As you age, the chances are that you will suffer from cataracts on some level. Basically, cataracts occur when your eyes’ lenses become cloudy and damaged, resulting in blurred vision and deteriorated sight. In most cases, this can be corrected through cataract surgery.
However it’s worth exploring your options before you commit to surgery. And fortunately, there are a few – especially for those with early stage cataracts.
As always, the rest of this article is meant to be informational only. You should always speak with your eye doctor before committing to any of the following alternatives. It’s also worth noting that most of the options listed below are temporary, and you will have to have surgery at some point to properly restore your vision.
Temporary Vision Correction
Those with cataracts which aren’t too bad could consider using some form of temporary vision correction in the form of glasses or contact lenses. Although this won’t stop the progression of your cataracts, it could give you years of perfect vision before surgery becomes a must.
We’d highly recommend speaking to your local optometrist to see if glasses are a viable option for your needs. It’s also important to understand that you will have to upgrade your glasses from time to time as your vision continues to worsen.
Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. It seems these figures ring true, as at least three million Australians are missing teeth – with many due to gum disease. Aside from needing to seek out dental help from your dentist so you can get to grips with your oral health, there are other ways to tell whether you have gum disease – or are likely to get it.
Plaque and Gingivitis
Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease and causes gum tissue inflammation. The beauty experts at Artistic Beauty say, if you have a lot of plaque around your teeth and gumline, then you are in the beginning stages of gum disease. Fortunately, if you see your dentist for professional cleaning, brush, and floss regularly, and see your dentist twice-yearly, you may be able to reverse those beginning stages.
Tissue and Bone Loss
If you don’t act fast once plaque and gingivitis take hold, your gingivitis then turns into advanced gum disease – periodontitis. At this stage, your dentist may use such procedures as scaling and deep cleaning and plaque removal beneath your gumline. Periodontitis affects your gums, but it has severe consequences for your bone too. Any bone loss from periodontitis may require a dental specialist’s help.
When you see ads for organic skin care and standard skin care products on TV, you may think all that talk about skin pH levels is just that – talk. Surely, it’s some kind of marketing ploy, or way in which to make one product stand out over another. The truth is, talking about your skin’s pH levels is more important than you think – and it’s not a tactic to get you to buy one product or another. We asked the experts at fridakahloskincare.com and here’s what you need to know.
What are Skin pH Levels All About?
Most likely, you would never have heard the term pH used as its full name of ‘potential of hydrogen’. This term means that there is a certain concentration level of hydrogen ions in a substance. There is also a scale to measure the levels, with zero being the most acidic, and 14 being the most alkaline. Your skin is at its best when it sits in the middle between acidic and alkaline at around 4.8 to 6.
What Happens if My Skin pH Levels are Too High?
If your skin’s pH levels are too high, with high being around 7-14, then your skin becomes dry, sensitive, and irritated. It may even look inflamed, with some enzymes actively destroying your collagen levels due to too much alkaline. If you use high pH products, you are vulnerable to skin issues such as acne, eczema, Athlete’s foot, and more. If your skin’s pH levels are consistently high, then your skin can age faster as well.
No matter which form of exercise you take part in – be it a solo activity or a group fitness session, you will find there is a range of benefits. However, there is now a group fitness class available that may have all the advantages you’ve been looking for – above and beyond what regular fitness classes and solo sessions can offer. Find out below how BodyCombat could be the best team fitness option for you.
One chocolate muffin can have over 430 calories in it. To burn off that same number of calories, you may need to go for a four-hour stroll. No one has time to exercise for half the working day, which makes it essential to find group fitness classes and exercise options that help you to burn as many calories as possible. BodyCombat is one such option. Offering high-energy martial arts-style workouts, you can burn as much as 740 calories in a 30, 45, or 55-minute session.
If you work up a sweat just walking up the front steps to your house, then it’s clear to see your fitness has fallen by the wayside. BodyCombat can most certainly help you to get that back. These classes are challenging in their intensity levels, while helping you to work on your legs, arms, shoulders, back, and core. You develop empowerment, speed, coordination, and agility, which all equate to an incredible level of fitness.
If you’ve ever visited the dentist because of wisdom teeth pain, you will no doubt be asking yourself why it is we have them. Why, if in most cases you need to get them removed, do they grow and cause a significant amount of pain? Many people will be all too familiar with wisdom teeth laying dormant for years, only to emerge and create nothing but pain, discomfort, and inflammation. They serve no purpose, so why are they there?
There is a prevailing theory amongst anthropologists and the dentist workforce that wisdom teeth only exist because of our ancestors’ early diet. Before we began to consume softer foods and started to use knives and forks, we had to rely on our teeth to grind, crunch, and break foliage, berries, nuts, and other natural ingredients.
We now live in a more convenient age, and wisdom teeth are now redundant. In fact, you can almost call wisdom teeth a vestigial organ – something you no longer need in your body because of modern conveniences and technological advancements.
Why Do Wisdom Teeth Take So Long to Appear?
Between age 17 and 25, most people will find themselves calling their dentist for wisdom tooth extraction. This time of your life tends to be the most common for wisdom teeth to erupt through the surface – even if they’ve been growing under your gum line for some time. The reason for them appearing so late is that, like most teeth, they grow on a timeline.
When it comes to arm liposuction the procedure is a little more invasive than some other kinds because there are two arms to be done, not just one site. And because your arms move around a lot more than your torso, you need to take extra care of them after the surgery. Even though the cuts made for this procedure are tiny, they are still cuts and so need to be attended to carefully.
It is not only a matter of healing the cuts either. Remember that a lot of fatty cells have been removed through those tiny cuts. This removal will cause some blood loss and there is likely to be leakage of fluid and blood from the cuts until they heal. This is a good thing because the fluid and blood are now waste products and need to be removed. Those cuts can’t be stitched up; if they are, the waste will be kept trapped under the skin.
Often, people get on drugs with the intention of just trying them out, but before they know it they are addicted and their life becomes a chaotic mess. If you are thinking of going to drug rehab, there are a few different options that you can try, depending on your circumstances. It’s important to choose one that will give you the best chance of beating those drugs.
Day clinics: this is where you go for treatment during the day, but return home for the night. These are the cheapest options because there are no accommodation costs. However, because you return home each night, it is not necessarily the best option, especially if there are other drug users living there. Being at home can put you at risk of losing the struggle, especially when it gets to the hard stage.
Free clinics: There are some free drug rehab clinics in most state. However the waiting list is usually long so you can’t get in when you want to. And being state funded usually means they don’t have the same modern programmes for rehab. However, they are better than nothing.
Residential Clinics: Clinics that offer accommodation cost more, but are a better option for rehabilitation because you are right away from your old life where you can easily be tempted to take more drugs. Because you spend the nights at the clinic, there is less chance for you to give up during those difficult night hours when things seem at their worst. In addition, there is usually nursing staff available during the night to take care of you if you need it. (more…)
Staying warm is important for your health, especially in winter. Being too cold can cause many health problems and exacerbate your symptoms when you get a cold or flu. Electricians will usually tell you the best way to keep warm is with the use of electric heating of some kind. Electricity is quick, clean, non-toxic and efficient. In addition it is widely available.
Years ago when not much heating was available, people used to get an itchy and painful condition called chilblains. It caused weeping sores on their extremities- toes, fingers, and sometimes ears – that took ages to heal. In fact, it would only heal when the warmer weather arrived. A condition called trench foot has also been noted by those who spend too much time in a cold environment.
There is no doubt about it; going to the dentist is painful to the wallet as well as to your gums, especially if you haven’t been for ages and have more than one procedure that needs doing. While it is certainly a good idea to have your teeth checked at least once a year, many people don’t do this, with the result that they need multiple fillings and/or extractions, not to mention cleaning and scaling, root canal work or caps.
Young people often need to have braces to straighten their teeth and prevent further problems as they age and this too, is usually extremely expensive. Some people decide to go overseas for dental treatment, such as Dental Veneers, because it is so much cheaper. However, is this really a good idea? Here are some pros and cons for doing so.
If you have small front teeth either due to wear or because of genetics, it may give you a gummy smile. This can make you feel embarrassed and impact your social and even your work life. An attractive smile makes most people more self confident. Consulting with a dentist will usually find a way to overcome this or other dental problems.
A gummy smile due to small teeth can usually be fixed quite easily with composite resin bonding. This is when a natural looking material is applied directly to the teeth to create the required shape and replace the worn part. It can make worn teeth look longer so that the smile is more natural.
Sometimes the teeth are worn at the sides rather than along the top, making them look somewhat pointed. This too, is not an acceptable look and people affected tend to hide their teeth by not smiling or talking as much as they could. Composite resin bonding is also suitable for this problem.