Macular Degeneration: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Caffeine and Alcohol

Caffeine and Alcohol

A high amount of alcohol and caffeine consumption can reduce blood flow in the eyes, which can contribute to toxicity that can initiate eye problems and cause dry eye. Too much sucrose in drinks can also cause cellular oxidation by speeding up the aging process.

A study conducted on 349 people between the age of 55 to 80 years showed that food items that contain a high amount of processed junk food are at more chance of developing advanced stage of AMD. With more food consumption, chances of acquiring cardiovascular diseases increases. CVD indicates a high level of inflammation and that blood pressure is not in the normal range, which is another factor in AMD progression.

Major investigations have indicated a significant relationship between high blood pressure and the development of high advance and blinding forms of macular degeneration.

Enough sleep, reducing stress, and doing proper physical activity helps normalize blood sugar levels, keep the weight of body balance, prevent cardiovascular diseases, and nerve damage.