The Week of Thanksgiving is GERD Awareness Week. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is very common, affecting up to 1 in 5 or more of adult men and women in the U.S. and can also occur in children. While common, the disease is often unrecognized, and its symptoms misunderstood, which is unfortunate because GERD is a treatable disease. However, if left undiagnosed and untreated, serious complications can result.
The eyes are windows…to your health. The health of your eyes and overall health are closely related. The eyes are intimately connected to the nervous system and the circulatory system, and when issues develop elsewhere in the body it can affect the eyes.
Between childhood and adulthood are the teenage years. They are a period of profound transformations. Hormonal changes are driving physical and neurological changes which lead to mental, emotional, and social changes. New pressures related to social acceptance, academic performance, and new responsibilities arise. Concerns that adults might find trivial, become paramount for the teen.