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Selecting Sunglasses For Equestrian Sports

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you ride horses outdoors, you may find you need eye protection for a number of reasons, especially to shield your eyes from the sun. Here’s a look at factors you may want to consider when selecting sunglasses for equestrian sports and what styles might suit you best. What Can Sunglasses Do for You? In addition to screening out UV rays and keeping you from squinting, sunglasses can perform a number of useful functions while you’re out riding. They can help keep your eyes from tearing in the wind or when riding fast. Sunglasses can also protect your eyes from flying debris kicked back by horses in front of you on a trail, shield you from arena dust, and keep branches from damaging your eyes. In addition, they can give you precise vision by improving depth perception, which is...

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Loud Sounds, Hearing Aids And Hearing Protection – What You Need To Know To Prevent Hearing Loss

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you, or someone you love, suffer from hearing loss, a number of treatments are available to help, depending on the cause of the loss. Continual or loud sounds are some of the most common reasons for hearing loss over time. It is possible to have problems hearing only certain tones or ranges, while others hear everything, but it sounds soft or muffled. It is important that you understand how sound can affect your hearing so you know when you are experiencing loss and what needs to be done. In addition, the more you know, the better equipped you are to prevent further damage. Why Sounds Cause Hearing Loss Vibrations make sound. They displace air, water and some solids in a wave. The pattern of the wave depends upon the frequency, pitch and decibel strength of the vibrations. As...

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3 Signs You Have a Major Knee Injury

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you play contact sports, you are constantly at risk of injuring a major joint such as your knee. Many athletes complain of a popping sensation in their kneecap. This can be a common issue as cartilage is torn repeatedly in contact sports. While a popping sensation alone may not be cause for concern, there are five signs you should look for to determine if you should make a trip to the local sports injury clinic.  Swelling Swelling can be caused by a number of knee injuries some of which are serious. If you notice that your knee begins immediately after an injury, you may have torn your ACL or fractured your kneecap. Swelling is caused by a fluid build-up in a joint. This fluid is released in response to an injury as a way to prevent further injury. The...

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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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