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.


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 getting enough

bookmark_borderFibromyalgia Is Difficult to Diagnose

The average fibromyalgia patient suffers for years and spends thousands of dollars on medical or alternative therapies before receiving an accurate diagnosis. Typically, patients receive an inaccurate diagnosis, resulting in more than half of them undergoing unnecessary surgery. Have patience with your health care practitioners; it is very difficult for an accurate diagnosis to be made. Patients can come in with different symptoms every visit, which often do not seem related to each other. These can vary from headaches, irritable bladder/bowel, dysmenorrhea, cold sensitivity, restless legs, numbness or tingling, exercise intolerance, weakness, sleep problems, chronic fatigue, morning stiffness, multiple tender points, blurred vision, falling, itching, pelvic pain, hearing loss, to muscle aches and pains. The most commonly described symptom is pain. This is by no means an all-inclusive list of symptoms that a fibromyalgia patient may experience, as there are many more. To make things even more confusing, the signs and symptoms can, and frequently do, fluctuate from hour to hour and day to day.

It is important to understand that fibromyalgia is not a catchall “wastebasket” diagnosis. It is a specific, chronic, non-degenerative, non-progressive; non-inflammatory, truly systemic pain condition -a true SYNDROME. It is not a

bookmark_borderLasik Eye Surgery Techniques

First of all, you will need to consult your doctor. Discuss with him/her your situation and the problems you are experiencing and an analysis will be made of your situation. Remember, not everyone will be suitable for lasik eye surgery. some of the reasons you may be rejected include:

  • being under the age of 18.
  • being pregnant
  • eyes must be in a healthy condition

At a young age, peoples eyes are still in the evolving stage and any complications which may exist could improve over time. Young people are encouraged to give it a little extra time before considering lasik treatment.

With pregnancy, lasik is discouraged because of the refraction or bending of light due to hormonal changes. Surgery response may be a little skewed for pregnant woman and this also applies to women during the nursing stage.

If you have been having ongoing problems with your eyes and they are not in a healthy or stable condition then lasik may not be an option for you. Your doctor will determine this and be extremely forthright about it. Rejection in this instance is usually a precautionary measure.

Lasik eye surgery is

bookmark_borderTips to Stay Cool in Summer

  • Stay in shape
    Excessive fat is one of the reasons that adds to the troubles during the heated days and night. Even though the lethargy keeps you from leaving your AC rooms, make it a point to stay active. Even if you don’t have the time to hit the gym, you can still go for early morning jogs or evening walks. Staying in shape doesn’t mean that you need to have a chiseled physique. Just lose some weight and the rid of the extra fat. This is all you need to do handle the added pressure of heat.
  • Drink water
    Dehydration is the root cause that leads to bad temper and other such issues. It even causes to health problems during this season. So, drink as much water as possible in a day. Keep yourself and your skin hydrated. Along with this, keep some health drink with you and take a sip of the same at regular interval. Keeping yourself moistened will even boost your efficiency at the workplace.
  • Reduce sweat retention
    Sweating is important to regulate the temperature of the body. However, excessive sweat leads to irritation along with the prominent skin-related issues. Men are

bookmark_borderBeat Your Burnout

  • Have 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Make sure you are having enough sleep every night so that you wake up fresh and healthy ready to meet the challenges of the day.
  • Take a short afternoon nap. In case you went to bed the night before somewhat late, you can make up for it by taking a short afternoon nap ranging from 30 minutes to 1 hour. You will be re-energized doing your tasks happily for the rest of the day.
  • Drink plenty of water. Water is a free resource and it should be available in your office plentifully. Take in as many glasses of water as you can throughout the day. That way you keep yourself hydrated and full of vigor to work on your projects enthusiastically and productively.
  • Drink hot energy drinks. During breakfast instead of taking caffeine, take a hot energy drink. It will keep you upbeat and energized throughout the day so that you can effortlessly carry on with your tasks for the day.
  • Take a short leave from the office. When you see yourself short of focus and energy to get along with your daily office routine, take a

bookmark_borderSleep Deprivation

Short term sleep deprivation or a period of sleeplessness, as parents of babies and small children will experience can be the cause of accidents on the roads and in factories by lowering concentration levels, causing clumsiness and a general feeling of being under par. This is soon reversed after a few good night’s sleep. However during the deprived period anything learned is soon forgotten as university students will be aware.

I had forgotten what it felt like to feel to be turned into a zombie by lack of sleep but recently with the hot nights plus increased phone calls from my 99-year-old mother, both during the day and night-time, meant I was functioning decidedly below par!

At last I have just enjoyed about eight hours of blissful sleep. I awoke feeling I could take on the world and nothing would be a problem. My energy levels are high, my concentration ability has quadrupled and I have already spend an hour and a half on marketing research and it is barely nine am!

I now recall times when the children were young – I did have five children under five years including two foster children;

bookmark_borderInfo of Titanium Eyeglasses

Titanium comes out of the ground. In rocks. It is popular because of a very high strength-to-weight ratio (thanks wiki!) To use an example, it might take a pound of steel to hold up king kong, but it only takes 1/2 a pound of titanium to do the same thing. While heavier than aluminum, pound-for-pound, titanium is twice as strong.

The benefits for using titanium in eyeglass frames now seems obvious. This metal will result in frames that are equally as strong as steel frames yet are only half the weight. Titanium makes a lot of sense. Don’t let any retailer tell you it will change the world, but it will provide a lighter pair of glasses equally as strong as a steel pair. Also, the other side of this is that if you know you’ll only be wearing a pair of glasses an hour or two at a time (e.g., sunglasses or fashion glasses), you might get the best bang for your buck out of cheaper steel frames.

A final note is that titanium is often alloyed, or combined, with other metals such as nickel. Some titanium frames are 100% and some are alloys. Unfortunately,

bookmark_borderHow is Alzheimer’s Diagnosed

There are many treatable conditions which have similar symptoms to Alzheimer’s and these are considered in any medical investigation. The loss of memory, reduced concentration, depression and withdrawal from work and regular social activities can often relate to the factors; medication and other illnesses such as depression after the death of a loved one, or medical conditions, such as a small stroke.

There isn’t a single test that can accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and doctors who specialise in this treatment can only correctly diagnose the condition around 90% of the time.

Doctors will perform a variety of tests and laboratory measurements as no biological evidence can be obtained whilst the person is still alive; the plaques and tangles which form in the brain of the Alzheimer’s sufferer can only be fond when brain tissue is viewed under a microscope.

Doctors will build up a profile of the patient, consider and implement the following:

  • Medical History – The person’s physical health is considered, medical problems and any prescription drugs being used. The doctor may wish to confer with close family members. the ability of the person to perform typical daily activities.
  • Physical Examination –

bookmark_borderAntioxidant Rich Fruits and Vegetables


Blueberries offer a lot more antioxidants. For instance, eating just one cup of blueberries will give you 13,427 antioxidants. On the other hand, the framed blueberries contain 9,019 in just one cup.


As far as antioxidants are concerned, blackberries are on top of the list. However, you should keep in mind that they also have polyols that are known to cause abdominal problems.


Just like raspberries and blueberries, strawberries contain a lot of antioxidants that protect your cells from different types of cancers.


If you want to boost your protein, you may want to go for fruits and veggies that have a lot of ellagic acid, such as raspberries.


You should choose the black plums because they offer 4,873 antioxidants in just one serving. However, prunes offer a bit more of it.


Oranges, peaches, mangoes, and watermelons have a lot of beta-cryptoxanthin that lower your risk of arthritis by 20 to 40%.


Cherries are on the list of an ideal source of melatonin. It protects your skin from the UV radiation of the sun. Moreover, this nutrient also

bookmark_borderSpinal Cord

The Functions of Morphogen

Morphogens develop a graded distribution; instill cells with appropriate cellular responses. The substance can comprise intracellular factors, and also extracellular factors. It is responsible in determining the location or position of an individual cell.

How Morphogen Gradients Influence the Pattern Formation of the Neural Tube

Two proteins such as Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) and Bone Morphogenetic proteins (BMP) develop anti parallel Morphogen gradient and the Dorsal-Ventral axis. And therefore, both the substances are responsive to the protein signaling from Shh and BMP. Whereas positional information is concerned, the apt and accurate information is largely dependent on the antiparllel gradients of the morphogen as opposed to the single gradient. And the antiparallel morphogen gradient cannot function solely without the integration of the protein duo such as Shh and BMP.

Validating the Truth of Pattern Formation of the Neural Tube

Shh and BMP work as precursors to establish the pattern formation in the neural tube in the vertebrae. To validate the statement, a study has been conducted in the neural tube of the developing mouse. A compound was used to measure the Shh and BMP signaling features. The phosphorylated Smad1/5/8 was assumed