Health items you should know

Elimination of cataracts


Did you know that there are eye drops that dissolve cataracts without any need for surgery? That is simply wonderful! It is so incredibly great, but not easily available to humans in this country. They are a real salvation for third world countries too and becoming a treatment available to them!!!!

Everyone I know who has had this surgery say it is no problem

I have been involved with 2 friends when they got their cataract surgery. You have to be given medication that prevents your eyes from moving and they have to stay open. They both were thrilled with their results and were emphatic that it was an easy operation. I don’t know if I could do that surgery as well though.

Cataract surgery is a profitable industry

The doctors book their day so that they are passing all the patients through efficiently and doing each surgery in about 10 minutes. That is a lot of profit and they are the hero who gives people back their eyesight. What occupation could be better than that? They do not want to lose that industry.

How the Cataract happens

The Cataract forms when the proteins in the eye lens begin to clump together. When they do this, a milky layer forms that becomes an obstacle to vision. The cloudy spot interferes with eyesight in the area of the Cataract. Most develop slowly. There are many types of Cataracts and the type plays a part in the effectiveness of eye drop solutions.

There are 2 types of eye drops now

When I started this article, I only knew of Lanosterol eye drops. As I did my research, I found NAC eye drops that are easier to come by for use by people here in the United States.

What Lanosterol is and how it works

Lanosterol is a naturally occurring steroid in the body. Scientists found an association between the lack of lanosterol production and the occurence of Cataracts. It’s presence is preventative. These drops have been very promising in testing and are currently used with success for dogs. These drops slowly reduce the protein clumping.

Lanosterol eye drops are only available for your pets in the U.S.

Lanosterol (tetracyclic triterpenoid) is a compound that leads to the production of a natural occurring steroids. Right now you can only buy this one for your pets. These drops work to eliminate Cataracts for dogs. This is what vets are currently using. Here is an article about it with before and after pictures:
Scientists are trying to cure the most common cause of blindness — with eye drops Business Insider article

You CAN get this type of eye drops for yourself

What NAC is and how it works

N-Acetylcarnosine (NAC) is a natural occurring compound related to the dipeptide carnosine. NAC is a variant of L-carnosine and acts as an antioxidant and works against glycation (bonding of a sugar molecule to a protein or lipid molecule). L-carnasine is a dipeptide molecule, made up of the amino acids beta-alanine and histidine. It slowly brings about reduction in the cataract tissues in the eye lens.

This is using a 1% concentration twice a day for 4 months. They work best for early stage, but they can eliminate even severe cataracts with repeated usage.

via preventcataract.org

Affordable alternative to the Epipen

Here is the affordable alternative to the Epipen (now priced way too high to be even moral). CVS is offering it at a nice discount. Here is a video about it…this article about it from USA Today… https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/01/12/cvs-health-mylan-epipen-injector-impax-adrenaclick-donald-trump/96479776/

Silver Diamine Fluoride, Synthetic enamel paste, and cavity remedy research

Silver Diamine is an easy, non-intrusive way to handle early cavities for your kids. It will heal the tooth and just gets painted on in seconds. You can ask for this at your dentist right now.

There is a drawback to consider (not important to baby teeth)

The drawback to Silver Diamine is that it leaves the cavity area dark brown, which is unappealing. If it is a baby tooth though, this will not really matter. It is also not covered by insurance, but only costs around $25. This is important too, when the cavity work is well over $100. Also keep in mind that the baby teeth are a temporary item and the real concern is infection and pain in this case.

Future solution

There are new treatments already on the horizon…hopefully coming soon. There is a drug called Tideglusib currently being worked on that is soaked in a sponge and inserted into the cavity. It causes the tooth to heal the location without the need for a filling. This drug has been able to encourage the development of dental pulp and a small layer of dentine for the outside. This is the inner tooth material and the layer beneath the enamel. The location does not recover enamel.

Process

The biodegradable sponge then just goes away through the process. It has proven very effective and successful in studies with mice. Another method on the horizon is stem cell fillings that cause the tooth to heal itself.

Artificial enamel paste

There are all kinds of products to improve tooth enamel on the horizon, but I don’t think we can get them yet… I have read about nanotechnology breakthroughs that imitate synthetic enamel extremely well. There was a Japanese dentist that has a lot of information about her synthetic enamel paste, but I don’t think it is available. I will watch for products in this department, because I very much want to improve the wear on my exposed tooth roots.

Method to strengthen teeth

If you are interested in strengthening your teeth…there are current options. This is an article that discusses them.
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