When Your Trusty Old Eyeglasses Aren't So Trusty Anymore
15 April 2016
It's not unusual for people to wear their same pair of eyeglasses for as long as possible; they may want to avoid the expense of new frames and lenses, or may not think they need new glasses no matter the age of their old prescription. If you've been wearing the same eyeglasses for some time and aren't sure if it's time to see the optometrist, note a few signs that it's time to consider going in for an evaluation for new prescription glasses.
3 Herbal Solutions for Sciatic Nerve Pain
15 April 2016
Sciatica is the name for the pain that you get in the sciatic nerve—a nerve that runs from the lower back down through each leg. It is commonly caused when a spinal nerve root in the lower back gets compressed after a disc degenerates. Sciatica often involves lower back pain that radiates down through the leg to the foot. Before embarking on natural treatments, you should seek medical advice to determine the severity and decide whether any surgical treatment is necessary.
Understanding The Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis And Hearing Loss
8 April 2016
Although often associated with joint degradation, rheumatoid arthritis can affect several parts of your body. It's an inflammatory autoimmune disease, and the condition can cause your body's immune system to damage your inner ear. Additionally, medication used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can damage your hearing. Here's an overview of how these two factors can contribute to hearing loss and the associated treatment options:
Medication-Induced Hearing Loss
Rheumatoid arthritis is often treated with salicylates and anti-inflammatories, and some of these types of medication are considered ototoxic.