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It’s been said the eyes are the “window to the soul.” That may be true, but they also offer a glimpse into your overall health. Here are seven telltale signs of disease your eyes may reveal.
Did your mother would tell you not to sit so close to the television because it would make you nearsighted? Such close-up activities have long been believed to cause myopia, but new research indicates that the true culprit is not the TV, playing computer games, or reading in low light. Myopia could be the results of a sunlight deficiency
Are you at risk for macular degeneration? The statistics don’t lean in your favor if you are over the age of 50. In fact, about 40,000 Americans each year are declared legally blind because of macular degeneration. But don’t give up hope! New studies indicate that the essential B vitamins can help prevent macular degeneration and the blindness in which it can result. Keep reading to find out more about this exciting new discovery. . .
If you’re suffering from tinnitus
, or if you’re suffering from a chronic ringing or other annoying sound in your ear without knowing the cause, Ginkgo biloba should be one of the first things you reach for.
So . . . what exactly is
the truth behind the homeopathic remedy that has stumped scientists and medical professionals for years? And why does it help the incurable and often maddening effects of tinnitus?
With Independence Day right around the corner, you might be thinking picnics
, parades, and fireworks shows. There’s one of those three that stands out when it comes to the danger factor, and it’s not either of the two that start with the letter “P.”
You might not know, but May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, and Healthy Vision Month. And while that all might sound like something that you take for granted, these issues are becoming more and more prevalent with our future generations. Here are a few examples of issues that can arise and why they’re becoming more prevalent.
A look at the causes of hearing loss and how to deal with the effects.
Is cigarette smoke making young people hard of hearing? According to one study, adolescents exposed to second hand smoke
are 1.83 times more likely to have low-frequency hearing loss when compared to those not exposed.
The month of June is “Cataract Awareness Month” so now is an excellent opportunity to shed some light on the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Approximately 20.5 million Americans age 40 or over are afflicted with a cataract in one or both eyes. About 6 million of these people have undergone cataract surgery, which has become the most common outpatient surgery in America.
Imagine how the Wright brothers must've felt when they first proved that humans could fly. A group of researchers at the University of Tuebingen in Germany are probably experiencing the same exhilarating feeling. That's because they have developed groundbreaking technology that allows some blind people to see.
If your days are spent in front of a computer screen or working outside in the glaring sun, then tired and irritated eyes may be a daily problem for you. Luckily, there is a super nutrient that can come to the rescue. It's an antioxidant called astaxanthin and can give you much needed relief from the symptoms often associated with eyestrain.
What is astaxanthin?
March is Save Your Vision Month!
For most of us, getting older usually means worsening eyesight. Unfortunately for many people worsening eyesight is more than just a mere annoyance. People with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) face the prospect of reduced vision that can’t be helped by glasses, or even legal blindness. Fortunately, scientists are finding ways to protect your aging eyes . . . and getting your fish oil is one of those!
Earwax is something that most people feel compelled to clean from their ears. It is true . . . wax can block-up the ear and cause discomfort. However, some earwax is essential for your ears. Too little earwax fails to lubricate the ears properly and may impact your hearing. It also can cause undue tension on your eardrums. Too much of a waxy buildup in the ears, however, can cause painful inflammation and maybe even an infection. So how do you strike a balance? Let’s take a look at the ways to keep your earwax in check . . .
If someone asked you what pterygium is, would you be able to tell them what it was or would you call your doctor the next day to make sure that you could not catch it? Well there is no need to panic. Pterygium is not the new “super bug,” but it can become serious enough to require surgery if left untreated. Keep reading to find out about this potentially harmful condition and how to prevent it.
It seems that it either takes one muscle (the Occipitofrontalis) OR two (the Frontalis and the Occipitalis) to lift the eyebrow, depending on what source you choose to listen to.
If you suffer from high blood pressure, you may have been prescribed a drug called a “statin” to help lower your blood pressure to a healthy level. However, more and more evidence is surfacing regarding the many side effects statins may have on your overall health. Here’s one more: eye disorders. If you are currently taking a statin, keep reading for more information on this potentially dangerous side effect.
Clear up your life with these home remedies for cataracts.
If you’ve suffered from ringing in the ears, than you know that it can literally drive you batty! Well, you’re not alone: a shocking 12 million Americans suffer from tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Luckily, there’s good news . . . natural cures have worked for many who are affected. Keep reading for some safe, effective, natural ways to get the ringing in your ears to finally stop.
Do you have some “excess baggage” under your eyes? Whether you’re a guy or a girl, having bags under your eyes can have an unsightly effect on your appearance. So, what causes the bags and dark circles? And is there any way to hide them, or even get rid of them for good? Keep reading for the answers.
Sunglasses are all the rage in the fashion industry—and they’ve replaced handbag as the must-have designer fashion accessory. However, sunglasses are much more important than just making a fashion statement; they are vital for protecting your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. Luckily, you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a fancy pair to shield your eyes from the elements. Before you hand over your hard-earned money on a new pair of shades, here are five tips to ensure that you’re getting the right ones.