Dietary recommendations for glaucoma patients

Abstract: according to experts, glaucoma patients can usually eat more vegetables and fruits. Vegetables contain a lot of cellulose, which can promote intestinal peristalsis. Fruits are rich in vitamins A, B, C and E, which can maintain the normal metabolic process. Bananas are the best among fruits., Glaucoma does great harm to our eye health, so it is important to choose appropriate treatment methods. At the same time, we should also do a good job in dietary care, so as to effectively control the patient’s intraocular pressure and avoid blindness caused by high intraocular pressure. Next, let’s take a look at the dietary care of glaucoma patients., 1. Drink more water. Many glaucoma patients believe that if they have glaucoma, they should drink less water. Even if they are thirsty, they should limit drinking water. In fact, this idea is wrong! There are two main reasons: ① many patients believe that the key problem of glaucoma is the increase of intraocular pressure, which is closely related to aqueous humor. “Aqueous humor” is “water”, so drinking less or no water can control intraocular pressure;, ② before the 1980s, there was a test called “drinking water test”, that is, to induce elevated intraocular pressure by drinking a large amount of water in a short time (1000 ml in 5 minutes)., In fact, the aqueous humor related to intraocular pressure is not directly derived from the water in the blood. It is actively secreted by the special tissue structure of the eye. The “drinking water test” has long been abolished because of its unreliable results and many interference factors. Thirst is a physiological signal of the body, indicating that the body is short of water and should be supplemented in time. The optic nerve damage of some glaucoma patients is related to poor blood circulation (high blood viscosity, etc.), and proper drinking water is beneficial without harm., * should be a small number of drinking water, stir fry not salty, do not eat easy to eat food, usually can eat some beneficial effects of water beans, lily, watermelon, Luffa, etc., in order to increase the flow of water, reduce the retention of water, to prevent eye pressure rise.

glaucoma does great harm to our eye health, so it is important to choose appropriate treatment methods. At the same time, we should also do a good job in diet care, so as to effectively control the patient’s intraocular pressure and avoid blindness caused by high intraocular pressure. Next, let’s take a look at the diet care of glaucoma patients.

1. Drink more water

many glaucoma patients believe that if they have glaucoma, they should drink less water. Even if they are thirsty, they should limit drinking water. In fact, this idea is wrong! There are two main reasons:

① many patients believe that the key problem of glaucoma is the increase of intraocular pressure, which is closely related to aqueous humor. “Aqueous humor” is “water”, so drinking less or no water can control intraocular pressure;

② before the 1980s, there was an examination called “drinking water test”, that is, to induce elevated intraocular pressure by drinking a large amount of water in a short time (1000 ml in 5 minutes).

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in fact, the aqueous humor related to intraocular pressure is not directly derived from the water in the blood. It is actively secreted by the special tissue structure of the eye. The “drinking water test” has long been abolished because of its unreliable results and many interference factors. Thirst is a physiological signal of the body, indicating that the body is short of water and should be supplemented in time. The optic nerve damage of some glaucoma patients is related to poor blood circulation (high blood viscosity, etc.), and proper drinking water is more advantageous than disadvantages.

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should be repeated for a small amount of water. Stir frying dishes should not be salty, not easy to eat. They can usually eat some red beans, lily, watermelon and loofah, which are beneficial to water, so as to increase the flow of the house * s and reduce the retention of aqueous humor.

2. Three taboos, namely, avoid smoking, alcohol and drinking strong tea.

because nicotine in tobacco can cause retinal vasospasm, leading to optic nerve ischemia; Heavy drinking can lead to eye capillary dilation, eye congestion, and even acute attack of glaucoma; Often drinking strong tea often causes excessive excitement, affects sleep, and leads to elevated intraocular pressure.

3. Eat more digestible foods rich in vitamins to keep the stool unobstructed.

glaucoma patients often have constipation symptoms, which is very harmful to the body and can cause self poisoning. Some bacterial toxins in the intestine can dissolve vascular endothelium and intercellular matrix and affect normal blood circulation, It will increase the secretion of aqueous humor and increase the intraocular pressure. Therefore, you can eat more vegetables and fruits at ordinary times. Vegetables contain a lot of cellulose, which can promote intestinal peristalsis. Fruits are rich in vitamins A, B, C and E, which can maintain the normal metabolic process. Bananas are the best among fruits.

4. Avoid five spices, garlic, garlic, onion, ginger, pepper and other irritating foods.

traditional Chinese medicine believes that eating garlic in large quantities for a long time will hurt people’s blood, eyes and brain. According to the compendium of Materia Medica, “eating for a long time will hurt the liver and eyes”, so glaucoma patients should pay more attention.

5. Increase crude fiber food

eat more foods rich in antioxidants such as vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C and vitamin E, such as fresh vegetables, fruits, appropriate pig liver, fish, meat, coarse grain and vegetable oil; Eat more cauliflower, bergamot, longan, red jujube, medlar, chicken, peanut, walnut, soybean milk, Poria cocos, pork, beef and other foods that are beneficial to the liver and kidney.

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warm tips: most of the late stage of glaucoma will seriously affect vision, and vitamins are good for protecting vision. Such as malt, vegetable oil, soybean, peanut, egg yolk, etc. are rich in vitamin E; Coarse grains, jujubes, beans, lean pork, etc. are rich in vitamin B1, while animal liver and green leafy vegetables contain vitamin B12.