You’ve heard that eyes are the window to your soul, but they may reveal health problems too.
By Diana Kelly Levey
When an ophthalmologist or optometrist looks into your eyes, they can identify eye health issues, like glaucoma and cataracts, but they might also be able to tell if your diet isn’t healthy, if you have an immune disorder, as well as if your diabetes symptoms are being managed properly. Read on to learn about the full scope of health issues your eyes may be trying to let you in on so you can prevent or treat any potential conditions.
You May Be Eating Too Much Salt
It’s time to ditch the salt shaker and switch to low-sodium packaged foods if you haven’t already. Too much sodium in your diet could impact the chances of you developing subcapsular cataracts, considered the most serious kinds, according to research. A large, population-based Australian study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found there was a clear link between a high sodium intake in subjects’ diets and the development of posterior subcapsular cataracts.
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