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Vitamin C

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an antioxidant which is important for many bodily functions, including: skin health, wound healing, immunity, nutrient metabolism, iron absorption and body cartilage and collagen.
Jun 15th, 2024

Sjogren's Syndrome

Sjogren' syndrome is a disorder of the immune system identified by two of its most common symptoms — dry eyes and a dry mouth.This condition often accompanies other immune system disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
Jun 11th, 2024

Leg Cramps

Leg Cramp , also known as Charley Horse, are involuntary, painful contractions of the skeletal muscles in the leg. This can occur anywhere from the foot to the thigh, but most commonly in the calf muscles.
May 24th, 2024

Restless Legs syndrome (RLS)

Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, is a chronic neurological disorder that causes an uncontrollable urge to move the legs. Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a movement disorder thought to be caused by impaired dopamine action.
May 21st, 2024

Concussion

Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that results from a bump, violent jolt or blow to the head. The injury disrupts normal brain function. A concussion may be acquired after strong body hit that causes Head to jerk forward, backward or to the side.
May 9th, 2024

Nystagmus

Nystagmus is a condition where the Eyes make rapid, repetitive, uncontrolled movements. Eyes may move in different directions: Side to side (horizontal nystagmus), Up and down (vertical nystagmus) and circular (rotary or torsional nystagmus)
May 7th, 2024

Heart Attack

Heart 'Disease' does not kill people. Heart 'Attacks' do however .
Apr 30th, 2024

Glioblastoma(GBM)

Glioblastoma(GBM), is the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer, accounting for about 50% of all malignant brain tumors. GBM can occur at any age, but it is more prevalent in older adults and men, with a median age of diagnosis of 65 years.
Apr 23rd, 2024

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetes is a known cause of Peripheral Neuropathy. The condition typically begins to affect distal peripheral nerves in a relatively symmetric pattern. Other common complications of Diabetes are Diabetic Retinopathy(DR) and Diabetic Kidney Disease(DKD)
Apr 16th, 2024

Chloroquine Retinal Toxicity

Chloroquine(CQ) and Hydroxychloroquine(HCQ) are 4-aminoquinoline compounds that are commonly used in the prevention and treatment of Malaria. Hydroxychloroquine is also used in the treatment of rheumatologic diseases such as systemic lupus(SLE), etc.,
Apr 16th, 2024

VITAMINS-Hype or Necessity

Vitamins are a cost effective way to insuring against hidden or subtle micro nutrient deficiencies that can sap immunity, health and vitality
Apr 6th, 2024

SOLAR ECLIPSE

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby obscuring the view of the Sun from a small part of the Earth, totally or partially. A total eclipse occurs only once every 18 months.
Apr 2nd, 2024

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES)

Most Commonly, PRES evolves over a matter of hours, with the most common presenting symptoms being seizures, disturbed vision, headache, and altered mental state. More than 75% of patients with PRES are severely hypertensive.
Apr 1st, 2024

CAROTID ARTERY DISSECTION

Carotid artery dissection is a tear in the inner layer of the carotid artery wall that allows blood to flow between the layers. It can be caused by injury or occur suddenly without a known cause. Carotid artery dissection is the most common cause of stroke
Mar 19th, 2024

Why does it ache when it rains?

When the weather outside is cold, joint pain and arthritis can act up. That is because cold weather can induce inflammation, which can exacerbate aches and pains.
Mar 19th, 2024

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Feb 20th, 2024

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is a gentle, modified version of traditional yoga that can be done while seated or using a chair for balance. It can offer similar physical and mental health benefits to traditional yoga.
Jan 23rd, 2024

NECK PAIN

Pain in the neck and shoulder that varies in intensity, that may feel achy or like an electric shock from the neck to the arm.
Jan 23rd, 2024

Metabolic Acidosis

What is metabolic acidosis? When body fluids contain too much acid, it means that the body is either not getting rid of enough acid, is making too much acid, or cannot balance the acid in the body.
Jan 9th, 2024

Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Foot ulcers are a common complication of diabetes that is not being managed through methods such as diet, exercise, and insulin /other medical treatment
Dec 31st, 2023

Potassium and its role in lowering Blood Pressure

Increasing potassium intake can help decrease BP( blood pressure) if one has high blood pressure. By lowering blood pressure, increasing potassium intake can also reduce risk for heart disease and stroke. Consuming too much sodium can raise BP.
Dec 26th, 2023

BVD: Binocular Vision Dysfunction

BVD is an umbrella term that includes several conditions involving eye misalignment, meaning the eyes struggle to work together and point in different directions. Some of the conditions include convergence insufficiency and hyperphoria.
Dec 21st, 2023

Am I leaking snot or brain fluid?

A CSF leak is an escape of the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. This fluid is called the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). A cranial CSF leak occurs in the skull, and often causes symptoms such as clear fluid leaking from the nose or ear.
Dec 9th, 2023

Meningococcal disease

Meningococcal disease is an acute, potentially severe infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis. It primarily causes meningitis and sepsis, which can lead to severe complications, like neurologic damage, loss of limbs, or death.
Dec 5th, 2023

Alpha-Gal Allergy

Alpha-gal syndrome is a clinically relevant hypersensitivity reaction that's observed in some individuals after they consume red meat products. It's primarily triggered by a delayed IgE response to Alpha Gal , a carbohydrate found in red meat & mammal meat
Nov 22nd, 2023

Closed-angle glaucoma and open-angle glaucoma

Closed-angle glaucoma and open-angle glaucoma are two main types of glaucoma, both involving an increase in intraocular pressure, but they differ in their anatomy and presentation.
Nov 18th, 2023

Insulin Eye Drops

Topical application of insulin in the form of eye drops is being researched for its possible therapeutic benefits in treating various ocular surface diseases. The key potential lies in insulin's role as a growth factor that can stimulate cellular migration
Nov 13th, 2023

Optic Nerve Regeneration

Researchers have identified a small molecule capable of stimulating nerve regeneration and restoring vision following injury to the optic nerve.
Nov 9th, 2023

Anti-VEGF injections in Eyecare

Anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) injections are commonly used in eyecare for several retinal conditions. The indications for anti-VEGF injections can vary depending on the specific condition being treated.
Nov 2nd, 2023

Angina

Angina is chest discomfort caused by reduced blood flow to the heart and is a common symptom of Coronary Artery Disease(CAD).
Nov 2nd, 2023

PYLOMETRICS

Plyometrics is exercise training that uses speed and force of different movements to build muscle power. Plyometrics training can improve physical performance, agility and stamina.
Oct 24th, 2023

CKD-Chronic Kdney Disease

CKD is a condition in which the kidneys are damaged and cannot filter blood as well as they should. Because of this, excess fluid and waste from blood remain in the body and may cause other health problems, such as heart disease and stroke.
Oct 19th, 2023

DRY EYES, OTC and RX Treatment

We have all had annoying gritty feeling, like there is sand trapped in the eyes. That is just an iota of what people with dry eye disease (DED) experience. Beyond the feeling of grittiness, they often battle with symptoms like redness, burning and itching.
Oct 9th, 2023

ANEURYSM

An aneurysm is a bulging, weakened area in the wall of a blood vessel resulting in an abnormal widening or ballooning greater than 50% of the vessel's normal diameter (width). An aneurysm may occur in any blood vessel, but is most often seen in an artery.
Sep 28th, 2023

NITRIC OXIDE and Health

Nitric oxide (NO) is one of the critical components of the vasculature, regulating key signaling pathways in health. In macro-vessels, NO functions to suppress cell inflammation as well as adhesion.
Sep 21st, 2023

SEPSIS

Sepsis is a serious condition in which the body responds negatively to an infection. The infection fighting processes turn on the body, causing the organs to work malfunction. Sepsis may progress to septic shock.
Sep 15th, 2023

MERKEL CELL Carcinoma(MCC)

Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare type of skin cancer that usually appears as a flesh-colored or bluish-red nodule, often on the Face, Eyelid, Head or Neck.
Sep 10th, 2023

Sciatica

Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or by pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of a medical problem. It is not a medical condition by itself.
Sep 9th, 2023

HEART FAILURE

HEART FAILURE is a condition in which the heart loses efficiency, leading to a chronic mismatch between the body’s need for oxygen and what it actually gets. There is chronic difficulty breathing, uncomfortable swelling in the arms or legs (or anywhere).
Aug 25th, 2023

Meningioma

Meningioma is the most common type of primary brain tumor, accounting for about 30 percent of all brain tumors. These tumors originate in the meninges, which are the outer three layers of tissue between the skull and the brain that protect the Brain.
Aug 24th, 2023

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS(MS) and its cousins, NMSOD and MOG

Whereas Multiple Sclerosis is the most common central nervous system (CNS) inflammatory demyelinating disorder, other CNS inflammatory disorders like NMSOD and MOG should be included in the differential diagnosis.
Aug 17th, 2023

GOUT

Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis, but it is often seen as a nuisance rather than a serious condition. Gout causes pain and swelling in your joints, usually as flares that last for a week or two, and then resolve.
Aug 12th, 2023

Lead Poisoning

A buildup of lead in the body, usually over months or years. Lead-based paint and its dust, usually found in older buildings, are common sources of exposure. Young children are especially at risk. Occupational exposure, such as welding, is a common cause.
Aug 10th, 2023

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Heatstroke is a condition caused by the body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. This serious form of heat injury, heatstroke, can occur if the body temperature rises to 104 F (40 C) o
Jul 20th, 2023

EYE and DIABETES

Diabetes affects the Eyes when the blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high.
Jul 6th, 2023

TEARS

Tears come from the Lacrimal Glands above the Eyes, from the Meibomian Glands on the Eyelids and mucus layer from the conjunctiva, which is a clear covering on top of the White Sclera,
Jun 26th, 2023

Multiple Sclerosis Has a Misdiagnosis Problem

In the ongoing absence of a reliable biomarker for multiple sclerosis (MS), misdiagnosis is a common, and persistent, problem that potentially puts patients at prolonged and unnecessary risk.
Jun 23rd, 2023

SINUSITIS

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the tissues in your sinuses (spaces in the forehead, cheeks and nose that are usually filled with air). It causes facial pain, a stuffy or runny nose, and sometimes a fever and other symptoms.
Jun 7th, 2023

CHOROIDAL MELANOMA

Choroidal melanoma is a type of eye cancer in the uvea of the eye. It is traditionally classed as originating in the iris, choroid, and ciliary body, but can also be divided into class I (low metastatic risk) and class II (high metastatic risk).
May 22nd, 2023

NOVEL CONTACT LENS MEASURES EYE PRESSURE

Over the past few years, there were many experimental devices that monitored the pressure in patients' eyes. The miLens contact lens – which is the latest one has just completed clinical trials, and could be commercial end of 2023. smartlens.health
May 15th, 2023

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

‘You are what you eat’: How healthy eating and living can benefit eyes, lower AMD risk. Ocular Surgery News/Healio April 03, 2023
May 4th, 2023

PAIN ON EYE MOVEMENT

Optic neuritis usually affects one eye. Symptoms might include Pain. Most people who develop optic neuritis have eye pain that is made worse by eye movement. Sometimes the pain feels like a dull ache behind the eye. There may be Vision loss in one eye.
May 1st, 2023

Life Expectancy

Healthy Lifestyle is Likely to increase Life Expectancy
Apr 23rd, 2023

Blurry Vision

Blurry vision may be due to age or needing new glasses but it can be a sign of other health problems, too.
Apr 20th, 2023

Bad Carbs and Diabetes

Too Many 'Bad' Carbs, Too Much Meat: Diet Choices Are Driving MASSIVE Rise in Type 2 Diabetes(T2D)
Apr 18th, 2023

Dry Eyes, explained

Dry eye happens when eyes do not make enough tears to stay wet, or when the tears do not work correctly or efficiently. This can make eyes feel uncomfortable, and in some cases, it can also cause vision problems or even visual disability.
Apr 9th, 2023

SELF CARE II

SELF CARE is the process of establishing behaviors to ensure holistic well-being of oneself, to promote health, and to actively management of illness when it occurs.
Feb 24th, 2023

SELF CARE

SELF CARE is a lifestyle approach to Disease Prevention and Treatment that focuses on adopting healthy habits. It is a powerful complement to traditional Physician Care.
Feb 23rd, 2023

Minimize the shooting, burning pain of Sciatica

Sciatica is nerve pain from an injury or irritation to the sciatic nerve, which originates in the buttock/gluteal area. The sciatic nerve is the longest and thickest nerve in the body.
Jan 5th, 2023

VISUAL SNOW

Visual snow is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by a continuous visual disturbance that occupies the entire visual field and is described as tiny flickering dots that resemble the noise of a detuned analog television.
Dec 2nd, 2022

15 Push-Ups Every Day to Increase Functional Strength

Benefits of doing push-ups Push-ups target multiple muscle groups. ... Push-ups increase upper-body strength. ... Push-ups are good for your core. ... Push-ups can improve your posture. ... Push-ups support bone health. ... Push-ups boost heart health. .
Nov 29th, 2022

Will Exercise Save Your Life?

Over 110,000 deaths per year could be prevented if U.S. adults over 40 spent just 10 additional minutes a day engaging in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, according to a new study. Adding 20 or 30 minutes of such activity could save even more!
Nov 15th, 2022

Glaucoma: The 'silent thief'

Glaucoma is sometimes called the “silent thief of sight” because it slowly damages the eyes and can cause irreparable harm before there is any vision loss. But this disease is stealthy in more ways than one. Glaucoma has been known since 300 BC
Nov 8th, 2022

How our eyes can change color throughout our lives

Eye color fully matures in infancy and remains the same for life. But in a small percentage of adults, eye color can naturally become either noticeably darker or lighter with age. What determines eye color is the pigment melanin
Oct 1st, 2022

Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid artery disease happens when blood flow through the carotid artery is blocked. Without enough oxygen from blood, Eyes and Brain do not work properly.
Sep 29th, 2022

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and limb amputation in the USA
Sep 6th, 2022

Eye Drops for Dry Eyes

Artificial tears are OTC eye drops used to lubricate dry eyes and help maintain moisture on the outer surface of the eyes.
Aug 18th, 2022

Medication as risk factor for falls

Many drugs can increase the risk of falls. The more drugs one takes, the greater the chance that one or a combination of them will make a fall more likely to happen.
Aug 10th, 2022

Loneliness

Loneliness is often associated with an unwanted lack of connection and intimacy.
Jul 31st, 2022

Facial Pain

Facial pain is pain that is localized to the Face, Mouth, Throat or Eyes & Adnexa
Jul 31st, 2022

RED EYES

Red Eyes, a/k/a bloodshot eyes, can indicate the presence of several different health issues. While some of these issues are benign, others are serious and require emergency medical attention.
Jul 23rd, 2022

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Patients with basal cell carcinomas most commonly notice a reddish nodule slowly forming on their eyelid. The tumor is most commonly found on the lower eyelid, followed by the medial canthus and may sometimes occur on the upper eyelid.
Jul 21st, 2022

CORNEAL ABRASION

Corneal abrasion is a scratch to the surface of the cornea of the eye. Symptoms may include pain, redness, light sensitivity, and a foreign body feeling in the eye. Most people recover completely within three to five days.
Jul 16th, 2022

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye ailments that can affect people with diabetes. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataracts, and glaucoma.
Jul 6th, 2022

DRY EYE TREATMENT-TEAR ENHANCEMENT by NEUROSTIMULATION

Stimulating Tear Production by Neurostimulation: Dry eye disease (DED) affects about one-third of the population. Traditional therapies with topical lubricants, have been employed with variable success in the treatment of DED. iTEAR100 is a game changer.
Jun 5th, 2022

MOST COMMON causes of EYE Pain

If you have Eye Pain, Seek Help right away. Nearly everyone has had sore eyes at some point. Sometimes they get better on their own, but they can also be a sign of something more serious. See your Eye Doctor, OD/MD?DO or go to the nearest Urgent Care/ER.
May 22nd, 2022

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Autoimmune diseases develop when the auto-reactive B lymphocytes (autoantibodies) and T lymphocytes described cause a pathological and/or functional damage to the organ/tissue containing the target autoantigen(s)
May 16th, 2022

OPTICAL ILLUSIONS

An optical illusion is something that plays tricks on vision. Optical illusions teach us how our eyes and brain work together to see. We live in a 3D world, so the brain gets clues about depth, shading, lighting, and position to help interpret the World
Apr 4th, 2022

Droopy EyeLids

Eyelid ptosis, AKA blepharoptosis, is a droop in the upper eyelid. The droop can occur on one or both eyelids and ranges from mild to severe. Mild ptosis may not be noticeable nor may cause any vision problems. Severe ptosis can obstruct the vision
Mar 16th, 2022

Mimicking natural light cycles may influence diabetes risk

Researchers recently investigated how night-day variations in light intensity affected metabolism in people with insulin resistance. Metabolism was lower during sleep in those exposed to dim light during the day and bright light in the evening. The timing
Feb 22nd, 2022

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones generally occur in individuals who do not have adequate access to drinking water or who are frequently dehydrated. There may be some ocular manifestations such as Eyelid edema, Conjunctival pallor and Degenerative changes as well.
Feb 18th, 2022

Blue Light Glasses Improve Sleep

How can blue light affect sleep? During the day blue enriched light is necessary, because it helps synchronize our circadian clocks to a 24-hour day. Hence, exposure to a regular light and dark cycle is essential to achieve and maintain good sleep.
Dec 28th, 2021

EYES of the Reindeer

While you put on sunglasses to improve your vision for changes in the light outside, reindeer do not do that. Instead, they change their eye color.
Dec 13th, 2021

PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

Psoriatic arthritis(PsA) is a long-term inflammatory arthritis that occurs in people affected by the autoimmune disease psoriasis. The classic feature of psoriatic arthritis is swelling of entire fingers and toes with a sausage like appearance.
Nov 8th, 2021

BLEPHAROSPASM

What is Blepharospasm? Eye twitching, Benign Essential blepharospasm and Hemifacial Spasm are terms often used to refer to any of three separate conditions. Each type of twitch or spasm has a different cause.
Oct 25th, 2021

Diabetes and the EYE(s)

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye problems that can affect people with diabetes. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataracts, and glaucoma.
Sep 27th, 2021