It's common for those new to wearing contact lenses to be worried when their lenses become cloudy. However, the issue is actually pretty common. Contacts become cloudy for several different reasons. Fortunately, the explanation is typically simple and easy to fix.
One of the more common reasons for contact lenses to become cloudy is due to the buildup of protein deposits on the lens surface. Your eyes produce tears to keep your eyes clean.
When you take your child to the pediatrician for unusual symptoms like mysterious bruising and fatigue, you do not expect to come away with a diagnosis of childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, if this does happen to you and your child, your next thought is about what is going to happen to your child from here on out. Get to know some of the procedures and treatments that your child may go through now that they have been diagnosed with childhood AML so that you can be better prepared to care for and support your child through this tough time in their life.
A urinary tract infection is rarely life threatening, but it still can cause a lot of discomfort. When you have one of these infections, you may experience an intense urge to urinate, cloudy urine, pelvic pain and strong smelling urine. Making some simple lifestyle changes, however, can reduce your chances of contracting this infection. Here are five helpful tips for preventing urinary tract infections:
If you do not already drink eight cups of water a day, it is definitely time to start.
If you've had an injury to your spine that's made it unstable or fractured, it's probably giving you a lot of pain. The pain occurs because portions of your spine move independently of each other and they can pinch nerves and tissues when they are out of alignment. Your doctor may suggest a spinal fusion to correct the problem and decrease your pain. Here's a quick overview of this medical procedure.
As an expectant parent, seeing images of your unborn child is usually an incredibly emotional experience. Although ultrasounds, also known as sonograms, are typically an expected part of obstetrics now, it was not invented until the 1950's and did not become a popular part of maternity care in the United States until the 1970's. However, since then it has expanded greatly and now pregnant women often have the option of accessing one or more types of ultrasounds during their pregnancy.