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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Glaucoma Awareness: January

Minerals, like magnesium, are absolutely essential to longevity and quality of life.

Did You Know?  Your eye muscles may be stronger than any other in your body.

In 1995, researchers at the University Eye Clinic in Basel, Switzerland published a study on the effect of supplemental magnesium on glaucoma patients. A dose of 121.5 mg twice daily was administered to 10 glaucoma patients for one month. Results of the study substantiated that magnesium supplementation improved the peripheral circulation in blood vessels around the eye, with the accompanying benefit of an improved visual field. While magnesium is certainly not a cure for glaucoma, the improvement of symptoms could make it worth taking.
Even without the potential benefits to glaucoma patients, magnesium is a very useful mineral.

Magnesium is essential to more than 300 biochemical reactions in the human body. It affects critical areas such heart rhythm, blood sugar, and metabolism. Studies have shown that inadequate magnesium intake can contribute to various health problems including: osteoporosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. As if that weren’t enough, magnesium can be used as a muscle relaxant and sleep aid.

The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for magnesium for individuals over 30 years is 420 mg for men and 320 mg for women. A study published in 2003 by The Journal of Nutrition indicated that the average daily intake of magnesium was substantially below the RDA. With all the potential benefits magnesium can provide, ideally we should try to include as many magnesium-rich foods in our diet as possible. If you’re not able to get the RDA via your diet, oral supplementation can also be used.
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Selections from Natural Health News

Longterm Steroid Use Causes Problems
Dec 08, 2007
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Lawmakers have wooed seniors into the hole

Dec 04, 2009

Evodkia Kresch, 83, takes pills for glaucoma, diabetes and heart problems and has been in the doughnut hole for several months. She grew up in Ukraine and lost her parents and six siblings in the Holocaust. Her husband died two years ...
100000 deaths in hospitals each year are attributed to properly ...

Aug 21, 2006

Xalatan - used to relieve high pressure within the eye (a hallmark of the condition known as open-angle glaucoma). This drug may lead to changes in chromosomes, changes in pigment of eyelids, eye color and other effects on melanocytes, ...
Drug errors or other?
Jan 30, 2008

Labels could be applied that use "tall-man" lettering -- for instance the glaucoma drug acetaZOLamide, with the "ZOL" in the middle uppercased, versus acetoHEXamide, a drug used to treat diabetes that has a similar name. ...

1 comment:

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