bookmark_borderSleep Apnea Diagnosed

Sleep specialists are doctors who have undergone comprehensive training and additional education in the field of sleep medicine. Sleep apnea doctors are pulmonologists (lungs), neurologists (brain), otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat), psychiatrists (mental health) or family physicians.

Getting a good night’s sleep plays in an important role in our overall health and longevity of our lives. It is highly recommended, if you have irregular sleep patterns, to see a sleep doctor as soon as possible. Getting bad or inefficient sleep can compound through your life taking years away. There are also many health risks involved in getting troubled sleep such as; Cardiovascular disease, (People involved in the study who slept five or less hours per day had a two times higher risk of cardiovascular disease than those who slept seven hours) increased risk of stroke, bad sleep is linked to diabetes, it can Weaken the body’s antibody, Increasing the desire to eat fatty Foods, increase stress levels, and aging.

Test/Diagnosis

After your doctor has referred you to a Sleep Specialist there will be a number of tests he

bookmark_borderMacular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a deterioration of the macula. The macula is at the center of the retina. The retina is the part of the eye that sends visual images to the brain so a person can see. This damage to the macula results in blind spots, blurry or distorted vision. This disease is one of the major visual disease in the United States.

There is not a lot known about macular degeneration. What is known, however is that it is closely linked with aging. There has also been a link found between the disease and a gene variant called complement factor H or CFH. Macular degeneration has two forms: dry or wet. Dry or non-nonvascular macular degeneration is the most common and occurs in 85% to 90% of diagnosis. Wet or nonvascular macular degeneration is a rarer form that results in the worst vision impairments. It is thought that the dry form is caused by thinning of the tissue in the macula. The wet form may be caused by leakage of blood and fluid into the retina.

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bookmark_borderReasons for Blurry Vision

The easiest way to get blurry vision is to walk around without your glasses on. This may sound stupid, but lots of people refuse to go to the eye doctors and get their eyes checked or re-checked. The result: blurry vision.

You can also get blurry vision from consuming too much alcohol or taking illegal drugs. I’m sure most of you have had a few too many beers and had your vision go wacko as a result. I’m also sure that none of you have ever done illegal drugs, so you wouldn’t have any first hand experience with blurry vision because of it. Guess you’ll just have to take my word for it.

If you have high blood pressure you may experience some blurry vision. This is explained in depth in the articles on high blood pressure found on at our site.

Blurry vision can also be a result of over exerting yourself. For instance, if you go jogging and push your body to the limits, it’s only a matter of time before you aren’t

bookmark_borderInfo of Diagnosing OCD

Therapists have been diagnosing OCD for a very long time and they rely mostly on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual edition 4 which most people affectionately call, the DSM-IV. This manual is geared towards making a diagnosis so that your insurance company will pay for your treatment.

According to the DSM-IV a person can be diagnosed as having OCD or OCD Personality disorder and there is an entire list of criteria that is posed to define what this disorder does and how it should be seen.

Now that’s the official definition. An interesting turn of events has begun though that may prove interesting to those people dealing with OCD is that some students are diagnosing OCD for fun.

In fact, if they catch themselves washing their hands a lot or doing anything they have decided is “OCD”, they will say something like, “That is so OCD.” Okay, this is interesting, but is it tolerable? Is diagnosing OCD something that can be played with or should we be serious about this diagnosis?

We can say you just have to lighten up. The challenge with diagnosing OCD is that it encourages people to take things very

bookmark_borderHygiene

In medieval Europe, early Christian leaders declared bathing to be non-spiritual. Fortunately, this belief was limited to small regions and was short-lived. With the collapse of the Roman Empire, the popularity and knowledge of bathing and sanitation were on the rise. (After all, wasn’t cleanliness next to godliness?) During the “Dark Ages” primitive soap making became an established trade. And the Roman baths and unique aqua duct systems were legendary.

Across the pond, many of the British royalty were known for their not-so-healthy lifestyles, which might include wearing the same clothes for months on end, and even sleeping in them. (No wonder leprosy was so rampant.) It is noted that King James VI of Scotland, who reigned during the mid-sixteenth century, was famous for wearing the same hat until it literally fell apart. And word was that he never bathed, believing it was bad for his health. (Pity poor Mrs. James VI.) Early Americans slept with closed windows at night, believing that disease drifted in on the night air. Ignorance of germs and cleanliness contributed greatly to poor health, especially tuberculosis and smallpox.

In the mid-nineteenth century, a very observant physician theorized that women who were

bookmark_borderStaying Healthy Prevents Sickness

A year ago, living fit to me was going to the gym 3 days a week and working on arms, legs, chest, the usual. I just went to the gym because it was the masculine thing to do and lots of people did it. It also “kept me in shape”, at least I thought. I started to question if I was actually living a “healthy” lifestyle during the winter time. For the 3rd year in a row I got very sick and ended up being hospitalized. Some of you may experience the same conditions. All I thought was that I got sick from the cold weather. Little did I know that there were many more reasons as to why I was hospitalized. For days I would sit in my bed with troubled breathing which I thought was all due to asthma. This turned out to be wrong.

As I questioned myself I ended up doing extensive research on what can make people sick in the winter. It ended up being that the winter really did not have much to do with it. My doctor asked me what I was eating at the time. I told him pretty

bookmark_borderBenefits of Chiropractic Care

Relieve Stress

If your nerves, skeletal systems and muscular systems are out of line, your body will be out of line. As a result, you will suffer from a lot of physical and mental stress. Once these systems get on the right track, you will feel less tense. In other words, if you want to manage stress, make sure your nervous system and all the other systems are in good working order.

Improve Posture

With the passage of time, the chiropractic treatments may help you align the curves and tilting in your spine. As a result, your posture will get better. As a matter of fact, this is more important as far as the curves in your neck are concerned. Unfortunately, some people get neck issues when they are quite young. The reason is that they are hunched over most of the day. With regular treatment sessions, your posture will get better and you will be taller and stronger.

Mood Improvement

As soon as you get adjusted, the entire system in your body gets into good shape. So, if you are having some medical imbalances, you may benefit from this health care system.

bookmark_borderBlepharoplasty

It promotes a more youthful appearance by “waking up” sagging skin around the eyes. Cosmetic surgery for the eyelids removes fat and excess skin from the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both. Drooping eyelids and puffy bags under the eyes can be correcting by this kind of cosmetic surgery. Blepharoplasty will not remove dark circles or crow’s feet.

Typically, the cosmetic surgery procedure calls for incisions in the crease of your upper eyelids and along the lash line of the lower eyelids. After separating the skin from the fat and muscle underneath, the surgeon removes excess fat and, if necessary, excess skin as well. If you only need fat removed from your lower eyelids, and have fairly young, resilient skin, a different cosmetic surgery procedure called a transconjunctival blepharoplasty may be performed. Here, the incision is made inside the lower eyelid.

After cosmetic surgery on your eyelids, it will take two or three days before you can read or watch TV, and you may be sensitive to light for several weeks. It is possible that you may have to go 24 hours or more not being able to see at all, until your bandages are

bookmark_borderCheap Non-Prescription Lenses

However, though there are several cheap lenses available in the market, the choice is limited when happens to be in the US because most of the contact lens companies are wary of selling lenses without a prescription.

So, a cheap non-prescription lens is hard to find. The manufacturers of the contacts feel that user’s safety is a major issue in selling non-prescription lenses. However, there are still many companies that sell non-prescription lenses and the internet is the best place to find them.

Now, the deal is to be between you and the sellers of the lenses. So, there are a few things that you must bear in mind.

  • First and the foremost, remember that you are buying a product that is to be worn against the sensitive tissues of your eyes. So, safety is the chief concern here, especially when you are going for a cheap pair of lenses. Buy only when you can trust the sellers. Check the antecedents of the company and ensure that the company is a reputed one.
  • Once you get the lenses, go to the eyes specialist and have the lenses examined by him. Tell him the price

bookmark_borderSurviving Bone Surgeries

Let’s begin with being told you need surgery and you being ready for it. Most Doctors are more willing to help you with your issues of broken bones or pain if you yourself admit you need their help and want it. When I was diagnosed with ruptured discs in my neck, I honestly did not want surgery and wanted to find any other way possible to fix it. I went to chiropractors, therapists, home remedy therapists and to my avail, I waited too long until it was SO bad that I said, “I’m done.” I was finally ready. Our emotions about surgery sometime get the best of us and we are not willing to admit our issue is bad enough until the fact that much more damage is done. Sometimes, yes, it pays to be stubborn and wait it out, but many times over, it does not. In my case, my neck was much worse ten years after the fact than when I started. The idea of surgery and being “put out” under anesthesia frightened me, but much more, the “what if’s” that went with it. What if I died, was I ready? What if I was paralyzed,

bookmark_borderInfo of Polarized Sunglasses Wholesale

Wholesale polarized sunglasses can also be worn while driving, as they reduce the glare coming from the road and the hood of the car. But there is some controversy regarding the effect of polarized lenses on snow-covered surfaces. According to the experts, polarized sunglasses reduce the glare of sunlight reflecting off the snow. Others say the sunglasses are not helpful in sports like downhill skiing, as they reduce the wearer’s ability to make out certain details on the landscape.

Moreover, it has been also noticed that polarized sunglasses react negatively with liquid crystal displays, or LCDs, which are found on the dashboard of some cars, and are common at ATMs with digital screens. When LCD displays are viewed through polarized lenses they become invisible, from certain angles. But despite these negatives, the sunglasses remain popular. Polarized sunglasses are still the favorites of sports fans and drivers.

Wholesale polarized sunglasses are usually only sold to retailers, since they will be spreading the brand name around. But individuals can also try negotiating with wholesalers to get the best deal.

So if you are a driver or biker, or even enjoy activities like skiing or boating, then wholesale

bookmark_borderKidney Transplant

The kidney function

In case you don’t know, your kidneys are organs that look like beans. These organs are found on both sides of your abdomen. They receive blood flow from your blood vessels on a regular basis.

In your kidney, there is a plethora of filters and they are called nephrons. Their function is to filter harmful stuff and excess fluid. The rest of liquid is passed out of your system through the urethra.

Kidney disease

If you have a kidney disease, the nephrons suffer from severe damage. As a result, your kidneys fail to filter well. Your body accumulates a lot of harmful stuff with time. When you lose 90% of the kidney functionality, you have the last stage of the kidney disease.

Causes of the kidney failure

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Artery blockage
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Immunity system disease

Treatment for the kidney disease

If your kidneys have lost almost 90% of their functionality, we suggest that you get proper treatment in order to prevent the life threatening consequences. Usually, dialysis is a solution to this condition. This procedure takes a lot of

bookmark_borderDiagnose Dehydration

There are several steps people should do to diagnose whether they suffer from dehydration. The first test is related to the mental status. This is the evaluation to determine whether the patient is alert, awake, and oriented. Commonly, the infants and children will appear listless. The other things they will probably get are the whiny cries and also the decreased muscle tone.

What about the other steps to diagnose dehydration? The next possible thing is the temperature. This is measured mostly to assess fever. Skin will play an important role in this diagnosis. The doctor will check the level of sweating and elasticity degree. The more chronic level of the condition will male skin loses its water content. So, it becomes less elastic. The steps above will let people find their real condition. The routine consultation should be done to know the progress of their health. You should not take it easy, since the side effect of such condition is sometimes out of consideration.

The more accurate diagnosis can be done through blood test. What is the significance of doing such test? The only purpose is to assess potential state called electrolyte abnormalities, especially the sodium