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Safeguarding your sight

Safeguarding your sight

Although aging puts people at greater risk for serious eye disease and other eye problems, loss of sight need not go hand in hand with growing older. Practical, preventive measures can help protect against devastating impairment. An estimated 40% to 50% of all blindness can be avoided or treated, mainly through regular visits to a vision specialist.
Regular eye exams are the cornerstone of visual health as people age. Individuals who have a family history of eye disease or other risk factors should have more frequent exams. Don’t wait until your vision deteriorates to have an eye exam. One eye can often compensate for the other while an eye condition progresses. Frequently, only an exam can detect eye disease in its earliest stages.
You can take other steps on your own. First, if you smoke, stop. Smoking increases the risk of several eye disorders, including age-related macular degeneration. Next, take a look at your diet. Maintaining a nutritious diet, with lots of fruits and vegetables and minimal saturated fats and hydrogenated oils, promotes sound health and may boost your resistance to eye disease. Wearing sunglasses and hats is important for people of any age. Taking the time to learn about the aging eye and recognizing risks and symptoms can alert you to the warning signs of vision problems.
Although eyestrain, spending many hours in front of a television or computer screen, or working in poor light does not cause harmful medical conditions, it can tire the eyes and, ultimately, their owner. The eyes are priceless and deserve to be treated with care and respect — and that is as true for the adult of 80 as it is for the teenager of 18.

Five common eye myths dispelled

Myth: Doing eye exercises will delay the need for glasses.

Fact: Eye exercises will not improve or preserve vision or reduce the need for glasses. Your vision depends on many factors, including the shape of your eye and the health of the eye tissues, none of which can be significantly altered with eye exercises.

Myth: Reading in dim light will worsen your vision.

Fact: Although dim lighting will not adversely affect your eyesight, it will tire your eyes out more quickly. The best way to position a reading light is to have it shine directly onto the page, not over your shoulder. A desk lamp with an opaque shade pointing directly at the reading material is the best possible arrangement. A light that shines over your shoulder will cause a glare, making it more difficult to see the reading material.

Myth: Eating carrots is good for the eyes.

Fact: There is some truth in this one. Carrots, which contain vitamin A, are one of several vegetables that are good for the eyes. But fresh fruits and dark green leafy vegetables, which contain more antioxidant vitamins such as C and E, are even better. Antioxidant vitamins may help protect the eyes against cataract and age-related macular degeneration. But eating any vegetables or supplements containing these vitamins or substances will not prevent or correct basic vision problems such as nearsightedness or farsightedness.

Myth: It’s best not to wear glasses all the time. Taking a break from glasses or contact lenses allows your eyes to rest.

Fact: If you need glasses for distance or reading, use them. Attempting to read without reading glasses will simply strain your eyes and tire them out. Using your glasses won’t worsen your vision or lead to any eye disease.

Myth: Staring at a computer screen all day is bad for the eyes.

Fact: Although using a computer will not harm your eyes, staring at a computer screen all day will contribute to eyestrain or tired eyes. Adjust lighting so that it does not create a glare or harsh reflection on the screen. Also, when you’re working on a computer or doing other close work such as reading or sewing, it’s a good idea to rest your eyes briefly every hour or so to lessen eye fatigue.

Finally, people who stare at a computer screen for long periods tend not to blink as often as usual, which can cause the eyes to feel dry and uncomfortable. Make a conscious effort to blink regularly so that the eyes stay well lubricated and do not dry out.


What is Spermatorrhea – Symptoms and Its Causes

What is Spermatorrhea – Symptoms and Its Causes
By Dr Andrew Napier

Spermatorrhea is a condition that is not very far from night emissions. It describes a situation where involuntary ejaculation occurs often in an excessive manner. In other circumstances there is the shedding of sperms during sleep which is termed as night time pollution. This may be accompanied by erotic dreams that ignite and drive the whole process. Spermatorrhea oscillates between the prostate at times said to produce a discharge and real semen ejaculations or excess urethral secretions.

A seminal emission in a way is one area that has not completely been exhausted and documented because the victims do not show any demand for medical attention. It is relatively habitual with causes ranging from physical factors to indulgence in masturbation. It is actually self abuse. The victims seem to go through some form of habitual self training and falls into a trap he cannot come out of. When seen during the day it might be a symptom of some ailment because ejaculation occurs at the slight provocation of the skin near the gonads. This sounds strange and for sure the connection is also mental because always the sexual act has a long nervous connectivity to the brain.

Observed symptoms are many and visible; it includes weakness of sight, dizziness, high heart bit rate and dyspepsia. Also back pain, fatigue, incapability of mental effort and sometimes chest tremors are detected. While this list is this long, often most of it relapses on their own meaning it is all mild and temporary. It becomes psychological though and depression is the perfect choice because the victim is simply shunning away from everybody like as if everybody knows his problem.

The condition is really a symptom and not a disease; it does not in itself precipitate in to a disease demanding treatment. It emanates from the gonads though but it ends up being a weak nervous system requiring attention. These excitations and inability to control the flow of emissions is purely a nervous disorder. As this condition grows and the victim finds complete attachment to it, other complications like loss of sex urge will be noticed finally leaving the victim in an un-repairable position. There is diminished capacity for sexual pleasure.

Masturbation is known to accelerate this condition being also another habit that a victim gets hooked to and a lot of counseling becomes the most immediate remedy for this problem. Over indulgence in thoughts that are erotic and moving enough have been known to tilt ones memory away into the full habit of self provocation. The tightness of the foreskin causes irritations sometimes from the inner surface when the secretions need to be expelled pricking release of seminal fluids. Constipation is not sometimes voluntary and the victim falls into this trap where extensive pressure is exerted via the rectum with disastrous results for fluid release.

No amount of persuasion will prompt habits to stop; as for the young, if parents do not step in and chop off the self pollution and get other engagements and recreation to keep them busy, the future will remain always bleak.—Symptoms-and-Its-Causes&id=4694227