Natural Management of Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR)

Natural Management of Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR)

Natural Management of Central Serous Retinopathy
(CSR) By Dr. James Meschino, DC, MS, ND
Hi, I’m Dr. James Meschino. A condition of the eye called central serous
retinopathy is quite a serious condition of the eye. It primarily affects males between the ages
of 20 and 50 years old, but on occasion women can develop it as well. And what happens in this condition is fluid
sort of leaks into the space underneath the retina of the eye and distorts the shape. So this area is known as macula and it’s where
the clarity of vision occurs; and so when you distort the shape of the macula, you start
to get blurred vision. Usually only happens in one eye and in recent
years you know they started to look at why do some people develop it more than others
and one of the culprits here is high cortisone levels. So we know that people who have been prescribe
drugs that whether is cortisone like, you know cortisone like drugs like prednisone;
and cortisone related drugs has been shown to be a trigger for the disease; it may aggravate
an existing condition or cause it to relapse. People that have a health condition known
as cushing syndrome, where they naturally secrete higher amounts of cortisone are also
more likely to develop central serous retinopathy. Now with the way a lot of us end up with higher
cortisone levels, is from stress. Part of the stress response under acute or
chronic stress, the adrenaline pump out a lot of cortisol. And so some people develop central serous
retinopathy just because they are not handling stress that well. So what do these do? Well meditation, yoga, very good; anything
you can do to bring the stress levels down. But there are certain supplements that will
help to suppress the secretion of cortisone itself from the adrenal glands and these supplements
are known as adaptogens. The ones I really like are Rodiolo, Schisandra
and Ashwaghanda because they decrease the output of cortisol from the adrenal glands;
and there are some other herbs that do the same things, but they come with some adverse
side effects that I don’t like. So I like rodiolo, schisandra and ashwaghanda. And then the thinking is a giving these patients
also anti-oxidants that shown to be helpful and macular degeneration cataracts like lutein,
zeaxanthin and a high potency multivitamin that has extra Vitamin C, E, selenium beta
carotene and zinc ; probably a good idea in the long-term management. So you can read. I’ve a review article on this that you should
read. If you know someone, if you have central serous
retinopathy yourself you should review the article I have, it is called “Central Serous
Retinopathy: Common Causes, Presentation and Adjunctive Nutritional Management”; very
important to understand the nutritional management component because a lot of medical doctors
don’t pass this along to you. So you see other scientific references are
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an ongoing reliable wellness resource for both you and your family members. Thanks so much for watching.

4 Replies to “Natural Management of Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR)”

  1. Very informative video. My doctor just told me it could have occurred due to high stress levels but never recommended any supplements that I can have to reduce my stress levels.
    Thank you so much. Wish I could have seen this video 6 months back and started having Ashwaghanda. 🙁

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