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Doctor insights on: Kombucha Tea For Cataracts

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Does kombucha tea have enough alcohol to interact with paromomycin or tinizadole?

Does kombucha tea have enough alcohol to interact with paromomycin or tinizadole?

No: Probably not. The alcohol in kombucha is not significant enough to interact with those medications. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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I have a heart arrythmia. Is it safe to drink kombucha tea?

I have a heart arrythmia. Is it safe to drink kombucha tea?

Fermented drink: Made from tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. Some reports of adverse effects like stomach upset, infections an allergic reactions. Often brewed at home under non sterile conditions, making contamination likely. If ceramic pots used then lead poisoning may be a concern. I will advice not to used specially if you have arrhythmic heart problems. ...Read more

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Could drinking kombucha tea once, day before blood work was done, raised my GGT to 157 following day?

Could drinking kombucha tea once, day before blood work was done, raised my GGT to 157 following day?

That'd be a first: You're the guy with the elevated RDW, correct? Some folks always run a high GGT -- it's genetic. Your ropinirole isn't noted for raising GGT but medications can do this unpredictably. More worrisome causes of high GGT include liver tumors -- these would typically also elevate your alkaline phosphatase. ...Read more

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I'm on warfarin. Is loose leaf Kombucha safe? Does loose tea have more vitamin k than tea bags

I'm on warfarin. Is loose leaf Kombucha safe? Does loose tea have more vitamin k than tea bags

Always check with: Your doctor first on how anything you take affects your INR and platelet time. The more Vitamin K activity, the more it will affect this. A teabag is similar to a teaspoon of loose tea leaves. So volume of leaves will determine strength of tea, and how long you seep it, and how concentrated it is. How much you imbibe (total volume.) Google it to find out kombucha specifics & discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink kombucha tea while pregnant?

Is it ok to drink kombucha tea while pregnant?

Safe in moderation?: Kombucha contains alcohol but generally less than 1%. Experts have differing opinions on the safety of alcohol in pregnancy. Many feel none is safe but studies suggest 2 drinks a week is safe. One would need to have 5-6 kombuchas to equal one beer, so one a day is probably safe, but it might be wise to minimize in 1st trimester. See http://slate. Me/1be8iat
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What was cataract treatment like in the 1900's? How has it improved since then?

What was cataract treatment like in the 1900's? How has it improved since then?

Risky: Starting just prior to 1900, topical anesthesia was available so cataract surgery could be performed painlessly. The procedure at the time involved opening the eye and bluntly removing the entire lens and hoping that would be all that would exit the eye. A strong eyeglass was required afterwards. Now with ultrasound and microscopes, etc. Cataract removal can be done safely and predictably. ...Read more

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A female late50's was told she's in early stages of low cataract today. What does this mean and can it be reversed? Natural and medical/surgical

A female late50's was told she's in early stages of low cataract today. What does this mean and can it be reversed? Natural and medical/surgical

Early: Or incipient cataracts are common in that age group. They require no treatment unless vision is affected or cataracts mature. The treatment will in that case be Cataract extraction with intra ocular lense implant ...Read more

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Can you tell me about undergoing cataract surgery in mid 40's?

Can you tell me about undergoing cataract surgery in mid 40's?

Good prognosis: Depending on preoperative risk factors, younger patients who have cataract surgery before cataract is mature/white, have a faster recovery usually and better outcome. More info: [email protected] Com ...Read more

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How do cataracts develop?

Protein changes: Most common develops from natural protein changes in the lens of the eye, typically from aging and presumably long term uv exposure. It causes the lens to turn cloudy. Other causes are diabetes, steroids, and eye trauma. ...Read more

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Can you reverse cataracts?

Can you reverse cataracts?

Not yet: There is no know way to reverse a cataract. A healthy diet, uv protection, control of systemic diseases such as diabetes and abstaining from smoking may slow down progression. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for cataracts?

Who is at risk for cataracts?

Many causes: Risk factors include Prednisone use, diabetes, tobacco use, as well as many genetic diseases ...Read more

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Cataracts and weed? Does it help

Cataracts and weed? Does it help

Unlikely: N-acetylcarnosine (NAC) in small studies showed improve vision in cataract patients. However, it has not been studied in double blind, randomized, prospective way & studies were paid for by company who has vested interest. It is not FDA approved. Likely sun protection & eating a diet rich in antioxidants is just as good; so there is still not enough proof. More info at: [email protected] Com ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a cataract?

What sort of disease is a cataract?

Various causes: But typically an age-related clouding of the lens which slowly decreases vision but is reversible after replacing with a clear lens. Is very common and develops in everyone eventually but only recommend removal if visually significant. ...Read more

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I have cataracts. What do I do now?

Good diet, no smoke: N-acetylcarnosine (NAC) in small studies showed improve vision in cataract patients. However, it has not been studied in double blind, randomized, prospective way & studies were paid for by company who has vested interest. It is not FDA approved. Likely sun protection & eating a diet rich in antioxidants is just as good; surgery only way to cure; [email protected] Com ...Read more

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What are some anti-cataract solutions?

What are some anti-cataract solutions?

There are none!: There are none that work, as far as I am aware of! ...Read more

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Are flashing lights cataract symptoms?

Not usually: Cataracts cause halos/glare especially when driving at night, blurry vision, loss of contrast sensitivity (decreased contrast between objects & background) & decreased vision: even on; these symptoms worse with time. Flashing lights usually due to vitreous changes, retinal traction, hole, detachment, or brain blood flow issues/migraines; More info: [email protected] Com ...Read more

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What symptoms when you have a cataract?

Symptoms Are...: Blurred and distorted vision
light sensitivity
double vision in one eye
poor night vision
colors are less vivid
glare and halos around bright lights. ...Read more

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What are visible symptoms of cataracts?

Blurred vision: Reduced vision, sensitivity to light, glare, halos around lights, decreased contrast sensitivity, altered color perception. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Cataract?

What are some of the tests for Cataract?

Cataract tests: A microscope called a Slit lamp allows the eye surgeon to see if you have a cataract. A machine called a Pentacam has an objective measure called the PNS you could ask your eyeMD to tell you about: it gives an objective measure of cataract density when able to be measured. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cataract early on?

What are the symptoms of cataract early on?

Blur: The most common symptoms of early cataracts are blurred vision, glare and sensitivity to light. If you are having any of these symptoms, see your eye doctor to determine whether cataracts are the cause. ...Read more

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Can you getr cataracts as a contact wearer?

Can you getr cataracts as a contact wearer?

Yes: You can get cataracts just like anyone else. However, there is no relation between the use of contacts and cataracts. The only issue is that contacts, especial hard gas permeable lenses, can change the shape of the cornea (the front part of the eye), and that can affect the planning of cataract surgery. The surgeon just needs to be aware of the contact lens use. ...Read more

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What are the best cataract lens replacements?

What are the best cataract lens replacements?

Several Options: There are many lens choices for vision correction. Although the standard monofocal implant has stood the test of time (63 years to be exact), it has limited ability to provide you with glasses freedom. Toric implants correct astigmatism, while multifocal and accommodating lenses can provide distance and reading vision without glasses. Ask your eye surgeon about which may work best for you. ...Read more

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Why did a 25 yr old from iran have a cataract?

Congenital: Usually congenital, either due to bad genes or infection in the womb. Trauma, iritis too. Those are the most common. ...Read more

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What options are available for treating cataracts?

What options are available for treating cataracts?

Usually surgery: N-acetylcarnosine (NAC) in small studies showed improve vision in cataract patients. However, it has not been studied in double blind, randomized, prospective way & studies were paid for by company who has vested interest. It is not FDA approved. Likely sun protection & eating a diet rich in antioxidants is just as good; so there is still not enough proof. More info at: [email protected] Com ...Read more

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How are other organs systems affected by cataracts?

How are other organs systems affected by cataracts?

Generally none: A few cataracts are part of rare genetics associations and some are part of certain systemic diseaes either co associated or caused by the treatment of these diseases (such as the use of systemic steroids). But most are age related, and independent of other bodily systems and so other organs will be unaffected by either the presence of the cataracts or its treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cataracts?

Cataract: Is an opacity of the lens inside the eye. Everyone is born with this lens. It is normally clear. If it becomes opaque we call it a cataract. ...Read more

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What are some of the risk factors for getting Cataract?

Risks for cataract: Biggest risk is aging, genetics, diet (avoid diabetes) smoking, trauma. More info at Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more