Are Your Eyes Inflamed?
Have you ever woken up with one or both of your eyes so swollen that you can’t really open them? If so, then your eyes are inflamed. If you’ve had this happen, you know how much it can affect your daily routine. If it’s swollen up too much, you may not even be able to open your eye at all, greatly impairing your vision. Inflamed eyes can be a sign of something even worse, too, and if you don’t deal with it quickly, you could even lose your eyesight in that eye permanently. Fortunately, there are a few different things you can do to help battle this inflammation.
Sometimes, Inflammation isn’t just Inflammation!
Sometimes, you have more than just an inflammation around the eye. There are several different things it could be, but the most common is uveitis, the inflammation of the iritis. This part of the eye includes the iris, the choroid, and the ciliary body. It can be caused by infection, damage to the eye, or one of a number of autoimmune disorders. If you have uveitis, you may experience inflammation, pain, a sensitivity to light, and blurry vision. In short, you may have major difficulty seeing or doing anything.
It can be very difficult to treat uveitis; it’s more difficult than treating other types of inflammation. Normally, your doctor will give you some eye drops and may put you on an oral medication. You may also need an injection near the eye or even an intravenous medication. Treatment can last anywhere from a week to several years—it depends on how severe the inflammation is.
If you’re dealing with inflammation that’s not as serious as uveitis, you may use standard over the counter anti-inflammatory medications. However, taking these medications for too long can eventually cause other issues since they do have side effects.
There are some dietary changes you can make to help deal with inflammation. Low-fat dairy products are very helpful in battling inflammation. For example, non-fat milk can help prevent gut inflammation plus help with building strong bones. Yogurt is rich in calcium and Vitamin D, both of which can help with inflammation, plus it’s also high in probiotics that can help digestion and other gut and stomach issues.
Tomatoes been shown to help reduce inflammation due to the high levels of lycopene in it. Also, the pomegranate can help improve mobility and reduce inflammation because it’s full of antioxidants. These antioxidants will help destroy the number of free radicals in the body. These free radicals can do a lot of damage, including causing cartilage to degrade and disintegrate. Without cartilage, bones rub against each other, leading to a loss of mobility, swelling, and a lot of pain.
You may also want to start taking a supplement that contains graviola. Research has shown that a graviola supplement may be able to provide you with a number of benefits.
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