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What Are Foveal Reflexes
Retinal bright spot: The fovea is the center of the back of the eye, the point at which the most detailed vision is registered. When your ophthalmologist looks into the back of your eye with his ophthalmoscope, he will see in a normal eye the foveal reflex which is a bright spot of light reflected from that critical central area. ...Read more
Reflux esopahgitis: Reflux esophagitis (re) is a common condition due to the sphincter at the base of the esophagus (e) not able to keep gastric contents from refluxing up the e. Usually it present as heartburn after meals or made worse by lying down in bed. Symtoms of e also are a cough which is dry when in bed. For a diagnosis, see a GI doctor and have an endoscopy. If ire is found, use protein pump inhibitor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good nerves: Some people have naturally brisk reflexes. If brisk reflexes are present at an early age and equal on the two sides, usually nothing wrong. Pathologically brisk reflexes can occur: a. If nervous system is overstimulated (hyperthyroid, crack, fright etc) or if the reflex centers become disinhibited by brain or spinal cord disease, . ...Read more
Weight lifting: Believe it or not, some of the most coordinated and fastest folks are those who are stronger and more flexible. Current consensus is that light weights with higher number of reps, with 3 total sets of each category seems to offer best outcome. ...Read more
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No magic here: "reflexes" are partly born (some folks have no deep tendon reflexes), and in sports partly your natural talent (people's aptitudes vary), largely your training and focus, and to a small extent your overall level of fitness. No magic food or pill confers health (despite all the internet baloney), but an overall healthy diet will leave you lean & well-muscled. ...Read more
Too vague: Please repost your question and specify what "reflexes" you are referring to. The term doesn't mean the same thing to doctors as it does to the average layperson. ...Read more
Syncope: Neurally mediated syncope is a disorder of the autonomic regulation of postural tone, which results in hypotension, bradycardia, and loss of consciousness. If it is from bradycardia alone then pace maker could resolve it. If it is from vasodilation it is difficult to treat. You need to consult cardiologist/neurologist. ...Read more
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