Diet and glaucoma [Femme Actuelle]

Diet and glaucoma : a woman's eating healthy.

In a new Femme Actuelle article, Dr Stéphanie Zwillinger advises you on diet and glaucoma: what foods should you favor or avoid? Keep reading to find out more, and click the button at the end of this article to access the full content!

Diet and glaucoma: what to eat and what to avoid?

Dr Stéphanie Zwillinger explains that it is important to prioritize a healthy diet.

 “More and more studies show how individual behavior, environment and micro nutrition can reduce the occurrence of glaucoma.”

To go into more detail, it is advisable to consume:

  • omega 3 and omega 6;
  • antioxidants;
  • vitamins A, C, E, B1 and B2;
  • foods rich in flavonoids.

To find out what foods are hidden behind these names, we invite you to read the article (in French only) !

Conversely, Dr Stéphanie Zwillinger reminds you that it is important to consume with moderation: 

  • the cold cuts ;
  • fatty or sugary foods;
  • ultra-processed industrial products.

Diet and glaucoma: why is it so important?

“In addition to this advice about nutrition, the importance of a healthy lifestyle should never be forgotten: stopping smoking, moderate alcohol consumption, and regular physical activity.”

Indeed, there is a link between diet and glaucoma: a healthy diet helps avoiding additional risk factors.

If your optic nerve is not well oxygenated or vascularized, the risk of worsening of the pathology will increase. In addition, certain diseases such as diabetes or high blood pressure can cause nerve damage.

To ensure complete, risk-free care, we invite you to follow a varied and balanced diet!

To conclude on our subject “diet and glaucoma,” we invite you to continue reading on the Femme Actuelle website: you will find a definition of this ocular pathology and its evolution, the risk factors and possible treatments.

And why not complete your knowledge on this subject with our articles on juvenile glaucoma and our specialty: treating glaucoma

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