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Glaucoma And Young Adults: Are You At Risk For The Disease?

Most people consider glaucoma an eye disease that only affects adults 40 years of age and up. But statistics reveal that glaucoma can also strike young adults. The condition is progressive, which means that it can only become worse with time. In the majority of cases, you won't even know that you have glaucoma until you experience some type of vision loss. Learning more about glaucoma and the risk factors for the disease can help you get the treatment you need to manage it. Read More 

Chiari Malformation Diagnosis? Treatment Options May Include Cannabiniol

Chiari malformation is a medical condition that can cause a wide range of various seemingly unrelated symptoms throughout the body, although the most common complaint is severe pressure headaches in the back of the head and neck region. As you may have already figured out, the medical community generally doesn't know a lot about Chiari malformation. In 2006, researchers believed that slightly less than one in 1,000 people had Chiari malformation. Read More 

How Your Brain Has Some Control Over The Pain You Feel

One of the easiest solutions to chronic pain is taking painkillers, but over time these medications can lose their effectiveness. As this happens, your body will require more pills to stop the pain, and this is not a healthy way to treat pain. If your pain pills are no longer helping a lot with your pain, you may want to consider finding a different way to treat it. One important thing to understand about pain is that part of it depends on the way the brain works, and here are several things you should understand as you seek a different type of pain management strategy. Read More 

Don’t Have The Energy To Get Through The Day? What You Should Know About Sleep Apnea

If you feel tired or exhausted all day long no matter how much sleep you get at night, you might have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that can be potentially dangerous if it affects your health and wellness. In many cases, you may not even know that you have sleep apnea until you see a primary care physician for care. Here are things to know about sleep apnea, how it affects your health and what you can do to treat it. Read More 

4 Signs That You May Be Developing Cataracts

A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes clouded by protein deposits. The clouding causes a decline in clear vision. There are three types of cataracts. They include subcapsular cataracts, nuclear cataracts, and cortical cataracts. Subcapsular cataracts develop at the back of the lens. Nuclear cataracts appear in the center or nucleus of the lens. A cortical cataract begins around the edges of the lens and encroaches upon the center of the eye. Read More