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Friday, October 24, 2014

It Turns Out, Smoking Can Also Damage The Eyes

It is well known that cigarettes contain toxins that are harmful to the body. Cigarette smoke contains even as much as 4,000 active compounds, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, tar, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and heavy metals.

Mostly, smoking has always been linked with lung disease and heart, but not only thatLadies, based on quotations www.everydayhealth.com, content in cigarettes can also bea major cause of damage to the eye such as vision loss, cataracts and macular degeneration.

A study has found that active smokers have twice the risk of developing cataractscompared with non-smokers. The risk increases even for heavy smokers. Cataract is aneye disease in which the lens of the eye becomes blurry over time and cause blurredvision, color fading, and are sensitive to bright light or glare.

Doctors believe that smoking contributed to cataract with damaging the lens cellsthrough oxidation process which then accumulate accumulate on the lens. If keep left, you could lose vision.

Smoking can also increase the risk of developing macular degeneration. Studies have found that smokers are at risk of developing macular degeneration was far greater to 2-4 times greater than those who had never smoked.

Even if you don't smoke, but if you frequently exposed to smoking, then the chance ofdamage to the eyes is still wide open. Doctors also believe that smoking interferes withmacular degeneration increases blood flow to the retina and through the process ofoxidation.

To avoid this, macular degeneration of the habit of smoking must be stopped and replaced it with a lot of eating foods containing antioxidants, Ladies.

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