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What You Need To Know About Detecting Aged-Related Macular Degeneration

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

For people who are aged 50 or older, their vision may be increasingly at risk due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). However, it’s important to understand exactly what AMD is and how your eye doctor can detect it. Detection is the first step to fighting this disorder, and will allow for treatment specifically tailored to your specific eye problem. Here is what you need to know about AMD and the different detection tests available. About AMD Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) impacts the macula, which is the central portion of the retina that enables the eye to see detailed images. As a result, AMD is characterized as a disorder that impacts central and sharp vision characteristics, and impacts your ability to make out objects clearly. As a result, it can impact your ability to perform important tasks such as driving...

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How Do You Treat Macular Degeneration?

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Macular degeneration is a common eye condition, affecting adults when they get past retirement age. When you have macular degeneration, you start losing your eye sight at a gradual pace. While you can’t prevent or reverse the effects of this condition, you can slow it down so that you keep your eyesight for a longer period of time. Here are the different treatment options available for macular degeneration. Photodynamic Therapy The first type of treatment available for macular degeneration is called photodynamic therapy, also known as PDT. This treatment uses a light-sensitive drug that is injected into your blood stream through your arm. It starts working in a matter of seconds, as the abnormal blood vessels underneath your macula will begin to absorb it right away. The doctor then uses a cool laser in your eye to activate it...

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Noninvasive Treatment Of Your Back Pain

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It only takes a second, while you’re shoveling snow or carrying in the groceries from the car, to twist your back and cause pain. Back pain remains painful and persistent because you use your back in many ways every day. It’s hard to rest an injured back without staying in bed. There are several ways to treat back pain without undergoing surgery. These noninvasive approaches will help relieve the pain and stiffness in your back while it heals. Massage Therapy A typical back injury stretches the muscles along the spine, causing inflammation and pressure on the nerves. A more serious injury is the rupture of a disc that cushions the vertebrae in your spine. This also irritates the muscles and nerves. Massage therapy relaxes the muscles, removing pressure from the nerves to reduce pain. Hot and cold packs may...

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4 Reasons To Join The Gym

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Keeping your body in shape never goes out of style. The benefits of being active can impact all areas of your life. You can feel better, have increased stamina and enjoy good health by simply exercising daily. The benefits of taking care of your body are endless. Knowing the reasons to engage in physical fitness and join a fitness club is sure to motivate you to do so. Reason #1:  Strength training Being able to keep you body strong will demand you partake in lifting weights. This need increases as you age because your body will lose muscle mass faster. Strength training will allow you to use a variety of exercise equipment that targets specific areas of your body. For example, you can use the leg extension to help build muscles in your legs and the bicep curl to...

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Don’t Let The Holiday Season Sabotage Your Dental Health

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

During the holiday season, sugary beverages and treats lurk around every corner, and your schedule becomes so packed that remembering to do basic tasks like brush your teeth becomes even more difficult. Together, these circumstances can wreak havoc on your dental health if you’re not careful. Follow these tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy in spite of the holiday craziness. Avoid Sugary Snacks and Drinks Between Meals The habit of constantly nibbling on sweets or sipping on hot cider all day is not good for your teeth. It constantly bathes them in sugar, which is a real treat for the oral bacteria that contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Let yourself enjoy these treats in moderation, but only during or just after meals. Make sure you brush after every meal, too. Set a “Brush Reminder” Alarm...

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