Health Education to Prevent Age-related Macular Degeneration in the US population
Objectives: 1. To defescribe the scope of health education in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration.2. To identify the predisposing factors preventing age-related macular degeneration.
Method: We reviewed multiple relevant literatures from PubMed and end note with macular degeneration as the key word.
Outcome: Age-related macular degeneration can be prevented by cessation of smoking, maintaining ideal body weight, regulating serum cholesterol level, controlling diabetes and hypertension. Selection of food is essential to prevent age-related macular degeneration. Intake of green leafy vegetable like Spinach, Kale, Broccoli, fruits and nuts, and vitamin supplements prevent age-related macular degeneration. Consumption of fishes like Salmon and Sardine can prevent age-related macular degeneration.
Conclusion: Mass health education, media coverage and healthy lifestyle can prevent macular degeneration significantly
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Communication and informatics
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related research
Define the scope of health education in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration.Identify the predisposing factors preventing age-related macular degeneration.
Keyword(s): Vision Care, Health Promotion and Education
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an MPH and CHES
I am an ECFMG certified physician. I am also an MPhil
I am a Dr.PH student at Loma Linda University, CA, USA
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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