Radiation

Photokeratitis (Ultraviolet Keratitis): Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

Photokeratitis is a painful eye condition brought on by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Sunglasses with UV-blocking lenses can protect your eyes. But if the damage is done and you experience eye pain, light sensitivity, and blurred vision, get out of the sun as soon as you can. Wash your eyes with cool water, put a cold compress on your eyelids (raw potato works too), and take it easy for a couple of hours. Your symptoms should subside within 48 hours. If they don’t, get medical help.

Common Causes Of Lymphedema You Must Know About

Lymphedema is the swelling that occurs due to an abnormal collection of protein-rich lymph fluid just below the skin. Primary lymphedema is a congenital condition that could appear in infancy, puberty, or adulthood. Secondary lymphedema occurs because of damage to the lymphatic system. Risk factors include surgery that removes lymph nodes, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, obesity, inflammation, infections (parasitic or otherwise), venous diseases, and immobility.

Premature Menopause: Alarming Symptoms And Possible Causes

The cessation of menstrual periods in a woman is called menopause. An absence of periods for 12 consecutive months can be medically defined as menopause. It ideally indicates the end of the fertile period in a woman’s life. Statistics show that the average age of the onset of natural menopause in[.....]

How Many MRIs, X-Rays, And CT Scans Are Safe In A Lifetime?

MRI scans are safe as no radiations are used. X-rays and CT scans pass ionizing radiations through the body. The impact of radiations depends on their dose and frequency, a patient’s age and sex, and type of scan. Radiations used in regular scans are 100 times weaker than harmful levels. Also, the body can repair damages in less than a year. Know the side effects of radiation and minimize exposure.

Does Cell Phone Radiation Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is a condition that affects 50% of men over 40 years of age. The known risks from Erectile Dysfunction (ED) are diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obesity, and hypercholesterolemia. Studies have shown that cell phone radiation may harm reproductive system. Research indicates that it may cause decrease in sperm count and mobility, DNA changes, and sperm morphology. Report says cell phone radiation is linked to erectile dysfunction.