. Gum issues, especially inflammation along the gumline, can increase your risk for serious overall health issues. The WHO estimates that oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people worldwide. With the right oral care, you can help lower that statistic. Individuals living with diabetes are often well used to managing multiple health conditions. With a constant focus on blood glucose levels, it may not be all that surprising that good oral hygiene should be of key importance to all diabetics. Experts have discovered an interesting two-way relationship between diabetes and periodontitis. A healthy lifestyle starts at the gumline. Bacterial plaque can lead to serious gum issues which have been associated with a variety of other health issues. In fact, periodontitis is the gum infection where science has found the strongest link between oral health and a variety of health problems.
ORAL HEALTH AND DIABETES
Individuals living with diabetes are often well used to managing multiple health conditions. With a constant focus on blood glucose levels, it may not be all that surprising that good oral hygiene should be of key importance to all diabetics. Experts have discovered an interesting two-way relationship between diabetes and periodontitis.
ORAL HEALTH AND HEART HEALTH
People with gum disease are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The seminar will evaluate how plaque on your teeth may be connected to plaque in your arteries.
ORAL HEALTH AND PREGNANCY
During pregnancy, women naturally have an increased focus on their own health as well as that of their baby. From morning sickness to taking additional multivitamins, to reviewing their diet, there are many things to consider. One thing that may not be at the top of the list of considerations is oral health. The lectures will examine how pregnancy can make the mouth more susceptible to gum issues.
ORAL HEALTH AND BRAIN HEALTH
Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia affect over 35.6 million individuals worldwide, with the number predicted to double every 20 years to reach over 115 million people by 20501. However, healthcare professionals may be surprised to learn that there could be an association between oral health, specifically gum disease, and cognitive brain loss.
EPA & DHA throughout the life course is important, from in utero to old age. We will analyze the benefits of EPA and DHA in the body and how it aids in the reduction of health disease risk, disease severity and clinical outcomes.
An overview of possible biochemical synergies between thiamine, pyridoxine and cobalamin will be provided as well as the major role each may contribute to this synergy.
EARLY INTERVENTIONS FOR COMMON COLD
There is a need to discuss what a common cold is and the timing and impact of a typical cold. There is currently no cure for acute upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), and management aims at alleviating symptoms and preventing URTI transmission. The effectiveness of these strategies can be increased through early intervention occurring prior to the peaking of viral shedding.
Women have a higher requirement for folate during pregnancy. It is important for expecting mothers to achieve an optimal folate status before conception and in the first trimester when the neural tube closes since low maternal folate status is causally associated with neural tube defects.
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