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The discovery underscores the importance of pregnant women, even those without other risk factors, maintain good oral health
According to a study by the University of New York in the United States published in the journal “Journal of Dental Research”, pregnant women with periodontal disease, tienene an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes even if you do not smoke or drink.
The discovery underscores the importance of pregnant women, even those without other risk factors, maintain good oral health.
The study, led by Ananda P. Dasanayake, eliminated smoking and alcohol consumption among a group of 190 pregnant women in Sri Lanka, where a combination of cultural taboos and poverty, prevents women from smoking and drinking.
The findings support an earlier study that found evidence Dasanayake that pregnant women with periodontal disease were more likely to develop gestational diabetes than those with healthy gums.
That study, which followed 256 women Bellevue Hospital Center in New York in its first six months of pregnancy, showed that 22 of the women developed gestational diabetes. Those women had significantly elevated levels of periodontal bacteria and inflammation compared with the other women in the study.
More than a third of women in the new study, conducted over a year, reported having bleeding gums when brushing teeth. The women underwent a dental examination and a glucose test, which is used to detect gestational diabetes.
As pointed Dasanayake, women who had the highest amounts of bleeding in their gums also had higher levels of blood glucose. He says he expected the final data showed that between 20 and 30 percent of the women had developed gestational diabetes.
Gestational diabetes is characterized by an inability to transport glucose, the main energy source of the organism, cells during pregnancy. The condition usually disappears when the pregnancy but women who have had gestational diabetes have an increased risk of later developing the most common form of diabetes, type 2 diabetes.
“In addition to its possible role in preterm delivery, evidence that gum disease may contribute to gestational diabetes suggests that women should see a dentist if they plan to become pregnant and then get it. The treatment of disease gums during pregnancy is safe and effective in improving women’s oral health and minimize potential risks, “concludes Dasanayake.
We always say that prevention is important, and even if it is to prevent the development of disease once present will be with us for life, such as obesity. In this regard we know that if we start with good habits from an early age can get great results, but recently it is known is that we can begin before the child is born, ie, we can start the prevention of obesity in the womb.
During pregnancy, excessive weight gain, poor feed quality or the presence of nutritional deficiencies that determine the child is born with a lot of weight or underweight, are factors that influence the development of obesity.
Thus, if the mother not only gain weight during pregnancy is shaping the future health of the child, but if you eat too little and develop your child in an environment of scarcity, it is likely that the thrifty genotype that we all possess, act harder when the child is born, increasing the chances of that child’s obesity in the future.
On the other hand, pregnant women eat what food tastes determine the small pregnancy after birth, and maybe something similar happens if the mother physically active during pregnancy.
All these associations lead us to believe that since the child develops in the womb we must take action to prevent obesity. Thus, more attention needs to diet during pregnancy, the activity is performed and the weight gain.
Of course, not just the baby will have a lower risk of obesity if we take care of our habits in pregnancy, but the mother will be greatly benefited and the family understands the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Babies are the descendents of human race and must be cared well for the continuation of this important race on this earth. This is the reason that a proper attention had been given to mother care and baby care in every era and every geographical location. The medical treatments of the babies after their birth were discovered and they were successfully immune from the fatal diseases with the help of a course of medical treatments. Despite of given proper medical care to the babies, their death rate could not be significantly lowered to satisfaction level. This result compelled the researchers to find out the other reasons behind the sustained death rate of the babies after their birth.
This research led towards the pre-birth diseases of the kids which caused their death after their birth. This result culminated in to the form of Prenatal Vitamins which are being fed to the pregnant mothers for their persona, and their kids’ health. This treatment resulted positively and the death rate of the babies was minimized. These vitamins not only keep the pregnant women healthy but also ensure the maximum chances of easy delivery of healthy baby. This is the reason that the conceived women are being prescribed of using this medical treatment for their easy labor. Its positive results suggest its consistent usage regularly.
If a woman smokes while pregnant increases the risk of having babies with congenital heart defects. This is information already known long ago, but now increased the confirmation as a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U.S. They said all the progress that has been made in this regard. Currently, the vast majority of women is already aware of these data, and therefore generates a large prevention in this factor.
Adolfo Correa was one of the principal authors of the study, and is part of the National Center on Birth Defects of the CDC. He undertook to speak publicly after it has completed the study, saying it could be demonstrated that there is an association between maternal smokings during the first trimester of pregnancy, with congenital heart defects.
The possibility that the baby is born with congenital heart defects is 20 or 70 percent if the mother smokes during the pregnancy period. Researchers who were in charge of the task of the study they found a big link between exposure to snuff and the defects that obstruct blood flow in the right side of the heart to the lungs.
But you can also create openings among all the upper chambers of the heart. These are called atrial septal defects.
Finally, the doctor said that at any time during pregnancy, smoking or smoke the same negative effects for the mother and baby. For this reason, we never have to go to an area in which smoking has on our side.