Most people have eye or ear problems at one time or another. Some are minor and will go away on their own, or are easy to treat at home. Others need a specialist’s care. Whether your vision isn’t what it used to be, or never was that great, there are things you can do to get your eye health back on track.
Keeping your ears clean involves cleaning the outer portion of your ears. You should never stick a cotton swab in your ear to remove earwax. Doing so doesn’t really remove the wax. All it does is compact the wax closer to your eardrum. Earwax should not be close to your eardrum. This can cause a blockage, which is one of the most common causes of hearing loss.
Various products -- from artificial tears and ointments to ocular decongestants are available over the counter (OTC). These products can help with dryness, itching, or excessive watering of the eye. In some instances, what may seem like a minor eye problem may lead to a severe, potentially blinding condition. So, always check with your doctor for any persisting eye symptoms or problem.
Loud noises can damage the tiny bones in your ear, causing hearing loss. This noise-induced hearing loss can happen in an instant. Or it can occur over time.
Your diet should include plenty or fruits and vegetables, especially deep yellow and green leafy vegetables. Eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut can also help your eyes.
Glaucoma is caused by raised pressure within the eye and treatments such as latanoprost and timolol are commonly prescribed. A cataract is a painless cloudy lens in the eye that causes blurry vision. It progresses slowly as we age.
Age-related macular degeneration is an eye disease with onset at any age, usually after age 60, that progressively destroys the macula, the central portion of the retina that helps with focus. It rarely causes total blindness as only the center of vision is affected. We have all medicines of eye problems at Genmedicare.com.
If you suspect you have hearing loss, you should see your doctor. There are many types of hearing loss and many causes of hearing loss. Some hearing loss is permanent and some hearing loss is temporary. If you can’t hear as well on the phone or in noisy situations, you should have your hearing tested.