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how long is it supposed to it take for a seniors vision to change?

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Dr. Todd Purkiss
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Depends: Most people will notice changes in vision with age. All of us will eventually develop cataracts, which can fortunately be removed. Some will develop a disease called macular degeneration, which can result in severe vision loss. Even those who don't will tend to notice they need more light and maybe some magnification to see clearly. That is due to a decrease in contrast sensitivity with age.

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Is it safe to change the littler box while pregnant?

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No: Cats can carry a parasite that can cause toxoplasmosis. We can get it from being exposed to the animal's feces. If you are infected for the first time while you are pregnant, you can pass the disease to the baby. Toxoplasmosis can cause birth defects, such as hearing loss, vision problems, or mental retardation. So it's best to have someone else clean out the litter box.
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What nail changes can I expect while pregnant?

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Growth: Many women notice one pleasant side effect of pregnancy is faster growth of hair and fingernails. Certainly the extra nutrients in your prenatal vitamins might also have something to do with it. But in the meantime, pamper yourself with an manicure!
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How does sexual libido change in women with age?

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Waxs young,wanes old: Libido "waxes"(pre-menopausally) with lubrication and desire and "wanes" post-menopausally due to a decline of testosterone which comprises 2% of women's natural hormones. Some women never notice any changes in libido as the adrenal glands are the main sources of their testosterone rather than the declining ovary post-menopausally.
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What are the serious vision problems that can result from diabetes?

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Cataracts&RETINITIS: Patients with diabetes need regular yearly eye exam to have retinal exam and check for glaucoma and cataract.
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Could wearing glasses harm your vision?

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Glasses: Wearing the correct spectacle lens correction does not harm your vision.

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