Lumigan – uses, health risks, and side effects at NaturalPedia.com

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 by

Lumigan (generic name: bimatoprost) is a drug that increases the amount of fluid that drains from the eye to lower pressure. It’s commonly used to treat certain types of glaucoma, as well as other conditions that increase the pressure inside the eyes.

People who apply Lumigan experience a gradual change in the color of the eye being treated, a side effect of the medication. It can also change the color of the eyelids and eyelashes, which can be permanent even after treatment has ended. It also affects the thickness and growth of the eyelashes.

Consult with a healthcare professional before using Lumigan if you have had the following conditions.

  • Eye infections or swelling
  • Retinal detachment
  • Eye surgery
  • Injuries that affected the lens of the eye

Known health risks or side effects of Lumigan

A common side effect of Lumigan is eye redness after applying it on the eyes. However, if the following symptoms occur, consult with a healthcare professional

  • Swelling of the eyes
  • Severe discomfort
  • Crusting or drainage
  • Changes in vision
  • Red, swollen, or itchy eyelids

Body systems that might be affected by Lumigan

The side effects of Lumigan primarily impact the eyes, but reports have also seen it affect the skin, the respiratory tract, the central nervous system, and the liver. In some cases, it can also result in hypertension and hypersensitivity.

Food items or nutrients that have similar effects to Lumigan

There are food items that are known to be as effective as Lumigan and other drugs in treating glaucoma. A diet that contains fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, cold water fish, and organic animal products, for instance, contain all the nutrients that the eyes need for better health. In addition, these food items are also known to greatly benefit eye health:

  • Dark leafy greens
  • Yellow fruits and vegetables
  • Citrus fruits
  • Regular fluid intake – drinking large quantities at once can also increase eye pressure
  • High-quality fish oil
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Kelp and other sea vegetables

Treatments, management options for the side effects of Lumigan

Some natural ways to help deal with red, itchy eyes – a common side effect after using Lumigan – include:

  • Applying cold compress on the affected eye
  • Using chamomile flowers as an eyewash
  • Cutting cucumbers and placing them on the affected area
  • Putting moist tea bags over the eye
  • Placing a mixture of frozen aloe vera juice and cold water over the eye
  • Putting drops of castor oil on the affected eye

Where to learn more

Summary

Lumigan increases the amount of fluid that drains from the eye to lower pressure.

Lumigan is commonly used to treat certain types of glaucoma and conditions that increase the pressure inside the eyes.

Lumigan can cause eye redness after application.

The side effects of Lumigan primarily impact the eyes, but reports have also seen it affect the skin, the respiratory tract, the central nervous system, and the liver. In some cases, it can also result in hypertension and hypersensitivity.

A diet that contains fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, cold water fish, and organic animal products, for instance, contain all the nutrients that the eyes need for better health, which could be an alternative for Lumigan.

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HolisticHerbalist.com

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