Glaucoma

Glaucoma — not a sentence

Glaucoma causes symptoms

Among people 40 — 50 years old suffer from glaucoma 1.5 — 2%, however, the older
the person, the greater the likelihood of developing the disease.

Glaucoma is associated with impaired outflow of fluid from the eye for the finest tubules. The main symptom of the disease — an increase in intraocular pressure (IOP), which is detrimental to the optic nerve. As a result, there may come an incurable blindness.
The first signs of glaucoma may be a sense of fogging or the appearance of bright circles in the morning. However, the disease occurs more often in general without any symptoms.
For early detection of glaucoma requires annual monitoring of IOP, starting with 40 — years of age, and in the presence of glaucoma in the family — from 35 years.
Medicine has the means to slow down the development of glaucoma, so it is
it is important to detect the disease in time.

health Regulations

Along with the implementation of physician prescriptions of great importance for the conservation of this disease it has a rational way of life.
If you have found glaucoma, you need to know how to act in order not to harm themselves, but on the contrary — to help.
It is important to calm, but at the same time a responsible attitude to the disease: do not panic, but do not neglect their illness.

Stick to these simple rules you need.

Because glaucoma does not like stress and gross violations of the regime, do not work with great emotional or physical exertion, as well as at night.
Never carry out long physical work with bowed head. If you are a keen gardener — gardener, get low and stable stool weeding sitting on it and moving along the bed.

The head should be protected from sun cap, Panama, and the best hat with large fields; eyes should be protected by high-quality sunglasses. Please note that it is recommended not to use very dark sunglasses; optimal sunglasses with green glass — green
It calms the nervous system, as well as several lowers intraocular pressure.

When performing gymnastic exercises, remember that exercise is not recommended with sharp tilt your head down posture «upside down», as well as lifting heavy loads. The rest of the exercises in glaucoma is not contraindicated.

Do not load yourself excessive burden: you can carry no more than 2-3 kg in each hand.

Do not drink large amounts of liquid: up to 1.5 liters of fluid per day did not significantly affect the pressure inside the eye, but a larger amount of fluid can be harmful. Moreover, under the liquid includes not only water, also takes into account the milk, yogurt, juice, soup, fruit compote. Distribute evenly drinks throughout the day drinking at a time not more than 200 ml. must not
drink «in one gulp.»

Do not overeat; do not abuse the salty, spicy and fatty foods that cause thirst and promote fluid retention in the body.

Do not drink strong tea, coffee and other drinks that contain caffeine, as they increase blood pressure, which can eventually lead to an increase in intraocular pressure.

It is proved that alcohol (vodka, brandy in quantities of 50 ml) reduces the intraocular pressure within 1-2 hours after ingestion. This effect of alcohol used to relieve acute glaucoma attack, if no other means.
However, we must warn those who «like» this method of treatment:
the next day after taking this dose there is a fairly sharp rise in intraocular pressure. In addition, should take into account the toxic effects of alcohol on the optic nerve. However, in exceptional cases, you can afford a small amount of weak alcoholic beverage.

It should not be long in the dark, especially when the form-closure glaucoma.
View the TV in the room highlighting further dim the light source, ie, the TV screen should not be the only place lighted room. People with narrow-angle glaucoma is desirable
the use of low-light during the night (some light
It enters the eye through closed eyelids).

Normalize intestinal function: watch out for his regular emptying. Strong
straining with constipation leads to a dramatic (up to 50 mm Hg. Art.) raising the pressure in the eyes.

When glaucoma need regular and permanent vpuskanie drops. If you are assigned two-fold instillation, the first drug vpuskanie better to do right after a night’s sleep and morning dress.

The second (evening) burying — before going to bed. In no case can double the dose, if for some reason had to skip it
instillation.

Sleep better on a high pillow, and in the morning should not be «stale» in bed. The vertical position and active movements help to reduce pressure in the eye, and in the morning after sleep is highest.

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