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How can you tell when you have an elevated eye pressure?

How can you tell when you have an elevated eye pressure?

Cant: Thats the problem. I rare cases, if the pressure gets very high, it will hurt. But thats not typical. So you need to get the pressure checked on a periodic basis. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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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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How do you know when you have an elevated eye pressure without testing?

How do you know when you have an elevated eye pressure without testing?

Usually cannot: Like blood pressure, it is difficult to feel any change unless it is at the extremes. Extreme high eye pressure is an emergency and results in loss of vision, pain, and even nausea. Having it measured with your doctor is the best way to catch the problem early and have it monitored. ...Read more

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What can I do to help allergies when you have high blood pressure?

What can I do to help allergies when you have high blood pressure?

Hypertension/allergy: Typically, decongestants like Pseudoephedrine should be avoided if high blood pressure is not under control as it can aggravate it. However, the new generation antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays (most effective), singulair (montelukast) and allergy shots/injections can all be used by persons with high blood pressure. One exception: beta-blocker medications shouldn't be taken by patients on allergy shots! ...Read more

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What can you do to see when you suffer from glaucoma?

What can you do to see when you suffer from glaucoma?

Variable: You need to keep all scheduled appts. Glaucoma is called the thief in the night, because it can be subtle and one eye can cover for the other. In many studies over 50% of patients are not compliant andthis can lead to irreversible loss or blindness. In many studies 50% or more of patients are not compliant. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can happen if you get blood in your eyes?

I'm curious as to what can happen if you get blood in your eyes?

Blood in your eye: Treatment for blood in your eyes depends on the location of the blood. If there is blood only on the surface of your eyes, then no treatment is needed. However, it could take up to 2 weeks for the blood to go away. Conversely, if there is blood inside your eyes, then treatment is often needed and this should be followed closely by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have or are crossed eyes, what to do?

How can you tell if you have or are crossed eyes, what to do?

Look in mirror: Many causes of crossed eyes or esotropia are obvious. Crossed eyes do not require treatment unless they are causing some problem such as blurred or double vision. Treatment, when needed, can be glasses, surgery or Botox injections. ...Read more

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Can you explain to me why high blood pressure can be dangerous to an individual?

Can you explain to me why high blood pressure can be dangerous to an individual?

The silent killer: Htn is the leading cause of strokes and end stage renal disease requiring dialysis. It is a leading cause of congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and heart attacks. The major reduction in the incidence of strokes since 1950 has been attributed to the more widespread use of effective anti-hypertensive drugs. Htn causes no symptoms for about 30 years when end organ damage begins to occur. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could give plasma if I have high blood pressure ?

Yes and no: There is no harm t you to give plasma in you have elevated blood pressure. However, many plasma donation centers have strict parameters as to what your vital signs must be in order to donate, so you may not meet their requirements. Better yet, why don't you get your blood pressure under control (diet, low sodium, weight loss, medication) and then continue the great gift you want to give! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how high does your blood sugar have to be before you start to get ketones ?

Can you tell me how high does your blood sugar have to be before you start to get ketones ?

Ketones and BG: Not related very closely and everyone is individual. Can go up in hours if you do not eat anything. It is normal to do this. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to the baby when you have high blood sugar?

Sugar load: The fetus begins to make it's own Insulin after the organs form and high blood sugar levels push extra sugar across the placenta to baby.The baby reacts by increasing Insulin output and storing the sugar in the organs and body.Over time the infant of a diabetic mother can become over sized, develop some birth defects, and have late maturing lungs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can know if I have high blood pressure?

Can you tell me how i can know if I have high blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Have a competent professional take your blood pressure on several occasions. If the usual recording is greater than 140 systolic or 90 diastolic or both, you have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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How can you know when you have an ear infection!?

How can you know when you have an ear infection!?

It hurts: A lot! fluid behind the ear can be uncomfortable and decrease hearing...An infection is painful. ...Read more

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How hard do you have to be hit, for brain hemorrhage, if you have high blood pressure?

hard enough: You have to be hit hard enough to tear a blood vessel. That's hard to quantitate. If i told you, "100 dynes per square centimeter", would it mean anything to you? (it wouldn't to me!). ...Read more

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And i'm wondering if I need reading glasses; how can you tell when you would need them?

And i'm wondering if I need reading glasses; how can you tell when you would need them?

Easy test at home: Hold up some relatively small text at a comfortable distance. If it is blurry, but gets more clear as you move away, you likely need reading glasses. If you are just now experiencing this problem and are in your early to mid-forties, you almost certainly need reading glasses :). ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more