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How Do I Stop My Myopia From Progressing
You can't: There is some evidence that the degree of myopia progression can be decreased with certain treatments (bright light when reading as a child, certain contact lens wear), but there is nothing that has been consistently shown to work. Fortunately, the progression usually stops in early adulthood. If not, see an eye doctor to discuss options to treat you. ...Read more
Eye twitch: In the lids there exists a muscle that is called mueller's muscle. It responds to your circulating adrenaline, whose production by the body happens in response to stress. Local conditions such as cysts, concretions (calcium deposit) may be a physical cause that may induce mueller;s muscle to twitch. To stop it eliminate the cause of it, see your eye doc (ophthalmologist), . ...Read more
Tell a story: A story well told can be worth all the lecturing one may be tempted to offer. Thus, sharing stories from one's personal experience about the consequences of lying or one from age appropriate books ( or perhaps a tv show that you view together with your teen) will get the message across without being "preachy. You can also roleplay with young children or use puppets to illustrate your point. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Go see your doctor: High blood pressure (hypertension) shouldn't cause blurry eyes, although high pressure inside your eyes (glaucoma) can cause blindness. Bottom line, go see your family doctor regarding your blood pressure and your eye doctor regarding your blurry vision. Check your BP at home and bring your BP cuff in for calibration. Keep in close contact w/your family doc. Exercise & DASH diet can help lower BP ...Read more
Get treatment: The best way to stop your depression from getting worse, is to see a psychiatrist who can evaluate & treat you. Psychotherapy may be useful, or you may also benefit from antidepressant medication. Based on your history and the rest of your clinical situation, the psychiatrist can make reasonable recommendations. Therapy may also be through a psychologist or other therapist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment Consult this site for information on effective home remedies for acne. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Shift and move: First of all, the cumulative number of hours is probably the biggest risk for eye strain. The issue of eyesight is complicated and research is not clear on 'damage' from computer use compared to eye fatigue, strain, etc. By 'shift and move', i mean to look away from the screen, ideally toward the distance repeatedly throughout the days, take breaks, walk around. Reduced glare shields may. ...Read more
There is a: difference between a hangnail and an ingrown toenail. A hangnail is when the nail is partially torn and "hanging"….it is not common to have this on multiple nails. This usually occurs from injury or from picking at ones nails. An ingrown toenail can occur cause the toenail is too wide….there are procedures to correct this. ...Read more
How do I know that my scheuermann's disease has stopped getting worse or stopped getting curved ?! How can I come to that conclusion eventually ?
You're a grown up.: scheuermann's is a disorder of the uneven growth of the spine. Think plants. If they grow crooked, you can stake them and they turn out straight. BUT if the growth is fixed/completed then nothing further can be done. Obviously some aspects of this are quite variable, but the underlying principles stay the same across individuals. ...Read more
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