The other day I wake up my left cheek is kind of sore, it is hard to open my mouth wide and chew food. My findings I slept in a wrong position and my wisdom tooth push to my lower gums, yes because my upper left wisdom tooth is kind of sharp and big, might be in wrong position too. Instead of growing downward it grow sideways..
It is not the first time it happened so I am not bother but its been few days and it is still sore plus it affects my throat as I can feel pain when I swallow, so yesterday with my little flashlight I look inside my mouth and I found an injury in my gums where the sharp edge of my wisdom tooth is facing, it looks like canker sore or singaw in Tagalog but with my wild imagination I can’t help to think it is more than canker sore that makes me nervous, afraid and pale especially instead of a great help to pacify me, my husband keeps telling me if might be tumor and keep telling me to visit a doctor.
As I don’t wanna go to a doctor alone, I told him to go with me but he didn’t agreed. So instead of feeling negatively I avoid eating my fish yesterday as I recall I ate the other day and the next day it feel worst. I still remember my mother had told me to avoid eating fishy food when I have tooth extraction or swelling gums, so yesterday I have avoided it and today when I wake up I am feeling better, it is not that sore anymore and to painful to open my mouth.
Canker sore is known as an aphthous ulcer is a type of mouth ulcer which presents as a painful open sore inside the mouth or upper throat characterized by a break in the mucous membrane, they are not contagious.
The exact cause of many aphthous ulcers is unknown but citrus fruits (e.g., oranges and lemons), physical trauma, stress, lack of sleep, sudden weight loss, food allergies, immune system reactions, and deficiencies in vitamin B12, iron, and folic acid may contribute to their development.
A number of different treatments exist for apthous ulcers including: analgesics, anesthetics agents, antiseptics, anti-inflammatory agents, steroids, sucralfate, tetracycline suspension, and silver nitrate but the best treatment is to keep your body healthy and don’t eat something that will irritate it.
My life is no difference with computer geeks, my life evolves in front of my computer the moment I wake up and sleep. The only difference I don’t eat so much while working but I gained weight due to lack of daily working activities outside where I can walk and chat. If not of the gym I am already a hermit inside our apartment, my husband is already tired of me saying “I have a headache”, yes I always have a headache not that severe just slight that gives me a teary eyes and nausea.
Then he told me I might be dehydrated because dehydration can cause headache, he must be right because I seldom drink water as I can’t be disturbed in front of my computer and walking two big steps in the kitchen. I always skipped my meals on time as I don’t wanna cook and waste the time I could be in front of my computer. It might be the reason why I gain weight because I am not eating properly, I just eat when I can’t bear my stomach needs and I always end up with two fried eggs if I don’t like cooking heavy viand. If we can just skip our bowel movement I can do it too, there are times I fight the urge so the end result I have to do it twice a day.
By the way dehydration is the excessive loss of body fluid. There are three types of dehydration: hypotonic or hyponatremic (primarily a loss of electrolytes, sodium in particular), hypertonic or hypernatremic (primarily a loss of water), and isotonic or isonatremic (equal loss of water and electrolytes). In humans, the most commonly seen type of dehydration by far is isotonic (isonatraemic) dehydration which effectively equates with hypovolemia, but the distinction of isotonic from hypotonic or hypertonic dehydration may be important when treating people who become dehydrated. Physiologically, dehydration, despite the name, does not simply mean loss of water, as water and solutes (mainly sodium) are usually lost in roughly equal quantities to how they exist in blood plasma. In hypotonic dehydration, intravascular water shifts to the extravascular space, exaggerating intravascular volume depletion for a given amount of total body water loss. Neurological complications can occur in hypotonic and hypertonic states. The former can lead to seizures, while the latter can lead to osmotic cerebral edema upon rapid rehydration.
Symptoms may include headaches similar to what is experienced during a hangover, a sudden episode of visual snow, decreased blood pressure (hypotension), and dizziness or fainting when standing up due to orthostatic hypotension. Untreated dehydration generally results in delirium, unconsciousness, swelling of the tongue and, in extreme cases, death.
Dehydration symptoms generally become noticeable after 2% of one’s normal water volume has been lost. Initially, one experiences thirst and discomfort, possibly along with loss of appetite and dry skin. This can be followed by constipation. Athletes may suffer a loss of performance of up to 30% and experience flushing, low endurance, rapid heart rates, elevated body temperatures, and rapid onset of fatigue.
I am too lazy to rewrite this, so just hop in to Wikipedia for more details.
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