The American Eye Institute estimates that dry eye affects about 3 million Americans every year, and it affects more women than men. My opthamologist (a medical physician that specializes in treating eye diseases) tells me they are seeing an upsurge in dry eye as a disease. You might be surprised as to why that is the case.
Dry eye is a complex condition that occurs when we don’t produce enough tears or lubrication evaporates because of inflammation of the glands around the eye and lids. It can occur with other health disorders, with aging, or as a primary problem. The causes and symptoms vary. Other contributing factors include injury or infection, our environment, chronic pain disorders associated with nerve problems in the brain, and sensitivity syndromes. Any problem or injury that interferes with normal function of eyelid movement or lubrication of the eye can cause dry eye syndrome (DES) or dry eye disease (DED).
Rising numbers of pe...
My 20 year old has had sever chronic migraines since age 10. Through all the traditional migraine meds, there has been no relief. We also have tried the elevation diets and amitriptylene several years ago, and it only lessened the frequency. Last night he was plagued with yet another. He never has had the aura like I get, but they attack several times a week with symptom of weakness, nausea, light and sound sensitivity. They last from 6 hours to 2 full days at a raging level 8 and above. After the migraine last night, this morning a seizure woke him up. He has never had a before. He woke up not being able to focus, shaking and sweating uncontrollably, and biting his tongue and not being able to stop...why would this just begin after never occurring before? Donna.
Seizures should always be investigated. The seizure your son experienced may have been related to the Migraine the n...
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