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Warning! Your blood pressure medication is ruining your eyesight

by , 13 January 2016

If you have high blood pressure, I'm sure you've been warned about the chances of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) in your later years.

But here's another warning. If you're taking vasodilators and oral beta blockers to treat your high blood pressure, that risk just increased.

Recent research confirmed that the use of vasodilator drugs to treat blood pressure was linked to 72% higher risk of early-stage ARMD. Beta blocker use was linked to a 71% jump in advanced ARMD risk.

So what do you do?

First, call your doctor to double check your blood pressure. You might not need the medication after all. Late last year, blood pressure guidelines were changed. The threshold was raised, which could mean you no longer have high blood pressure!
But, if your blood pressure is still too high, consider replacing your medication with this safer treatment to reduce it and prevent vision deterioration.

Protect your eyes and your blood pressure with black cumin
Black cumin, also known as Nigella Sativa, is a flowering plant that grows across Asia. You may also have heard of it as black seed oil.
It’s an antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory remedy that’s been used throughout the ages to fight infections and strengthen the immune system.
And today, it doesn’t disappoint. In a study, volunteers who took 5ml of black cumin oil everyday reduced their systolic and diastolic blood pressure in just eight weeks.
And that’s not all.
Researchers are now testing black cumin to improve your eyesight.
Load up on black cumin to reverse ARMD
Researchers are saying that because of the synergy of its ingredients, black cumin oil could prevent the onset of age-related macular degeneration.
Naturopaths will tell you that one of the best ways to start improving your vision is through your stomach in other words, by eating and supplementing your diet with nutrients.
The target nutrients used in past studies to prevent, halt or reverse ARMD are lutein, beta-carotene, antioxidants and fish oil. This because lutein and beta-carotene concentrate in the central part of your retina and help you identify fine details, so they’re important for healing. They also provide protection against blue light, which damages the retina.
Black cumin contains lutein, beta-carotene, vitamins B1, B2 and B3, omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. For this reason researchers are saying that a daily dose of this ancient Egyptian super-spice could go a long way to prevent or reverse ARMD.
Black cumin or black seed oil is available at most health shops, as well as online. Simply take half a teaspoon of oil twice a day to reduce your blood pressure and protect your eyes.
You can also use the oil in salads, smoothies or add it to yoghurt.
Before long, you may come off your blood pressure medication and rest assured that your eye sight isn’t under threat.
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