Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. Glaucoma is often associated with elevated intraocular pressure, in which damage to the eye (optic) nerve can lead to loss of vision and even blindness.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye over time as people age. Cataracts often develop slowly and can affect one or both eyes. The only treatment is to have the effected lens replaced through surgery.
Refractive eye surgery is the term used to describe surgical procedures that correct common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. Surgery can eliminate the need for prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses.
Are there risks from taking too much Vitamin D?
If you take Vitamin D in excess you may interfere with the calcium absorption in your body, driving your calcium levels up as well. This can lead to an increased chance of kidney stones, and there is no benefit to the extra Vitamin D that is weighing out this health risk. Your physician can help you determine your Vitamin D and supplementation needs.
How is congestive heart failure treated?
If your doctor has determined that you have congestive heart failure, the main goal of your treatment will be to understand how to prevent and manage any flare-ups of your symptoms, and how to maintain your heart function. Your doctor may bring in a specialist, nurse, and pharmacist to help you with lifestyle changes, as well as any necessary medication that could help with your treatment.
When does an allergic reaction need medical attention?
If you are having an allergic reaction, and are having trouble swallowing or breathing, you need to get to a hospital immediately. You should also head to see a doctor if you have a rash that is growing or spreading quickly.