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What are good ways to relieve eyestrain when I am on the computer?

What are good ways to relieve eyestrain when I am on the computer?

Look off in distance: It is important to relax and look off in the distance 1-2 times per hour to give your eyes a break. Artificial tears are also helpful. If you are close to age 40 or are farsighted, then eyeglasses may significantly reduce eye strain or difficulty reading small print. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are all the hours in front of monitor/ tv doing to my retinas?

Could you tell me what are all the hours in front of monitor/ tv doing to my retinas?

Nothing: The retina is designed to be working 24 hours a day. Staring at a monitor may tire you out but it will not do any damage to your retina. Assuming, that is, it isn't as bright as the sun. ...Read more

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When using the computer there is this really annoying pain above my eye. How do I help to soothe the pain or prevent it?

When using the computer there is this really annoying pain above my eye. How do I help to soothe the pain or prevent it?

Dry eye. : This may be due to dry eyes. Treat with artificial tears and oral omega3's. Italy DMSO be due to accommodative spasm from eye strain or in corrected hyperopia. ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from going stir-crazy? I have tendonitis in my knee. What are the best ways to treat it so i can continue to exercise?

How can I prevent myself from going stir-crazy? I have tendonitis in my knee.  What are the best ways to treat it so i can continue to exercise?

Cross train: Assuming this is a patellar tendinitis, you need to do more of static exercises to tone the muscles but not to grind the knee through tough motions. Wall squats are great for this. Also non-impace exercise -- swimming or biking is good. Watch out for spinning classes because they can be very intense on the patellar tendon. ...Read more

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What is the best way to recharge yourself when you are exhausted and can't sleep?

What is the best way to recharge yourself when you are exhausted and can't sleep?

Dont Worry: If you can't sleep, the last thing to do is worry about it. Dont lay in bed tossing, truning getting frustrated. Instead, leave your bedroom and engage in a relaxing activity. This could be reading or meditating. A light snack may be helpful as well as progressive muscle relaxation. You may find that the muscle stretches calming. ...Read more

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Hi. Trouble sleeping . Stressed. anxious. Neck & back are tenses/uncomfortable..what's the best way to treat this plus me not getting any proper sleep?

Hi. Trouble sleeping . Stressed. anxious. Neck & back are tenses/uncomfortable..what's the best way to treat this plus me not getting any proper sleep?

Cause of anxiety?: Are you clear on what you are anxious about? We all have anxiety but when it significantly interferes w/functioning and comfort level we need assistance. Please see your doc for a check up and a mental health professional who deals w/anxiety. How's your diet and exercise level? Exercise early in the day, even brisk walking. Get off the computer at least 1 hr before bed. ...Read more

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When I try and do light work outs all my joints click a lot and can causes discomfort this having an affect on trying to get back into shape. Can't take any medication what can I do about this?

When I try and do light work outs all my joints click a lot and can causes discomfort this having an affect on trying to get back into shape. Can't take any medication what can I do about this?

Should get checked: Being 23, osteoarthritis is not likely. Crackling of your joints including the neck/back/hands has not been shown to have any ill effect as long as it is not causing you any pain. In the young and active, crackling sounds in joints are quite common. If you have significant pain/stiffness that is adversely affecting your life/work/sleep etc...Consult your doc for an evaluation. Good luck ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the benefits of kegel exercises and what are the right ways to do them?

I was wondering what are the benefits of kegel exercises and what are the right ways to do them?

Here are some ...: Kegel exercise is to strengthen pelvic floor muscles - striated muscles - just like we exercise biceps and triceps to gain their strength. The key is learn how to isolate pelvic floor muscles around urinary / anal sphincteric areas. If exercising those muscles correctly with regular tightening and relaxing, you will see your abdominal wall - notably lower abdomen - moving. ...Read more

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My eyes are paining and when sleeping tears are coming! what would be the reason! help me!

My eyes are paining and when sleeping tears are coming! what would be the reason! help me!

Dry eye: Blinking helps to bring out our tears to naturally lubricate the eyes. When we sleep, we do not blink and if the eyes are already dry, this problems gets worse. Now the eyes are more irritated and may try to pour out more tear to cover the problem. If you are having this much problem, please see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how to do kegels. Which positiom is the best to do kegels. My shoulders and thighs are getting stiff.

Can you please tell me how to do kegels. Which positiom is the best to do kegels. My shoulders and thighs are getting stiff.

Not right: It sounds like you are a ways off and will require teaching in the office of a gyn or pelvic floor therapist. Try squeezing the muscles u would squeeze the speculum with. But it shouldn't make your thighs or shoulders sore. ...Read more

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I am a medical student. When I am in the lecture i can not concentrate to the doctor more times.. What is the best way to modify my concentration?

I am a medical student. When I am in the lecture i can not concentrate to the doctor more times.. What is the best way to modify my concentration?

Multiple: Get more sleep get evaluated for adhd don't eat right before a lecture record the lecture and replay when rested learn how to focus on key words/topic in the class study in a group with each member focused on a different part of the lecture say no to drugs! ...Read more

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How do I prevent my eyesight from going bad when using the computer?

How do I prevent my eyesight from going bad when using the computer?

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

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What are the downsides of eye corrective surgery? Can i go to the gym if i make it? Do eyes revert to bad sight in old age?

What are the downsides of eye corrective surgery? Can i go to the gym if i make it? Do eyes revert to bad sight in old age?

Complicated: As any surgery it has risks, which you should discuss in detail with your surgeon. Complications are rare but you need to make intelligent choice. ...Read more