Category: Medical Minute
Many people accept deteriorating eyesight as an inevitable part of getting older, but blurry or distorted vision – such as when straight lines appear wavy – could be signs of age-related macular degeneration.
As the winter cold season melts into seasonal spring allergies, many people may start to experience sneezing, wheezing and other breathing difficulties. Sometimes, the trouble goes away after a few days, but if it lingers or recurs, asthma could be the culprit.
Most people know doctors recommend a colonoscopy at age 50 to screen for colorectal cancers. What they might not realize is that earlier screening may be necessary if they have a family history of colorectal cancer or other diseases.
Many women may write off fatigue, body aches and even nausea as the result of stress, or as an indication that they need to slow down and rest. What they might not realize is that those subtle symptoms could indicate something much more distressing: heart disease or the possibility of a heart attack.