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How Can You Tell When You Have An Elevated Eye Pressure
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
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
Can you tell me if i get an eye vision check up can the optometrist detect if I have an eye disease or infection?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
HTN: It means you need work-up and treament for high bp. Consult your physician. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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