Sunday, January 27, 2019

How to Relief Dry Eyes, Joint Pain in Sjogren's

How to Relief Dry Eyes, Joint Pain in Sjogren's

Joint pain are very common in primary Sjogren’s Syndrome and often related to a mild inflammatory arthritis, affecting in particular the small joints of the fingers, wrists, and ankles.  Some people have more severe forms of arthritis, with features of rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus.

TheraLife Autoimmune formula is effective in reducing the frequency of joint flares and control joint pain and stiffness.   See testimonials for more details.

Let’s examine the various joint pains associated with varies Sjogren’s Syndrome

A. Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome:

Joint pain can occur in the absence of rheumatoid arthritis ( RA factor of blood being negative)  in people with primary Sjogren’s Syndrome.   This kind of joint pain is usually associated with Polyarthritis, Arthralgia alone or Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia
Some people with Sjogren’s Syndomre may have joint pain as a result of fibromyalgia.  However, fibrmyalgia arises from the muscles, which may be perceived as coming from the joints.  Fibromyalgia pain is present on a nearly daily basis, with flares of increased pain triggered by increased exertion,  lack of sleep and stress.

The arthritis of primary Sjogren’s is mildly inflammatory and a manifestation to the systemic autoimmune disease.  The factors that causes this joint pain include immune complexes, or inflammatory mediators (such as cytokines- which induce physiologic changes in various tissues).  The immune reaction may be directed specifically at a structural component of the joint, there by inciting an inflammatory response.

B. Secondary Sjogren’s Syndrome:  Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus+ Sjogren’s


Secondary Sjogren’s  have an underlying systemic rheumatic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic  lupus erythematosus , or scleroderma.  Arthritis is a prominent feature of these systemic rheumatic diseases.  The distinction between primary Sjogrens with arthritis and Sjogrens occurring in the setting of rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus can be difficult.  Both  sets of people may have positive tests for rheumatoid factor ( RA) and antinuclear antibodies ( ANA), markers of RA and Lupus respectively.  Additionally a positive CCP (cyclic citrullinated peptide) antibody test in a primary Sjogrens’ does not always imply the presence of rheumatoid arthritis.  In general, secondary Sjogrens  occurs in rheumatoid arthritis who have had the disease for many years.  Systemic lupus is diagnosed when certain types of medical problems occur together, such as specific  rashes, inflammation of the lung or heart lining, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) and blood abnormalities ( low white counts, low platelets, or anemia).

C. Sicca Syndrome- dry eye/dry mouth

Some people have dryness of their eyes and mouth but do not have any signs of an underlying autoimmune disease.  Since they don’t have positive SS-A and /or SS-B antibodies and do not have  a positive lip biopsy.  They are often not labeled as Sjogren’s.  These people often have joint pain.   Sometimes, medications that block estrogen production (treatment for breast cancer) can give rise to Menopausal Arthritis.
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  1. TheraLife Autoimmune –contain ingredients that: -   targets intracellular stimulation of both tear and salivary secretion glands.
    -  strongly regulates the immune system to control and reduce flares;
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  • Moist Heat to the hands with a paraffin bath can help relieve stiffness of the fingers and wrists in the morning
  • Gentle exercise, including Tah Chi, yoga and dancing can strengthen muscles and preserve joint range of motion.
  • Nutritional supplements, such as glucosamine or fish oils, also may help some people
  • Diet- use elimination diet to reveal certain food that aggravate joint pain.  Start with elimination of diary, bread, or excessive salt can reduce joint pain in some individuals.
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Testimonials

I was diagnosed with Sjogrens Syndrome 4 years ago.  Nothing really
worked for me in the past, until a friend recommended me to TheraLife.
After 2 months, my eyes, dry mouth and joint pain had improved so much.
- J.K. Reno, NV

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I am a 45 yr old women who has Sjogrens Syndrome and Rheumatoid
Arthritis. I have had many eye ulcerations due to dry eyes. Ointments, all kinds of eye drops
were not helping. I could not stand to go outside due to the sensitivity to the sunlight, could not goto movies and was in constant pain.

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I was desperate for relief of any kind. I came across Theralife on the internet
and thought why not give it a try! Within 3-4 weeks I noticed a difference. No more joint pain.
It has improved my quality of life quite a bit. I'm so happy I found this product,
I can’t be without it.
! - D. , Billings, Montana




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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Which Tests Are Done to Diagnose Dry Eyes.

 

Which Tests Are Done To Diagnose Dry Eyes. 


How do you know you have chronic dry eye syndrome?


Maybe your eyes hurt, red, and swollen. Bright lights bother you.   You have been using eye drops constantly with dry eye relief - you want to put more drops in after 10 minutes.  Your eye doctor simply tell you to use more eye drops, the ones without preservatives, gel drops at night, prescription drops that is suppose to work.  Frustrating?

Do you know what tests your eye doctors can in order to diagnose dry eyes?



Dry eye syndrome is the most frequently discussed topic within the ophthalmic community because of its prevalence in the clinical practice. There are new diagnostic and therapeutic tools that can help detect and evaluate clinical signs and symptoms of dry eye.  Knowing these tests can help you ask your doctor to do them every time you visit.

These test values can be very helpful in tracking your improvement when you take TheraLife Eye.

Diagnostics

1. Ocular Surface Staining-
Fluramene is a new vital dye to aid the clinician in the evaluation of both the conjunctival and corneal surfaces for evidence of dry eye disease. It is a fluorescein sodium and lissamine green dye combination packaged in a 15 ml bottle with a control tip dropper that delivers a consistent concentration with each application. The new dye can evaluate both conjunctiva and cornea surface simultaneously will enhance our diagnostic abilities in a more efficient manner.

2. Tear Volume Evaluation; Critical to determine if Lacrimal (tear secretion) Gland is deficient.
There are 2 methods for measuring how much tears your eyes are secreting. Lacrimal Gland is important to know just how dry your eyes are. Both measurements are commonly used:

a. Shirmmer’s Test – a strip of paper is inserted into the lower of your eyes lids – the amount of tear collected is measure by mm on the paper strip. Normal values > 15mm.

b. Zone Quick – a thread with dye is inserted into the lower eye lid. Results are measured in minutes – faster than Shirmmer’s.

3. Tear Viscosity – measures how thick your tear is, an indication of meibomian gland function. Meibomian glands secrete lubricants to make your tears thicker. Thin tears make it easier to evaporate causing dry eyes. The most frequent problem is clogging making the lubricants impossible to come out.

Tear Breakup Time:  Your eye doctor uses a stop watch and measure the time it takes the fluorescent dye to disperse. The thinner your tear, faster it disperse and easier to evaporate.

Both your Lacrimal and Meibomian glands must function properly in a balanced manner in order for your eyes to feel comfortable.


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TheraLife Eye is the only formula that treats both Lacrimal and Meibomian Glands simultaneous from inside out. It does so by stimulating and restoring normal cell functions to both tear secretion glands.


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This article is an abstract from April issue of Optometric Management, 2011.

How I Found Relief for My Red Stinging Dry Eyes - Australia

 

How I Found Relief For My Red Stinging Dry Eyes - from Australia

 I have been suffering from dry eyes for years. This is my personal story.



"I am been on the TheraLife Eye capsules for 2 weeks now and I am very happy so far with the results I've achieved using these tablets. I took 8 tablets a day for the first week and am now taking 6 a day. My eyes are no longer red and stinging and I don't look like I've been crying, which is fabulous. Thank you TheraLife."
MS, Australia


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Friday, January 25, 2019

How to Manage Light Sensitivity in Chronic Dry Eyes


How to Manage Light Sensitivity in Chronic Dry Eyes?

Have you been diagnosed with chronic dry eye syndrome and your eyes are very sensitive to light?

Bright light makes your eyes water, while sunglasses help them feel better. You maybe experiencing a “ photophobia”-  light sensitivity or intolerance to light.

Dry eyes can cause your eyes to feel sore. Even though they are dry, the feeling of being watery (especially when exposed to bright light) may occur due to poorly spreading tears ( tear break up time), or insufficient tear volume (Shirmer’s test)

TheraLife Eye can help you relief dry eye syndrome.  One of the first sign of improvement is light sensitivity.

There are different degrees of photophobia. Some people are sensitive only to sunlight, and others to any type of brightness, including fluorescent or incandescent light. When experiencing this sensitivity, you may notice squinting or the need to close your eyes.

For people with dry eyes, there is the possibility of light sensitivity being triggered by corneal abrasion or medication. This may also causes eye pain, soreness and severe photophobia, even in very low-lighting conditions. There are several things your health-care professional may need to know to help determine the cause of your light sensitivity:

How to diagnose chronic dry eyes?


To better understand, it would be very helpful to know the following:
  • When did the soreness begin?
  • Is the pain or sore feeling in or around your eyes?
  • Does it feel as if there is something in your eyes?
  • Do you have other symptoms (fever, joint aches)?
  • Do your eyes burn?
  • Is the pain worse when you move your eyes?
It is important to know that your symptoms can run the gamut from minor to major concerns. For example, tired or sore eyes after a long period of working at your computer (computer vision syndrome) is minor and is not the type of pain needing urgent medical attention. However, it would be best to immediately call your eye specialist if your pain is severe, constant and includes any changes in your vision; if you need to wear sunglasses indoors; or if the photophobia is accompanied by fever, headaches, blurry vision or red eyes, as there may be a concern for meningitis.

Who is at risk for dry eyes? 


People with lighter-colored eyes tend to be more sensitive to bright light, as are those taking certain medications (doxycycline, tetracycline, fursemide). Speak to your pharmacist or physician about medications that may cause photophobia.

Complications of Light Sensitivity Due to Dry Eyes


When it comes to photophobia accompanied by eye soreness or pain, there are common eye concerns to consider. These include but aren’t limited to:
  • Uveitis (inflammation of the inner portion of the eye)
  • Iritis
  • Conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the thin, clear membrane over the white part of the eye; the conjunctiva also lines the eyelids)
  • Contact-lens irritation or complication
  • Sunburn , eyes can experience sun damage
  • Refractive surgery- LASIK
  • Migrane headaches
  • Retinal detachment- which sees a flash of bright light.
  • Sjogrnes’s Syndrome (inflammatory autoimmune disorder)
  • Burns to the eye (welder’s flash)
  • A stype or chalzion (these can create eye pain and sensitivity as they grow)
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Foreign body in the eye or irritation.
Iit is important to visit your family physician or eye-care specialist. It’s better to catch a problem early and to be reassured than to be shortsighted and let it fester.

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Anti-inflammatory Diet for Sjogren's.

 

Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Sjogren's


Inflammation is a major component of Sjogren’s syndrome and essentially all autoimmune disease.  One of the first ways to address this is through an anti-inflammatory diet.  This upstream approach to treatment focuses on avoiding pro-inflammatory food and eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods.

To start you on the road to success.   Start your morning with a smoothy made with high fiber vegetables.  You may add a few fresh fruits for flavor.  You will be surprised how good you feel!
  • Avoiding spicy foods
  • Avoiding refined sugar
  • Avoiding alcohol and wine
  • Avoiding caffeine
  • Avoiding gluten if you also have celiac disease.

In General – These rules apply

A.   Avoid most packaged food with a long list of ingredients- most of all, preservatives.

B.   When preparing foods, select raw, fresh, steamed or broiled options over fried, barbecued or highly processed foods.

Foods to Avoid:

  • For Sjogren's patients, there are a number of foods to avoid. The first food to leave out of diet are milk and all other dairy products. Often, people do not realize that many of our foods are made from milk and other dairy products. Avoid consuming milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt and all creams and sauces made of milk or cheese. Also consider diminishing or avoiding altogether any foods or recipes that call for milk or cheese, including macaroni and pizza. Another important item to leave off of a diet for Sjogren's is wheat, including any pasta or breads made from wheat products. In addition, avoid any foods made of or containing gluten. It is important to read all labels carefully, as many products contain gluten for texture.

Foods to Eat:

  • The most ideal diet for Sjogren's is to eat only natural and whole non-processed foods. This can get quite expensive, especially for people living far from a major city where these foods can be purchased. The next best thing to do is to eat an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits. These provide basic nutrients and antioxidents that fight cell damage. Include low-fat foods in the diet, including lean meat, fish, white chicken, beans, nuts and soy products. In addition, add foods high in complex carbohydrates including fresh fruit, vegetables and breads.

Avoid Certain Food Additives

  • The main goal with Sjogren's is to avoid any food or additive that can further dehydrate the body. Some of the herbs or additives that can be irritating are cayenne pepper, red pepper and horseradish. Also avoid any foods that are spicy, such as chili. Usually Mexican and Indian foods have a lot of added spices such as cayenne and red pepper, so it would also be best to avoid these. These foods and spices can dry out the saliva glands.

Proper Hydration

  • As Sjogren's depletes the moisture-producing glands and areas of the body, keeping hydrated is extremely important. The first thing to avoid is caffeine in the form of teas, colas and coffees, because caffeine tends to dehydrate the body. Water is the best beverage to drink, and eight glasses should be consumed a day. Fruits and vegetables high in water content are also useful to hydrate the body. Some of these foods include watermelon, peaches, tomatoes and cucumbers.

TheraLife Eye Autoimmune formula is fortified with

- Immunomodulators - to help modulate and normalize the immune system
- Anti-inflammatories - to reduce irritation and inflammation of the tear, salivery glands, eye surface, eyelids, and joints
- Anti-fatigue agents - to stimulate circulation and boost energy
- Anti-inflammatories - to reduce irritation and inflammation of the tear, salivery glands, eye surface, eyelids, and joints
- Anti-fatigue agents - to stimulate circulation and boost energy.
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For more information on healthy diet to avoid inflammation, go to:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-fiber-foods/NU00582
http://www.livestrong.com/article/516-facts-high-fiber-vegetables/
http://salicylatesensitivity.com/about/food-guide/



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Thursday, January 24, 2019

What To Do for Fatigue in Sjogren's?

What to Do for Fatigue in Sjogren's


After dry eye/dry mouth , fatigue is the most common symptom in Sjogren’s Syndrome.  Fatigue is often thought of as extreme tirdness or wearness.  However, the sense of fatigue is very different for  Sjogrens syndrome than a normal person.  Sjogren’s fatigue leaves one unable to respond to physical or mental tasks or stimuli but also often leave one depressed, despondent and isolated.

According to Michell and Berger” definition.  Fatigue is a multifaceted condition characterized by diminished energy and increase need for rest disproportionate to any recent change in activity level and accompanied by general weakness, insomnia or hypersomnia (sleep too much)  and emotional reactivity.

The causes of fatigue in Sjogren’s syndrome can involve:
  • medications,
  • hypothyroidism,
  • depression,
  • fibromyalgia,
  • insomnia
  • secondary disorders- Raynauds, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Thyroditis.

The fundamental scientific reason for fatigue is “Energy”

Energy at a cellular level is made or organelles called mitochondria that produce ATP used to power the cell./  If you have mitochondria adversely affected such as by statin drugs, chemotherapy, your body will experience fatigue.

Exercise is Key to fight Fatigue

Exercise builds muscle and also increase mitochondrial size and numbers, which increases energy production.
Illness or disease may result in premature mitochondrial apoptosis ( cell death). Decreased mitochondrial number, function or even mitochondrial mutation.

TheraLife Fatigue can Help.

TheraLife Fatigue Helps alleviate stress, fatigue, burn out, and aids concentration. This proprietary blend of herbal extracts, vitamins, and minerals, stimulates blood flow and increases oxygen flow to the brain.


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How to Relief Dry Eyes from Cancer Therapy- GVH?

How To Relief Dry Eyes from Cancer Therapy- GVH.

Cancer treatments, especially chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation can result in severe chronic dry eyes.  You maqy have symptoms of irritated, dry, red, foreign body sensation, light sensitivity and even watery eyes.

GVH stands for Graft vs. Host Disease- from bone marrow transplantation.

What to do?  


Here is a personal story

"I had chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant almost 4 years ago due to cancer. I ended up with a very bad case of graft v.s. host disease where my sister's cells were attacking my soft tissue, skin, mouth and eyes. This has left me with very dry eyes. I virtually had no tears and could not open my eyes without a lot of pain. The graft v.s. host has since been treated but my eyes remained very dry. I went on prescription eye drop and permanent eye plugs, but my eyes were still dry.
I finally searched the internet and came across TheraLife and tried the TheraLife Eye Enhanced therapy along with the Fish Oil. After about 2 months of being on TheraLife Eye therapy, my eyes and my life became much better. I have been faithfully taking TheraLife Eye for about 2 1/2 years now and I honestly don't know what I would do without TheraLife.
Thank you for making such a great product! "
V.V. Canada

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

How To Diagnose Contact Lense Dry Eyes?

How To Diagnose Contact Lense Dry Eyes? 

Contact Lens Dry Eye Syndrome- What Kind of Dry Eye Workup Should Your Eye Doctors Do!

Contact lens wearers often suffer from dry eyes.  A contact lens is designed to be biocompatible, yet it disrupts the normal tear film and creates tear loss and evaporation. Still, many customers are highly motivated, NS suffer in silence.  Prolonged dry eye conditions left untreated can created cornea damage, which may eventually require cornea transplants or blindness.

The problem with contact lens-associated dry eye is well documented. The frequency of contact lens related dry eye is about 50%, suggesting that about 17 million of the 35 million contact lens wearers in the United States alone are affected.1 Almost 77% of patients will discontinue contact lens wear at one time or another due to comfort issues.

So what  kind of dry eye workup will your eye professionals do to diagnose dry eyes?

Dry Eye Work-Up


So often, customer come to us complaining of dry eyes, and they indicate their eye doctors didn’t do any tests, or done a few and been told they have dry eyes.  What kind of tests should be done to diagnose dry eyes include:
1. Fluorescein staining of the cornea and conjunctiva, see if there are dry staining spots.
2. Tear Viscosity Test- also called “tear film break-up testing”, lissamine green staining of the cornea and conjunctiva.  Dispersion of the dye measured by a stop watch.
3. Schirmers or phenol red thread testing, and evaluate the tear volume- responsible by lacrimal glands.  Normal Shirmer’s test value should between 15-20 mm
4. Dry Eye Questionnaire:
a.  How often do your eyes have symptoms of dryness? (Never; Sometimes; Often; Constantly)
  1. How often do your eyes have symptoms of scratchiness? (Never; Sometimes; Often; Constantly)
  2. Do you experience these symptoms in the company of smokers (pubs, clubs)? (Yes or No)
Treat Tear Deficiencies and Tear Film Stability:


TheraLife Eye Capsules- highly recommended for both lacrimal gland (tear volume) and meibomian gland dysfunctions (tear thickness) deficiencies.  TheraLife Eye works from inside out to normalize cell functions to both lacrimal and meibomian glands intra-cellularly so that you get balanced, sustainable tears all day long.   This formula is unique, and protected by patents.  Try it today!

Treat Ocular Surface- Mybomian Gland Dysfunction

Second, treat ocular surface problems.. For many patients, developing dry eye is a normal part of the aging process and contact lens wear only pushes them prematurely into this problem. Without a stable and healthy tear film, the patient will fail with contacts lens wear. Assess meibomian gland function as healthy meibomian glands are necessary for a stable tear film.
Recommended procedure here is to start lid scrubs and warm compresses to treat plugged meibomian glands and blepharitis. Reevaluate your treatment regimen in several weeks before considering changing the contact lens solution or material. Contact lens patients may well function acceptably with some modifications in the patient's tear film health and lid hygiene.

Preservative-Free Rewetting Agents-


Be aware that frequent use of eye drops (more than 3-4 times a day make your eyes drier.

The liberal use of artificial tears and drops to provide e temporary relief for dry eyes. . Regular use of rewetting agents (every two to three hours throughout the day) will make eyes drier.  If you ever noticed that after applying eye drops, you feel like putting more in within 10 minutes.  This is a sign you are over using eye drops, preservative free or not.
Advice is to decrease his contact lens wearing time and to use preservative-free tear drops frequently to improve his tear film no more than 3-4 times per day. Non-preserved tears eliminate the risk of the lenses adsorbing what may be toxic preservatives found in preserved artificial tears. Preservatives may disrupt the tear film, but they can also bind to deposits in the contact lens material, resulting in an imperfect surface over which tears will not flow smoothly. Therefore artificial tears and rewetting drops used by our contact lens wearers should be preservative-free.


For additional information- see Dec. issue of Optometric Management.



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REFERENCES
1. Ramamoorthy P, Sinnott LT, Nichols JJ. Treatment, Material, Care, and Patient-Factors in Contact Lens-Related Dry Eye. Optom Vis Sci. 2008; 85(8): 764‑772.
2. Nichols JJ, Sinnott LT. Tear Film, Contact Lens, and Patient-Related Factors Associated with Contact [UTF-8?]Lens–Related Dry Eye. IOVS 2006; 47 (4): 1319‑1328.
3. Prichard N, Fonn D, Brazeau D. Discontinuation of contact lens wear: a survey. ICLC 1999; 26(6):157‑162.
4. CIBA Vision, data on file, 2005.
5. Pult H, Murphy PJ, Purslow C. A Novel Method to Predict the Dry Eye Symptoms in New Contact Lens Wearers. Optom Vis Sci 2009; 86 (9): E1042‑E1050.
6. Guillion M, Maissa C. Dry Eye Symptomatology of Soft C

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Allergies and Dry Eyes, What is the Difference?

Allergies and Dry Eyes- What is the Difference

About 30 percent to 50 percent of U.S. residents have allergy symptoms.  Nearly75 percent of those allergy symptoms affect the eyes.  In other parts of the world where the weather is dry, dusty and pollution is high, this statistics may even be higher.  Allergies can trigger other problems, such as conjunctivitis - pink eye (see section on red eyes) and asthma.


Symptoms of Allergy Dry Eyes:


Symptoms of Dry Eyes and Allergy are often confused due to their similarities.  For patients with existing dry eye conditions, allergies during spring and fall where pollen count is high become even more severe.

Some of the common symptoms are:
  • Red, swollen or itchy eyes – similar to dry eye symptoms
  • Runny nose; sneezing; coughing
  • Itchy nose, mouth or throat
  • Headache from sinus congestion
  • Fatigue from lack of sleep.
Allergy in additional to dry eyes often are presented with stronger symptoms of dry; itchy; red and watery eyes.  Itchy eyes are normally a result from allergy rather than classical dry eye conditions.  Some people have both symptoms all year around.  TheraLifeâ Eye Enhanced has natural botanical ingredients that relieve both Dry Eyes and Allergy Eyes.

Causes of AllergyDry Eye

Most allergens (agents that elicit allergy symptoms) are in the air, where they come in contact with your eyes and nose. Airborne allergens include pollen, mold, dust and pet dander (cats and dogs in particular).  Some allergens like dust mites are embedded into carpets, drapery, bedding and window visors.  In that case, the allergens are triggering allergy and dry eyes all year round. 

Conventional Treatments for Allergy Dry Eyes:

o   The most common treatment for allergy is anti-histamines for quick relief.   However anti-histamines cause dehydration, sleepiness, sometimes dizziness, and often are the dry eye causes.
o   Decongestant eye drops-, which constricts blood vessels in your eye to take the red out.  Long-term use can cause your eyes to become dependent on these eye drops, and when you stop, the blood vessels become even larger, making red eyes worse.
o   Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drops can sooth allergy eyes (e.g. Patanol).  Its effect is longer term than anti-histamines.  It is effective in treating allergy eyes, but not dry eyes.
o   Prescription steroidal eye drops provide quick relief.  However, long term use have been associated with side effects such as increased inner eye pressure (intraocular pressure) leading to glaucoma and damage to optic nerve. Steroids also have been known to cause cataracts. Prescription steroid eye drops are normally used for very severe cases and no longer than one month.

Recommendations


1. TheraLife
â Eye Enhanced- Relief for both dry eyes and allergy eyes

TheraLife Eye Enhanced is an all-natural botanical product that does not have some of the side effects of anti-histamines (dehydration, dizziness, fatigue and Dry Eyes) or drugs.  TheraLifeâ Eye Enhanced has ingredients that relief symptoms of Allergy Eyes as well as Dry Eyes.  For more information, see TheraLife Dry Eye Benefits below:

2.  Allergy medications- we recommend Claritin – a mast cell stabilizer. 
3.  Use a Hepa filter air cleaner
4. Leave outer clothing and shoes outside before coming into the house to avoid tracking allergens indoors.

DO NOT USE ANTIHISTAMINES – e.g. Benydryl, Claritin D
For additional information; please visit National Eye Institute:  nei.gov/

Monday, January 21, 2019

Punctal Plugs for Dry Eyes. Why Sometimes They Fail.


 Punctal Plugs For Dry Eyes. Why Sometimes They Fail?

Punctal plugs may not work for everyone who has dry eyes.  Here are some of the reason you should be aware of before getting them instilled in your eyes.

What are Punctal Plugs?

Punctal plugs are designed to plug up the tear ducts to stop the drainage of tears into your sinus.  Punctal plugs are often used for people who do not respond to eye drops.
Tear ducts function by providing drainage for debris and bacteria to drain and clean the eye.

Possible outcomes by of punctal plugs:

1. When the tear ducts are plugged, the accumulation of bacteria and dirt increase the chances for eye infections
2. Some people experience irritation, swelling, due to allergic reactions to the punctal plug materials.
3. Punctal plugs can be removed by flushing with saline.
4. Punctal plugs often fall out by themselves.

Why punctal plugs do not always work for chronic dry eye?

For people with severe chronic dry eyes, there are simply not enough tears to shore up, therefore, punctal plugs are not enough!

How does your tear secretion glands work?

There are two important tear secretion glands that need to work simultaneously in order to relief dry eye symptoms.

1. Lacrimal gland which secretes tear volume.
2. Meibomian gland which secrete mucin, lipids, and proteins to thicken the tear.

Both glands must function together in order to provide tear with the right thickness (viscosity) and tear volume to provide comfort.
How can TheraLife Eye help?
TheraLife® Eye works by restoring normal cell functions to both lacrimal and meibomian glands.  The result is balanced, sustainable tears from your own eye to provide comfort all day long.  

 
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How To Relief Dry Eyes Caused by Menopause

How To Relief Dry Eyes Caused by Menopause

Menopause dry eye affects more than 60% of the middle age women who are either peri-menopausal, in menopause or postmenopausal.  Hormone imbalance and aging is largely to blame.  Symptoms of menopause hot flashes, insomnia, vaginal dryness, mood swings, fatigue, headaches and dry eyes.  The eyes usually feel dry, itchy, red, irritated and light sensitive.

The most common solution for dry eye remains to be eye drops-, which covers up the symptoms, and over time with frequent usage, the drops wash away the mucin, lipids and proteins that protect the eye.  The eyes become conditioned to secret less tears and become drier.

Another conventional approach is to block the eyes tear drainage system (punctal plugs) at the lower eyelids or sometimes both lower and upper eyelids.  In some cases, the drainage is permanently cauterized (closed) in order to back up tears to provide comfort.  In some cases, the plugs fall out, and the chances of eye infections increase due to poor drainage.

For moderate to severe dry eyes, very often, a prescription eye drop of cyclosporin is prescribed.  When patients have tried all these approaches and their eyes still hurt that is where TheraLife Eye Enhanced can help.


1. How TheraLife Eye Can Help

TheraLife Eye Enhanced is an all natural botanical product that stimulates the tear glands to secrete sustainable, balanced,  natural tears.  It does so by an intra-cellular mechanism called Mito-Activiation where intracellular activities of the tear glands increase and restore its normal function.  TheraLife has conducted clinical trials in patients with various dry eye and medical conditions with amazing results.  See section below, which describes the TheraLife Eye Enhanced Difference.

2. "TheraLife Menopausal Support"- All Natural, Safe and Effective

Hormone balance is vital to menopausal dry eye in women.  Menopausal dry eye is usually initiated by hormone imbalance.  For this reason, TheraLife sought for a product that will help achieve hormone balance during dry eye therapy in conjunction with TheraLife Eye Enhanced.

TheraLife Eye- Women’s Menopausal Support Formula is formulated to the exacting specifications of certified nutritionists. It contains recommended potencies of key ingredients, Black Cohosh plus soy isoflavones are combined with essential nutrients like calcium, folic acid, and B-vitamins, that have been shown to support normal hormonal levels during menopause. This synergistic blend includes standardized herbal extracts and other nutrients which, together, form a truly well-balanced and effective product for women. an all-natural, herbal supplements made with natural ingredients to provide natural menopause symptom relief including dry eyes.  These work naturally in the body to reduce hot flashes, night sweats, and other menopausal symptoms.

 Safety:

TheraLife Eye –Women’s Menopausal Support product has been tested to meet the highest standards. There are no known major side effects from the recommended use of TheraLife Menopausal Support.  It does not contain artificial dyes, colors, preservatives, flavors, yeast, wheat, gluten, or lactose. Our top priority is our customers' safety and satisfaction.
In addition to TheraLife Eye Enhanced, ThearaLife Eye- Women’s Menopause Support, we also recommend Primrose Oil and Fish Oil.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Tips to Treat Ocular Allergies and Dry Eyes

Tips To Treat Ocular Allergies and Dry Eyes

The number of people has allergies or asthma is one in five!

Allergy patients can present themselves with itchy, red, watery and dry eyes. They often complain of having a constant cold.  Chronic dry eye is often associated with ocular allergy.  Want to know what medications are prescribed and how the doctors diagnose ocular allergies and more?  Read on - - - -
Allergy in the United States is very common and is considered a systemic condition that is treatable.  About one third of the patients who has allergies are not aware they have this condition.  Patients who suspect they suffer from allergies usually first visit their family practitioner, who may refer them to an allergist. These patients often end up taking an oral systemic medication, and treatment often leads to chronic dry eye, glaucoma and more eye issues.

Why your allergist and eye doctors should work as a team.

Although allergy also affects the eyes, systemic antihistamines are partially effective at alleviating ocular symptoms (e.g. itching and redness), and they have also been shown to contribute to secondary dry eye problems. Allergists and general practitioners tend to lack slit lamps, which can provide more information regarding ocular health. Optometrists and ophthalmologist are an integral care to both identify and manage ocular surface problems.
Many of your optometrists or ophthalmologists can refer you to an allergist. They should work as an integral team for this wide spread problem.

What kind of symptoms do allergy patients exhibit?

Patients, who have allergies, though don't know it, often have this symptom:
1.      Recurrent cold” that occurs around the same time every year,
2.      Profound Itchy- how this is different than dry eye>
Exhibit a papillary conjunctiva reaction that is not always present in patients who have dry eye – they will complain of profound itching. “You can have some level of itching with dry eye, but its hallmarks are more the foreign body sensation, grittiness, discomfort and reflex tearing. And usually with allergy, there is more redness in the eye.”

3.      Lower lids may reveal dark half circles. This swelling and discoloration is indicative of allergy.

4.      Constantly rubbing nose up and down.

Allergy and Chronic Dry Eyes.

Many of these patients and those patients being treated for systemic allergies are at risk for concomitant dry eye, as several OTC drugs contain preservatives that put patients at risk for this condition.  During the patient exam, the eye doctor can be on the lookout for any signs of ocular dryness, via slit lamp exam.
What Prescription Medications are used to treat Allergy?
Intranasal Corticosteroids for Ocular Allergy- Veramust ( GlaxoSmithKline)

Prescription Ocular Allergy Drugs
► Alcaftadine 0.25% (Lastacaft, Allergan) Age of use: two years +, Dosing: q.d.
► Azelastine hydrochloride 0.05% (Optivar, Meda) Age of use: three years +, Dosing: b.i.d.
► Bepotastine besilate 1.5% (Bepreve, ISTA Pharmaceuticals) Age of use: two years, + Dosing: b.i.d.
► Cromolyn sodium 4% (Opticrom, Allergan) Age of use: four years +, Dosing: q.i.d.
► Emedastine difumarate 0.05% (Emadine, Meda) Age of use: three years +, Dosing: q.i.d.
► Epinastine HCI 0.05% (Elestat, Allergan) Age of use: three years +, Dosing: b.i.d.
► Lodoxamide tromethamine 0.1% (Alomide, Alcon) Age of use: two years +, Dosing: q.i.d.
► Loteprednol etabonate 0.2% (Alrex, Bausch + Lomb) Age of use: Safety and effectiveness in children has not been established. Dosing q.i.d.
► Loteprednol etabonate 0.5% (Lotemax, Bausch + Lomb) Age of use: Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established. Dosing: q.i.d.
► Nedocromil sodium 2% (Alocril, Allergan) Age of use: three years +, Dosing: b.i.d.
► Olopatadine hydrochloride 0.2% (Pataday, Alcon) Age of use: two years +, Dosing: q.d.
► Olopatadine hydrochloride 0.1% (Patanol, Alcon) Age of use: three years +, Dosing: b.i.d.
► Pemirolast potassium 0.1% (Alamast, Vistakon Pharmaceuticals, LLC) Age of use: three years +, Dosing: q.i.d.

* Be sure to check these drugs for their individual preservative amounts. Which makes dry eye symptoms worse.
1.      Spangler DL, Abelson MB, Ober A, Gomes PJ. Randomized, double-masked comparison of olopatadine ophthalmic solution, mometasone furoate monohydrate nasal spray, and fexofenadine hydrochloride tablets using the conjunctival and nasal allergen challenge models. Clin Ther. 2003 Aug;25(8): 2245-2267.
2. Abelson MB, Welch DL. An evaluation of onset and duration of action of Patanol (olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.1%) compared to Claritin (loratadine 10 mg) tablets in acute allergic conjunctivitis in the conjunctival allergen challenge model. Acta Ophthalmol Scand Suppl. 2000;(230): 60-63.
3. Ouslter GW, Workman DA, Torkildsen GL. An open-label, investigator masked, crossover study of the ocular drying effects of two antihistamines, topical epinastine and systemic loratadine, in adult volunteers with seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. Clin Ther 2007 Apr;29(4): 611-616.
4. Pew Internet and American Life Project. Fox S. The Social Life of Health Information, 2011. http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Social-Life-of-Health-Info/Summary-of-Findings/Section-2.aspx
5. Stewart MG. Identification and management of undiagnosed allergic rhinitis in adults and children. Clin Exp Allergy 2008;38(5):751-760.
6. Rosenwasser LJ, Mahr T, Abelson MB, et al. A comparison of olopatadine 0.2% ophthalmic solution versus fluticasone furoate nasal spray for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2008 Nov-Dec;29(6): 644-653.

This article is a short abstract from July issue of Optometric Management.

How TheraLife Eye can help!

TheraLifeâ Eye Enhanced?

TheraLife Eye Enhanced treats both dry eye and ocular allergies.  You are getting 2 benefits in one pill. 
TheraLife Eye is an all-natural botanical product that does not have some of the side effects of anti-histamines (dehydration, dizziness, fatigue and Dry Eyes) or drugs.  TheraLifeâ Eye Enhanced has ingredients that relieve symptoms of Allergy Eyes as well as Dry Eyes

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1.  Allergy medications- we recommend Claritin – a mast cell stabilizer. 

2.  Use a Hepa filter air cleaner

3. Leave outer clothing and shoes outside before coming into the house to avoid tracking allergens indoors.

DO NOT USE ANTIHISTAMINES – e.g. Benydryl,



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Winter Dry Eyes - Tips for Relief Fast

Winter Dry Eyes-Tips for Relief Fast

Winter Dry Eyes- My Eyes are So Dry, They Hurt!

For some people, this only happens in the winter when force hot air furnaces and heaters are turned on.  The heaters create hot dry air movement that allows tears to evaporate quickly.  Sometimes, increase water intake, use artificial tears, nothing seems to help.  Very annoying! 

For those who already have dry eyes, the dry eye condition seems to be worse as soon as the heat is on at home or at work.

What Can I Do to Relief Winter Dry Eyes?


  1. Use a humidifier in the central heating system – this will require frequent cleaning to ensure bacteria and other organisms do not grow in the water reservoir.
  2. Use a humidifier near your desk or inside an office.
  3. Drink at least 8 glasses of water.
  4. Sit away from a hot air vent.
  5. Do not use artificial tears often, it only make your eyes feel drier.  Artificial tears tend to wash away the key tear thickening components -mucin and lipids and make your tear evaporate easier. 
  6. Try TheraLife Eye Enhanced to help stimulate and produce tears naturally from your own eyes. 

For those who already have dry eyes and are already taking TheraLife Eye Enhanced, increase dosage during winter months for relief!  You can decrease the dosage again when spring comes in March when moisture content in the air increases.   

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Monday, January 7, 2019

TheraLife: Natural Treatments for Blepharitis

TheraLife: Natural Treatments for Blepharitis: Natural Treatments for Blepharitis Are you getting Red Crusty Dry Eyes- You have been told you have blepharitis.     ...

Natural Treatments for Blepharitis

Natural Treatments for Blepharitis



Are you getting Red Crusty Dry Eyes- You have been told you have blepharitis.  

 
This story sounds familiar?  Your have been diagnosed with dry eyes, you use eye drops, warm compress, cleaning eye lids with baby shampoo, and your eyes are still red, dry, and irritable.  What else could be going on?
Red dry eyes are often caused by:
  • chronic dry eye
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Blepharitis

Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome:

Red eyes is a typical chronic dry eye syndrome, in addition to feeling dry, tired, irritated, light sensitive, sandy gritty, and sometimes watery.

Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis is caused by viral or bacterial infection.  Bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with antibiotic eye drops. Viral infections typically runs through a 14 day cycle and stop.  For ocular herpes, please consult your physician.  Acyclovir is often the treatment of choice for herpes.

Blepharitis:
Blepharitis is a recurring condition caused by inflammation of the eye lids.  Meibomian tear glands (produce tear thickness) is often involved.  Common causes include rosacea, dandruff, sometimes allergies, bacterial growth on the eye lids.  Typical recommendation is to use warm compress daily, clean eye lids with baby shampoo followed by gentle massage of both upper and lower eye lids.  Unfortunately, blepharitis tend to recur.  Eye lid hygiene is key.
Symptoms of blepharitis are very similar to red dry eyes - blurry vision, watery, red, tired, light sensitivity and often wake up with a crusting of eyelashes.


How can TheraLife Eye Help?
TheraLife Eye is effective in reducing inflammation and stimulates tear flow for chronic dry eye relief.  Often people with chronic dry eyes also have blepharitis.  Treating chronic dry eyes reduces the inflammation, and also helps to reduce the recurrence of blepharitis.  It is highly recommended that those who have blepharitis stay on TheraLife Eye long term to increase the rate of success.



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Home Remedies for Demodex - Dry Eye Treatment

Home Remedies for Demodex- Dry Eye Treatment


Eyelash mites, also called "Demodex" is a leading cause of blepharitis - inflammation of the eye lids, which causes chronic dry eyes..

What is Demodex?


Root cause of demodex is chronic dry eyes.  Inflammation from dry eyes cause blepharitis , weakness in your immune system allow mites to harbor on your eye lashes.

Eyelash mites are tiny parasites that live in the hair follicles of the eyelash roots. While most people have mites naturally, some people are allergic to them. 

Symptoms of Demodex are red eyes, swelling of the eyelid and flaky skin or rashes are common.  These symptoms are the same as Blepharitis. The infection that eyelash mites can cause is known as demodicosis or "Demodex". Treating the infection quickly and completely will help prevent future episodes.


Here is a home remedy to try
Things You'll Need
1.  No tear baby soap- does not work well for demodex.  Mites will re-attach to eye lids.  Soap also make your eye lids sore. 
2. Water
3. Washcloth
4. Tea tree oil
5. New make up
6. Clean sheets and pillow cases

Instructions
1.  Wash your face and eye area with a gentle  cleanser-  Gently scrub with a washcloth twice a day.

2.  Apply a drop of tea tree oil diluted with water (50:50) to each eyebrow, as well as a drop to each eyelash, because mites living in the brows can easily drop down into the eyelashes.

3.  Throw away all your eye make-up and buy new items. Avoid wearing any make-up for at least one week, to keep the area clean.

4. Wash sheets and pillowcases on a regular weekly basis.

5.  Do hot compresses twice a day-= 10 minutes each time.  Prefer a gel or micro- bead type hot compress. followed by eye lid cleanser. - e.g. Avenova. 
6. Schedule an appointment with your doctor if the problem persists. Your doctor can prescribe a topical antibiotic ointment to help kill the mites and clear up the problem.




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