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Heart failure (HF) is associated with an abnormality of the heart, which could cause it  not to efficiently pump oxygen-rich blood to be distributed evenly throughout the body; this generates long-term health conditions.

WHAT ARE HEART FAILURE AND BLOOD PRESSURE?

The condition is almost always prolonged (chronic) once diagnosed As the heart loses strength in pumping blood, the effects accumulate in different parts of the (lung, liver, arms, legs, among others), causing congestive heart failure. The associated causes are mostly cardiovascular conditions, but they could entail hyperthyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and severe anemia, among others. Some of the symptoms  presented are fatigue, fainting, shortness of breath when active or after lying down, and an irregular or rapid pulse, among others .

This condition may also be associated with pre-existing high blood pressure, which is a cardiovascular condition that is defined as the measure of the force exerted against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood to the body. This is the reason why it affects many organs when it is altered and not controlled, since it can cause other heart, cerebrovascular, kidney diseases, eye problems and other health problems . CARVEDILOL AND DRY MOUTH

The risk factors for developing this disease  are many; for example, the relationship between water and salt in the body, kidney functioning, and sometimes hormonal problems and stress. Therefore, it is important to take action. When you go to the doctor, it is recommended to be calm and at rest so that the measurement is adequate . CARVEDILOL AND DRY MOUTH

When blood pressure increases and is maintained at that level frequently or for some time, the condition may require pharmacological treatment. There are several therapeutic options to manage the disease; however, it will depend on the patient’s age, the measurement taken, the timeframe, and  other diseases that may present. Before starting treatment, it is advisable to take non-pharmacological measures such as reducing salt intake, exercising, drinking more water, stopping smoking or imbibing alcohol, among others. CARVEDILOL AND DRY MOUTH

HOW DOES IT AFFECT MY ORAL HEALTH?

Ahange in blood flow is due to low efficiency  pumping  of the heart and the possible accumulation of blood in different parts of the body that alter the flow of electrolytes and other exchanges that occur in the mouth through its capillaries. At the beginning of the metabolic process, the digestion of food and the release of medications takes place.

Therefore, control of high blood pressure or HF not managed in time can cause certain dental diseases or aggravate existing ones. Studies have found  that patients with severe periodontitis  have  poor oral health and uncontrolled high blood pressure.

WHAT IS CARVEDILOL AND FOR WHAT IS IT USED?

Carvedilol belongs to the group of drugs known as beta blockers (β receptors found in the heart system). They cause the blood vessels to relax and dilate, increasing their amplitude, which in turn slows the heart rate and lowers blood pressure. Actions such as vasodilation, decrease heart rate, and antihypertensive properties are attributed to them. Since the drugs are well tolerated by patients, it is possible to prescribe one in combination with other medications by the treating physician. It is generally consumed in the morning at the same time every day.

Among the main adverse consequences associated with these medications are  allergic reactions that, in turn, generate a dry cough and xerostomia (dry mouth), and changes in sugar level, A dry mouth symptom is generated as a compensatory mechanism and is associated with the greater probability of presenting in patients over 65 years of age. However, it is sometimes attributed to  poor blood pressure control.

SALIVA AND XEROSTOMIA

Saliva is essential to maintain balance in the mouth; under normal conditions, 1-1.5 liters are secreted on average per day. Itt is key to the functions of the oral cavity and contributes to forming and lubricating the mouth to create A food bolus for swallowing. It is more digestive through salivary amylase while improving taste .

Xerostomia is understood as dryness of the mouth as a consequence of the decrease or absence of saliva secretion under normal conditions. It is not called a disease but rather a symptom that occurs in various pathologies. A secondary effect occurs in food intake with a decreased function of the salivary glands. The most common signs and symptoms that identify xerostomia are viscousness, sticky, foamy saliva, difficulty speaking and swallowing, dry lips, tongue and mucous membranes, halitosis (bad breath), traumatic oral injuries, fissures, and plucked tongue, among others.

Depending upon the cause,  be managed in different ways and thus avoid other oral health complications such as cavities and gingivitis. Some of the recommendations or suggestions:

  • Hew sugarless gum (to avoid cavities;  if you have gastroesophageal reflux, do not use this mechanism caffeine intake
  • O not use a mouthwash containing alcohol
  • Smoking

Drink water regularly (if you have cardiovascular problems, consult your doctor first) substitutes can could help (ask your dentist)

  • void using over-the-counter antihistamines and nasal decongestants through your nose

Saliva is very important in keeping your mouth and teeth healthy.e recommend the following steps :

:Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks because they increase the risk of cavities.

  • Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste: Always ask your dentist if this is favorable and which is the most appropriate.
  • Use a fluoride mouthwash or fluoride gel before bed. Sometimes a custom fluoride applicator (made by your dentist)will make it more effective.
  • Visit your dentist at least twice a year to detect and treat cavities or any other dental problems.

It is important  in any case to consult your treating physician and dentist initially, so they can adequately manage the symptom. If it is necessary, they will change to antihypertensive therapy or indicate a medication or treatment that improves salivation. Avoid self-medicating and performing any treatment without the advice of a health professional, especially a dentist who will be more accurate and timely in the diagnosis.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this topic or any other, please feel free to contact or visit us at Channel Island Family Dental. As well as on our Facebook page. At Channel Island Family Dental, we are always attentive to your needs to make a timely diagnosis. In addition, our dentists in Oxnard, Santa Paula, Newbury Park  Ventura, and  Port Hueneme will guide you to the best treatment to give you back your best smile.

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