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Can Being Overweight Cause Eye Problems
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
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
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
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'm slightly overweight, I have lots of floaters in my eyes, and my left big toe is slightly numb. Are these related to one another?
Unlikely: These are almost certainly not related to one another. ...Read more
Male, 45, overweight, has subconjunctival hemorrhages, both eyes, no coughing, no vomiting - for over 1 week now. What's with that?
When i got my knee replaced i was overweight then i lost about 60 lbs. Then gained the weight back all this over 5yr. What problems can this cause ?
Your other knee ...: The yo-yo weight loss multiplies the many weight related problems. Rapid weight gain is a severe metabolic stress that can lead to diabetes, htn, heart disease, sleep apnea, depression, and fatty liver. Every pound adds 5 pounds of stress across your knees. Learn how i got off the yo-yo and how you can too at www.Drgrieco.Tsfl.Com. ...Read more
Eye drops: The most common early morning eye problem is due to overnight dryness. I am assuming that your vision clears quickly and you are comfortable most of the day and evening. If so, you can put a gel drop like theragel into your eyes at bedtime and this will coat and protect the eye and help in the morning. If the vision is bad or there is redness/pain, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Could my ambiopia be caused by me having 2 differenct color eyes? Lt is brown, rt is blue on top brown on bottom.. Rt one is my problem eye.
Not related: Amblyopia, usually defined as poor vision in one eye without anatomical abnormality, would not likely be related to differences in eye color. The changes you describe could be from an iris nevus (like a "birthmark") or some other uncommon eye problems. Have a thorough eye examination by an ophthalmologist to sort it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
9 years ago i felt eye problem many times, in which i saw shimmering vision of one side caused hard to see of one side for half an hour, what was it?
Ocular migraine: Your symptoms are consistent with ocular migraine. If they were followed by a headache then the diagnosis would be migraine headache with ocular symptoms, classic migraine. There is another variant called common migraine. When the headache is absent, it is called ocular migraine. It is due to electrical activity in the occipital cortex of the brain (rear part). I'm glad they went away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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