Navigation Links
Weightlifting Could Enhance Glaucoma Risk

According to Geraldo Magela Vieira, MD, and his colleagues, weightlifting may increase eye pressure, thus risk of glaucoma is also enhanced//.

Their report was published in the Archives of Ophthalmology. Vieira and his colleagues at the Institute of Specialized Ophthalmology and UNIPLAC medical school in Brasilia, Brazil carried out a study on 30 healthy young men aged 18-40 (average age: nearly 26) at the health club of the Catholic University of Brasilia.

Initially, the highest amount of weight each person could bench press was determined by the researchers. The average maximum was 145 pounds. Subsequently, the men were made to bench-press 80% of their maximum bench-press weight for 4 times.

On the first three lifts, the men exhaled while lifting the weight and inhaled as they lowered it. On the last lift, they held their breath for around 8 seconds instead of exhaling.

The same was carried out after a short break, but without holding their breath on any of the lifts. The intraocular pressure was measured for each person with an electronic instrument.

It was found that the intraocular pressure increased for 90 % of the men during the hold-your-breath bench-pressing session and for 62 % of them when they didn't hold their breath.

The research team remarked that rise in intraocular pressure might boost glaucoma risk. However, the study was carried out only once and the subsequent development of glaucoma is not clear. Hence, the study does not prove the statement.

Presently, more research is being done on glaucoma and weightlifting.
GYT
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Lean Protein Could Be Key to Obesity Drugs
2. Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.
3. Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Directly to Brain
4. Oxygen Usage During Exercise Could Indicate Heart Problems
5. Ultrasound Screening Could Improve The Outcome Of Critically ill Patients
6. Anger Could Be Linked To Weight Gain
7. A Seizure Late In Life Could be A Stroke Warning
8. New Findings Could Reduce The Extent Of Spinal Cord Injuries
9. Could There Be A Link Between Famine and Breast Cancer ?
10. Bone Marrow Cells Could Yield A New Lease of Life
11. New Hair in 15 Days Could Now Be A Possibility Say Researchers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... The Karen Miller ... to communities in the greater Birmingham area, is joining the Chris Hammond Youth ... people in the region. , The Chris Hammond Youth Foundation maintains athletic facilities ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... ... Fresh Wave® IAQ today announced the launch of its innovative Smoke ... the APPA 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Booth #414. , Specifically ... use of harsh chemicals, Fresh Wave IAQ Smoke Away Air & Fabric Liquid is ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... , ... July 21, 2017 , ... Hospital M&A activity ... HealthCareMandA.com . The number of hospital acquisitions rose to 23 in the second quarter, ... and up 15% from the 20 announced deals in the year-ago second quarter. Only ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... ... The Margarian Law Firm has filed a class action lawsuit against ... no ginger. Dr. Pepper produces the “Canada Dry” brand of ginger ale products. In ... Ginger Ale claims on its bottle that it is made from real ginger. , ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... Basking Ridge, NJ (PRWEB) , ... July 21, ... ... Hills (VNA) has received a $5,000 grant from the C. R. ... Adult Day Center at Somerset Hills , a service available through the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/19/2017)... RALEIGH, N.C. , July 19, 2017  Mako ... Veteran Affairs, and the Military Family Assistance Fund (MFA) ... Louisiana to visit with their families one ... the funding to coordinate the travel and logistics needed ... supporting our deployed soldiers and their families. We just ...
(Date:7/14/2017)... 13, 2017 It should come as no surprise ... is in the midst of a crippling opioid epidemic. According ... the number of overdose deaths from opiate-based medications has quadrupled, ... a million dead from 2001 to 2015". During this time, ... has similarly quadrupled, drawing a compelling link between prescription and ...
(Date:7/12/2017)... CarpalAID is a revolutionary new product that relieves painful carpal tunnel ... syndrome affects more than 8 million people a year. Women suffer ... common methods of treating CTS are painful surgery, the use of ... ... is a clear patch worn on the palm of the hand. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: