Patient discussion about Cause of death

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Q. do Arthritis can cause death?

Ain a secondary way, if you have a sore knee and you go down the stairs - you might fall and break your neck. but not in a direct way.

Q. Do dental caries really cause death in severe cases?

its written in wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dental_caries i have a severe case of dental cavity. I’m scared
ABasically, dental caries is an infection. That means bacterial growth. When it enters the blood stream the bacteria can travel around and sit on your heart, for example, and then to destroy it’s valves. Or it can get to the brain or what ever. The same way you can die from a contamination of a deep wound. But don’t get too excited, just go to the dentist.

Q. How do you overcome depression caused by the death of a loved-one?

I have been in a relationship for 3 and a half years, and been living with my girlfriend that just passed on suddenly. I don't have many friends, probably enough for one hand to count. I have signed up for bereavement counseling and still waiting to. Is there anything else anyone can suggest to me, or even someone just to talk to on my down times. Please help me!!! Suggestions?.
A1Sorry for your loss, I would have to say time will heal, and let yourself grieve, cry, and day by day you will get better...even if you don’t feel it.. one day you will. In the meantime, counseling is wonderful, because you can make friends you can talk to and can relate to. Also, try to keep busy, read, start up a hobby, watch funny movies, volunteer at a local hospital or church. Being around people and helping others always helps somehow.:)
A2Hi Daniel,
Im am so sorry for your loss. I know that words now have little relief for you. So many people are suffering from the debilitating loss of a loved one. You are not alone. If you need to talk to someone you can talk to me anytime- you can see my details on Imedix. Is there a chance that you can talk to a Doctor or professional about this? I know it might not be that much of help to you right this second but i think they can help a little during this time.
A3I am sorry for your loss. We all grieve at the passing of a loved one. It is a good time to be with family if you have a relationship.
Don't forget that you parents, brothers, sisters, cousins, grand parents, aunts and uncles may have gone through similar life experiences. Your friend's family grieves with you too and may appreciate a visit. Grief does seem to pass with time though. I still grieve for my parents and grandparents although many year have passed. You have to cherish the time you have with those you love and realize that everyone is in the same boat with you. There will probably come a time for each of us to move on after the loss of a loved one as that would be what they would want you to do. Keep them in your memory and do the best you can.

Q. Do dental caries really cause death in severe cases?

its written in wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dental_caries i have a severe case of dental cavity. I’m scared
A1The only time a dental cavity can cause death is if the infection becomes severe and enters the blood stream, in which case it might spread to the vital organs. If you have not already talked to your doctor or dentist, do so right away--they should know if you need to be prescribed medication or otherwise treated to prevent the infection from spreading. Generally death is only a danger if a really severe infection is ignored; just talk to your dentist and make an appointment and you should be fine.
A2the big problem with dental caries is that if you neglect it in such a matter that it passes through the tooth and enters the tooth pulp- the bacteria that enters can cause local infection and can even go through to cause sepsis or just move along the body. but usually the pain will bring you sooner to the dentist...
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