5 Glaucoma Prevention Tips – Women Fitness

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In a healthy eye, the fluid is regularly drained, however in those with glaucoma the drainage system doesn’t work properly, so the fluid gradually builds up in your eye, causing increased pressure. Over time, the increased pressure causes nerve fibers that are essential to vision to die.

Eat green leafy vegetables daily

This may decrease the risk of glaucoma — a serious eye disease — by 20 percent or more over many years, a new study suggests. According to the researchers involved, an important factor that regulates blood flow to the eye is a substance called nitric oxide and green leafy vegetables contain nitrates, which are precursors to nitric oxide. An increase in dietary nitrate and green vegetables significantly reduces the risk of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). 

POAG is the most common form of glaucoma and is characterized by an increase in eye pressure and a gradual loss of vision. Findings from the study were published online Jan. 14 in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology. The vegetable that was consistently inversely associated with POAG was kale or collard greens: 1 serving or more per month of kale or collard greens was significantly associated with 55% to 70% reduced odds of POAG.

Regular Yoga Practice: 

Intraocular Pressure (IOP), is the most common risk factor for glaucomatous damage and the only modifiable factor that has been proven to prevent or slow glaucoma progression. Regular practice of a series of inverted 

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