Burning Mouth Syndrome and Menopause

oral Oct 08, 2020

Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) also known as Glossodynia or Stomatodynia is a collection of sensations that mainly affects women in their 40's to 70's. It has an increased prevalence 3 years before to 12 years after menopause. BMS may cause the...

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The importance of collagen during and after the menopausal transition

bone hair joint muscle oral skin Jul 30, 2020

Collagen is a family of structural proteins. It is found in your skin, bones, tendons, muscles, cartilage, hair, nails, teeth, intestinal lining, blood vessels, and even the cornea of your eye!

 

Collagen is derived from the Greek word...

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Calcium

Sources:

  • Vegetables: cabbage, kale, and broccoli
  • Seeds: sesame, poppy, chia
  • Nuts: almonds
  • Sardines and salmon with bones
  • Beans and lentils
  • Dairy is not a good source, calcium from broccoli is about 100 times more absorbable than dairy and...
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Vitamin K

Sources

  • Dark green leafy vegetables - spinach, broccoli, kale, lettuce
  • Other vegetables - carrot, pumpkin
  • Animal meat - poultry and swine
  • Fermented foods - natto
  • Nuts - pine nuts, cashews
  • Egg

 

Deficiency:

Generally, only found in women...

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Vitamin A

Food sources of Vitamin A:

Animal meat - liver, cod liver oil, egg

Dairy products - ghee, butter, cheese

 

Food sources of beta carotene:

Fruit - rockmelon, apricot, papaya, mango

Vegetables - sweet potato, carrot, broccoli, kale, dandelion,...

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