Cataract removal is a procedure to remove a clouded lens ( cataract ) from the eye. Cataracts are removed to improve vision. The procedure almost always includes placing an artificial lens in the eye.
Cataract extraction; Cataract surgery
The normal lens of the eye is transparent (clear). As a cataract develops, the lens becomes cloudy and blocks light from entering your eye. Without enough light, you cannot see as clearly.
Cataracts are painless. Mostly, they develop in the elderly. But sometimes children are born with clouded lenses that are caused by infections or other problems before birth. These are called congenital cataracts .
Surgery is usually recommended for people who cannot see well because of their cataracts. The surgery is performed in a hospital or surgery center in an outpatient clinic.
Adults are usually awake for the procedure. You will receive local anesthesia (numbing medicine) t...
Do you have high cholesterol? Increase your fiber!
Do you have high blood pressure? Increase your fiber!
Are you overweight? Increase your fiber!
What is it with fiber (also known as roughage)? It seems to play a role in just about all our health problems.
Well, as far as blood pressure and cholesterol go, dietary fiber binds to cholesterol in circulation and helps remove it from the body. Research has shown that for every 1-2 grams of daily soluble fiber intake, LDL (bad) cholesterol is lowered 1%.
On the weight control side of things, fiber increases satiety (how full you feel), aiding efforts to lose weight and/or maintain a healthy weight.
Four Things You Need to Know to Make Dietary Fiber Work for You:
1. There are two types of fiber.
Insoluble fiber remains relatively intact as it passes through the digestive system. The primary function of insoluble fiber is to move waste ...
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