Articles for tag: Blood Vessels, Diabetic Retinopathy, Smoking and Pregnancy, Vision Loss

Symptoms, Stages, and Risk Factors of Diabetic Retinopathy

One of the leading causes of blindness for adults in the United States, diabetic retinopathy is a common disease among diabetics. According to the National Eye Institute, it changes the retina’s blood vessels, causing them to swell and leak fluid. The disease progresses and may affect both of the eyes, causing vision loss. There may ...

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What Maine Doctors Should Know About Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana has been legal in Maine since 1999. In 2009 and 2011 laws were expanded and clarified giving Mainers the right to assign caregivers, buy medicine from dispensaries, or cultivate their own crop. Although the medical marijuana culture is changing, many Maine doctors are still fearful of the law, ignorant of the benefits, and ...

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Most Effective Exercise Program for Type 2 Diabetes

It is well-known that exercise helps type 2 diabetes. However, a new study shows that a specific exercise regimen might be better than others for controlling the disease. Seven percent or 20.8 million adults and children in the United States suffer with diabetes. People with diabetes are at higher risk for developing other diseases, some ...

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Vitreous Detachment: “Eye Floaters”

At a recent eye examination, I told my doctors I was seeing spots or something floating in my eye into my field of vision. These eye floaters are tiny spots, flecks or cobwebs that drift around into your field of vision. People also describe them as straight and curved lines, strings or blobs in the ...