Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) a common cause of blindness in older people
Many people over the age of 50 suffer from a condition known as Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA), which can cause headaches, jaw pain, and is a common cause of blindness in older people. Unfortunately, the disease has been hard to diagnose and, as a result, hard to treat.
Recently researchers have discovered that chewing gum, at the rate of one chew per second, can reproduce the jaw pain caused by GCA and allow doctors to make a proper diagnosis and begin a plan of treatment.
If you are an individual over the age of 50 and are suffering from jaw pain, you should let your doctor or dentist know as the disease can affect vision rapidly.
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