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 of the lenses so that he understands what he is examining is a cheaper version. Ask for his advice and if his opinion is not favorable, it is better that you tuck the lenses away for good, for no matter how cheap they are, they’ll prove far too expensive in the long run.
  • Take due care of the lenses because cheap lenses are much less tolerant to damage, and damaged lenses can injure your eyes. Keep them clean and disinfect them regularly.
  • Do not share your lenses. Sharing them is injurious particularly when the lenses in question are cheap non-prescription lenses.

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, what would happen to me and my family? What if, what if, what if? I was worrying myself sick!
I am a very religious being, but the emotions did creep in. I knew I had to take a step back and trust God to help me. I started thinking of the verse in The Bible in Philippians 4:6-7 that tells us to be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which
surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Matthew 6:34 reads to not be anxious about tomorrow for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. And other verses about worrying started to fill my brain. I knew I had to get back into perspective that God has this. Of course, I still worried some.
In my worrying, I turned things around. I had to get prepared. Even though I hurt profusely and paid for everything I did that night or next day, things had to get finished. I knew that they told me after surgery that I wasn’t going to be able to do ANYTHING for a while and that included not getting into a vehicle for a month. I had to get my home in tip top shape and game on! My husband was going to be able to take off for a week after surgery, but he had to go back to work so I concentrated on meal planning and putting dinners in the freezer for later dates.
Some things beside the home and food may include things like the bed and where you will sleep. For neck and shoulder surgery, I recommend sleeping elevated as much as possible. You will be required to do so for some surgeries. If you do not have a lift bed, buy a wedge pillow or two. You will be limited on regular household chores. To bend and pick things up off the floor, nah, don’t plan on it. If you can find a cheap enough hand gripper that reaches to the floor and you can squeeze from your hand to open and close on the object, that would be a pretty good idea. Picking up a gallon of milk or other objects of weight will be an issue as well. Try freezing drinks in empty water bottles that you will be able to lift appropriately. Bringing pillows and a cover for the ride home may be something to keep in mind. This will help alleviate the bumps or curves in the roads. Keeping your mind set on prayer and preparation will help the worry disappear. Be sure to follow all of the surgery instructions faithfully so you are prepared for that day. So my advice to anyone emotionally worried about your upcoming surgery, give it to God and just breathe. Prepare your home however you need to. Occupy your brain with what will help you after surgery.
The day of the surgery, I have learned from my neck, lower back, left shoulder, and right knee surgery that it is a whirlwind. Of course, you will sign all kinds of permissions and forms and sign in to the hospital. This is normal and can be lengthy, but it must be done. Patience on your part may wear thin, but you got this. You will have the opportunity to speak with your Doctor and the anesthesiologist before surgery. If you have ANY concerns at all, DO NOT hesitate to ask them. Remember, they are being paid by you to do a service for you. Do not be intimidated by the fact that their job may seem more important. You are just as important and your needs and concerns must be met. I have seen many rude patients who have no care of concern for their caregivers and remember to be nice and respectful when asking questions or concerns.
You will be poked for blood and pic lines and what nots, but be prepared that it may hurt just a little, but soon it is over and once the IV’s are in and the proper drugs start pumping, you should will be properly monitored. The special someone with you may not be allowed to be with you during these blood processes, but they are usually allowed with you after and up until they take you back for surgery. I had the desire for prayer and my husband and family with me prayed. It is a comfort for myself and may be for you as well.
After surgery, they will have you in a recover room where they will monitor your blood pressure and any other issues that may come up. They will keep a close eye on your progress coming out of your anesthesia. Usually, you are in great shape and a lot loopy. At this time, the Doctor usually goes to your family member or whomever brought you in for surgery and give an account as to how things went. They will know ahead of you what went down and had to happen. When they see fit that you are ready, they will usually bring you back into the same room you were in when they put the IV’s in. Here, you will be able to be with your loved ones again. If your family is anything like mine, they will try to have a bit of fun with the idea you are “loopy” and ask you strange things or tell you oddities. Just smile and humor them!
And finally, if you do not have to stay in the hospital, they will send you home. For my neck surgery, I did have to stay overnight in the hospital, but for the others, they were all out-patient. The one thing I stress the most is BE SURE TO FOLLOW YOUR AFTER-SURGERY INSTRUCTIONS!! Read them yourself and have the individual/s read them as well. Be sure to pay attention if there seems to be anything wrong at all! Usually your gut will let you know and don’t ignore them. For example, and this is not to scare you, but I know someone not long ago who had surgery and a few days after he was home, he was filling up with his own feces because his colon was accidentally severed. The ER sent him home after just an IV of antibiotics. Some things do happen, just be sure to know your body and listen to it. Do exactly what they tell you and if you are sent home with the appropriate drugs and instructions for pain and infection, be sure to take them on a regular basis until you feel yourself that you are ready to stop taking them. If you let the pain get too far out of hand, it can be a big issue. With each surgery I had, each was very different with the affects of nerves and other issues. Be sure to contact your Doctor if they are not helping you or if you are having issues with anything!! Stay on top of everything!

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 polarized sunglasses may be a wise investment.

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 time and money.

A better solution is known as kidney transplant. Unlike dialysis, this procedure is more convenient.

The success rate

You can get a kidney transplant done no matter how old you are. However, your health should be good enough. This is to help you bear the major operation. If you take the immunosuppressant medications post the procedure, the chances of the success of the procedure will be high and your body won’t reject the new organ.

Patients who are not eligible for the procedure

  • Patients with last stage of cancer
  • Patients with AIDS
  • Patients with an active infection
  • Patients with a heart or liver disease

Waiting for the procedure

Unfortunately, if you have been suffering from a kidney disease, we suggest that you apply for a kidney transplant. But keep in mind that you have to wait for your turn for the procedure. Typically, you may have to wait for up to 2 years in the “queue”. Apart from this, if you have a rare blood group, you may have to wait a bit longer than other people.

If you are on the waiting list, you should be ready to get ready for the procedure at a short notice. When you are waiting, you are put on dialysis on a regular basis. Moreover, you have to follow a healthy diet plant.

Those on the list must be prepared for the operation at a very short notice. While on the list the patient may be maintained on dialysis and must attempt to remain as healthy as possible by adopting healthy diet and exercise regimen.

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 levels which have strong relation to dehydration. However, it is an optional step and the importance of doing the test will be fully based on the cause of dehydration and also the severity of illnesses. Besides, the result of test and examination done by health care practitioner will determine the needs of blood test.

bookmark_borderBenefits of Biophilia

Combat the effects of urbanization

Biophilia is important today because as the contemporary world continues to become more urbanized, it has emerged that integrating Biophilic features into our day to day lives can help to combat the effects of urbanization. Biophilic components are designed to mimic patterns, colors, textures and forms of nature, which can be practical since half of the world’s population will be located in urban centers.

Improved health

Increasing biophilic elements in the workplace and at home has shown to benefit one’s health. For instance, having a large window that can offer individuals views of nature can result in improved rates of recovery from stress and faster recovery from anxiety and depression. Views of nature can also lead to increased concentration levels and it can have serious implications for healing.

Enhanced moods

Biophilia has proven effective to enhance moods. Doing something as simple as taking a walk around the neighborhood can have considerable effects on boosting your moods. Biophilia can be used alongside existing treatments to increase their effectiveness.

bookmark_borderDiagnosing Bulimia Nervosa

The Basic Physical Tests for Bulimia

During a physical exam when a physician suspects bulimia, measurements will be taken which include height, weight, and body mass index. Body temperature will be taken and vital signs including blood pressure and heart rate will be checked. The physician will also listen to the heart and lungs. The skin will also be observed for any indication of dryness or other skin conditions. An examination of the abdomen will be done and the glands will be checked for swelling.

Laboratory Tests for Bulimia

A full blood count may be done which can detect the presence of anemia or other blood deficiencies such as iron which may be due to the lack of nutrition caused by bulimia. Another blood test may be done which checks the protein and levels of electrolytes in the system which includes potassium, sodium, chloride, and bicarbonate.

Blood testing can also be used to check thyroid, liver, and kidney function. A urine sample will also be taken and a urinalysis will be done which can detect many abnormalities in the body that may be associated with bulimia.

Psychological Evaluation

A professional who specializes in mental health or a physician will do a psychological evaluation. This evaluation consists of numerous questions which will include inquiring about the individuals eating habits as well as their feelings and thoughts towards their body image or food. Questions will be asked about past eating habits and may include questions about when the symptoms of bulimia started, what the severity of the symptoms are, and how they have impacted the individuals life.

X-Rays and Other Testing

In severe cases of bulimia X-rays may be taken to check for any broken bones, heart conditions, or pneumonia. Bulimia can cause many other health related complications and a physician may order other forms of testing. The physician will evaluate the results of all the testing which has been done and determine if the individual has bulimia based on the diagnostic criteria for this disorder. The earlier bulimia is detected decreases the risk of other serious health related conditions and even death which can be caused in cases of severe bulimia.

bookmark_borderMacular Degeneration and Carbohydrates

Recent studies have concluded that other factors never before associated with the condition may also be contributing causes to the disease. Certain types of carbohydrates have conclusively been associated with the condition. Specifically, foods rich in carbohydrates that have a high glycemic index have been linked to Macular Degeneration. This factor raises the blood glucose level and is a measure of how fast the carbohydrates are metabolized. The faster the food is broken down the higher the glycemic index.

Foods made from simple carbohydrates like cake and white bread or ones that are sweetened with sugar or corn syrup metabolize very quickly pouring glucose into the system. Complex carbohydrates like fruits and vegetables break down more slowly and result in a steadier release of glucose into the system. Complex carbs are much better for timed release of energy for active people since it keeps fueling the system. It also uses the glucose as it is released thus decreasing the likelihood of having to store it in cells. This of course results in an increase in fatty tissue.

Intake of foods with a high glycemic index causes conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, vascular disease and certain types of cancers. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has published studies correlating these foods and conditions. One such study stated that individuals that ate a lot of high glycemic index carbohydrates had as much as a 40 times greater chance of developing macular degeneration and that the severity of the condition would be worse then those that did not eat that class of food.

The theory behind the correlation between the high glycemic index carbohydrates and macular degeneration stems from it’s impact on the smaller blood vessels. High blood glucose like in diabetes weakens the cellular bonds in the blood vessel walls. This in turn weakens the vessel’s ability to maintain good blood flow thought the vessels. As a result the blood leaks out of the blood vessels resulting in damage to the surrounding tissue. In addition, the end organs are not going to get the full supply of blood. It can be compared to a garden hose that leaks water all along the hose. As a result the sprinkler will not get enough water and the grass at the end will turn brown. Also, the areas along the hose will flood damaging those parts as well.

bookmark_borderEggshell Calcium

Calcium is very abundant in our bodies. It is in our bones and our teeth. The mineral is very essential for the purposes of muscle contraction, cell formation, enzyme activity, and nerve health. For this reason, we all need calcium and it is important to meet the daily requirement of the mineral. If we do not, then our bodies end up pulling some of the calcium from our bones and teeth.

Calcium is very important for pregnant and nursing mothers. This is because of the baby formation and the fact that a lot is lost in childbirth. Since a child gets all nutrients from its mother as a fetus and during the breastfeeding phase, it is very important to ensure that they get all the necessary nutrients during this very important juncture of life.

There are many options available when you are looking for a great calcium source or a type of calcium. The best source of calcium is food because it can be accessed by the body quite easily.

One of the most inexpensive sources of calcium is eggshells. The eggshells actually have around 27 essential microelements but the main mineral is calcium carbonate. This form is quite similar to teeth and bones. Eggshell calcium increases the density of bones. It also helps with arthritic pain and can stimulate the growth of cartilages.

The best thing is the fact that you can make your own eggshell supplement at home. All you need is organic eggs. The best are ones that are straight from the farm and very fresh. When the shell is thicker, then it should tell you that you will get even more nutrients.

The main thing to do is to ensure that the eggs are washed thoroughly before they are boiled. This is aimed at killing all pathogens and bacteria that can thrive in the shells. After this, you need to dry them. To make it thorough, it may be wise to put them in the oven for a couple of minutes to ensure that it is thorough.

Once the eggshells are completely dry, you can apply a good method to ground them into powder. This powder should then be stored in a clean, dry, and airtight container. You can then use the powder as you please.

bookmark_borderMesothelioma Diagnosed

The diagnosis of mesothelioma begins with a CT or MRI scan to detect its presence and if the results show any positive sign then a biopsy is conducted. The initial scans help the doctor to view the affected area so that he can prepare a suitable plan to counter it. The doctor may do a minor operation to get a tissue sample of your lungs or other body part and run a biopsy on that. This is known as open pleural biopsy. While there are many other techniques to find the evidences of mesotheliom, experts consider pleural biopsy to be the most convincing way of diagnosing mesothelioma.

There are more than a few ways in which the doctor can perform a tissue biopsy in order to test for mesothelioma. A thoracoscopy or laparoscopy involves making a small cut and then keeping an eye over the infected area with the help of a tiny camera. Your doctor may do a needle biopsy in which a hollow needle is inserted into the chest cavity in order to collect a tissue sample which is then examined by the pathologist.

However, with open biopsy the doctor can collect a bigger tissue sample which makes diagnosis easier and even more precise which is why most physicians adhere to this technique. Once the tissue samples have been collected, a detailed examination of the cells is performed to check for malignant cells in the tissue. When all of this has been done, some more tests are performed to determine the extent of mesothelioma so that treatment can be done accordingly.