Leukoplakia

Also indexed as:Oral Leukoplakia
Keep your mouth healthy by focusing on leukoplakia risk reduction. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.

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Get enough fiber and vitamins A and CPreliminary reports have found that low dietary levels of vitamin C, fiber, and vitamin A are associated with an increased risk of leukoplakia. Eat plenty of broccoli, carrots, and other fiber and vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables.
Cut down on alcohol Some, but not all, studies have found that people who drink alcohol are more likely to have leukoplakia compared with nondrinkers.
Uncover food allergiesThere have been some reports of leukoplakia triggered by food allergies. A healthcare professional can help you identify problem foods.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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