Research shows more and more that eating fish oil fatty acids, omega 3, can help prevent age related macular degeneration. Women that ate fish on a regular basis showed a remarkable decrease in the risk of AMD, or age related macular degeneration.
AMD causes the loss of middle vision to varying degrees. Macular Degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness. Loss of the middle vision would affect driving, reading, and even recognizing faces. As a matter of fact, it affects every part of ones life. Losing the center of our vision field is devastating!
Both AMD and heart health has been known to be affected by inflammation. Omega 3 has been shown, by research, to decrease you body’s inflammation, which is the root of most disease!
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What are some of the factors that increase risk of AMD?
#1 Age is on top of the list; After the ripe old age of 75 about 30% have some form of AMD.
#2 Tell your eye doctor if you have family history of AMD. Some forms of macular degeneration are hereditary.
#3 Don’t Smoke! Smoking increases your AMD big time.
#4 Bad lifestyle choices. Food choices and exercise matter!
Do you fall into any of the above categories? If so it is imperative that you recognize the symptoms of AMD. Early treatment may help you greatly reduce the vision loss.
Regular visits to an eye doctor is absolutely necessary. And, Call your eye doctor if you have any of the following symptoms:
– You find it difficult to read at night.
– One outstanding symptom is that you have trouble seeing / recognizing faces clearly.
– Your vision becomes not just blurry, but also less “defined” or focused.
– There is a blind spot in the center of your vision.
– Straight lines are looking wavy or curved.