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Our eyes are rightly said to be the real windows to our souls. They are indeed vital to a healthy existence. Never take your eyes and any issues associated with your eyes lightly. You must religiously follow these simple tips for ensuring that your eyes are healthy even when you are in your old age.

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Opt for a Comprehensive Dilated Eye Check-Up

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Many of you simply ignore your eyes thinking that you have a perfect vision, but you should visit a professional eye care facility for a comprehensive dilated eye check-up. This would be the best way of ruling out any issues with your eyes. There are several common vision issues like, diabetic eye disease, age-associated macular degeneration, and glaucoma etc. that often go unnoticed as there are no warning signs. The best way of detecting these issues in their initial stages is by going through the dilated eye examination.

Find Out Eye Health History of Your Family

Find out from your other family members if there is any clinical history associated with their eyes. It is quite essential for everybody to know if anybody in the family had been suffering from any serious eye disease as many such issues could be hereditary. This would be really helpful in determining if you seem to be at a higher risk of getting an eye issue.

Eat Healthy Food for Eye Protection

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Many of you know that eating carrots would be great for your eyes. However, the fact is, you must eat a nutritious diet that comprises lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, especially, leafy greens such as kale, spinach, or even collard greens. Your eyes would stay healthy and in perfect condition if you consume fish such as tuna, salmon, and halibut that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Maintain Your Weight

Maintain ideal body weight as obesity could increase the risk of acquiring diabetes or some other serious systemic conditions like glaucoma and even diabetic eye disease that could result in vision loss. If it is increasingly getting difficult for you to attain and maintain an ideal weight, you must seek a doctor’s advice. 

Keep Your Hands and Of Course Contact Lenses Scrupulously Clean

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Always keep your hands scrupulously clean. Your contact lenses must be cleaned as frequently as possible. It can help avoid infections. Keep washing your hands and wash the contact lenses thoroughly. It is best to keep your contact lenses disinfected.

Practicing Safety at the Workplace Is Of Utmost Importance

You must work in a safe and germ-free environment. You must ensure that you are wearing protective eyewear if your job necessitates that for safety purposes. Moreover, do not ever be callous about your eye safety and protection. Wear protective gear and eyewear to provide ample protection to your eyes. Always remember your eyes are pretty precious to you and so you must take excellent care of them.

New for old: addressing sleep apnea

At least 400 million Americans have fallen victim to sleep related disorders. Acute, chronic and long-term sleep disorders are household names right now. Sleep apnea, poor breathing, and insomnia have made their ways to the younger generations as well.

Memory foam vs. latex mattresses

A recent independent study shows that switching old mattresses for new ones bring a drastic change to the sleeping habits of the test population. When the new mattresses are medium soft memory foam or PolyGel, the patients are sleeping better. Their sleep related issues are significantly less. When another group was given a harder mattress (8 out of 10), they complained of increased backaches and stiffness of neck muscles.

While the advantages memory foam mattresses are significant, you can also try latex mattresses. These are naturally hypoallergenic, and you can sleep in peace since they do not allow dust mite buildups. Each mattress has a particular hardness and softness. This does not change for at least a decade of constant use.

How does environment determine your sleep quality?

To enjoy sound sleep, as you did on your last tropical vacation, do not forget to take your room temperature and your body temperature into account. Do you live in warmer weather? Do you use the AC 24/7? Do you sweat a lot? These are a few other factors, which will determine your quality of sleep.

If you live in warmer weather, think twice before buying a memory foam mattress. Memory foam mattresses are superb for support and motion absorption. However, they are terrible in heat transfer. They absorb and radiate body heat. As a result, unless you are sleeping in a controlled environment, you will face more sweat and grime than you warranted for.

Conduct your study

If you want to know the best features of each kind, you can check out comparative studies of mattresses like the Loom and Leaf vs. Amerisleep mattresses. This will tell you what factors you need to take into account for choosing and buying a mattress. Do not forget to check out what doctors are saying about each mattress type before you invest in one.

Get a sleep-makeover

A new mattress should bring a sleep-makeover in your life. You should be able to experience the relaxation of a 5-star resort without stepping outside your bedroom. Today, around 70% of people in the US agree that a new mattress will help them sleep better. At least 90% of them also agree that they do not know what kind of mattress is right for them.

Do not wait any longer. Uproot the problems that are now plaguing the youth and the elderly. Forget costly medicines and experimental treatments. You can again experience sound slumbers once you invest in a test, fully supportive and personalized mattress for your bed.

 

Hair fall itself is not a problem, but a symptom. When you get hair fall, thinning of hair in patches from head, or just overall thinning, which you cannot control, then you have to understand that there is always an underlying cause. This underlying problem, deep rooted in your body system makes hair fall, and also brings on other apparent and unapparent problems in body.

Hair thinning due to genetics

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The most common hair thinning problem in men, referred to as hereditary baldness, and in women, referred to as Alopecia, is a genetic problem. They are programmed by hereditary traits to get shrinkage in their hair follicles with time. This results in very less space inside follicles to hold a shaft of hair and hair falls off.

To prevent this problem, one can take medicines and supplements which alter chemicals and hormone levels in the body to prevent shrinkage of follicles, and generate new follicles. But such medications and treatment has to be continued for life, or else once stopped baldness will reoccur.

Lifestyle problems

Often lifestyle is a big factor in thinning of hair. As you have irregular sleep and wake up times, have bad food habits and dependency of street food, oily and unhygienic food, and take alcohol and smoke a lot, you can expect problems with not just hair but your entire system. Hair thinning and baldness often comes from these, and also from stress and anxiety arising out of stressed work life, relationships etc.

Serums, creams, vitalizers, are all external factors which can help for the time being, but not as a permanent solution. In some cases none of these works also, and you feel helpless with receding and/or thinning hair line. Platelet-rich plasma from your own body can be used to treat the skin and vitalize for new hair growth. This is the best possible natural solution, and suitable for all.

Liver and skin problems

Hair loss also occurs due to many other body problems like chronic skin conditions, liver diseases etc. In all such cases, the body problem must be treated first to restore a balance. In case of chronic problems which stay for life, the best possible solution is to talk to an expert professional and take medication and treatments as needed.

Medical Reasons

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There are sometimes very deep causes and medical conditions behind the hair loss. There can be some kind of infection or nutrition deficit, radiation related problem and many others, which may lead to hair fall. If you have the slightest feel that some such problem can be the reason as you are facing some debilitating disease or weakness or therapy, then you must talk to your doctor first. Without taking consent of the doctor in such a condition, it’s not safe to go for cosmetic hair treatments. Also many medicines have side effects that cause hair fall. Hence your complete case history needs to be discussed upfront with your doctors to detect the true reason of hair fall. And then you may decide the course of treatment.

Author Bio: Sujain Thomas is a hair fall specialist, and also specializes in multiple studies which relates to cosmetic treatments, skin and hair health etc. In her researches she often uses and buy antibodies to see the reactivity of them in several conditions with skin and hair. She is an excellent person to discuss hair fall problems.

Late Fall through Winter is a great time for a man to grow a beard for the first time. Beginning in November, with No Shave November, many men stop shaving and grow out their beards to support cancer patients who lose their hair due to treatment for their cancer, and to raise awareness of cancer.
Traditionally, men donate the money they would normally spend on shaving supplies to cancer organizations that educate, raise awareness, and support cancer patients. Other men compete for growing the best beard, much like running a relay, with proceeds going to support cancer patients.

Beard Season

Whether you participate or not, beard season begins in November. For some of us it doesn’t end until Spring, when the temperatures get warmer and the wind doesn’t make your face go numb the moment you step foot outside. When the Spring comes, it is time to shave off your Winter beard.
If this is your first time growing a beard, welcome to the club! You are sure to have learned a lot about beard maintenance and the joy of growing and styling a beard. If you are looking at this post, chances are that you are ready to cut your beard off and enjoy the sun.

Where To Begin

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If you have grown a beard, you already know How to Shave. That doesn’t mean you know how to shave off a full beard. This is where it gets interesting for seasonal beard growers. There are several things to consider before you begin shaving.

Beard Shaving Is Tricky

If your whiskers have ever grown too long, you know that your razor will pull the hair, which is unpleasant and painful at time. If it is your first time shaving off a full beard, you are in luck, my friend. This is your guide on how to do it right, with as little irritation as possible, for a smooth finish.

Prep Work Is Important

Why Prep For Your Shave?

The most important part of shaving your beard is the prep work you put into it. If you don’t prep your beard and the skin beneath it, you will have some serious irritation. Your skin is going to be sensitive if you haven’t shaved in a while, so extra precautions will go a long way to preventing additional, unnecessary irritation.

What You Need

First, gather your arsenal. Most of what you will need should already be in your shaving kit. You will need a trimmer or pair of scissors to trim your beard back, some shaving cream, and a shaving brush if you want to really experience the art of shaving. A fresh razor with multiple blades and a trimmer, such as The Great Dane from 99centrazor.com, will also be necessary.

Let The Shaving Begin!

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Step 1: Trim Your Beard

It seems like a waste of time and effort to trim a beard you are going to cut off, but it’s necessary, unless you like your whiskers pulled out and clogging up your razor. If you have a trimmer, trim your beard back as close as you can using the shortest trim guide. If you don’t have a razor, scissors will work, though they can’t cut as close.

Step 2: Lather Up

Soak your brush, if you’re using one, in warm water for several minutes. Use warm water to saturate your beard. Apply the amount of cream you think you will need to the brush and whip your cream into a lather using a shaving mug. Use the brush to apply the lathered cream to your face, liberally. The cream will lubricate the razor, preventing tugging on your hair and your skin and will moisturize your skin.

Step 3: Shave

It will take you longer than normal to shave off your beard. You’re dealing with a lot more hair than normal stubble from daily shaving. Just hold your skin taut with your free hand and take your time. Reapply lather in areas that you need to shave over more than once to prevent irritation.
Once you rinse off, check to make sure you’re smooth. If you’re still not as smooth as you would like or missed a spot or two, lather up and shave again. You may need to shave against the grain to get a closer shave. If your razor has a trimmer on the end of it, use it to trim up your sideburns and rinse your face with warm water and pat dry.

Post Shaving Advice

Once your shave is complete, use an aftershave lotion or balm to moisturize and protect your skin from irritation resulting from the shave. If you choose to not shave off all of your facial hair and go with a goatee or mustache, apply beard conditioner to it in order to keep it soft and the skin beneath in good condition.
Welcome back to feeling the wind and sun on your skin! You have just accomplished the task of shaving off a beard, and if you followed the suggestions in this post, your skin should be soft and not irritated. You will miss your beard, but it won’t be long until November when you can start the process over again.