Iritis is an inflammatory condition that affects the colored ring around your eye. Symptoms are usually present as burning, itching, redness, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, floaters, or seeing flashing lights.
While in many cases the cause of this illness cannot be determined, Doctors have identified three areas where this eye condition is prevalent.
- Immune diseases: When you have an autoimmune disease, your body can not tell the difference between healthy tissue and compromised tissue; as a result, the body begins to turn on itself destroying healthy tissue. Examples of autoimmune diseases are rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, and type 1 diabetes.
- Infectious diseases: Infectious diseases are caused by organisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Examples include AIDS, Hepatitis B, and C, Meningitis, pneumonia, herpes, ringworm.
- Systemic diseases: these diseases usually affect one body part or sometimes the entire body, examples include Inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, psoriatic arthritis.
Where there are cases that this eye condition does not begin from another disease, it is sure that it has an inflammatory cause. Here are some ways to decrease the chronic inflammation that your body may be experiencing and boosting your immune system at the same time.
- Avoid sugar: Sugar suppresses the effectiveness of our white blood cells’ germ-killing ability, this weakens our immune system and makes us more susceptible to infectious diseases.
- Avoid trans-fat: Potato chips, mayonnaise, bread, along with many different sauces, contain oils that have a high concentration of omega-6 which is inflammatory fat.
- Avoid refined flour: pretzels, crackers, pasta, these foods have been stripped of their fiber which is essential in slowing down the digestion of your diet, allowing the body to absorb the spike in your glucose levels, if no fiber is present this causes the body to hurry in its digestion and this increases inflammation in your body.
If you are experiencing chronic or acute inflammatory responses in your body, then making these few adjustments to your diet, may assist your Doctor in a successful treatment, that produces a good outcome.