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What causes xerophthalmia?

What causes xerophthalmia?

Eye dryness: This is a condition of dryness of the eyes. It can come about from ordinary lowered tear production, atmospheric dryness, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation sequelae and hyper allergic conditions such as Steven Johnson syndrome. It needs significant amounts of treatment to prevent loss of vision. ...Read more

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What is xerophthalmia disease?

What is xerophthalmia disease?

Xerophthalmia: This nis dryness related to vitamin deficiency and/or autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Is there a cure if xerophthalmia?

Is there a cure if xerophthalmia?

Yes: Xerophthalmia refers to the changes that occur with vitamin a deficiency. Taking leiter amountsof vitamin a will allow the body to repair most of the changes. ...Read more

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What is xerophthalmia and what are the symptoms?

What is xerophthalmia and what are the symptoms?

Eye dryness: When the tear flow is lowered or the composition of tears is deficient in wetting agents and oils, the eye can get dry and the technical term for that is xerophthalmia. The common symptoms are overflow tears, redness, itching, crusting, light sensitivity and sometimes lowered vision. Check with your ophthalmologist to get into a good therapeutic progression. ...Read more

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How can we prevent xerophthalmia and what are the health teachings to avoid these disease?

How can we prevent xerophthalmia and what are the health teachings to avoid these disease?

Vitamin A: Hi Melissa588 Some dry eyes are the result of major diseases that happen to affect tear production, but one major cause is too little vitamin A in the diet. Taking a vitamin A supplement (WHO has reccomentations) can prevent this kind. Otherwise, the treatment is basically artificial tears, and treatment of the underlying disease (usually something like rheumatoid arthritis). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my self suffering from eye problem called nyctalopia and xerophthalmia, looking for urgent solution.?

What do you suggest if my self suffering from eye problem called nyctalopia and xerophthalmia, looking for urgent solution.?

Unrelated conditions: Nyctalpia is difficulty with night vision. Rarely due to nutritional deficiency but many other causes, some serious. Xerophthalmia is more extreme dryness and is also very uncommon. Have these conditions been diagnosed by an ophthalmologist. Or is this self diagnosis. A visit to your local ophthalmologist is in order if these seem of concern. ...Read more

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I have an eye problem called nyctalopia and xerophthalmia, I need a treatment/solution?

I have an eye problem called nyctalopia and xerophthalmia, I need a treatment/solution?

Need clear diagnosis: These are not precise diagnoses and one cannot treat them without better details. Nyctalopia or night blindness is often caused by retinitis pigmentosa a hereditary condition, but may be caused by a variety of other conditions. Xerophthalmia is dry eye and may be caused by a large number of conditions. Specific treatment depends upon the specific cause. Artificial tears may help but do not cure ...Read more

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How can I treat a vitamin a deficiency, night blindness, xerophthalmia, and follicular keratosis?

How can I treat a vitamin a deficiency, night blindness, xerophthalmia, and follicular keratosis?

Look for cause: If you're eating a varied diet and are not restricting yellow vegetables, it is surprising that you are vitamin A deficient. You may want to be evaluated for malabsorption. ...Read more

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What cause bp?

What cause bp?

BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. 95% of the time, there's no one specific cause perhaps other than genetics. ...Read more

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What causes add?

What causes add?

Don't really know: The actual cause of adhd is really unknown. Spect scans have been able to show abnormalities in the frontal lobe of those with adhd, but this doesn't explain cause. It is believed to be a chemical, rather than purely a behavioral disorder. Theories on cause are endless from diet, genetics, vitamin deficiency, toxin exposure, fetus development, etc. ...Read more

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Cause of headche?

Depends: It greatly depends on the type of headache you have, location, quality, associated symptoms, etc, etc. ...Read more

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What cause dyspenia?

What cause dyspenia?

Short of breath: Dyspnea can be caused by anything that prevents taking a full, effective breath. Causes include obesity, illness, neuromuscular disorders such as ms, smoking, etc. ...Read more

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What causes nightmare?

What causes nightmare?

WorkingInternalFears: During sleep, our minds/brains work to both integrate awake experiences into memory &, as part of this, make sense of many issues, correctly or incorrectly, the best we can. Fears, anger & sadness, emotions we typically have the most difficulty with, are commonly repressed while awake; allows function & interaction with others. However, while dreaming, issues are worked on & sometimes remembered. ...Read more

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What could cause spasms?

What could cause spasms?

Many things: There are many causes of muscle spasms including muscle injury, electrolyte imbalance, spinal cord injury/disease and brain injury. There are a number of disorders of the brain that can cause spasticity as well. There are many other causes as well. ...Read more

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What could be the cause?

Cause of what?: If you can please tell us what problem you want us to give you an educated guess about, we can try to help. Be well. ...Read more

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What causes my back pains?

What causes my back pains?

Many things: herniated disk, strained/spasming muscles, kidney issues, lack of mobility, trauma etc. If you truly want an answer I would seek help of your local MD or chiropractor to have it looked at. No worries Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more

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What causes a wound to weep?

Part of healing: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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