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.
What lifestyle practices can help manage my psoriatic arthritis?
Lifestyle practices that will help with your psoriatic arthritis include efforts to manage diet, weight and exercise in your daily routine. The goal here is to improve your overall function, so working to reduce weight (if you are carrying excess weight), and keeping your muscles strong will help manage your symptoms.
How do I know if I have erectile dysfunction or low testosterone?
Since both issues involve erectile function, it is difficult to know by yourself which one you might have. With low testosterone, you may have other symptoms including low sex drive, low energy and fatigue. To figure out which treatment you need, your doctor can take a history of your symptoms and do some blood tests to measure your testosterone levels.
Atrial Fibrillation and Cardiac Rehab Exercise Programs
Cardiac rehab is not just for patients that have undergone any cardiac event, either a heart attack or bypass surgery. We are now referring a lot of patients to cardiac rehab to increase their exercise tolerance, keep them active, and not just sitting on the couch doing nothing because that’s poor for their overall health, their overall cardiovascular health.
So cardiac rehab exercise programs are great for patients with atrial fibrillation.