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how to prevent cataracts and
Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 years of age. In fact, there
are a lot more cases than glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy combined.
Therefore, it is worth to learn how to prevent cataracts.
You may think that if you develop this eye disease, surgery will get you out of the problem
anyways. While that may be true, it is not always the case. Any surgery has a risk of
complications so you may end up developing other conditions. Your vision may even get worse
than before undergoing the procedure.
Additionally, you may not have the money for cataract surgery. Cataract surgery costs around
$3,000 to $5,000 USD depending on the type of intraocular lens you want to have inserted in your
eye. The results of some lenses are so mediocre that your money is not worth it.
How to prevent cataracts or slow down their development at least? You can take several
precautions. These are nothing more than simple lifestyle changes. Most do not cost you any
sacrifice. So do not wait until you develop cataracts and start to implement the following
1. How to prevent cataracts by quitting or cutting back on smoking
A lifestyle factor that increases the risk of developing cataracts is smoking, according to a study
published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The risk reduces by 25 percent
after quitting smoking. If this results difficult for you, smoking less is better than nothing.
2. How to prevent cataracts by drinking moderately
It is thought that alcohol consumption increases the risk of developing cataracts but that is not
exactly the case. Abstaining from alcohol or a heavy consumption of it increases the risk. On the
other hand, a moderate consumption lowers the risk by 50%. The research was done in a study
titled "Alcohol consumption and the long-term incidence of cataract or cataract surgery" that was
published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology.
3. How to prevent cataracts by taking a multivitamin
The physician's health study of 17,744 US doctors demonstrated that multivitamins lower the risk
of developing cataracts by 27%. Those with a high amount of antioxidants (vitamins a, c and e;
copper; and selenium; among others) gave the best results.
4. How to prevent cataracts by taking off your sunglasses
There is the idea that the ultraviolet light from sunlight causes cataracts. However, evidence
shows the opposite. If you look at the incidence of this eye disease around the US, the southwest,
where sunlight is greater than on the East Coast, have a lower rate of incidence. The reason may
be that your body transforms sunlight into Vitamin D3 which helps your vision.
5. How to prevent cataracts by taking care of your weight
A body mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat taking into account weight and height that
applies to adults, of 23 or less lowers the risk of developing cataracts by at least a third in contrast
to a BMI of 30 or more, according to research at Harvard University. But weight is not the only
factor. How fat is distributed is known to have an influence as well. People with more fat around
the abdomen have a higher risk of developing this eye disease.
5 simple precautions. That is it. And even if you only follow a few of them, you will be significantly
lowering your risk of developing cataracts. With so many cases and possible complications of
surgery, you are better off learning how to prevent cataracts. After all, you can hardly do anything
in life without your vision.
Already developed a clouded lens? learn an effective, safe, natural cataract treatment and forget
about an expensive, riskful cataract operation.