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Can You Exercise If You Are At Risk Of A Retinal Detachment
Depends on Risk: If you are at risk because you are nearsighted, then yes, you can exercise. If you are at risk because you have had multiple retinal tears, then i would be more cautious because movement of the vitreous gel could exert tractional force on the retina. Get examined by a retina specialist and ask for clearance to work out before proceeding. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The retina is the light sensitive layer in the back of the eye that transmits images to the brain via the optic nerves to create vision. If a hole or tear develops in the retina, eye fluids can separate the retina from underlying layer (choroid) . The most common cause of retinal holes or tears is traction from the vitreous, the clear gel that fils the inside of ...Read more
Usually no: it is hard to imagine a type of massage that would cause problems with a recently repaired retinal tear. To be safe, make sure the treating retina specialist is OK with the activity, s/he knows best about the details of the tear and treatment. In general, adequate healing of a tear treated with laser or cryo should occur within 10-14 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you have a retinal hole, there is a risk that a detachment of the retina might start at that point. If you know about such a hole, someone must have evaluated you and hopefully advised you of the risks. These are sometimes surrounded with laser hits to attach the retinal well. Some holes are incomplete (requires skilled scleral depression) and may not need treatment. ...Read more
Does anything increase risk of retinal detachment if you have lattice? Certain stretching, exercise, activities, etc? How to minimize risk?
What types of non-strenuous exercises should one do that has a history of retina tears, lattice, an holes that will not induce further harm to the eye?
KeepYourEyesOpen: Avoid amusement park rides (roller coasters and other thrill rides, bumper cars, etc.),boxing,yoga movements where you stand on your head, gravity boots, any activity that jerks the head violently back and fourth or banging your head against the wall when frustrated.OK is: walking, jogging, swimming, cycling on relatively smooth surfaces (with helmet), tennis... well you get it. But: no guarantees ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you are highly myopic, and already had two retinal tears, is it a good idea to do a prophylactic 360?
Retinal prophylaxis: This is probably a good idea to prevent a future detachment. Sometimes however despite good intentions it still can occur. ...Read more
Possibly but rare: Normal sneezing is not a routine cause of rd, however, if you have high myopia, a recent posterior vitreous detachment, or already have a retinal tear and traction, a hard sneeze (you know, large head movement, etc.) could, theoretically, exacerbate the problem. Rare however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Regular check up: I am guessing that you have glaucoma in your family, or your ophthalmologist has found some features of yours eyes that he thinks may lead to trouble down the road. Glaucoma treatment is highly successful so you only need to have regular check ups particularly the eye pressure, and evaluation of the back of the eyes. A regular visit to the ophthalmologist will be mandatory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Hypertension is not a risk factor for glaucoma. Risk factors for glaucoma include family history, non-white race, diabetes, history of trauma to the eye, use of chronic steroids and age. Certain glaucomas have specific risk factors such as farsightedness in angle-closure glaucoma, nearsightedness in pigmentary glaucoma and scandanavian ancestry in pseudoexfoliation glaucoma. ...Read more
Because of having a fibroid at age 24 that if i wait 1 to 2 more years do you have any more children i may be at high risk of complications.. True?
Depends: It really depends on where the fibroid is, as to whether or not it can affect a pregnancy. So long as the fibroid isn't in the center or lining of the uterus, doesn't typically interfere with pregnancy. Sometimes really big fibroids, those > 20cm in diameter, can make pregnancy painful, but rarely cause complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've read that obesity is a risk factor for gerd, so if your and underweight teen would you be at a lesser risk or more at risk or no change?
Obesity and GERD: With obesity, increased abdominal girth increases intra abdominal pressure, which then exceeds the pressure in the chest cavity and promotes the backwards flow of stomach contents into the esophagus, i.e. Gerd. While obesity is a risk factor for GERD and those losing weight would experience less GERD, lighter people can experience GERD as well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
At what point in the weeks of pregnancy are you most capable of loosing your baby if you play sports such as volleyball
You're confused: Being a socialist is not a disease like alcoholism or schizophrenia. (Although in many places at many times it HAS been a crime.) It's worth noting that the brains of people who watch nothing but Fox News undergo changes that neurochemically do resemble chemical addiction. Are you asking because YOU'RE afraid of becoming socialist? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you become a pilot of any kind if you can see blurred objects with one eye but have perfect vision in the other?
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
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