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Does Beer Affect Glaucoma
Stop drinking: Your body may not be metabolizing or eliminating alchol well leading to you getting intoxicated with minimal drinks. ...Read more
Alcoholic: You may be an alcoholic if you can only sleep comfortably after drinking beer. If you have to have even just one beer every night just to feel "non-itchy" this is a classic sign. It may be your body going through withdrawal and craving the alcohol. Talk to a family member, friend or doctor about your drinking habits. ...Read more
Beer: You have low tolerance, more so if you are already on medications. ...Read more
Is taking beer/scotch once a week bad for health? So far, don't have any health issues; 34 years old male.
Everytime I drink two beers I wake up in the middle of the night covered in sweat I used to drink a lot now I don't maybe three beers rarely?
Yes: Alco can have this effect it could be other things. Consult the doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
Hi I'm19 yrs guy, I recently tried beer for first time but I don't like the taste its very bitter, I don't understand how ppl enjoy it? Any suggestions?
Beer taste..: Hello ~ neither do I. Stay clear of it. ...Read more
I've drank socially 15 yrs w no problems unless I overdid it but last few months I get headaches, sometimes immediate on 2-3 beers & h2o doesn't help?
I understand your concern for headaches.
Your physical and mental health is PRECIOUS!
Follow with Cardiologist for your Mitral valve Prolapse and Costochodritis.
See a Psychiatrist for your Alcohol use, stresses leading to excessive use, hangover, tension, and migraine headaches. and Therapy.
Attend AA Meetings.
Use Music, Breathing Relaxation; Visual Imagery, Meditation, Tai Chi and Exercise. ...Read more
I am going in for a comprehensive bloodwork. They said fast for 10-12 hours. Does that mean I could have some beer the day before, just not during t?
Fast 10-12 hours: You can have beer the day before but not within 10 hours of the test. However, it is ok to have water during the fasting period- in fact it's good to have some water the morning before the test... ...Read more
Narrow angle: Only certain untreated narrow angle glaucoma patients should be extra cautious with midol or any otc medications with antihistamines, decongestants or other ingredients that could partial dilate the pupil and induce an angle closure glaucoma attack. Ask your doctor if you are at risk. ...Read more
Can you please tell me why it'srecommended that people with glaucoma don't take midol and the like?
Open angles are okay: Midol contains an antihistamine called pyrilamine. All antihistamines have a potential effect on patients with narrow angle glaucoma. The effects of the antihistamine can dilate the pupil, which in turn can congest the angle. This effect can be too much in a narrow angle eye where the angle is already compromised. This can lead to increased pressures inside the eye and worsen glaucoma. Good luck! ...Read more
Is drinking 8 beers a night bad? I know I don't have a problem, I just enjoy it. It helps me unwind, is it bad for me?
Yes.: That is definitely not healthy.Get a more detailed answer ›
Glaucoma exam Dr. Noted there was a questionable change to RNFL but didn't seem concerned. Said tests looked good & glaucoma stable. What is RNFL?
Nerve fibers: The optic nerve is a cable with a million fibers. This is a measurable thickness. In glaucoma, there is a loss of fibers and thus, lower measurements or thinning. The RNFL thickness is measured and tracked overtime, with lower numbers suggesting thinning and progression of glaucoma. Its not a perfect test with a margin of error, sometimes only offering 'questionable' changes. ...Read more
When I was having beer, small amount, suddenly felt bad and fell on the floor. I had conscious but couldn't keep standing. Never happened. Any cause?
You cant: Sorry, an exam of the optic nerves by a Eye MD is the only recommended way to establish the diagnosis of glaucoma. Ancillary testing can help, but interpretation of the tests and correlation of the results to the eye examination is essential. This particularly important in families with higher risk: Aftican-American or Hispanic, positive family history, over 60, eye injury, steroid use, diabetes.. ...Read more
FAT DEPOSITS: Fat deposits in the abdomen even if you don't drink. You could not drink but be eating a lot of fatty food. ...Read more
Follow up glaucoma exam Dr. Said more RNFL loss, but damage hadn't shown up on field test yet. Why the delay & how long before it's seen?
There is no exact time course between Rnfl loss and visual field defect.
Indeed it may be possible to lose up to 50 percent of your rnfl before visual field defects appear on standard white on white perimetry.
Progressive loss of Rnfl on serial oct scans may indicate that your eye pressure is not under ideal control. But there is also some Rnfl lost yearly just from age related change ...Read more
I've been taking morphine for the past couple weeks cuz of injury. Haven't taken 1 for ovr 24 hours. Is it ok to drink a beer? Or a couple?
Depends on kind of: Morphine. If you were taking a long-acting preparation (ms contin, Kadian (morphine) or generics), I would recommend waiting at least 48 hours. In any case, it should not be more than a couple. Alcohol impairs both our immune system and our ability to form fibrous tissue necessary for healing. ...Read more
Is safe to drink a beer or a non alcohol beer, if taking kolonpin0.5 mg half of 1 twice a day. I haven't drink since march and like to for Halloween?
Can optometrist be relied on to diagnose glaucoma? Said I didn't have it yet but would watch it. Glaucoma specialist said I have it at moderate stage
Will beer later on in life turn me into getting hbp? I drink only on my days off so maybe once a week 2 the most. Worried I don't want hbp cause of be
Can you take robinul (glycopyrrolate) if you have glaucoma or are glaucoma suspect? I was reading that if you have glaucoma you shouldn't take it. Why is that?
Very bad: Drinking or not beer...Diabetes alone can cause serious sad damage to the kidneys, heart, arteries and retina (eyes) it may en up with amputations of toes or legs, strokes and heart attracts. Beer will contribute to the big "belly" producing a metabolic syndrome and more resistance to his own Insulin worsening the diabetes. ...Read more
Not at same time: I don't think that drinking one beer would be a problem as long as you don't take the medication with the beer. Both alcohol and methylprednisolone can cause inflammation of the stomach lining so that overdoing it with daily alcohol is not recommended while on that medication. ...Read more
It can: There are 2 main types of glaucoma, closed-angle (acute) and open-angle (chronic). Acute glaucoma is less common, but can present with sudden eye pain due to an increase in intraocular pressure. Chronic glaucoma commonly does not present with eye pain as the process of the disease is more gradual. Be sure to see your doctor if you are experiencing any eye symptoms or are concerned about glaucoma. ...Read more
Drops/Lasers/Surgery: Depending on the type and severity of glaucoma that you have, the options for treatment include different eye drops, laser treatments and surgical options. The goal of all treatment modalities is to lower the eye pressure. Speak with your eye doctor to determine which treatment option is best for you. ...Read more
Eye exam plus: A comprehensive eye exam including a history of systemic & ocular problems, family history, & type of present medications. Intraocular pressure is measured. Dilation of the pupils is performed to evaluate the optic nerve, retina & blood vessels. Corneal pachymetry, optical coherence tomography, & visual field testing are performed as necessary. The data gathered is analyzed; diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Multiple tests…: Are requested for a glaucoma patient. After checking the patient's vision, The eye pressure should be taken, and refraction to fully correct for glasses. There is a measurement of the thickness of the cornea in addition to a visual field test and possibly a scan of the retinal nerve fiber layer of the back of the eye. A picture of the optic nerve also helps. ...Read more
Optic nerve disease: Glaucoma as defined by The American Academy of Ophthalmology is “a group of diseases with certain features including an intraocular pressure that is too high for the continued health of the eye.” It is very serious and is often free of symptoms until late in the disease. There tends to be a familial tendency and is more common in African Americans & the elderly. ...Read more
Be careful: There are 2 types of glaucoma: open aangle and narrow (closed) angle. Narrow angle is less common and is caused by the iris (color of the eye) blocking the eye's natural drain. Certain medications can force the iris to further block the drain, increasing eye pressure and worsening the glaucoma. For this reason, it is vital that you tell your eye doctor all the medications/drugs that you take. ...Read more
Often symptomless: A comprehensive eye examination including a dilated funduscopic examination is essential to diagnosing glaucoma. Additional testing thereafter, if indicated, would also be performed. Many people diagnosed with glaucoma have no symptoms. A positive family history, traumatic eye injury, steroid medication use, inflammatory eye disease, congenital abnormalities, aging are among some instigators. ...Read more
Lower eye pressure: Normal tension glaucoma exists when the pressure in the eye, despite being what we call normal, causes changes that mimic ordinary glaucoma damage. Treatment is with drops and surgery to get the pressure even lower. The goal is the same, to get the pressure lower to a level that allows the eye to function but causes no pressure damage. It is not very common. ...Read more
Prevalence: The prevalence of glaucoma depends on race, age, gender, certain disease states, genetics. For Blacks its about 3.4% compared to 1.9% for whites. Hispanics are about 1.5%. The prevalence increases with aging, female gender. Family history that is positive for the disease as well as increasing intraocular pressure that is determined to be unhealthy for the optic nerve are other contributors. ...Read more
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