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Yoga Poses For Glaucoma
Tricky to answer: I doubt many muscle disease specialists or neurologists are expert in yoga. The principal to be followed is to not overtax the muscles with rapid repetitive motions or those which involve sustained contractions against more than a nominal load. With that in mind, ask a yoga instructor. ...Read more
Bikram yoga: If any should help with joint pains, fatigue , better mobility , feeling of well being. Lupus nephritis patients and renal failure patients should consult with their doctors prior to undertaking bikram ypga due to fluid loss and dehydrates toon as a result if heat associated with bikram yoga. ...Read more
Corrective wear...: ... Is the most important treatment. The eye needs to be looking through the best prescription. The other eye should be blocked (all under the guidance of your eye doctor). If there is a muscle imbalance (strabismus), glasses and surgery are the most effective treatments, but some eye exercises can be partially effective. All treatments should be watched by your eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Hypertension : Help yes, cure not likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Personality Disorder: I understand your concern about non-flexible people as it affects our peace of mind and causes lack of harmony and emotional turmoil in the relationships. Non-flexible people feel the need to be right, justify their opinions and want to be controlling. Yoga means being aware of our inner self, to meditate on purpose and meaning of life and have peace of mind. Let us be flexible like Willow Tree. ...Read more
Can yoga help Parkinson's disease? A yoga guru in india is reccomending yoga for sufferes of Parkinson's disease. Will this help someone with the disease? Is there any scientific literature on the subject?
Symptom relief?: There is no scientific evidence that yoga can affect the signs or course of parkinson's, but the activity like other exercise can assist the pt to cope better and function at a higher level. Worthwhile to try, but do not expect profound or lasting benefit in absence of medical therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: I do not believe that study has ever been done. However, there are studies that show advantages of both forms of movement and exercise for people with arthritis. Both can cause damage if done incorrectly or without regard to joint protection. Need to work with good instructors who always put safety first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: It is like comparing apples to oranges. Running is a high impact aerobic exercise, whereas bikram yoga is a low impact form of exercise preformed for 90 minutes at 105 degrees not typically thought of as aerobic. I don't think you can think of one as a substitute for the other, but having both incorporated onto your weekly workout routine is an excellent idea. ...Read more
Sometimes/some types: It can be very useful for preventing some types of headaches of muscular or skeletal/neurologic origin (bones/discs pinching nerves). It can even help relieve existing headaches of these types.For other types of ha's - true migraines, sinus, cluster, for ex., it's not likely to be as helpful. Osteopathic care, including manipulative treatment & preventive care can also help prevent such problems. ...Read more
Not likely: unless you had specific complications that would contraindicate physical activity. Prenatal Yoga will teach techniques (ujjayi) to enable you to breath deeply & to relax. This is calming & will help face the demands of labor & delivery. It works to maintain flexibility, muscle tone, balance & circulation. Poses used are safe & designed to have low joint impact. Best when combined with low -impact ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a relationship between vision problems (visual field loss, macular hole) and long term use of antimalarials (23 yr)? Chloroquine, oroguanil..
Yes, yes, yes: Short term use for malarial prophylaxis rarely has serious side effects, usually minor GI side effects. Long term definitely has potentially very serious side effects, involving many sensory organs. First is visual, and can be multiple things including retinal damage, sight damage, corneal defects. A certified ophthalmologist must check fully the eyes before, and during long term use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers