Teeth and cfs / me / post viral fatigue

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I am interested to know if there is a connection between teeth decay / problems and cfs etc I have a real fear of the dentist haven't been for a very long time had bad experience the last time I went, I just have a feeling there could be a link 

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    The only connection I can see is if you have tummy problems with high acid which might erode the enamel on your teeth - but I'm not a medically trained person but one who lost all my teeth at the age of 24 - 51 years ago due to the above.

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      Thanks royalty.  I had a burst peptic ulcer at the age of 17 and had two thirds of my stomach removed but the acid ruined my up till then good teeth.

      If you have tummy problems good teeth are essential to break down the food before swallowing.

      My dentist took one look inside my mouth told me I could go back for treatmet every week for six months and they would still be no good and advised me to have them all out.

      I was more terrified at what my then fiancee would think of having a "toothless wonder" for an husband but she was very supportive as she knew of the terrible bouts of neuralgia I was having.

      Now, if my teeth hurt I stick them in a glass of water and laugh at them cheesygrin

      As to your CFS - have you had your Vitamin B12 and Folate levels checked as sometimes a B12 Deficiency can produce symptoms similar to CFS.


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      Aww love your sense of humour 😂😂👍 no I haven't had vit b 12 checked I think I will have to ask to have it done thanks

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      And don't forget about the Folate as the two go together like peaches and cream.

      Oh and I cheekily checked your age on yor profile - and:-

      "Anyone at any age, can become B12 deficient. However, certain people are at an elevated risk. They include the following:

      People aged sixty and over"

      This is mainly because as we get older our stomach acidity, which is necessary to grab the B12 from our food, decreases.

      In a normal healthy person the stomach lining has what are called "Gastric parietal cells" which produce "Intrinsic Factor" which travels with food through the small intestine which is made up of three parts - the Duodenum, the Jejunum and the Ilium.. Iron is absorbed in the Duodenum, most other nutrients in the Jejunum and our friend B12 in the Ilium. Here the Intrinsic Factor binds to the B12 and the "B12/IF Complex" enters the cells on the wall of the Ilium after binding to receptors on the surface of the Ileal cells, allowing it to enter the blood stream.


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      If you click on my profile you will see that I'm still "clivealive" at 75 and have had P.A. (a form of B12 deficiency) for over 45 years - hence my interest in other "diseases" being possibly "misdiagnosed".


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