While some people are born blind, others become blind through out their life due to various medical conditions a new study shows that vitamin B can help to prevent blindness.
What does Vitamin B do?
Taking vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 supplements can lower the risk of macular degeneration in older adults. Macular degeneration occurs when the retina is harmed or deteriorating and can be a leading cause of blindness. Vitamin B keeps the retina strong and lowers the risk of serious complications. Vitamin B 6 can also help with dryness in the eyes. Many older people may experience dry eyes due to illness, low estrogen or other illnesses. Healthy eyes should sustain a certain level of moisture.
What foods contain vitamin B?
If you do not like taking supplements many healthy foods contain vitamin B. Vitamin B6 can be found in bananas, avocados, salmon, peas and brown rice. Vitamin B12 can be found in turkey meat, wild salmon and dairy products.
Catch Eye Problems Early
Your retina can be saved if your doctor catches the problem early on. Always call your eye doctor if you are experiencing problems seeing up close or far away, blurry vision, haloes or other abnormal eye functions.
Signs that You Need More Vitamin B
If you are experiencing other odd symptoms along with your sight problems, it may be the sign of a vitamin B deficiency. Anxiety and fatigue can be signs that you need more B12. Many vegetarians are prone to B12 efficiency if they do not take supplements because most vegetables are not a good source of this vitamin. It’s not as common to have a B6 deficiency since it is found in many more foods. However, if you are having a lot of loose stool or weight loss along with your eye problems it may mean that your body is not absorbing all of the B6 vitamins in your food due to an interaction with another medication that you are taking.