Do Lifestyle Choices Affect Glaucoma?

Exercise: Aerobic exercise helps lower eye pressure, but the studies were not conducted in glaucoma patients and you must have approval from your primary physician first. Weightlifting can raise eye pressure, especially if the breath is held; but it is also a form of exercise and the effects of exercise are generally positive.

Yoga: Head-down positions can increase eye pressure and are not recommended for glaucoma patients.

High-resistance wind instruments: includes trumpet and oboe; eye pressure increases while playing these.
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