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Glaucoma refers to a group of eye disorders that usually have few or no initial symptoms and eventually cause harm to the optic
nerve that carries information from the eye to the brain.
In most cases, glaucoma is associated with higher-than-normal pressure inside the eye (ocular hypertension). If untreated or
uncontrolled, glaucoma first causes peripheral vision loss and eventually can lead to blindness.
SYMPTOMS OF GLAUCOMA                                                                                               Fortunately, closed-angle glaucoma is uncommon,
                                                                                                                   but when it occurs, it is a true medical emergency.
If you already have glaucoma, then you know the symptoms. If not, then this                                        Open-angle glaucoma sneaks up on us because it has
article will make you aware of what to look for. It will also show you how to                                      no early warning signs or symptoms. That’s why it’s
prevent glaucoma from occurring at all.Taking medications regularly, as                                            so important to have regular eye checkups and take
prescribed, is crucial to preventing vision-threatening damage. That is why it is                                  good care of our health.
important for you to discuss side effects with your doctor. While every drug
has some potential side effects, it is important to note that many patients
experience no side effects at all. You and your doctor need to work as a team
in the battle against glaucoma.

Open-angle Glaucoma
There are many types of glaucoma, but the two most common types
are open-angle glaucoma and closed-angle glaucoma. Ninety percent
of the people who are diagnosed with glaucoma have the open-angle
type. Some of the symptoms of this type are tiny blind spots that

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appear in our side or peripheral vision that get larger. You start with
a little blind spot and end up with no peripheral vision. Blurred vision
is another symptom. The elevated pressure of the fluid in the eye
causes the visual changes that accompany blurred vision. The
appearance of colored halos around lights is slight and confusing at
first. As it grows, the halos become more pronounced and you can’t
ignore it anymore, or pass it off as tired eyes. Some people think the
day is just hazy and that’s why they see the halos. When we enter a
dark room, it takes a few seconds for our eyes to adjust. A person
with glaucoma has trouble adjusting to the change from light to dark
and may not be able to see at all in a dark room. None of us see as
well in the dark as we do in daylight but we should be able to make
out objects after a few seconds. Some people chalk it up to needing
new glasses. No matter how many times they change their
prescriptions, their eye problems persist. Although they shouldn’t
have to keep changing their eyeglasses because routine eye exams
should include a check for glaucoma.                                                         Prevent Glaucoma With Healthy Habits
                                                                                             Good exercise and nutrition habits have as much effect on
Closed-angle Glaucoma                                                                        our eye health as they do on the rest of our body’s health.
Closed-angle glaucoma is more serious. It accounts for only about                            So eat your fruits and vegetables, exercise and relax your
nine percent of the people with glaucoma. It occurs when the                                 eyes regularly and get plenty of sleep and glaucoma may
opening between the cornea and iris narrows and the fluid cannot                             only be something you read about.
get to the normal drainage channels. It results in fluid build-up and
intraocular pressure and it happens very quickly. Some of the
symptoms are severely blurred vision. This occurs because the fluid
builds up so fast. It can also be accompanied by severe eye and head
pain because of the intense pressure of the fluid build-up. Nausea and
vomiting is another symptom of closed-angle glaucoma. Any type of
severe pain can make us nauseous. Vomiting is frequently a side
effect of severe pain. The rainbow colored halos around bright lights
appears with both types of glaucoma. The difference is that with
closed-angle glaucoma, you don’t mistake it for haze or tired eyes.
Your vision is too poor by that time. Closed-angle glaucoma is also
accompanied by rapid loss of vision. The fast fluid build-up is
responsible for that.                                                                                          For more articles about Glaucoma visit our website
   Treat and Cure Glaucoma
   Natural treatments and cures are the “in” thing today, and with good reason.
   Medications have too many side effects and are expensive even with insurance.
   So, a natural treatment that really works is good news. Glaucoma is a disease
   of the eye that can lead to blindness. Over two million Americans have
   glaucoma. Most people think the treatment for glaucoma ranges from topical
   medications to eye surgery. The most common treatment is eye drops that
   reduce fluid formation in the eye and promote increased outflow. They have
   major side effects however, such as low blood pressure, asthmatic wheezing,
   bronchial cough, light-headedness and fatigue. Nobody wants side effects like
   these so it makes sense to seek natural treatments and cures. The good news
   is that there are natural remedies for this condition. They can help reduce
   elevated eye pressure and in some cases, return it to normal. So, if you have
   glaucoma or are at risk for developing it, these natural remedies are for you.
                                                                                       Rutin, available in supplement form in health food
                                                                                       stores, has been shown to normalize collagen
                                                                                       metabolism and normalizing eye tissue. This is

                                                                                       helpful in the treatment of glaucoma.

                                                                                       High Quality Supplements To Prevent
                                                                                       So, it seems that nutrition plays a very important
                                                                                       part in the natural treatment and cure of
                                                                                       glaucoma. We all try to eat a balanced diet, but
                                                                                       even the best of us don’t always eat right. Our
                                                                                       busy lives and convenience foods do us in. The
                                                                                       best defense for this problem is a great
                                                                                       supplement. Make sure any supplement you buy
                                                                                       contains all the nutrients mentioned above in the
                                                                                       right quantities. You may have to take additional
                                                                                       supplements in some vitamins to get the right
                                                                                       amount. The prescription for natural treatment of
                                                                                       glaucoma is daily doses of: Vitamin A, Vitamin C,
Vitamin A,B,C, E And Glaucoma                                                          Vitamin E, Chromium, Zinc, fish oil, and Rutin.
Research has shown that improved nutrition is a much better cure than drugs for        This is over and above a good daily supplement.
glaucoma. A study was done on a group of patients in which they were given large       As always, check with your health care
doses of Vitamin A, B, C, and E as well as additional amounts of protein. Most of      professional before undertaking above normal
                                                                                       doses of supplements. Start practicing good
these patients saw their eye pressure returned to normal limits within a week.         nutrition habits early in life and you may never
This study was done in Nigeria, but vitamin and mineral deficiencies are prevalent     have to worry about treating glaucoma.
in the U.S. also. Vitamin C doses used in the treatment of glaucoma vary from
person to person. Some patients respond to 1,000 mg per day, while others
require larger doses. However, because individual tolerance varies, the total daily
intake should not exceed 3,000 mg per day unless directed by a physician. People
with elevated eye pressure have been found to be deficient in chromium, zinc and
the B vitamins, especially thiamine. Foods high in these nutrients as well as a good
supplement, is in order for people at risk for developing glaucoma, or those who
already have it. Vitamin E is found in good quality oils and is another vitamin that
has been shown to improve the amount of pressure in the eye. Vitamin A is of
course, the one your mother told you about when she said, “eat your carrots,
they’re good for your eyes.” Yellow and orange fruits and vegetables contain
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beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in your body. This is one of the
best vitamins for eye health.
                                                Glaucoma Treatment
                                                through Holistic
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                                                                                        The most common way to detect this disease is
                                                                                        through a test of the pressure of the eye. The test
                                                                                        involves administering a puff of air to the eye. When
                                                                                        eyes test at an intraocular pressure greater than 21
                                                                                        or there is a large difference in the pressure of both
                                                                                        eyes, then the person is diagnosed with Glaucoma.
                                                                                        The disease is caused by damage to the optic nerve
                                                                                        which is usually linked to increased pressure in the
                                                                                        eye. Nerve damage is caused by stress, nutrition
                                                                                        deficiency, digestion problems, heredity, chronic
                                                                                        diseases, extreme vision problems (such as myopia,
                                                                                        astigmatism and farsightedness), eye strain and drugs
                                                                                        or other toxins.

Holistic healing works because it takes a completely different approach to healing      Traditional Treatments
over conventional medicine. In conventional medicine the focus is on treating           The most common treatments of traditional
symptoms, providing quick fixes and can be on narrow minded thinking methods            medicine are eye drops and medication. Once it gets
where the focus is on the singular area. With holistic medicine the focus is wider.     severe it is treated with surgery or laser therapy. All
Natural medicine focuses on treated the overall body and mind in a combination          of these treatments have side effects and risks. Eye
effort to make you healthier. Most illnesses are caused by a variety of factors, most   drops can be a hassle and they have to be
of which have nothing to do with the singular problem area so improving your            administered often in order to see any possible
health might require multiple approaches. One of the most emerging areas being          improvement in the disease. Even then, eye drops
noticed for benefit from holistic methods is eye health. Eye health is an area where    are not a proven method of treating the illness
traditional medicine separates itself from the rest of your health care. You have to    because they are not completely effective in
see a specialist who does not ever work with you on the other areas of your             reducing the pressure on the nerve that causes the
health and therefore cannot possibly have your whole health improved. This type         disease. Medication is very unnatural for the body.
of one-minded treatment does not benefit you and leaves you open to common              You can experience side effects that can cause you
eye problems. Holistic medicine, however, will help you to be able to focus on          more harm than good. They, too, are not
your overall health which will result in better eye health as well. You can use         completely proven to reduce the pressure in the
holistic healing to help you avoid common disease of the eye, such as Glaucoma. In      eye. Eventually most people who suffer will end up
fact, holistic medicine is one of the best ways to prevent and treat problems such      getting further, more invasive treatments. There is
as this.                                                                                often no need for a person to put themselves at risk
                                                                                        to treat their illness when they use a proactive
Getting To The Bottom Of Glaucoma                                                       approach. Treatment should be about solving
Usually this eye disease is a problem that is not discovered until the condition has    problems, not creating them. If you work to
reached an advanced stage. There are no symptoms until the loss of peripheral           improve your overall health you can then begin to
vision, which signifies the damage has already been done to the eye. Treating this      treat many eye problems without having to rely
disease can often be invasive and create further problems. A whole body medicinal       upon the techniques and methods of traditional
approach seeks to treat Glaucoma before it becomes a problem that affects your          methods that prove to be rather harmful. Natural
eyesight. Some types of common glaucoma conditions are:                                 medicine combines focused exercises for the eye
      Open angle or chronic: The most common type, this is caused by the               with healthy eating habits and stress relieving
         trabecular meshwork which is the eyes filtration system, becoming              methods.
      Narrow angle: This type is an abrupt onset condition. It is when the eye
         stops draining. It causes pain, redness, nausea, headaches and must be
         treated immediately at the Emergency Room.
      Low tension: Poor circulation in the body, specifically to the optic nerve,
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         can cause this type of Glaucoma.                                          
      Secondary: This type develops as a result of other health problems. It can
         be related to injury or be a side effect of a drug.
Eye exercises help to focus, relax and train the eyes.
Healthy eating helps to improve the overall health of
your body. The stress relief comes in the form of
yoga, tai chi or other meditative type exercises or
methods. Together this combination produces an
overall healthy body for you which is the basis of
good eye health. Some things you may do in the
                                                                                   It is hard to deny that whole health approaches will help you improve
holistic method of healing are:
                                                                                   your overall health as well as your eye health. You can get much more
                                                                                   benefit from natural medicine then from traditional medicine. Taking the
        Eye exercises                                                             holistic approach can only help you to achieve good health and prevent
        Eliminating harmful toxins from                                           further problems that you have with your vision or with any other health
         the diet through organic eating                                           condition from which you may be suffering.
        Drinking 8 or more glasses of
         water per day
        Learning stress management
        Doing physical exercise for 20
         minutes each day
        Controlling allergies, both
         environmental and food
        Supplementing your diet with
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The whole idea is to fix the root cause
of Glaucoma, which in most cases is the
increased pressure in the eye. This is
thought to be caused by problems with
circulation in the body. A healthier
lifestyle will eliminate other common
causes of pressure like eye strain as well
as eliminate many toxins and digestive
problems. When compared to
traditional approaches to treatment,
holistic methods are non-invasive with
minimal side effects. It fixes the
problems that cause the pressure and
nerve damage so even if you are not yet
effected by glaucoma you can prevent it.
Since this condition can be hereditary
that is an amazing thing that even
traditional medicine cannot claim to be
able to do. When you look at the
traditional methods of treatment and
compare them to the holistic approach                                                                             For more articles about Glaucoma visit our website
to treatment you can easily see which                                                                   
one is better for your body.
6 Ways To Prevent Glaucoma Naturally!

    First Step To Prevent Glaucoma
    Number one is to adopt a regular exercise program. I can hear you now, “What is exercise going to do for my eyes?” For
    one thing, it keeps our weight down and increases the blood flow to our major organs. The eyes are one of our major
    organs. Increased weight means increased disease risk and poor blood flow cause hardening of the arteries and of course
    there are veins and arteries in and near the eyes
    Prevent Glaucoma With Healthy Eating Habits

    Number two is good nutrition. Now you’re saying, “Oh, here we go, another diet.” No, not another diet, just good

    eating habits. If you knew that eating junk food all the time would cause you to go blind, and eating fruits, vegetables,
    whole grains, good quality proteins and oils would keep you from developing glaucoma and saving your eyesight, which
    would you choose? Not such a hard choice anymore, is it?
    Save Your Eyes By Quitting Smoking

    Number three is to avoid smoking and being around secondhand cigarette smoke. If you’re a smoker, you already know
    that quitting is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever do. You’ve heard all the lectures on what cigarettes can do to
    your body, so I’m not going to tell you those again. I am going to tell you that cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke
    can damage your eyes and your eyesight as fast as it can damage any other part of your body. I never heard of anyone
    getting cancer of the eyes but just think about spending the rest of your life blind from glaucoma or some other eye
    disease caused by smoking. It most certainly can happen.

    Two More Steps To Prevent Glaucoma

    Number four is keeping allergies under control. Allergies can cause us to rub or itch our eyes sometimes to the point of
    corneal injury. We’ve stated previously in another article that old eye injuries can cause us to be susceptible to glaucoma.
    Also, many people with allergies use corticosteroids to control the itching. These have been proven to be damaging to
    the eyes after long periods of use.

    Number five is preventing or keeping diabetes under control. Diabetes is the number one contributor to eye disease.
    Preventing it by eating a proper diet without a lot of sugar is the preferred way to deal with it. If you can’t prevent it,
    then keeping it under strict control is the next best option. Diet and exercise go a long way in achieving this goal. I don’t
    mean to sound like a diet and exercise guru, but I can’t stress enough, how important they both are in maintaining good
    eye health and glaucoma prevention.

    Check Your Eyes Regularly

    Number six is having regular eye checkups. Every one to two years is good and will help guard against developing
    glaucoma. Some of the risk factors requiring regular checkups are; age 65 or older, family history of glaucoma, are of
    black or Asian ancestry, have diabetes, have a chronic inflammatory disease, have had any serious eye injury or are taking
    steroids. A little knowledge goes a long way toward preventing glaucoma. You can increase your knowledge about eye
    health and clear vision by learning more about glaucoma from the Pure Vision Method Natural Vision Improvement

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YES, you can get rid of
 Glaucoma naturally!

Description: Glaucoma refers to a group of eye disorders that usually have few or no initial symptoms and eventually cause harm to the optic nerve that carries information from the eye to the brain. Glaucoma is the most common disease of eye after cataract. The condition is about three times as common among African Americans as among whites. Glaucoma poses an enormous public health problem. It accounts for 40% of blindness in Singapore. Glaucoma occurs in one out of every 10,000 births in the USA and is usually diagnosed by the first year of life. Genetic inheritance is often a factor in the occurrence of glaucoma. Glaucoma may be inherited. However, if someone in your family has glaucoma, you will not necessarily develop the disease.