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Feeling like cross eyes for 20 seconds I'm male 25 yrs old overweight?

Feeling like cross eyes for 20 seconds I'm male 25 yrs old overweight?

Crossed eyes: Are usually related to an eye muscle imbalance or refractive problem like myopia or hyperopia ( near sighted, etc.) and commonly noted in children. If this is a new symptom in an adult, I would urge a full eye exam and possible neurology consultation to assess damage to the cranial nerves that control eye move ment. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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My left eye hurts and I feel slightly weak. Could this be a stroke? I am only 15 but I am not very active or overweight at all and I eat quite healthy

My left eye hurts and I feel slightly weak. Could this be a stroke? I am only 15 but I am not very active or overweight at all and I eat quite healthy

Not likely: Those symptoms do not sound like a stroke. You could have a viral infection which may irritate the conjunctiva of your eye, and contribute to malaise (feeling weak). Please see your doctor for this or any related concerns. ...Read more

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I am slightly overweight, I have lots of floaters in my eyes, and my left big toe is slightly numb, do I have it?

I am slightly overweight, I have lots of floaters in my eyes, and my left big toe is slightly numb, do I have it?

You should see: A doctor for a complete work up. The two might be isolated episodes or you may have one problem that causes multiple symptoms i.E diabetes. ...Read more

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Male, 45, overweight, has subconjunctival hemorrhages, both eyes, no coughing, no vomiting - for over 1 week now. What's with that?

Male, 45, overweight, has subconjunctival hemorrhages, both eyes, no coughing, no vomiting - for over 1 week now.  What's with that?

Leptospirosis?: See your doctor or a specialist, to determine what to do. For diagnoses such as leptospirosis, blood work needs to be done. Any exposures to animal waste? Adventure trips to hawaii? ...Read more

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When ever i do a heavy work my heart beats really fast and have darkness in front of my eyes its because of iam over weight help me?

When ever i do a heavy work my heart beats really fast and have darkness in front of my eyes its because of iam over weight help me?

Overweight: Please contact your primary doctor as soon as possible. If you can, please let your boss know that you might need to slow down a bit. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Does masturbating causes eye sight problem?

Does masturbating causes eye sight problem?

No: I'm sorry somebody told you this. Nor will it make you short, hairy, smooth, bald, fat, thin, emotionally insensitive or unspiritual. These are all lies that some people tell youngsters for their own dark purposes to frighten them. Find a sensible adult -- maybe even your physician or your same-sex parent -- and talk with them about your changing mind and body. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a fluorescent light bulb cause eye problems?

Can a fluorescent light bulb cause eye problems?

Fluorescent: A fluorescent bulb emits ultraviolet rays, which can harm the eye. Make sure the light has a plastic cover to block some of this radiation, and do not spend a lot of time staring at the light. ...Read more

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Could eye problem cause balance problem? What might be the example?

Could eye problem cause balance problem? What might be the example?

Yes: The visual system and balance are intimately connected. I f your eye problem is causing visual disturbances it could be making you lightheaded. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more