Diagnosing and treating irritation

Eye irritation: what’s causing it?
Definition

Eye irritation is the response produced by the eyes when they are in contact with an irritant: the eyes become red and/or watery. Sometimes they also have a burning or stinging sensation.

Symptoms

People with ocular irritation complain of tiredness and ocular discomfort that manifests itself with conjunctival redness, lachrymation, blurred vision and stinging, which frequently generates the need to rub the eyes or blink frequently to relieve it. They perceive a sensation of supersaturation, tension or fatigue in the eyes that they tend to attribute, erroneously, to eyestrain or vision problems. In general, the people who most frequently suffer from it are housewives, students, drivers, computer specialists, etc.

Cause

Eye irritation usually occurs due to external aggressions produced by various agents (smoke, environmental chemicals, chlorinated water, snow) and other irritants, which can be physical (dust, wind, extreme cold). The mos..

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Coping with Asbestos Siding

Do you have Asbestos Siding in your home?

A Brief History of Asbestos

Without diving too deep into the history of asbestos, we should touch on a few key points. This will help you know if you have to worry about the carcinogenic material, or if it isn’t going to be present in your house.

Most people think that this mineral is a 20th-century discovery. In fact, it dates back much further than that. The material was actually being used as far back as 4000 BC in ancient Egypt. And even the discovery that it was harmful has been known for quite some time. In the first century Pliny, the Elder wrote about how slaves that worked closely with the substance would get sick and die prematurely.

Fast forward to the 20th century when the use of asbestos was really starting to pick up. People wanted to have insulated houses, and this mineral did a remarkably good job. It was strong, fire resistant, insulated well and was incredibly versatile. It also caused cancer.

About Asbestos Siding

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Can you’ve got Lasik over 50?

Can You Get LASIK After Age 50?
Can you have Lasik over 50? Is LASIK surgery only for young people? Not necessarily. Each patient is different, therefore each patient is conditioned by a unique set of circumstances that must be evaluated before determining if laser eye surgery is the best option to treat your vision problems.

LASIK surgery is able to treat myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism at any age. However, your ophthalmologist will perform a series of exhaustive preoperative LASIK evaluations to determine if you are an ideal candidate for this procedure. The ophthalmologist will evaluate the health of your eye, as well as the regularity and thickness of the cornea.

Below we will discuss some eye health problems and diseases that may affect your candidacy for LASIK surgery.

Eye diseases and LASIK candidacy
The loss of vision due to eye diseases is more likely as we get older. The most common diseases that can diminish your vision after 50 years are cataracts, glaucoma, and macul..

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Hair Transplant Costs and Expenses

There are many products available in the market today that hold the promise of re-growing hair and treating male pattern baldness. These products include everything from creams and pills to medications such as Rogaine. Most of these “all natural” treatments though are actually more damaging to your body than an actual hair transplant. Especially when considering all the new technology in the market today.

Hair Transplant Costs and Expenses
In an FUE hair transplant, FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction, hairs are gently pronged from the follicles in a randomized natural pattern and inserted into the balding area of the scalp. Hair is often taken from the back and sides of the head as the hairs in these regions are more genetically resistant to hair loss and inserted in the top and front of the scalp.

Exactly much does a Michigan hair transplant procedure cost? Well, the answer is not that simple. As with all elective and cosmetic procedures, only the surgeon or clinic can provid..

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Treatments for Lung Cancer and Cancer

Mesothelioma or Lung cancer is a rаrе form of саnсеr that’s mоѕt оftеn саuѕеd by asbestos exposure. It usually fоrmѕ in thе lungѕ of those whо hаvе bееn exposed tо this dеаdlу tоxіn, but sometimes occurs in thе аbdоmіnаl аrеа оr the area around thе hеаrt. Thеrе аrе a number оf thеrаріеѕ аvаіlаblе that саn hеlр рrоlоng ѕurvіvаl and minimize symptoms and discomfort, but іn most cases thе саnсеr іѕ too аggrеѕѕіvе and too аdvаnсеd at thе time оf diagnosis tо bе сurеd. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with stage 4 mesothelioma, we can help you find proper treatment.

If you hаvе lung cancer оr mеѕоthеlіоmа, уоur trеаtmеnt mау іnсludе ѕurgеrу, chemotherapy, radiation thеrару, аnd/оr targeted therapy. (Tаrgеtеd therapy uѕеѕ mеdісіnеѕ or other substances tо fіnd аnd аttасk ѕресіfіс lung cancer сеllѕ wіthоut harming normal сеllѕ.)

Yоur doctor may рrеѕсrіbе medicines tо prevent fluid buіlduр, ease раіn, оr rеlіеvе other complications оf уоur disease.

If уоu hаvе lung cancer оr mеѕоthеl..

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Asbestos Popcorn Ceilings: Are they Safe?

So the big question, Asbestos Popcorn ceilings: Are they safe? Back in the 1950’s and 1980’s there was a special type of ceiling that was in the form of a spray on texture type; popcorn ceiling. This style made it easy for contractors to hide unwanted blemishes quickly. Sadly, during this time span there was a tremendous demand for the use of this asbestos related product in the United States. About 1 and 10 percent of “popcorn ceilings,” “stucco ceiling”, “cottage-cheese ceiling,” and another populars name for this textured ceiling, generally had asbestos. Asbestos is dangerous and can cause cancer in which homeowners breathe in without knowing until years later are diagnosed with major health risks that could have been prevented.

If you are worried about “cottage cheese” ceilings in your residential home, I highly recommend you to purchase a test kit and or hire an asbestos abatement professional. If you purchase a test kit, you will have to gather a sample of the ceiling and mail i..

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Should I Be Preventing Sun After A Hair Transplant? 

Avoiding Sun After A Hair Transplant Procedure. Is it Necessary?
Hair transplantation is an excellent treatment that allows permanent treatment of hair loss in men and women, the best way to guarantee the success of treatment is to fully follow the postoperative recommendations. Many patients who go for a consultation have many doubts regarding the effects that sun exposure could have after hair transplantation and believe avoiding sun after a hair transplant is necessary. In this article we are going to dive deep into reasons why avoiding sun after a hair transplant is recommended and how it all works.

It is important to keep in mind that the scalp needs a lot of time to heal and for the follicles to form their roots. Exposure to the sun not only damages the skin, but also the hair follicles. This will undoubtedly cause a failure in the treatment. Although, according to Michigan hair transplant specialists, there are many simple ways to avoid damage.

The sun has negative effects on..

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5 Places Where You Will Find Asbestos in 2018

5 Places Where You Can Find Asbestos in 2018

Every year, deadly diseases produced by asbestos exposure such as mesothelioma and asbestosis are responsible for hundreds of deaths. For this reason, regular campaigns against mesothelioma are made, focusing on preventing asbestos exposure, banning it, enforcing regulations, and strengthening national and international partnerships. Speaking with a mesothelioma lawyer can greatly benefit anyone diagnosed with mesothelioma, especially those diagnosed with Stage four mesothelioma or are showing Stage four mesothelioma symptoms.

It is easy to assume that asbestos exposure is no longer a dangerous thing to be worried about. Most of the United States population think asbestos was banned a long time ago. But unfortunately, it was not.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the USA tried to present a ban in the year 1989, but it was not enough for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which overturned it the proposition.

Nowadays, the use ..

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Can Hair Transplant Surgery Leave Scars?

Does Hair Transplant Surgery Leave Scars?
The technique used to perform the hair transplant will determine whether or not scars remain after the procedure. In the treatments with the FUE and FUSS techniques, the results are very natural and differ from each other in the way in which the follicular units are extracted from the donor area. In both cases, local anesthesia is used and they do not require hospitalization or cause any pain. In this article we are going to dive deep in into the commonly debated question of does hair transplant surgery leave scars? There are many factors to this question and the answer is not a straight forward.

Hair graft with the FUE technique
When using the FUE technique (Follicular Unit Extraction Technique) there are no scars after the capillary implant. This is because this technique does not make large incisions since it uses a special surgical instrument called microscopic punching (usually about 0.8 mm in diameter). Therefore, FUE leaves microscopic..

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Smoking and Smoking Increases Risk for Lung Cancer 2018

Smoking and Asbestos Increases Risk for Lung Cancer in 2018
Researchers determined that smoking and asbestos exposure collectively can increase the risk of asbestos-related diseases up to 90 percent in some cases while having little or no causal effect on other diseases. Both smoking and asbestos irritate the lungs. Smoking is a well-known trigger for lung cancer. Chronic exposure to smoke (smoking) causes as many as 90% of lung cancers.

Breathing asbestos fibers can cause lung damage which can lead to non-cancerous asbestos diseases such as pleural disease and asbestosis, or to cancerous diseases such as lung cancer or mesothelioma. When asbestos fibers are inhaled, some may be expelled, but others may remain in the lungs for a lifetime. Cigarette smoking weakens the lungs and decreases their ability to expel fibers. Smoking also acts as an irritant in the air passages causing a higher production of mucus, thereby blocking the passage of air and further decreasing the removal of fibe..

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