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So much of what you hear – especially as you age and go through the menopausal transition – is that you need to remain active. If you’re like me, you immediately think of exercise (i.e., go to the gym), but there’s another component that doesn’t get as much attention. Think gardening, housework, etc., which is known as non-exercise physical activity.
A longitudinal study out of the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences focused on the importance of this type of activity in preventing cardiovascular disease and death. This study involved 4,232 individuals who were 60 years of age and older. The researchers assessed the participants’ non-exercise physical activity (which also includes activities such as home repairs, lawn care, car maintenance, hunting or fishing) as well as their exercise habits at the start of the study. The individuals also had physical examinations and laboratory tests at this time to gauge their cardiovascular he...
Alternative Names Light sensitivity; Vision - light sensitive; Eyes - sensitive to light Home Care The discomfort of light sensitivity can be reduced by avoiding sunlight, closing the eyes, wearing dark glasses, or darkening the room. However, the cause for the light sensitivity should be determined, since proper treatment may cure the problem. Seek urgent medical attention if pain is moderate to severe in low-light conditions. Call your health care provider if Call your doctor if light sensitivity is severe. For example, if you need to wear sunglasses indoors. Also call if the sensitivity occurs with headaches, red eye or blurred vision or does not go away in a day or two. What to expect at your health care provider's office The doctor will perform a physical examination , including an eye exam. You may be asked the following questions: When did the light sensitivity begin? Does it hurt all the time or just sometimes? How bad is it? Do you need to wear dark glasses or stay in dark rooms? Did a do...
Generic Name: CHOLESTYRAMINE - ORAL Pronounced: (KOE-le-STYE-ra-meen) Cholestyramine Light Oral Precautions
Before taking cholestyramine, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This
product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or
other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
Some products may contain sugar or aspartame. Caution is
advised if you have diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any other condition
that requires you to limit/avoid these substances in your diet. Ask your doctor
or pharmacist about using this product safely.
Because this drug can interfere with the absorption of
certain nutrients (such as folic acid, fat-soluble vitamins including A, D, E,
K), your doctor m...
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