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Heart Attacks and Gum Disease: What Do These Have In Common?

Evidence has been building for several years that painless inflammation can cause heart trouble and may even be more dangerous than high cholesterol.

Inflammation also occurs as a part of an acute infection. An acute infection causes a series of events to occur in the body, one of which is for your liver to increase its production of C-reactive protein (CRP). CRP is a chemical necessary for fighting injury and infection and with severe infections, blood levels of CRP can reach 500 to 1,000 times normal levels.

Chronic inflammation has been linked to rheumatoid arthritis, strokes, chronic fatigue, heart disease, and diabetes. One of the most frequently overlooked sources of chronic inflammation along with elevated CRP levels, and also one of the easiest to treat, can be found in peoples mouths.

Read more about what heart attacks and gum disease have in common here.



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