Your vision is important, and routine eye exams can help you preserve it. Identifying vision changes or problems early can help you get treatment that can prevent those issues from worsening. But could a routine eye exam save more than just your vision? You might be surprised to learn that your eye doctor could be the first person to spot certain life-threatening conditions, just by looking in your eyes. Take a look at a few of the ways that a routine eye exam might just save your life:
3 November 2017
Varicose veins are veins in which the valves have become dysfunctional, causing more blood to pool in the veins and damage the vein walls. These bulging veins can be purely a cosmetic issue for some people. So, you might be able to go without having them treated as long as the appearance does not bother you. But in other cases, varicose veins can cause more complex medical issues and should be done away with through surgery or other procedures.
10 October 2017
Surgery to remove cataracts is a fairly uncomplicated procedure that typically takes less than an hour. Although recovering from this type of surgery tends to require less time than other procedures, it is still important to follow a few precautions during the first few days after having cataract eye surgery. As your spouse gets ready for their appointment, make sure to know these tips for helping them enjoy a comfortable recovery:
29 August 2017
If you have developed the symptoms of food allergies, then it is important you work with an allergy doctor to determine exactly what foods you are allergic to. This is vital because your food allergies can worsen if you continually expose your body to the foods that it reacts negatively to. When taken to the extreme, food allergies can become a life-threatening problem. To effectively determine the cause of your food allergies and reduce your symptoms, here are some tips:
2 August 2017
If you've never had a chair massage, one of the common places that you can find this service being offered is at the airport. Whether you're at the airport in advance of a flight or you're looking for ways to spend time during a long layover, getting a massage is one of your best choices. Not only will you get your muscles loosened up for the cramped flight ahead, but you'll also get a chance to unwind a little and reduce any tension that you may have in your body.
19 July 2017
The cardiovascular system is like a complex plumbing system that requires precise control of pressure and water supply. Physiologist David P. Swain, PhD, compared the cardiovascular system to a city's water system. The heart works as a pump to move water to the aorta, which acts as a water tower. The water level in the tower maintains pressure and sends water out through distribution pipes—arteries—to individual homes that dispense water from faucets, which are like the smaller blood vessels.
27 June 2017
If you have a child that has fractured his or her elbow, you likely want to make sure that he or she is able to recover his or her full range of motion in order to ensure that he or she is not limited in life. Here are some tips for recovering from a fractured elbow so that any permanent damage is minimized as much as possible. 1. Don't Lift Too Heavy Too Early
28 February 2017