Weird Eye Test Reveals STROKE Risk

They say our eyes are the window to the world.

But for your doctor, your eyes are a window inside your body.

Your eyes are one of the few places in your body where a doctor in an office can look directly in and see your blood vessels.

And according to a new study, there’s one indicator in your eyes that could save you from a deadly stroke.

Here’s what to look for.

A new study, presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference, found that having a doctor examine the blood vessels in your eyes can help determine if you are at risk for a stroke.

What are they looking for? Diabetic retinopathy.

This condition leads to damage to small blood vessels in the eye and is a common complication of diabetes and is the leading cause of blindness in diabetics.

But other studies show that this condition can lead to an increased risk for heart attack and other heart issues.

Now, according to this new study, damage to small blood vessels in your eyes may be a marker for increased stroke risk, especially if you have diabetes.

Diabetes is well known to damage to blood vessels. High blood sugar damages blood vessels through inflammation and a process called glycation, where sugar binds to proteins on the inside of blood vessels, causing them to malfunction.

After adjusting for other stroke risks, people with diabetic retinopathy had a 60 percent higher risk for stroke than people who didn’t have it.

So, next time you’re at your eye doctor, ask them to examine the blood vessels in your eyes.

If you have diabetic retinopathy, work hard to control your blood sugar by eating as low carb as you can and take eye-protective nutrients like lutein, zeaxanthin, and antioxidants.

Dr. Scott Olson

Written By Dr. Scott Olson

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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