Junk Food Diet


Blindness Caused By a Junk Food Diet

The studies show that junk food can cause Cancer, Obesity, and other Cardiovascular diseases in patients having a junk food diet regularly. However, a recent study from the Annals of Internal Medicine has proved that junk food can also cause damage to the nervous system, especially to the eyes.

The case study by the Annals stated that a 14-year-old boy was admitted to the hospital as he was fussy eater was mostly eating junk food. He initially complained of tiredness to the doctor. Since the BMI of the young patient was okay and acceptable, doctors eliminate the dietary habits of the patients to an extent. The medical history of the patient was healthy and did not take any medicine. The patient test and checks that he has macrocytic anemia and Vitamin B12 deficiency. He was treated for the same.

Result Of Junk Food

By the age of 15 years, the patient was experiencing problems with sensorial behavior and vision symptoms. After several tests, the source of the problem was not there. B the age of 17, the patient has progressively lost the vision, which was blindness. The nutritional values of the patient were checked and see that the nutrition levels of the patient were beyond low. He had high levels of Zinc in the blood and low levels of Vitamin B12 and small copper. They also found that the patient had low levels of Vitamin D and bone mineral density.

Blindness Caused By a Junk Food Diet
Blindness Caused By a Junk Food Diet

With proper tests and psychological tests, the patiently accepted that from the age of preschool, the patient had a great dislike for the food. He was most likely to eat french fries, Pringles, and white bread in a regular diet. The presence of junk food elements in the bloodstream caused the damage to the nervous system, which impaired the vision of the patient to a great extent.

Tests And Results Of Junk Diet

Further tests showed that the teen faced the damage to the optic nerve. The group of nerves that is behind the eyes and connects eyes to the brain was damage with a prolonged diet, including junk food after ruling out the reason for the injury, the patient suggestion for medicine for nutritional optic neuropathy. The results were positive, and the doctors deduce that the dietary deficiencies have resulted in the optic nerve damage in young patients.

The deficiency of Vitamin B in the nutrients can cause a slowdown in the cellular formation in the body. The cells’ reactions in the blood and can result in a build of toxins. In the metabolism and, eventually, damage the nerve cells. Although vision loss due to nutrition deficiency can be reversible if detected early and proper nutritional diet is consumed. However, in the present case, the diagnosis was late. And the patient lost his vision at the age of 17 years only.

Blindness Caused By a Junk Food Diet
Blindness Caused By a Junk Food Diet

The study aims to create awareness among the people and parents to avoid junk food at any cost. Also, the clinical treatments and diagnosis must include the proper tests of the dietary habits of the patient in such matters. Although the BMI of the patient was reasonable, the nutritional deficiency cost him his eyes at a very young age.

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