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.
Why should I weigh myself daily if I have heart failure?
Weighing yourself daily allows your care team to identify any unusual weight gain, as in several pounds, in the span of a few days or a week. This unusual weight gain cannot be caused by muscle or fat gain, so we know that you are retaining excess fluid. Since this places extra stress on your already weakened heart, it is important to consult with your physician and care team if you notice big fluctuations in your daily weight.
How can resistance training be beneficial during pregnancy?
Strength training is actually a good thing to maintain through pregnancy. It helps in assisting your upper body strength for postpartum period and also maintaining your core and overall strength through your lower body.
What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia?
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, can have various symptoms depending on how low your blood sugar has dropped. When it is just entering the low blood sugar range, you can feel shaky or weak. When your low blood sugar is more moderate or severe, you can have trouble concentrating or feel confused. If you have questions about how to recognize low blood sugar, you can ask your family doctor.