Gum disease – Causing bacteria may spur Alzheimer’s

Today we talk about Alzheimer's Awareness because Gum disease causing bacteria may spur Alzheimer’s.

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Nearly 50% of the U.S. adult population—will develop Alzheimer’s?

Not necessarily. But if healthy people want to stay on the safe side and potentially reduce their risk, the main conclusion we still have is: brush and floss.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Well why does that interest me and why should it interest everyone said Dr, Joe Nemeth who has a periodontist in Southfield Michigan.

About 1 in every 4 seconds, approximately once every 4 seconds, someone is diagnosed OR develops Alzheimer’s disease.

It’s becoming more and more popular or prevalent particularly since population is aging and it typically occurs more in aging people.

Governments is spending 20 billion dollars a year on research for Alzheimer’s.

We’re desperately trying to find something, but thus far nothing has shown really great promise in stopping or curing Alzheimer’s disease.

So what can we do? Doctors and researchers really want to do things to prevent it as much as their can.

Health & Lifestyle

Lifestyle, exercise, generalized health is important also eating properly is important as well, but what?

we are particularly interested in is the strong link scientist now been discovering between gum disease, periodontal disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. Why?

Because periodontal disease which is an inflammation and an infection of the gum tissue, isn’t confined to the gums it causes what’s called an inflammatory response throughout the whole body and they now are quite certain that inflammation is one of the predisposing causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer's disease

Inflammation

Dr, Joe Nemeth said “so if we can reduce inflammation by whatever means necessary we may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and one of the ways we can do that is having a healthy mouth.”

Make sure the gums are not inflamed because if your gums bleed or if they’re inflamed it means your mouth isn’t healthy and if your mouth isn’t healthy, it can affect your whole body.

Now, recently Dr, Joe Nemeth was reading some research on one of the organisms that we fine in periodontal disease is called a spirochete and these spirochetes

which used to cause syphilis and still do but a different variety, these spirochetes have been found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients to a much higher degree than non Alzheimer’s patients

and these they’re specifically from the mouth so these spirochetes can travel through the bloodstream get through the blood-brain barrier into the brain.

Research in Alzheimer’s Disease

Working with labs in Europe, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia,

the Cortexyme team confirmed earlier reports that P. gingivitis can be found in the brains of deceased people with Alzheimer’s, and they detected the microbe’s DNA in living patients’ spinal fluid.

In more than 90% of the more than 50 Alzheimer’s brain samples, they also spotted toxic enzymes produced by the bacteria called gingipains.

When they start laying down a defensive mechanism not to be destroyed so that the white blood cells and the attack mechanism can’t really destroy them but the defense mechanism

this coating they lay around them actually starts to cause the deposition of amyloid or amyloid plaques and amyloid apparently is one of the main causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

Disease Caused

We find that in almost all cases of it so Alzheimer’s disease is caused you lose your teeth and it’s bad you lose your mind,

So if you keep your mouth healthy it’s going to reduce your risk of many diseases one of them is Alzheimer’s, there’s a definite strong link.

Many patients with dementia can’t take care of their teeth, for example:

Now, a privately sponsored study has confirmed that the bacteria that cause gum disease are present in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s, not just in their mouths.

The study also finds that in mice, the bacteria trigger brain changes typical of the disease.

More and more research is being shown about the link between gum disease and

Alzheimer’s disease so just make sure you have a healthy mouth if they have a healthy mouth you are going to be a healthier person .

Any comments are welcome we’d love to hear from you, and remember keep that mouth healthy you’ll have a healthier body have a great day.

Helpful Sources:
https://www.nhs.uk/news/neurology/gum-disease-linked-increased-risk-alzheimers-disease/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4488989/