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I take three glaucoma meds and i try to drink a lot of water. Could either of these be the cause of pvcs?

I take three glaucoma meds and i try to drink a lot of water.   Could either of these be the cause of pvcs?

It is possible: While some glaucoma medications, especially in the category of beta-blockers, may have heart rhythm side effects, the majority do not. I would recommend discussing your glaucoma drops with your internist or cardiologist. I am not aware of water drinking as a risk factor for arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...Read more


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Does drinking a lot of caffeinated beverages affect glaucoma and does having sinus congestion affect glaucoma?

Probably not: There is a temporary increase in the eye pressure to a small degree from the ingestion of a large volume of liquid until the kidney gets rid of it. The caffeine does not alter the fluid relationships in the eye and so is not a problem. Sinus congestion is an independent problem and unrelated to eye pressure. ...Read more

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How much red wine is necessary to drink to lower eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

How much red wine is necessary to drink to lower eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

None: Red wine has not been shown to reduce eye pressure. No dietary regimens reduce pressure sufficiently to be effective. You would be much better off using medication and any other treatment recommended by your eye doctor than to risk permanent vision loss with unproven treatments. ...Read more

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Please help, how much red wine is necessary to drink for lowering eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

Please help, how much red wine is necessary to drink for lowering eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

Not a treatment: There are no conclusive studies that show drinking red wine lowers intraocular pressure or helps glaucoma. There are some studies that suggest drinking red wine may lower a person's risk for macular degeneration. ...Read more

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Can trauma cause glaucoma?

Can trauma cause glaucoma?

Yes: Damage to the lens of the eye, or damage to the fluid circulation system in the eye can lead to glaucoma. ...Read more

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Is glaucoma caused by diabetes?

Is glaucoma caused by diabetes?

Sometimes: Large studies published suggest that diabetes and primary open angle glaucoma (poag) are not related. Then other studies suggest that diabetes and poag are related. Without a doubt neovascular glaucoma and diabetic diabetes are related. Easy thing to do is when you get your diabetes exam. Ask your doctor to examine you for both glaucomas. By the way normal eye pressure does not exclude disease. ...Read more

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Does cappucinno cause glaucoma?

Does cappucinno cause glaucoma?

Coffee and glaucoma : Presumably your concern is the risk of caffeine causing glaucoma. The eye pressure raising effects of caffeine have been known in the literature, the effect is small and not a usual risk factor for causing glaucoma. ...Read more

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Can cholesterol drugs cause glaucoma?

Benefit greatest: The greatest benefit for protection against glaucoma was in men with cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol. The authors believe statins might lower the risk of glaucoma by reducing atherosclerosis in the optic nerve, or by improving blood flow in the eye. Statins might also enhance the ability of cells just in front of the iris to drain excess fluid. ...Read more

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Drink milk at night cause fat or not?

Drink milk at night cause fat or not?

Depends on amount: If you're getting plenty of exercise and not gaining weight, don't worry about drinking milk at night. Otherwise it may be one thing you need to cut back on. ...Read more

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What causes my bad farts after drinking?

What causes my bad farts after drinking?

Alcohol: Symptoms of alcohol intolerance may include: headache, flushing, hives, nasal congestion, GI upset, nausea/vomiting ; low blood pressure. You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. ...Read more

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Does drinking excess soda cause diabetes?

Does drinking excess soda cause diabetes?

Not directly: Drinking excess soda adds extra calories to your diet, increasing the risk for obesity. Obesity is leading cause of diabetes. ...Read more

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Can drinking a lot of soda cause diabetes?

Can drinking a lot of soda cause diabetes?

Possibly: Eating sweets does not necessarily cause diabetes. Having a genetic predisposition and gaining weight leads to diabetes. ...Read more

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Might drinking a lot of soda cause diabetes?

Might drinking a lot of soda cause diabetes?

Some risk: Type 1 diabetes is caused by genetics and unknown factors that trigger the onset of the disease. Type 2 diabetes is caused by genetics and lifestyle factors. Being overweight does increase your risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and a diet high in calories from any source contributes to weight gain. Research has shown that drinking sugary drinks is linked to type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Does drinking liquor cause any health problems?

Does drinking liquor cause any health problems?

Every health problem: we have is worsened by alcohol. Alcohol, in excessive quantities, over time, especially in genetically susceptible people, can damage virtually every organ system in the body. It damages the brain and nervous system, the heart, the liver, the pancreas, reduces our immune system and increases infections, causes dependency with a potentially severe withdrawal. Small amounts may help heart health. ...Read more

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I have right angled glaucoma, can it cause headaches

Unlikely: You most likely have open angle glaucoma which is a slow, generally asymptomatic disease. Treatment can be highly effective but headaches are not a symptom. You may have other causes for headaches and need to discuss this with your family doctor. ...Read more

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Could a GFR of 40 be caused from not drinking enough?

Could a GFR of 40 be caused from not drinking enough?

No: Just simple dehydration would not raise the creatinine level to such a level. Please see your doctor asap to ascertain the cause and take preventive measures. ...Read more

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Can drinking cause mental problems when you are older?

Can drinking cause mental problems when you are older?

Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots , stone formation , diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more

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