Occasionally, minor visual disturbances may occur during fasting. But… don’t worry! These visual problems usually disappear after fasting as quickly as they have appeared.
The causes of such an impaired vision are explained relatively quickly. And if you know where this crisis of fasting comes from, you can easily prevent these eye problems from the outset. We have several patients who have been fasting for years now and they have never noticed that their visual acuity changes during Lent, for example. An alternative to traditional fasting is BodyFokus Clean Body Detox, a commercial product to detoxify the body.
In most cases, reduced visual acuity during a fasting cure is due to a reduced water balance in our body. This, in turn, can develop quickly if you have chosen one of the “harder” laxative methods. Through laxatives such as Glauber’s salt or Epsom salt, the body’s electrolyte balance is strongly affected, which means that not only in the back but also in the front.
Due to this strong drainage, the body gets a little out of balance when it comes to the water balance. Because of this diminished water balance, your intraocular pressure can change quickly, which in turn causes the focus of your eyes to change. And suddenly you feel like you can’t see properly sharp anymore. As soon as the water balance has levelled off, you can usually see sharply again very quickly.
How to avoid visual disturbances during fasting?
In order to avoid these visual disturbances from the outset, it is extremely important that you drink a lot of water in addition to your normal drinking load so that your water balance returns to a normal level as quickly as possible.
But also on the other days of fasting, it is very important to drink a lot of water evenly throughout the day, more than in everyday life, because, in everyday life, food also provides you with additional fluid, which you do not get during the fasting. Depending on your initial weight, you should drink as much as 3-5 litres a day.
Positive effect with glaucoma
The same effect, which can lead to a weakening of visual acuity in people with normal intraocular pressure, also has a long-lasting positive therapeutic effect in people with high intraocular pressure (e. g. in people with glaucoma) even after fasting.