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THYROID

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Thyroid

Thyroid

Thyroid

 

 

Thyroid Facts, Symptom &Treatment !

 

It is small, butterfly-shaped gland located in your neck.

 

The conditions which affect the thyroid gland are known as Thyroid disorders.  Gland in the neck helps in controlling of the body’s important metabolic processes, such as blood pressure, heart rate, weight and body temperature.

 

Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) which is made by the pituitary gland regulate the production of thyroid hormones.It ensures that enough thy. hormones are made to maintain the proper level of thy. hormones in the body.

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Thyroid

Different condition of Thyroid and its problems.

 

*becomes overactive.

*becomes underactive.

*Cancer is when some of the thy. cells become cancerous. cancer can cure by partially or fully removing the thyroid gland.

 

Hypothyroidism affects women more frequently than men.

 

Because Thyroid gland plays an important role in controlling different body functions but when it not functioning well, serious health problems are introduce. If you think you have thy. problem first consult your doctor.

 

Thyroid Facts.

 

  1. TS4 and TS3 are two thyroid hormones  which are by thy. gland.
  2. Fatigue, cold intolerance, and joint and muscle pain are symptoms of hypo-thy-ism.

 

Symptoms

 

Multiple organ systems are affected by thy. hormones that’s why there is wide range of Symptoms.

 

Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4) are two thy. hormones which by thy. These regulate metabolism processes in body and also affect the functions below.

 

  • Body Temperature
  • Muscle Strength
  • Weight
  • Fatigue
  • Breathing
  • Brain Development
  • Weight gain
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Heart and Nervous Systems Functions
  • Skin Dryness
  • Joint and Muscle pain

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Treatment

 

Iodine and nutrition

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Iodine is an essential mineral. The deficiency of iodine is one of the most common cause of abnormal enlargement of gland and goiter development. It is important to maintain adequate iodine intake for most people but those who has autoimmune disease are particularly sensitive to the iodine effects which mean that it can trigger or worsen hypo-thy-ism.

The person who are sensitive to the effect of iodine has to consult their doctor for their diet.

In pregnancy, The requirement of iodine is increase. To maintain required level of iodine use  iodized salt in diet and taking prenatal vitamins.

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Synthetic Thyroxine

 

To refill the levels of T4 hormone, Doctor usually prescribe synthetic thyroxine, a medicine or remedy  which is identical to T4 hormone. Doctors has to monitor patient’s blood regularly to determine the dosage of Synthetic T4.

 

Diagnosis

 

Usually doctors carry out a physical examination and send it to Laboratory for analysis. Thyroid-stimulating hormone(TSH)  test is the most common blood test which detect the amount of thy-stimulating hormone(TSH)  in the blood.
In the report of thy.-stimulating hormone(TSH) test is (TSH)  reading is below normal then the patient may have hypet-thy-ism and If the reading is above normal then patient may have hypo-thy-ism.

 

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Calcium

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Calcium

 

Calcium

 

Why? We need calcium

To build and maintain strong bones and healthy communication between the brain and other parts of the body, We require a certain amount of calcium.We can find some calcium in many natural food and supplements are available in market.

 

Why ?we need calcium?

 

Bone Health

 

Mostly calcium is found in bones and teeth of human body which is  around 99 percent. It is very important for the development, growth and maintenance of bone and teeth. Around the age of 20 to 25 when bone density is very high, Cal. continuously strengthening the bones of body. After the age of 20 to 25 bone density declines, but Cal. slow down the bone density loss and help in maintaining bones.Bone density loss is natural part of the aging process.

 

In the age of 20 to 25 the people how did not consume enough calcium has considerably higher risk of bone disease in later in their life.

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Other various roles of calcium

 

It is  a co-factor for many enzymes which means important enzymes can not work efficiently without the presence of cal.

 

The process of blood clotting is complex and it has a number of steps and  a host of chemicals are involved in this process and calcium plays a part in a number of these steps.

Calcium

Different foods and drinks in which cal. is found.

  1. Milk
  2. Cheese
  3. Yoghurt
  4. Beans
  5. Tofu
  6. Spinach

 

Also, in various drinks including variety of fruit juices.
The range of consuming cal. in a day according to different age group

 

According to Institute of Medicine

 

Age Per Day
1-3 years 700 milligrams (mg)
4-8 years 1,000 mg
9-18 years 1,300 mg
19-50 years 1,000 mg
51-70 years (male) 1,000 mg
51-70 years (female) 1,200 mg
71+ years 1,200 mg

 

Supplements and Deficiency

 

The people which has calcium deficiency are usually advise to take supplements.

Taking the right supplement these days are very difficult because there are various type in wide range of combinations and preparations.Which one is suitable for you is depend on the need and medical condition. In many   supplements, Vitamin D is also added because it encourages the synthesis of proteins in the body, which make the absorption of cal. possible.To minimize the side effects of the supplements and for the best absorption of the supplements should be taken with food.

 

Vegans (vegetarian peoples who did not eat  animal products at all which including dairy products) may need to take calcium supplements by consulting your doctor and by consuming plant based cal. rich food.

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Different Calcium supplements and there varying amounts of elemental .

Cal.carbonate : It is most commonly available in market and in compare to other is cheap and convenient and it contains 40 %(percent) of elemental.

The amount of elemental calcium in:

lactate is 13 %(percent).

supplement is 9%(percent).

citrate is 21 %(percent).
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OMEGA 3

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OMEGA 3 

 

omega 3

 

WHY AND HOW OMEGA 3 FATTY ACID IS BENEFICIAL HEALTH

Omega 3 fatty acids are fats which is commonly found in marine life, certain nuts and plants. Omega 3 fatty acids are very important and have all types of health benefits for your brain and body.
• Alpha Linolenic acid (ALA)
• Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
• Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

Fatty acids are chain of carbon atoms which are linked together by chemical bonds. In one end of carbon chain has methyl group (carbon and hydrogen atoms) and on other terminal is carboxyl group ( carbon, oxygen and hydrogen). The chemical bonds present in between carbon atoms can be either double or single bonds.Fatty acids gives the energy to heart,muscles and other organs of the body as building blocks for the cell membranes and also as energy storage for the body.

Eating fish is a better way of getting omega 3 and fish oil than by taking supplements of omega 3 in form of capsule, etc.

Omega 3 fatty acids may protect the heart and offer other health benefits to the body.

Fish oil also contain vitamin A and D and omega 3 fatty acids

Health benefits of omega 3 fatty acid

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Omega 3 fatty acid intake can help in improving work memory in young and healthy adults.

• can fight depression and anxiety
• can improve eye health
• can improve brain health in the time of pregnancy and early life
•  can reduce symptoms of metabolic syndrome
•  can fight autoimmune diseases
•  can improve in mental disorders
•  can reduce asthma in children
•  can reduce fat in the liver
• can improve health of Bone and Joint
•  may improve your sleep
•  is good for skin.

Foods

Up to 30 percent oil is found in fillets of oily fish and the figure varies.

Oily fish which are rich in omega 3 fatty acids are
• Anchovies
• Herring
• Sardines
• Salmon
• Trout
• Mackerel

Eggs are also a good alternative source of omega 3 fatty acids.

Consume whole,natural and fresh food.Other Vegetable alternatives to fish oils for omega 3 are

• Chia seeds
• Fresh basil
• Leafy dark green vegetables like spinach
• Flax
• Hempseed
• Perilla oil
• Spirulina
• Walnuts

*A person which consumes a healthy balanced enriched with vitamins and mineral should not need to use supplements.
Those person which consume fish as regular part of healthy and balanced diet has lower the risk of heart problems.Aim to eat fish which are high in Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) omega 3 fatty acids two to three times in a week.

Risks

Taking omega 3 supplements , fish oil, fish liver oil may also have some risk on some people.

• Fish liver oils also contain high levels of vitamin D and A and too much of vitamin D and A is poisonous.
• Sometimes it trigger side effects, normally minor gastrointestinal problems like diarrhea, indigestion and belching
• Omega 3 supplements may also affect blood clotting.

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Growth Fuel – Vitamins & Minerals

 

Growth Fuel - Vitamins & Minerals

 

Growth Fuel – Vitamins & Minerals

During their teenage years — People go through a lot of physical changes — including growth and puberty .Variety of vitamins and minerals required for body to grow, develop, and stay healthy especially in this time and to get this vitamins & minerals we have to eat right.

Eating a variety of foods each day is the best way to get right balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and calories, as well as all the vitamins and minerals which we need for Good Health and Fitness. Whole or unprocessed natural foods — like fresh fruits like Apple, Banana and other rich vitamins and minerals rich fruits and vegetables especially green vegetables like Spinach, whole grains like Oatmeal, low-fat dairy products like – milk, lean meats, seafood like fish, and Chicken — are the best choices for providing the right nutrients your body needs to stay healthy and grow properly.

It’s OK to eat junk foods like potato chips and cookies once in a while to get taste, but you have to take care about that you don’t want to high-calorie foods, unhealthy & junk food like these that offer little nutritionally.

To choose healthy foods which contain high vitamins and minerals please check food labels and then pick the correct items for your body & health. For example, if you’re choosing beverages, you’ll find that a glass of milk, coffee and other product made by the milk is a good source of vitamin D and the minerals calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. A glass of soda, on the other hand, doesn’t have any vitamins or minerals it’s just for taste only.

To satisfy your taste buds without sacrificing nutrition while eating out food which contain high Vitamins & Minerals like: Vegetable pizzas or fajitas, sandwiches with lean cuts of meat, green salads, and air fried potatoes are just a few, great and healthy delicious, nutritious choices to eat.

Growth Fuel – Vitamins & Minerals

If you’re a vegetarian person, you’ll need to plan carefully for a proper, good and healthy diet that offers the vitamins and minerals found primarily in meats. The best sources for the vitamins, minerals, zinc and iron are meats, seafood – fish, and poultry. However, you can also get zinc and iron in drie beans, seeds, nuts, and leafy green vegetables like kale.

For manufacturing red blood cells, Vitamin B12 is very important, and it is not found in plant foods. You can also find vitamin B12 in eggs, milk and other dairy foods, and fortified breakfast cereals, if you don’t eat meat. Vegans (vegetarians who eat no animal products at all, including dairy products) may need to take vitamin supplements by consulting your doctor.

If you’re thinking about becoming a vegetarian or you are vegetarian then talk to your doctor or a dietitian about how to plan a healthy, balanced diet which contain variety of Vitamins & Minerals to stay Healthy and Fit.

Growth Fuel - Vitamins & Minerals

Growth Fuel – Vitamins & Minerals

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                   Things to be done for maintaining a balanced healthy and fit lifestyle

 

Things to be done for maintaining a balanced healthy and fit lifestyle

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Mostly, Health can be measured on the basis of three major boundaries: Physical, Psychological and Nutritional. Physical health means the physical appearance of a person which plays an important role in the anybody’s health; Nutritional health means the presence of important nutrients in the body to fight diseases with immunity. Psychological health means the capability in a person to sustain patience, calm and composure in all situations of life.

Health experts consider some other mental, cancer, diabetes & physical health issues such as depression, tired attitude, etc to deficiencies in fitness and well-being of a person. An unhealthy and unfit lifestyle of a person also results in early death. Weight & lack of physical health in the new generation set the phase for heart disease, diabetes and several other serious health problems.

Some of the significant activities which help us maintain fit and healthy lifestyle are walking, running, cycling, playing, swimming, gardening, skipping, weight-lifting and Yoga. A person who is fit both physically and mentally is strong sufficient to face the ups and downs of life and is not affected by severe changes in the conditions.

One must also spend time outdoors, gasping fresh air & take participation in healthy activities. Staying active makes you stay energetic.

Out of the numerous modules that touch one’s health, the following are the seven important physical components to ensure the overall good health, fitness and mental well-being:

  1. Cardiovascular/Aerobic Conditioning
  2. Strength Training and Muscular Development
  3. Stretching – Muscles, Ligaments, and Tendons
  4. Core Stability – Both physical and mental
  5. Nutrition and Supplementation – Balanced Diet
  6. Mental Rest and Relaxation – Balanced lifestyle
  7. Sleep – Regular

Just a few simple ways to stay healthy and fit are eating healthy and nutrients rich food, exercising, taking sufficient sleep, avoiding consumption of harmful substances. These are directly connected to our mental, physical and emotional health. Fitness and mental happiness are essential parts of a healthy life. The benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle are indisputable by all means.

Whether you agree to increase your activity levels to some extent or develop and join in a thorough fitness plan, it will pay you off in the long run. Exercise is good for your health of several organs of your body and makes you feel stronger. Nutrition and fitness are important for a healthy living. Not only we look & feel good, but by eating the right nutritional food and doing the right quantity of exercise, we could also lower the chances of getting some lovely serious life-threatening diseases.

Things to be done:

  1. Drink plenty water – Keeping body hydrated
  2. Maintain sanitation – Washing hands before and after meals
  3. Regular exercise – Cycling, walking & swimming before and after meals
  4. Intake of nutrients – Rich with Vitamins & Minerals
  5. Regular, sound sleep – Take min 8 hours of sleep

 

Now a Days Youngsters also has to take care of their health & fitness. Health & Fitness directly affect their work efficiency & production. A good health & fitness increase their productivity & their work performance & also in learning new things & skill in the world of quick development.

   Things to be done for maintaining a balanced healthy and fit lifestyle

   Things to be done for maintaining a balanced healthy and fit lifestyle


 

Generic Medicines

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Generic Medicines

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Generic Medicines

Healthcare Budget Is One Subject Which Touches Our Lives Today Like Never Before. Medicines Share Almost 67% Of the Healthcare Budget in India Rest Being Taken Up by Consultation, Surgery, Diagnostic Tests Etc. When It Comes to Medicines, The Prices of Most of Essential Medicines Are Usually Found Out of Reach of Common Man. A Lot Is Heard About Generic Medicine and Their Prices Being Very Less Than the Branded Medicines. But What Are Generic Medicines? How to Find Them? Where to Find Them? And Are They of Equal Quality Compared to Commonly Available Branded Medicines?

A Common Man Seldom Gets Clarity on The Above Subject and Thus Usually Ends Up Buying 200% To 1000% Higher Priced Branded Medicines!!!!

 

Let’s First Understand What Is A Generic Medicine?

Whenever A Company Puts in A Lot of Efforts to Bring Out New Medicine, It Spends A Lot in Terms of Time and Money So It Is Rewarded with Exclusive Marketing Period to Recover the Cost of Research and Make Reasonable Profit. During This Period (Patent Period) No One Else Is Allowed to Manufacture or Market the Same Medicine. Once the Patent Period Expires, Any Company Is Authorized to Manufacture and Market the Same Medicine (Under Its Own Brand Name or Without Brand Name as Per Wish of Company) Which Is Called as The Generic Version.

 

Generic Medicines

 

E.g. Ciprofloxacin (Antibiotic) Was Research Product of Bayer Which Was Marketed by Company Under Brand Name Baycip In India. All Other Companies (Whether Top Most Company or Small or Medium Enterprise Company) Which Are Manufacturing and Marketing Ciprofloxacin (Whether Under Brand Name Like Ciplox, Cifran Etc Or Without Brand Name) Are Actually Marketing the Generic Version of The Product Only.

Surprised? But It Is True. Most of The Medicines You See on Chemist Shelves in India And Being Recommended by Doctors Are Actually the Generic Medicines Only (But Being Sold Under Fancy Brand Names).

What Comes to Our Mind in Wake of Above Information Is Then What Difference Does It Make Whether the Medicines Is Branded or Generic?

Actually, In Ideal Situation, Once Any Medicine Moves Out of Patent Period and Enters Generic Phase, Its Selling Price Should Come Down and Patients Should Be Able to Afford Them More Conveniently. Sadly, It Is Not Happening in India Due To

1 Poorly Conceived Government Policies

2 Strong Nexuses Between Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Fraternity and Trader Associations Who Earn Huge Profits on Sale of Generic Versions.

Even When A Medicine Comes Out of Patent Period and Becomes Generic. Most Companies Keep on Marketing It with MRP Equivalent to Patent Medicine. With Huge Profit Margins Either Shared by Medical Fraternity (If Its Being Sold Under A Brand Name) Or with Trader Fraternity (If Its Sold Under Banded Generic Version)

In Either Case High MRP Excludes End Patients for Any Benefits. Although Many Retail Stores Do Offer Discount on The Generic Medicines but The Equation Remains Highly Balanced Against the Consumers Only.

So How Can A Patient Take Benefit of Generic Medicines? There Are Now A Lot of Data Available on Internet and A Lot of Sites Also Share Information Where the Details of Generic Product of Your Recommended Brand Are Available. One Can Always Search for Generic Version of The Recommended Product and Ask for The Same from The Pharmacy. Other Option Is One Can Always Ask His Physician Also to Recommend the Medicine as Per the Generic Salt Name (Wherever Possible) And Take Help of Pharmacist to Buy the Same at Better Discount. Government Has Recently Also Come Out with Strict Directive That All Retail Outlets Must Keep Generic Medicine Stock and Must Be Dispensed to Patients Who Are Asking for It.

 

 

 

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When Your Stomach Feels very Sick

When Your Stomach Feels very Sick

 

Your stomach lining has an important job. It makes acid and enzymes that help break down food so you can extract the nutrients you need. The lining also protects itself from acid damage by secreting mucus. But sometimes the lining gets inflamed and starts making less acid, enzymes and mucus. This type of inflammation is called gastritis, and it can cause long-term problems.

Some people think they have gastritis when they have pain or an uncomfortable feeling in their upper stomach. But many other conditions can cause these symptoms. Gastritis can sometimes lead to pain, nausea and vomiting. But it often has no symptoms at all. If left untreated, though, some types of gastritis can lead to ulcers (sores in the stomach lining) or even stomach cancer.

People used to think gastritis and ulcers are caused by stress and spicy foods. But research studies show that bacteria called Helicobacter pylori are often to blame. Usually, this bacteria causes no symptoms. It is a common type of bacteria that can cause gastric problems by damaging the lining of your stomach. You can get H. pylori from person-to-person contact, or through contaminated water or food. It can be diagnosed by performing a special breath test to detect H. Pylori or examine a bacteria sample from your stomach or esophagus.

Another type of gastritis, called erosive gastritis, wears away the stomach lining. The most common cause of erosive gastritis is long-term use of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These include aspirin and ibuprofen. When one stops taking the drugs, the condition usually goes away. Doctors might also recommend reducing the dose or switching to another class of pain medication.

When Your Stomach Feels very Sick

Although spicy food and caffeine do not cause gastritis, you may notice that it triggers or makes symptoms worse. Spicy foods and caffeine can irritate the lining of the stomach, which is already inflamed if you have gastritis. Any additional irritation can make symptoms more prominent. It’s common to avoid spicy foods and caffeine if you have gastrointestinal issues such as gastritis. You may need to limit or avoid foods with chili powder, black and red pepper, garlic powder, hot peppers and other strong spices, as well as caffeinated beverages.

High-fat foods and foods that contain chocolate may also irritate your stomach. You may want to limit or avoid whole milk and chocolate milk, hot cocoa, high-fat meats such as sausages and spicy cheese such as pepper jack. Alcohol, orange and citrus juices, black and green tea with or without caffeine may also irritate your stomach.

DR BEST provides a complete range of PPI’s and anti-gastric medicines such as DRPAN with Pantoprazole. It is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by decreasing the amount of acid produced by the stomach. EZIMOZ D is a drug combination of Omeprazole and Domperidone. It is a Proton pump inhibitor, used to treat conditions like gastric or duodenal ulcers, erosive esophagitis, GERD and ulcers caused by H. pylori bacteria. DRRAB LSR is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, GERD, gastric acidity, indigestion.

 

                  When Your Stomach Feels very Sick

When Your Stomach Feels very Sick

There is high probability that you may have a weak immune system.
The immune system is the most important system of the body when it comes to prevent diseases. We are all born with different levels of immune systems. Some have a stronger immune system than others.
But as life has become fast and ambitious with common day to day activities such as continuous use of mobiles, long hours at computers/television, unhealthy eating along with late night sleeping habits leading to serious health hazards:

  • Headaches, pounding chest pains, uneasiness and an overall tense feeling are hallmarks of stress. These factors all combine to cause the immune system to have to work harder to defend the body against threats to health, at times suppressing the immune system to such a point that it is severely compromised.
  • Fatty junk foods particularly polyunsaturated fats, tend to suppress the immune system, also consumption of too much sugar, which can inhibit phagocytosis, the process by which white blood cells work to destroy viruses and bacteria.
    The most affected tissues and organs in the body that bear the brunt of the weak immune system include the gastrointestinal system, the brain and finally the liver. This further poses threat to our circulatory system, respiratory system and even skeletal structure causing chronic inflammation which floods our body with free radicals. Harming our cells and further crippling our immune system.

DR BEST provides daily health assurance in less than Rs 6 per day, with the advantage of boon for great health by enhancing many aspects of immune responses through the supplementation of multiminerals, multivitamins and Ginseng using DrBoon Capsules.

India is in alarming situation with nearly two million heart attacks a year with majority of victims being youngsters thus making us the victims 10 years ahead as compared to other countries of the West.

Apart from diabetes, high blood pressure is also responsible for increased number in heart disease cases. Heart disease is more prevalent in the younger generation with a significant risk in both males and females owing to their sedentary lifestyles. Physical inactivity doubles the risk of cardiovascular diseases along with increase in the risk of high blood pressure, imbalance in lipid levels and anxiety, which individually contributes to heart disease.

Though genetic factors can increase the risk of developing heart disease, unhealthy lifestyle choices also play a big role.
Some unhealthy lifestyle choices that can contribute to heart disorders include:

  • Not getting enough physical exercise
  • Eating an unhealthy diet that is high in fat proteins, trans fats, sugary foods and sodium
    Smoking
  • Excessive Drinking
  • Staying in a high-stress environment
  • Not managing your diabetes

    Strokes and Heart attacks are potentially preventable by maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle.
    The following strategies can help prevent heart disease:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Maintain a healthy diet and weight
  • Reduce stress in life
  • Stop smoking
  • Drink in moderation
  • Get annual physicals from your doctor to detect abnormalities and assess risk factors

DR BEST enhances the quality of life by reducing symptoms and improving exercise capacity with its diverse cardiovascular range by targeting various causes of heart disorders in the most economical way.

As computers have become part of our everyday life, more and more people are experiencing a variety of ocular symptoms related to computer use. These include eyestrain, tired eyes, irritation, redness, blurred vision, and double vision, collectively referred to as computer vision syndrome.

Self Care
Take the following steps to reduce symptoms of dry eyes:

  • Rest your eyes
    Regularly look away from your computer screen and focus on distant objects. Looking far away relaxes the focusing muscle inside the eye, which in turn reduces eye fatigue.
  • Use adequate lighting
    Eye strain is often caused by excessive sunlight coming in through the window or by bright room lighting.
  • Reduce glare
    Glare reflected from light-coloured painted walls and shiny surfaces, as well as reflections on your computer screen, can cause eye strain.
  • Upgrade your display
    Changing from an old-style cathode ray tube (or CRT) monitor to a modern LCD screen can help avoid eye strain.
  • Adjust your monitor’s settings
    Adjusting your computer’s display settings can help reduce eye strain and fatigue.
  • Alternatives
    Lubricating eye drops and special computer glasses help relieve ocular surface-related symptoms

    DR BEST provides cGMP certified ocular health care solution- EZIMED Drops to get rid from dry eyes at an amazing price.

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