The Drs: Shoes & Eye Drops
Are you wearing unhealthy shoes? The Doctors looked at the health risks associated with women’s footwear, including Flats Vs High Heels. Also, could eye drops for red eye symptoms actually be bad for you? The Doctors looked into the matter.
The Doctors: Flats Vs High Heels
Women’s footwear is a complex minefield filled with dangerous curves, sharp pointy things, and fashion faux pas. But can you guess whether Flats Vs High Heels are healthier for your feet? Guess what: they’re both bad for you.
Dr Lisa Masterson said she loves to wear high heels. But she said you shouldn’t wear them often. Flats have made a fashion comeback recently (this category now includes flip flops, apparently). But you shouldn’t wear flats all the time anyway.
Flats don’t have arch support, which is bad for your feet over time. Dr Lisa said that flats can be cute, and you can put arch supports in them temporarily. Watch out for symptoms such as headaches that could be a sign you’re wearing unhealthy shoes.
“Mix it up. Change those shoes,” Dr Andrew Ordon advised. After showing off a pink flip flop, Dr Travis Stork cajoled Dr Lisa into modeling some sexy blue heels.
The Drs: Eye Drop Dangers
A viewer named Andy said he uses eye drops every day because of his red eyes. But he wondered if he is making his problem worse, because he has noticed that he’s using the drops more and more lately. (I have to wonder what Andy’s up to that causes his eyes to be red every day.)
Dr Ordon agreed that eye drops could condition your eyes to become more red. Conjunctiva is a common condition on occasion, and there are countless over the counter products to constrict those vessels. But your eyes will become more red as the effects wear off.
The Doctors: Eye Drops Vs Saline
“If you’re going to use these kind of drops, moderation,” Dr Ordon said. “Definitely no more than four times a day. I would say probably no more than twice a day.” He suggested using natural saline products as an alternative treatment.
Decongestants can cause similar effects when it comes to nasal symptoms. It sounds like the common thread, from shoes to ENT symptoms, is that everything should be done in moderation.