Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Health Tips & Benefits – About Diabetic Retinopathy Symptoms,Prevention

Diabetic retinopathy is

(1) Most common eye disease associated with diabetes and it's the leading cause of blindness, despite readily available and effective therapy, diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among working age people.

(2) It's important to recognize that it's developing as early as possible.

(3) Its possible complication of diabetes.

(4) It means that a blood clot develops in the eye's retina.

(5) Its one of the complications of diabetes, but with early detection and treatment, the risk of severe vision loss from diabetic retinopathy is small.

It’s a specific micro vascular complication of both

(1) Insulin Dependent (Type1)

(2) Non Insulin Dependent (type 2) Diabetes and it is due to microangiopathy affecting the retinal precapillary arterioles, capillaries, and venules.

Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy:-

(1) Dots of blood floating in your line of vision

(2) Bleeding in your eyes from a hemorrhage. This often occurs after sleep

(3) Periodic or permanent swelling of the retina

(4) Vision impairment, which can include blurred vision after some of the other symptoms have disappeared

(5) Total vision loss

Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy:-

(1) Vision checks using an eye chart test. It's good to have this done regularly, to note any recent, substantial changes.

(2) A check of the pressure levels within the eye, known as a tonometry.

(3) Physical eye inspection, usually conducted after the insertion of eye drops that help to widen your eyes.

Prevention of Diabetic Retinopathy:-

(1) Meditation:-

Stress causes a rise in blood sugars! High blood sugars are the main cause of diabetic retinopathy so it is a necessity to establish a meditation practice to keep the stress (and high blood sugars) at bay.
(2) Mindfulness:-

Responsible and mindful food choices that will support healthy blood sugar levels. There is no health substitute for mindful self care when it comes to diabetes and a healthy low carbohydrate diet.

(3) Yoga Asana:-

Exercise is essential for the proper management of blood glucose levels as it acts like insulin helping to move glucose into the muscles. Asana offers some other distinct advantages over other forms of exercise. Yoga postures can be modified to accommodate individuals with diabetic complications. Low or no impact variations can be taught to provide a complete, safe work out.

(4) Breath work:-

Health building yoga breathing practices to knock down stress and keep the meter low.

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