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What are some of the things that cataract patient should look out for?

What are some of the things that cataract patient should look out for?

Vision decreasing: Cataracts (a white lens change): most often due to/made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, diabetes, steroid medication, previous trauma, inflammation, infection in the eye causing inflammation; previous intraocular eye surgery; other genetic conditions; can be congenital; Symptoms: glare especially at night; cloudy vision, decreased VA. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

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How often does eye cancer require removing the eye? I understand that taking out the eye is the best way to be sure you've gotten all of the eye cancer, but is that always the best options? Are there certain types or sizes of tumors that are likely to res

How often does eye cancer require removing the eye? I understand that taking out the eye is the best way to be sure you've gotten all of the eye cancer, but is that always the best options? Are there certain types or sizes of tumors that are likely to res

There : There are many different treatments for eye cancers and eye removal or enucleation is reserved for cases where vision and eye sparing techniques cannot be used successfully. Treatment is based on the cancer type, extent, and vision status of the eye. Additional factors may include whether a patient can tolerate the treatments based on health status. Finally social issues may play a role, i.e. If multiple treatments are offered can a patient successfully go to all the appointments, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any kinds of pacifiers that are better for a baby's teeth than others? There are all kinds of pacifiers of different designs, shapes and materials. I'd like to know if there is anything in particular we should be looking out for in order to get

Are there any kinds of pacifiers that are better for a baby's teeth than others? There are all kinds of pacifiers of different designs, shapes and materials. I'd like to know if there is anything in particular we should be looking out for in order to get

I : I agree that no pacifier is best. However, if you are going to use one, chose one that is flat as it passes through the upper and lower teeth and soft. Since your child's teeth will tend to shape themselves around the shaft of the pacifier the flat kind will cause less distortion especially if it is soft enough to collapse even flatter. ...Read more

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What is the advantages and disadvantages of spinal surgery? Are there any other solutions? What are they? Specifically lumber spinal. What are some of the precautions you have to watch out? What type of job will do in future to prevent it again.

What is the advantages and disadvantages of spinal surgery?
Are there any other  solutions?  What are they? Specifically lumber spinal. What are some of the precautions you have to watch out?  What type of  job will 
do in future to prevent it again.

Complex: The advantages and disadvantages of spine surgery are specific to each condition and the symptoms you are experiencing. The answer is not a simple one and can only be explained based upon your symptoms. Conservative care is the hallmark of the initial treatment and includes medications, pt and exercise and can achieve a 85% success rate in most spinal conditions. If not then surgery. ...Read more

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What different types of food are out there that can be given to a comatose patient?

What different types of food are out there that can be given to a comatose patient?

Not possible: By definition a comatose patient is unable to eat so no foods can be given by mouth. Ivs or tube feedings with specific nutritional liquids are needed. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms of liver cancer that a person should look out for?

Are there any symptoms of liver cancer that a person should look out for?

Too late: By the time someone has symptoms from liver cancer (weight loss, pain, jaundice, loss of appetite), the cancer is usually advanced. To catch liver cancer at an early stage requires regular check with a doc. If a blood test shows abnormal liver tests, then an ultrasound can be obtained. Those at risk for liver ca, ( family history, hep b or hep c) should have regular ultrasounds and lab tests. ...Read more

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Do any of the doctors out there believe in the healing benefits of crystals, stones, or quartz? If so what are the best ones for anxiety?

Do any of the doctors out there believe in the healing benefits of crystals, stones, or quartz? If so what are the best ones for anxiety?

I dont think so.: There is no medical evidence to support the use of stones held near, on, or around the body as a treatment for anxiety (with the possible exception of stone massage). To discuss effective medical treatment for anxiety, c ur PMD or a Psychiatrst, who can discuss ur Anxiety symptoms and available medical treatments which may include talk therapy, behavior changes, &/or medication. good luck! ...Read more

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What are some things doctors look for in a brca test and what are its ramifications?

What are some things doctors look for in a brca test and what are its ramifications?

Mutation=cancer risk: People with mutations in the brca1 or brca2 gene are at higher risk of developing certain cancers. With a mutation, the lifetime risk of breast cancer is 41 to 90%, and ovarian cancer is 8 to 62%. Pancreatic and prostate cancer are more common as well. If you are a woman and test positive, you will have to consider having your ovaries and breasts removed. Genetic counseling is key! ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of stomach endometriosis? What are the procedures for it to be removed?

What are some symptoms of stomach endometriosis? What are the procedures for it to be removed?

Painful periods: The mian symptoms of endometriosis is painful periods. It is usually treated first with medications such as birth control and antiinflammatory medications. Surgery can be done to burn off the visible endometriosis ...Read more

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There seem to be many benefits of having one general dentist who does the same type of work that specialists do. He'd know the patient the best of all. Is it the best practice?

Best?: General dentists have many direct treatment skills. In addition, as with a primary care physician, they are gate keepers for specialty referrals. When a specific condition exceeds the general dentist's skill set, they should refer the patient to the appropriate specialist. They can coordinate treatment between specialists & themselves, creating a team approach for the best patient outcome. ...Read more

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What is the underlying reason for dreams and how or what determines who is in them? What are some proven facts about dreams and the content of them?

What is the underlying reason for dreams and how or what determines who is in them? What are some proven facts about dreams and the content of them?

Noone knows for sure: Freud suggested that dreams are representations of unconscious motivations and thoughts. No one knows for sure why we dream but several theories suggest the attempt by the brain to consolidate and process memories and emotions, clean up clutter in the mind and problem solve. Several brain regions are involved such as the pons and forebrain. Dreams can occur 4-5 times a night during rem sleep. ...Read more

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What are the beginning signs of autism? What are things to look for in young children?

What are the beginning signs of autism? What are things to look for in young children?

Discuss with your dr: Autism may begin to show signs as early as 6 months; it's characterized by: -impaired social interaction (less cuddly, less eye contact, harder to soothe) -delayed communication (delayed speech, unusual gestures) -restricted interests/repetitive behavior (echolalia, ritualistic behavior, unusual movements) it's worth mentioning your concern to your child's dr, as early intervention may help. ...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 conditions that can make you have blood in the stool (bright red)?

What are the conditions that can make you have blood in the stool (bright red)?

Several: diverticula, rectal lining tears, hemorrhoids, colitis, polyps and most worrisome tumors. If having bright red blood per rectum it should be checked by your physician to find the exact etiology. So you can relax and not worry. ...Read more

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In addition to the seven signs of cancer are there any other ways of finding out if a person has the disease?

In addition to the seven signs of cancer are there any other ways of finding out if a person has the disease?

Not really: Attempts have been made to use tumor markers such as Ca 125 and Ca 19.9 but these also arise in inflammatory changes of organ. Specific immunogenic markers eventually will work because they are immunogenic and characterize only the malignancy. Gene mutations such as in p53 (cologuard) but don't tell if Ca present or impending. ...Read more

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What are the signs that one may have a cataract?

What are the signs that one may have a cataract?

Signs of cataract: 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. Cataract is leading cause of preventable blindness in world. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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What are some warning signs to look out for in pregnancy?

What are some warning signs to look out for in pregnancy?

Unusual things: Some of the big ones: bleeding that is like a period or more, contractions that are regular or painful before 35 weeks. Also headaches, blurry vision or stomach pain that doesn't go away. Anything that is unusual for you should be brought up with your doctor. ...Read more

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