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Vitamins For Good Eye Health
Hmmm: Best for eyes: wear good sunglasses in sun, goggles when doing anything that makes chips, dust or sparks; avoid over-drying (drink water, eat plenty of healthy oil) & remember to blink.Staring at screens reduces blinking in a way that books do not.If you eat a good diet, you don't need more than rda dose of vitamin a, d&e unless your eye doc says so. See eye doc yearly for pressure check after 40. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
VITAMIN A,BETA CROTE: Beta carotene a precursor of vitamin a is an antioxidant slows down the development of macular generation, night blindness, dry eye sundrome, but smokers and former smokers should avoid it. Vit a is very important for eye health, as deficiency can cause xeropthalmia causes blindness in children, dry eye, cataracts vit c slows macular degenerati vite for macular deneration zinc for night blindness&mac d. ...Read more
A, D, Zinc, B-12: Eating non processed foods and eating good vegetables at each meal and using high quality protein like beans and egg if possible will provide the proteins and anti-oxidants. In the summer one can get vitamin d3 from the sun. Taurine is an Amino Acid in dairy and beef that is helpful. Google robert ritch natural compounds for eye nutrients that are good for everything. ...Read more
Yes: Vitamin a is necessary for adequate night vision. B vitamins, vit. C & antioxidants protect against cataracts. Vit c, d, beta carotene, vit e & zinc slow progression of macular degeneration. Flavonoids like lutein, zeaxanthin & anthocyans are also beneficial. Even mainstream ophthamologists often recommend supplements for eye health. See http://www.Allaboutvision.Com/over60/nutrition.Htm. ...Read more
My eyes are often sensitive to light, feel dry and they hurt. Is there a vitamin deficiency causing this? What can I take to better my eye health?
Stepwise approach : Causes are multiple so cause is investigated. Sometimes it is a local problem such as allergies. Systemic problems such as rheumotoid arthritis treatment is stepwise. Local treatment such as drops is first. Prescription drops are next. Punctual plugs interfere with restasis. Here is our approach http://one.Aao.Org/asset.Axd?Id=900d3edd-65ce-4fc2-8a58-1cf8e17c20d5. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What vitamins should be taken for women's health of age 21? For overall health of nails, skin, bones, hair, teeth, eyes, heart, everything women's body
It depends...: This depends a lot on what your diet is like, exposure to environmental toxins, genetics etc. Vitamins are no substitute for a healthy diet, but for most i advise a quality multivitamin, ideally with natural e (avoid synthetic e) ; the 5-mthf form of folate, (folic acid) without additives like titanium dioxide or polyethylene glycol.Additional vit. C, about 1, 000 mg 2x/day is wise too, as well as d.See comment:. ...Read more
Want to take supplement for vision health. Areds2? Have floaters, dry eye & ocular migraine. Take Carlson finest fish oil daily +multi vitamin.
Good diet: If your diet is deficient in green and red veggies, 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zea xanthine is good. The AREDS2 formulation is good for preventing intermediate dry macular degeneration from progressing to the wet form. You don't need it if you don't already have macular degeneration. Omega 3 is good for dry eye and depression. Multivits are worthless if you have a reasonable diet. Best wishes. ...Read more
I've always heard that carrots were good for the eyes. Do you know of other things, or is it mainly vitamin a?
Many things: Vitamin a (found in carrots) is one of many chemicals needed and used by the eyes. Interestingly, most amereicans actually do get enough vitamins and minerals to maintain the health of their eyes, and supplements have not been shown to improve vision. Vitamins a, e, c, zinc, and possibly lutein have been shown to decrease the risk of macular degeneration in those at risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got a 5 day old black eye. Saw er doc on day 3-4. Still blue and black looking and a bit swelling. Does taking vitamin c good to heal faster?
Not especially : Drinking a glass of orange juice daily and keeping up your fruit intake is enough vitamin c. Since it is a water soluble vitamin, your body will excrete any excess. I am not aware of any data supporting mega vitamin c for this kind of wound healing. May get a little worse before it fully resolves and go through purple to brown to yellow stages. Best of luck! ...Read more
“I've dry eyes. there're dark circles under my eyes. I had Omega 3 fish oil pills but it gave me acne. What vitamin supplements is good instead?
Got long hair and I am a male and I have a full head of hair. Many strands are thin at some spots and thicker at some spots. How is this possible? Is it a health issue? Vitamin defficieny perhaps? or something else?
Check Thyroid: Often times, male patterned baldness is hereditary. Look at pictures of your grandfather if available. I will tell you what type of hair you will end up with. For those without this trait, check your thyroid, often with blood work that includes TSH, T3 and T4. Also check Total Testerone levels. This may lead you to an answer. ...Read more
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