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TuesdayFebruary32015AkronBeaconJournalOhio.comINFORMING.ENGAGING.ESSENTIAL.D1AnAkronBeaconJournalAdvertisingSpecialSectionContinuesonpageD2VinayPaiMBBSMDFACCisaboardcertiedandfellowshiptrainedcardiologistatAkronGeneralCardiologywhohelpspatientspreventandmanageheartandvasculardisease.Inadditionheiscertiedininternalmedicinenuclearcardiologyandechocardiography.Dr.PaialsoservesasaClinicalAssistantProfessorofInternalMedicineatNortheastOhioMedicalUniversity.VinayPaiMBBSMDFACCYourHealthCalendarAreyouatriskTherststeptowardprevent-ingandmanagingheartdiseaseistounderstandyourriskfactorsoranythingthatwouldincreaseyourchancesofdevelopingheartdisease.Highbloodpressurehighcholesterolandsmokingarekeyriskfactorsforheartdisease.OtherriskfactorsincludeDiabetesBeingoverweightorobeseUnhealthydietPhysicalinactivityExcessivealcoholuseUnfortunatelynearlyhalfofAmericanshaveatleastoneoftheseriskfactors.Inordertode-termineyourriskyoushouldhaveyourbloodpressureandcholes-terollevelschecked.DoyouknowyournumbersHighbloodpressurealsocalledhypertensionremainsoneofthemostimportantpreventablecon-tributorstodiseaseanddeath.Perthelatestguidelinesformanage-mentofhighbloodpressureinadultshypertensionisdenedashavingabloodpressureof15090mmHgorhigherinpeopleover60yearsofage.Forthoseyoungerthan60diabeticsandpatientswithchronickidneydiseaseofanyagegrouphypertensionisdenedhavingabloodpressureof14090mmHgorhigher.Inadditiontomedicationslifestylechangescanandshouldbemadeinordertofurtherreduceyourbloodpres-sure.AsimplebloodtestwillmeasureyourcholesterollevelsincludingLDLbadcholesterolHDLgoodcholesterolandtriglyceridesanotherformoffatinyourblood.Ideallyyouwouldlikeyourtotalcholesteroltobelessthan200mgdl.Totalcholesterolofmorethan240mgdlisconsideredhigh.De-pendingonyouragegenderriskfactorsandcholesterollevelsyourdoctormayprescribeacholesterolloweringmedicationalsocalledastatinaswellaslifestylechanges.RecognizingthesignsofheartdiseaseThemostcommonsymptomofcoronaryarterydiseaseblockagesinthearteriesthatsupplybloodtotheheartmuscleischestpainthatisoftendescribedasadiscomfortheavinesspressureachingburn-ingfullnesssqueezingorpainfulfeeling.Itcanbemistakenforindigestionorheartburn.OthersymptomsofheartdiseaseincludeShortnessofbreathPalpitationsfastheartbeatsIrregularheartbeatsip-oporutteringsensationinyourchestWeaknessordizzinessNauseaSweatingContinuesonpageD2VISIONCHANGESASYOUAGEArticlepg.4NUFITNUTRITIONFITNESSEDUCATIONFORANEWYOUThisfreemonthlyprogrampro-videsinformationaboutthelatesttopicsinnutritionandtness.NuFitisheldatAkronGeneralHealthWellnessCentersinMontroseWestStowNorthandGreen.TheFebruarynutritiontopicwillbeTrickstoLoweringTriglyceridesandCholesterolandthetnesstopicwillbeExerciseAwaytheWinterBlues.BringafriendandenjoyahealthysnackTime6-7p.m.WhenFeb.3NorthFeb.10WestFeb.24GreenCallusNorth330-945-3100West330-665-8100Green330-896-5000HEARTBURNINFORMATIONSESSIONJoinusforalectureanddiscus-sionledbyourteamofexpertsCharuduttParanjapeMDRichardSalvinoMDandWilliamPapourasMD.Thephysicianswillpresentin-formationaboutGERDheartburnacidreuxandBarrettsesophagusaswellasreviewthelatesttreatmentoptionsincludingincisionlesssur-geryandradiofrequencyablation.WhenFeb.19Time6p.m.WhereAkronGeneralHealthWellnessCenterWest4125MedinaRoadAkronCostFREECallus330-344-BURN2876BARIATRICWEIGHT-LOSSSURGERYINFOSESSIONLedbySurgeonandMedicalDirec-torWalterChlystaMDFACSthesefreesessionsgiveanoverviewofthedifferenttypesofweight-losssurger-iesofferedandthesupportprovidedbyAkronGeneralsBariatricCenter.Therisksbenetsandpossibleoutcomesofsurgerywillalsobediscussed.Post-operativepatientswillsharetheirstoriesaswell.WhenFeb.17Time6p.m.WhereAkronGeneralMedicalCenterBoardroom1AkronGeneralAve.AkronCallus330-344-2462AccordingtotheCentersforDiseaseControlandPreventionheartdiseaseistheleadingcauseofdeathintheUnitedStatesresponsibleforoneineveryfourdeaths.AllyearbutespeciallyduringNationalHeartMonthinFebruarywestrivetohighlighttheimportanceofhearthealthpreventionandwellnessintheghtagainstheartdisease.ITSNATIONALHEARTMONTHAREYOUTAKINGGOODCAREOFYOURHEARTByVinayPaiMBBSMDFACCAkronGeneralCardiologistakrongeneral.orgheartquiz D2AkronBeaconJournalOhio.comINFORMING.ENGAGING.ESSENTIAL.TuesdayFebruary32015Unfortunatelysomepeopledonotexperiencetypicalwarningsignsorsymptomsofcoronaryarterydiseaseandonlybecomeawareoftheirconditionaftersufferingaheartattack.Ifyoususpectyouoralovedoneishavingaheartattackcall911immediately.Donotdelayortrytodriveyour-selftothehospital.EmergencyMedicalServicescanhelpprovidelife-savingtreatmentonthewaytothehospitalandcanalerttheEmergencyDepartmenttoprepareforyourarrival.Call911ifyouoralovedoneexperiencePainpressureorasqueezingsensationinthechestAchinginupperbackneckjawandorshouldersPaininbotharmsorleftarmPoundingheartorchangeinheartrhythmTroublebreathingNauseavomitingorabdominalpainColdsweatsorclammyskinDizzinessFeelingofanxietypanicordoomUnusualpainshortnessofbreathorfatiguethatoccursduringyourregularactivitiesSuddenonsetofweak-nessbodyachesoroverallfeelingofillnessBurningsensationinthechestoftenmistakenasheartburnAnunusualfeelingormilddiscomfortinthechestorbackWorktomemorizethislistsoyoucancallwithinveminutesifsymptomsoccur.Dontworryaboutriskingembarrassmentifyourewrong.Itisalwaysbet-tertobesafethansorry.Ifyoursymptomsaredownplayedinsistonanelectrocardio-gramEKGorabloodtestforcardiacenzymes.Thesetestsaretheonlywaytoknowforsurewhetheraheartattackistoblame.ProtectyourheartIfyoureatriskorifyouhavealreadybeendiagnosedwithheartdiseasetherearesomesimplestepsthatyoucantaketohelpimproveyourhearthealthincludingLoseweight.Beingover-weightorobeseincreasesbloodpressurecholesterolandtriglyceridelevels.Abodymassindexof25to29.9isconsideredoverweightabodymassindexof30orhigherisconsideredobese.Losingeven5-10percentofyourbodyweightcanmakeadifference.Stopsmoking.Smokersaremorethantwiceaslikelyasnonsmokerstodevelopheartdisease.Startmovingmore.Notonlywillexercisehelpyoumain-tainahealthyweightitalsopromoteshigherlevelsofgoodcholesterolHDLwhilereduc-inglevelsofbadcholesterolLDL.Watchwhatyoueat.Eatplentyoffruitsandvegetablesaswellasber-packedfoodslikebeansandwholegrains.Limityourintakeofredmeatsaturatedfatsfull-fatdairyproductsandalcohol.Insteadaimtoeatfoodswithunsatu-ratedfatslikenutsavocadossalmonandoliveoil.PutyourheartrstTakechargeofyourhearthealththisFebruaryandtalktoyourdoctoraboutyourriskfactorsandwhatstepsyoucantaketokeepyourhearthealthy.Encourageyourlovedonestodothesame.Togetherwecanchangestatisticsonheartdisease.Formoreinformationorhelp-fultipsvisitakrongeneral.orgheartorcallAkronGeneralsHeartVascularCenterat1-800-HEART50432-7850.TIPSTOGROWBYTMApublicationofAkronChildrensHospitalHOSPICEOFVNSVOLUN-TEERTRAININGCLASSESAkronGeneralHospiceofVisitingNurseServiceVNSwillholdvolun-teerorientationclasses.Participantsarerequiredtoattendbothsessions.Thereisnofee.OrientationclasseswillalsobeheldinMaySeptemberandDecember.HospiceofVNSmatchesvolunteerinterestswithprogramneeds.WhenFeb.1017Time530-9p.m.WhereHospiceofVisitingNurseService3358RidgewoodRoadCopleyCallus330-668-4650OnlineApplyonlineatwww.vnsa.comGOODSELF-CAREWHILEGRIEVINGDiscussthephysicalimpactgriefhasonthebodymindandspirittheimportanceofgoodself-careandreceivetipsonsupportingyourselfwhilegrieving.WhenFeb.11Time2-330p.m.WhereHospiceofVisitingNurseServiceJustinT.RogersCareCenter3358RidgewoodRoadCopleyCostFreeCallus330-668-4662REDCROSSBABYSIT-TINGCOURSEGetcertiedasaRedCrossbabysit-terandshowprospectiveemploy-ershowresponsibleyouare.Learnemergencypreparednessbasicrstaidproblemsolvingandhowtokeepyoungonesoccupiedandentertainedsafely.Forages11-15.RegistrationbeginsJan.19.WhenFeb.16Time9a.m.-3p.m.WhereAkronGeneralHealthWellnessCenterGreen1940TownParkBlvd.UniontownCost55LifeStylesmembers70guestsCallus330-896-5007BOOTCAMPFORNEWDADSAuniqueworkshoptaughtbyvet-erandads.WhenFeb.14Time9a.m.noonWhereAkronGeneralMedicalCen-ter1AkronGeneralAve.AkronCost26Callus330-344-BABY2229Onlineakrongeneral.orgwel-comebabyYourHealthCalendarContinuedfrompageD1Lift-chairsstartingatonly609www.pacemedicalsupply.comWespecializeincustompetiteextratallandbariatriclift-chairsupto700-lb.capacityinstock3573CopleyRd.CopleyCircle330-665-1085TollFree866-831-5288OpenMonday-Friday9am-5pmScootersstartingatonly799WeserviceeverythingwesellOhiosPremierLiftChairDealerPACEMEDICAL3260KentRd.StowRt.592blockswestofRt.91330-688-7808OVER30QUALITYBRANDSARCHSUPPORTSSASNEWBALANCEDREWSASNEWBALANCEDREWvioNiCARAvoNRoCKPoRTDUNHAMTRoTTERSFLoRSHEiMCLARKLongsShoeswww.longsshoes.comComfortShoesHeadquartersSince1969SOREFEETWECANHELP3112094vioNiCARAvoNRoCKPoRTRoCKYDUNHAMFLoRSHEiMCLARKContinuedfrompageD1DENTALHEALTHProperdentalcarebeginsbeforeababysrsttoothappears.Justbecauseyoucantseetheteethdoesntmeantheyarentthere.Evenbabiescandeveloptoothdecayifgoodhabitsarentpracticed.Puttingababytosleepwithabottlemightbeconvenientbutcanharmthebabysteeth.Whenthesugarsfromjuiceormilkremainonababysteethforhourstheycaneatawayattheenamelcreat-ingaconditionknownasbottlemouth.Pockedpittedordiscol-oredfrontteetharesignsofbottlemouth.Severecasesre-sultincavitiesandtheneedtopullallofthefrontteethuntilthepermanentonesgrowin.PediatricdentistsPediatricdentistsaretrainedtohandlethewiderangeofissuesassociatedwithkidsdentalhealth.Theyalsoknowwhentoreferyoutoadifferenttypeofspecial-istsuchasanorthodontisttocorrectanoverbiteoranoralsurgeonforjawrealignment.Apediatricdentistsprimarygoalsarepreventionheadingoffpotentialproblemsbeforetheyoccurandmaintenanceusingroutinecheckupsandproperdailycaretokeepteethandgumshealthy.PreventingcavitiesTheAmericanDentalAs-sociationADArecommendsthatachildsrstvisittothedentisttakeplacebytherstbirthday.Suchvisitscanhelpintheearlydetectionofpotentialproblemsandhelpkidsbecomeusedtovisitingthedentistsotheyllhavelessfearaboutgo-ingastheygrowolder.Ifachildseemstobeatriskforcavitiesorotherproblemsthedentistmaystartapplyingtopicaluorideevenbeforeallteethcomein.Fluoridehardensthetoothenamelandhelpswardoffthemostcommonchildhoodoraldiseaseden-talcavitiesalsocalleddentalcaries.Cavitiesoccurwhenbacte-riaandfoodleftontheteethaftereatingarenotbrushedaway.Acidcollectsonatoothsofteningitsenameluntilaholeorcavityforms.Regularuseofuoridetoughenstheenamelmakingitmoredifcultforacidtopen-etrate.Althoughmanytownsrequiretapwatertobeuo-ridatedothersdont.Ifyourwatersupplyisnotuoridatedorifyourfamilyusespuriedwateraskyourdentistaboutuoridesupplements.Discolorationcanoccurfromprolongeduseofanti-bioticsandsomechildrensmedicationsthatcontainalargeamountofsugar.Parentsshouldencouragekidstobrushaftertheytaketheirmedicineparticularlyiftheprescriptionwillbeusedforalongtime.Brushingatleasttwiceadayandroutineossingwillhelpmaintainahealthymouth.Kidsasyoungasage2or3canbegintousetoothpastewhenbrushingundersupervision.Kidsshouldnotusealotoftoothpasteapea-sizedamountfortoddlersisjustright.Par-entsshouldalwaysmakesurethatkidsspitoutthetoothpasteinsteadofswallowing.Asyourchildspermanentteethgrowinthedentistcanhelpsealoutdecaybyapplyingathinwashofresintothebackteethwheremostchewingoc-curs.Knownasasealantthisprotectivecoatingkeepsbacteriafromsettlinginthehard-toreachcrevicesofthemolars.Ifyouarepronetotoothde-cayorgumdiseaseyourkidsmaybeathigherriskaswell.Besuretocallyourdentistifyourchildcomplainsoftoothpainwhichcouldbeasignofacavitythatneedstreatment.OrthodontiaAskidsgrowoldertheirbiteandthestraightnessoftheirteethcanbecomeanissue.Orthodontictreatmentbeginsasyoungasage7.Dentistsknowthatmanipu-lationofteethatayoungeragecanbeeasierandmoreeffec-tiveinthelongrun.Youngerchildrensteethcanbeposi-tionedwithrelativelyminororthodontiathuspreventingmajororthodontialateron.Inrareinstancesusuallywhenamorecomplicateddentalprocedureistobeperformedadentistwillrecommendgeneralanesthesiabeused.Parentsshouldmakesurethatthepro-fessionalwhoadministersthemedicineisatrainedanesthe-siologistororalsurgeonbeforeagreeingtotheprocedure.Dontbeafraidtoquestionthedentist.Givingyourchildanearlystartoncheckupsandgooddentalhygieneisaneffectivewaytohelppreventthiskindofextensivedentalwork.Encouragingkidstouseamouthguardduringsportsalsocanpreventseriousdentalinjuries.3103956Miracle-EarCenterNortonGreenridgePlaza3725Cleve-Mass.RoadNorthOH44203330706-0446Miracle-EarCenterKent-Ravenna2637StateRt.59RavennaOH44266330297-7666Miracle-EarCenterCanton4351DresslerRd.NWCantonOH44718330305-1859Miracle-EarCenterTallmadge161NorthwestAveSuite101TallmadgeOH44278330633-4890Miracle-EarCenterFairlawn2950W.MarketStreetSuiteLFairlawnOH44333330855-1660Dr.GregoryC.LucasD.C.AkronLaserCenterTallmadgeChiropractic168EastAvenueTallmadgeOH44278330-633-1909AUDIOLOGYHEALTHCAREDIRECTORY3103956Dr.JamesGeorgeDDSDr.MarkGrucellaDDSFICORidgewoodofce620RidgewoodCrossingDr.AkronOH44333330-733-7911Lakemoreofce1500CantonRdAkronOH44312330-733-7911Cantonofce4227WestTuscarawasSt.CantonOH44708330-454-7700RaymondP.BermeaMDFairlawnInternalMedicineUniversityHospitalsFairlawnHealthCenter3800EmbassyParkwaySuite240FairlawnOH44333330.666.9002UHhospitals.orgFairlawnAcmeFreshMarketWestAkron1835W.MarketSt.330-867-2740AcmeFreshMarketEllet2420WedgewoodDr.330-733-9995AcmeFreshMarketPortageLakes3235ManchesterRd.330-644-0350AcmeFreshMarketAkron2147EastAve.330-753-5021AcmeFreshMarketCanton2905WhippleAve.N.W.330-478-1821AcmeFreshMarketCuyahogaFalls2226StateRd.330-929-2831AcmeFreshMarketCuyahogaFalls2630BaileyRd.330-923-5766AcmeFreshMarketHudson116W.StreetsboroRd.330-650-1608AcmeFreshMarketKent1709StateRoute59330-678-3662AcmeFreshMarketMontrose3979MedinaRd.Rt.18330-666-3300CHIROPRACTORPHARMACYPHARMACYAcmeFreshMarketNorthCanton1474N.MainSt.330-497-0645AcmeFreshMarketNorton3200GreenwichRd.330-825-2573AcmeFreshMarketParma1225PleasantValleyRd.440-842-6700AcmeFreshMarketStow4445KentRd.330-673-1559AcmeFreshMarketStowAkronGeneralWellnessCenterNorth4302AllenRd.Suite110330-922-4057AcmeFreshMarketTallmadge600SouthAve.330-633-2200AcmeFreshMarketGreen3875MassillonRd.330-899-0526PHARMACYDENTISTWouldyouliketobepartofourexpertdirectoryCall330-996-3410tondouthowINTERNALMEDICINE TuesdayFebruary32015AkronBeaconJournalOhio.comINFORMING.ENGAGING.ESSENTIAL.D3FEBRUARYISLOVEYOURHEARTMONTHTHINGSYOUCANDOTOTAKECAREOFYOURHEARTWeresurroundedbyheartsthismonth.Alongwiththeredconstructionpaperoatingheliumballoonsandchocolateversionstherearethehumanonesthebeatingheartsofmorethan300millionAmeri-cans.Unfortunatelywerealsosurroundedbyheartdisease.IntheU.S.itstheleadingcauseofdeathforbothmenandwomen.Butitcanbepre-ventedandcontrolled.EveninashortmonthstimeyoucandoalottotakebettercareofyourheartWeek1Scrutinizelabels.Unhealthyfatsandcholes-terolcanclogarteries.Saltcanraisebloodpressure.Sugarcanpackonpounds.Toavoidtheserisksforheartdiseasereadnutritionlabelswhenyouregroceryshopping.Lookforfoodswithunsaturatedfatsomega-3fattyacidsandlowpercentagesofsodiumandsugar.Seebelowforsixfoodsthatcanadduptolowercholesterol.Alsochooseplentyoffoodsthatcomewithoutnutri-tionlabelsfreshfruitsandvegetables.Theyarelowinfatandsodiumandtheycontainberwhichcanhelppreventhighbloodcholesterol.Week2Getmoving.Likeallmusclesyourheartneedsexercise.Thisweekandeveryweekaimforatleast150minutesofmoderate-intensityaerobicactivitysuchasbriskwalking.Shareyourheart-healthyhabitwithalovedoneinvitehimorhertojoinyouonawalk.Week3Knowyournumbers.Ifyoudontknowyourbloodpressureandcholesterolnum-bersmakeanappointmentthisweekwithyourdoctortohavethemchecked.HavinghighbloodpressureortoomuchLDLcholesterolthebadkindinyourbloodcanputyouatriskforheartdisease.Beingoverweightalsomakesheartdiseasemorelikely.Youprobablyknowifyourecar-ryingtoomanypounds.Butifyouarentsureitsanotherthingtodiscusswithyourdoctor.Heorshecanadviseyouonlifestylechangesormedicinestohelpyouachieveheart-healthynumbersinallthreeareas.Week4Vowtoquit.Smokingharmstheheartaswellasthelungs.Soifyoulightupitsimportanttoditchthehabitforgood.Smokingalsohurtsyourfamilyandfriendsbecauseexposuretosecondhandsmokecantriggerheartproblemsinthem.Soquittingisanactoflovenotonlyforyourheartbutalsoforalltheheartsthatsurroundyou.ThisFebruaryaddsomefoodsthatcanhelpbalancecholesterol.Checkthischartforwhatsgoodwhyitsheart-healthyandhowtoslipsomeintoyourdietByDr.RobertRzewnickiChiefMedicalOfcerMedicalMutualofOhioDr.RobertRzewnickiwww.thegablesseniorliving.comLikeallmusclesyourheartneedsexercise.HealthcareQA3103969JoinourHealthcareQABefeaturedinamedicaleldspecicadvertisingspacetoberecognizedasanexpertifyoureldFormoreinformationcontactAkronBeaconJournaladvertisingat330-996-3410.ACHIROPRACTICDr.GregoryC.LucasB.S.D.C.TallmadgeChiropractic168EastAve.Rt.18LowerLevelTallmadgeOH44278330-633-1909Dr.GregoryC.LucasB.S.D.C.QPeoplewithchronicbackpainailedbacksurgeriesacetsyn-dromesciaticaandherniateddiscscanallbeneftromthistherapy.DRSstandsordecompressionreductionandstabili-zation.TheDRStreatmentappliesanaxialordistractiveorcetotheinjureddisclevels.Duringtreatmentintradiscalpressureisdroppedromapositivetoanegative.Negativepressurepullswateroxygenandnutrientsintothediscareahelpingtorehydratethedegenerateddisc.TheDRStreatmentreducespressureinsideothedisc.Thisreducespainulherniationandpainromotherdiscrelateddegenerativecon-ditions.Thepressurereductionresultsinincreasedbloodowtotheinjuredareareductionopainincreasesmobilityandtissuerepair.WhatisAxialDecompressionAKASpinalDe-compressionHowDoesitworkAINTERNALMEDICINERaymondP.BermeaMDFairlawnInternalMedicineUniversityHospitalsFairlawnHealthCenter3800EmbassyParkwaySuite240FairlawnOH44333330.666.9002UHhospitals.orgFairlawnRaymondP.BermeaMDQDomenandwomenexperienceheartattacksdifferentlySomeoneintheU.S.suffersaheartattackevery34secondsaccordingtotheAmericanHeartAssociationAHA.TimeiscrucialintreatingaheartattackandtheAHArecommendswaitingnolongerthanveminutestocall911ifyoususpectthatsomeonemaybehavingaheartattack.SymptomstolookforincludeChestpainandpressureDiscomfortinotherareasoftheupperbodysuchasoneorbotharmsShortnessofbreathAcoldsweatnauseaorlight-headednessThereareslightdifferencesinthewaymenandwomenexperienceheartattackbutthemostcommonsymptomforbothmenandwomenischestpain.Womenaremorelikelythanmentoexperienceothersymptomsforinstanceshortnessofbreathnauseaandvomitingandbackorjawpaininparticulararemorecommoninwomenthanmen.AAUDIOLOGYDianeMcCluskyMIRACLE-EARCENTER3725S.Cleveland-MassilonRdNortonOH44203330-706-0446DianeMcCluskyOwnerQIshearinglossacommonproblemYesitisverycommon.Hearinglossisthethird-leadingchronichealthconditionamongAmericanswithnearly36millionAmericanshavingsomeformofmeasurablehearingloss.Hearinglosscanbeslowandsubtle.Itcanalsoslowlyisolateyoufrompeopleyoulovetobewithandthingsyoulovetodo.Hearinglosscanalsoimpactworkperformancepersonalrelationshipssocialinteractionandyourcondence.Untreatedhearinglossmayevenleadtoisolationanddepression.Hearinglossdevelopssograduallyyoumayhardlyevennoticeitbutthepeopleclosesttoyouwill.Therearemanycausesofhearinglossincludingagehereditynoiseinducedexposureandillness.Athoroughhearingevaluationcandetermineyourcurrenthearingstatus.AtMiracle-Earhearingevaluationsarealwaysfreeandconductedbyhighly-trainedlicensedprofessionals.ADENTISTMarkS.GrucellaD.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D4AkronBeaconJournalOhio.comINFORMING.ENGAGING.ESSENTIAL.TuesdayFebruary32015VISIONCHANGESASYOUAGEAdaptedfromtheNationalCervicalCancerCoalitionMS-Asapersongetsoldercertainbodilychangesaretobeexpected.Forexamplemuscletonemaydiminishandbonescanbecomemorefragileasweage.Exerciseandhealthyeatingmaybeabletostaveoffsomeoftheeffectsofagingbutavoid-ingvisionproblemsmayrequiresomeadditionaleffort.Visionnaturallydiminishesasweagebutnotallvisionchangesarerelatedtoaging.Manynaturalchangesarenotsevereandmayonlyrequireaminoradjustmentinprescrip-tionglassesorcontactlenses.Improvedlightingorbiggerprintmayhelpremedyotherissuesincludingblurrytext.Howevercertainconditionsthatpeopleblameongettingolderreallymaybehereditaryorabyproductofanillness.Theresadifferencebetweenchangesthataretheresultofagingandthosethatarenot.Recognizingthedifferencescanhelpindi-vidualsgetthetreatmentneces-sarytopreventpermanenteyedamage.Age-relatedchangesDifcultyseeingclearlyforreadingandcloseworkisoneofthemostcommonage-relatedvisionissues.Thisconditioncanbeginasearlyasage40andworsenasapersongetsolder.Variationintheeyesabilitytofocusproperlyiscalledpres-byopiaanditwillworsenovertime.Othernormalsignsofag-ingincludeproblemswithglarefromheadlightsorthesun.Lenschangesintheeyecancauselighttobescatteredratherthanfocusedontheretina.Thisleadstomoreglare.Indimconditionsapersonmayndheorsheneedsmorelighttoseewell.Thatsbecausemusclesthatcontrolpupilsizeandreactiontolightlosesomestrength.Changesincolorperceptionalsomaybegin.Thenormallyclearlensoftheeyecandiscolormakingitdifculttodistinguishbetweencertainhues.Conditionsnotdirectlytiedtoaging.Certaineyedisordersmaybecomemoreprevalentasapersongetsolderbutthatdoesnotmeantheyareabyproductofaging.Maculardegenera-tionwhichcausesspottylossofdetailorsuddenandseverelossofcentralvisionmayoccur.Thisconditionisaresultofdamagetothemaculathecentralpartoftheretinaresponsiblefordetailcoloranddaylightvision.Riskfactorsformaculardegenerationincludehighcho-lesteroldiabetessmokinganduntreatedhighbloodpressure.Poorcirculationtotheretinaisthemostcommoncauseofmaculardegeneration.Glaucomaisanothercondi-tionlinkedtoaging.Glaucomaiscausedbydamagetotheopticnervebyuidpressureinsidetheeye.Patientswithglaucomatypicallydonotexhibitearlysymptoms.Glaucomaisonlydetectablethroughroutinevisionexaminations.AccordingtotheMayoClinicabouthalfofall65-year-oldAmericanshavesomedegreeofcataractformationintheireyes.Peoplewhohavecataractsmaythinktheyreanunavoidablepartofgettingolder.Whileagingmayincreasetheriskofgettingcata-ractsaccordingtoLighthouseInternationalitstruecauseisunknown.Otherrisksincludelong-termexposuretothesunsrayshighcholesteroldiabetessmokingandeyeinjury.Illnesseslikediabetescanaffecteyesightinmanydiffer-entways.Propertreatmentfordiabetesandmanagementoftheconditioncanpreventanumberofeyedisorders.Adultsshouldnotassumeallvisionchangesareadirectresultofgettingolder.Annualvisionexaminationsbyquali-edeyedoctorscanpinpointthecauseofproblemsandndtreatmentoptionsthataresuc-cessful.KnudsonJewelersTriCountyPlaza1500CantonRd.Akron44312330-784-7431EverySecondCountsInAMedicalEmergency...MedicAwareJewelryIsThereToHelp.WecarryseveraltypesofmedicawarebraceletsnecklacesandIDTagsforMenandWomen.Wealsoprovidecustomengravingservicesfortheseandotherjewelry.Thereislimitedtimeduringamedicalemergencydontleaveanythingtoguesswork.Notallvisionproblemsaredirectlycorrelatedtoaging.Adultsshouldspeakwiththeireyedoctorsaboutanyproblemstheymaybehaving.httpwww.acmestores.com