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Doctor insights on: Can Being Overweight Effect Your Eyesight

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Can being overweight affect your hormones?

Can being overweight affect your hormones?

Overweight & hormone: Absolutely. Many of the hormones in our body our steroid based which means that they are lipid soluble. Therefore, the amount of fat you have in your body can affect how your steroid based hormones work in your body. ...Read more

Eye Sight (Definition)

Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...Read more


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Can smoking effect your eyesight?

Can smoking effect your eyesight?

Rarely: There is a condition associated with both smoking and drinking called tobacco-alcohol ambylopia, that can result in blurred or even double vision, and relates to problems with the eye muscles. The physiology of it is not clear to me, and it is not commonly seen. I do not know of any other ways smoking can effect vision other than causing dry eyes. See an optometrist or ophthamologist for opinion. ...Read more

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Could being underweight effect the eyes?

Could being underweight effect the eyes?

Not likely: Being underweight, even very highly underweight will have little effect on the eyes or vision. Dehydration can affect eyesight. The eyes are so important to the body that the overall health of the eye is preserved even in extremes of nutrition, weight and stress. ...Read more

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Can being anorexic effect your heart rate?

Can being anorexic effect your heart rate?

Anorexia: Anorexia can cause all kinds of cardiac problems. Refer to the following wiki for lots of information: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/anorexia_nervosa#signs_and_symptoms. ...Read more

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Can being anemic effect your period?

Can being anemic effect your period?

Not per se: Menstrual bleeding can cause anemia in a woman. Anemia pre se usually does not affect periods, but if the anemia is part of under-nutriton and low weight, it can cause lack of periods. ...Read more

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Can you have strabismus without your vision being affected?

Can you have strabismus without your vision being affected?

Strabismus: Yes. Some people with strabismus have double vision and reduced stereo vision (depth perception). Many people with strabismus see very well-- they do not have double vision and their eyes work together well. It is simply a matter of degree, since the brain can compensate for small amounts of strabismus. See you local eye doctor if you are having double vision or trouble focusing. ...Read more

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How can you naturally improve your eyesight and lessen your dependence on glasses?

How can you naturally improve your eyesight and lessen your dependence on glasses?

Sorry, You can't. : Unfortunately, you can't do anything "naturally" that will improve your eyesight. There are no known exercises, or supplements/vitamins or herbs that will do this. Remember, if there was something you could take that was truly effective, it would be fda approved. Companies that do not have fda approval for their treatment almost always means that what they call a "clinical study"is a joke. ...Read more

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Does not wearing your prescribed glasses affect your eyesight if your eyesight is weak?

Does not wearing your prescribed glasses affect your eyesight if your eyesight is weak?

No: It is a common feeling that if the glasses are prescribed, then you MUST wear them or your eyes will suffer damage. This is not true. Wearing them will allow better vision but the eyes will do the best they can even if you do not wear them and will not be harmed. ...Read more

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How to improve eyesight if you already have a very poor eyesight? Is there any medications aside from wearing eyeglasses?

Get new glasses!: There is a natural potential to have a shift in prescription of the eye up to the age of 23? Or so in some people. Past that it rarely ever changes, unless other medical issues. There are no exercises or practices to alter that! go with the flow! get newer more awesome looking glasses! ...Read more

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Can wearing eyeglasses have a long-term effect on your eyesight?

No: This is a common "old wives tale" that wearing glasses will somehow cause permanent changes in the eyes. This is not true; the utility of wearing eyeglasses is simply to see better but there will be no changes in your basic eye power that would not have occurred anyway whether you are wearing glasses or not. ...Read more

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How can being overweight impact sciatica?

How can  being overweight impact sciatica?

Yes: More weight = more stress on the bones and discs of the spine resulting in more pain issues. ...Read more

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Can you improve eyesight by getting diabetes under control?

Can you improve eyesight by getting diabetes under control?

It's possible: More importantly, you can prevent worsening eyesight by controlling blood sugars. Although some vision loss from diabetes is reversible (cataracts, early swelling in the back of the eye), many changes become permanent with time and increased blood sugar levels. Tight blood sugar control can slow the vision loss to a near halt. ...Read more

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Could having too much sex decrease your stamina and adversely affect your athletic performance?

Could having too much sex decrease your stamina and adversely affect your athletic performance?

I know many people..: would say yes, especially boxers! However, I am not aware of any scientific studies supporting this belief! Be safe! ...Read more

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Can being on a diet and vigorous exercising affect your chances of trying to conceive?

Can being on a diet and vigorous exercising affect your chances of trying to conceive?

Well, the problem: Would be if notnot ovulating due to excess physical or mental stress. In this case you stop ovulating because the brain stops signaling the ovaries to ovaries. It can be seen in marathon runners, starvation or in severe anxiety disorder. It appears you are still on the pill. If unable to conceive after 1 year, that's an issue 2 examine. Pregnancy rates are about 20% a month w/o contraception. ...Read more

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How does being obese affect fertility and responce to fertility medications?

How does being obese affect fertility and responce to fertility medications?

Reduced fertility: Being obese has been shown to be a factor to reduced your chances of getting pregnant. Since being overweight also decreases your health, one should lose as much weight as they can, get healthy, and then get pregnant. You'll have the best chance of getting a healthy baby that way, and less chance of having complications. ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

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