Drinking water and glaucoma .
a glaucoma suspect though not diagnosed.
am using Tears Natural and Timolast drops at present.
an article that early in the morning to drink 6 glass of water.
is called 6 glass of water theory.
my above background, can I drink 6 glass of water?
is a clinical evaluation called the water drinking test, in which
a person that is a glaucoma suspect fasts for at least three hours
and then is asked to drink one liter of water in less than five minutes.
Intraocular pressure measurements then are taken every 15 minutes.
are compared to previously obtained results for the patient. It has
been observed that eye pressure in glaucoma suspects can be raised
higher than 6 mmHg during this test.
have indicated that the spikes in intraocular pressure observed in
some glaucoma suspects during the water drinking test are transient.
Peak pressure is observed at 30 minutes (the second point at which
the eye pressure is measured) and full recovery back to the original
eye pressure occurs within 60 minutes. This period is too short to
cause any real damage.
anything that places the body under stress can cause transient increases
in eye pressure.
too much water on a daily basis can potentially tax organs in the
body such as the kidneys if they already are weak.
large quantities of water in a short period of time can place the
body in a temporary state of stress.
should not restrict their daily fluid intake because they have glaucoma.
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