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High Blood Presssure Complicates Diabetic Eye Problems

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Feb 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

It is no secret that diabetes can ravage a person's eyesight. I have had countless clients with diabetic retinopathy and other vision complications. This is

Protect These At All Cost

among the reasons to monitor your blood sugar closely and take your medications regularly if you are diabetic.

Another Reason To Keep Your Blood Pressure Low

New research points to another complication for diabetics. It seems that those diabetics with high blood pressure need more aggressive treatment to

You Will Feel A Little Prick

protect their eyesight. Doctors at the University of Michigan conducted a studyy of those diabetics who need anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (AVEGF) injections into their eyes to moderate the damage done by high blood sugar. Within this group, those diabetics who also had high blood pressure were more likely to need the injections. The doctors are not sure what is causing what here, but the correlation is notable.

Talk To Your Doctor

If you are a diabetic and also have high blood pressure, talk to your doctors. If you have one doctor for your eyes and one for your blood pressure, encourage them to work together. In any event, make sure you are treating both conditions. This appears to be the best way to protect your vision.

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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