14 Things Your Eyes Are Trying To Tell You About Your Health
Your eyes are one of the most sensitive organs in your body. Keeping your eyes in a good health must be one of your priorities, so you should check an appointment to your ophthalmologist once in a while. We bring you 14 signs that your eyes are giving to you, regarding your health.
1. Disappearing Eyebrows
When the outer third of your eyebrows start disappearing, this is a sign for thyroid disease.
2. A Stye That Won’t Go Away
If a stye doesn’t go away for a couple of months, or it appears back in the same place, this could be a sign of a rare cancer called sebaceous gland carcinoma. Visit the doctor.
3. Burning Eyes/ Blurry Vision While Using A Computer
This is a “computer vision syndrome” (CVS), the result is caused by the lack of contrast in the computer screen and the brightness, and the extra focusing on pixels.
4. A Small Blind Spot In Your Vision, With Shimmering Lights Or A Wavy Line
This is a migraine aura. It will follow a migraine or a mild headache.
5. The Whites Of The Eye Turned Yellowish
This type of condition is known as jaundice, and this appears if you have a liver dysfunction, problems with the gallbladder or bile ducts.
6. Eyes That Seems To Bulge
This condition is provoked by the thyroid gland, and it’s called hyperthyroidism, the thyroid gland has been overly active.
7. Sudden Double Vision, Dim Vision, Loss of Vision
These are all the warning signs of stroke.
8. Is Poor Vision Inevitable As You Age?
Well, it’s actually not, but our modern lifestyle (read: computers) can damage our eyes and eyesight if we don’t do regular check-ups. There are still many actions that you can do to restore the eye health, including diet. And, for people that are over their 60’s may need additional treatments if they smoke, are obese, diabetic or they spend a lot of time in front of the computer.
9. Iridology – Your Eyes A re The Mirrors Of Your Health
Iridology is a study of the iris of our eyes, and the techniques are used by alternative medicine practitioners. This goes from a theory that the sources are way back in the 17’s century, stating that there is a deep connection between the eyes and the overall health, more precisely, the eyes are alarming us with our inner health state.
This theory is build up by certain patterns of the eye, the eye color, spots and shapes and the iris is carefully examined in the process and matching it to the iris charts. These charts will help the iridologist to find the possible damages and health issues.
10. Natural Strategies To Help Protect Healthy Vision
These are the common strategies to help prevent eyesight damage as you age:
- Quit smoking
- Care for your cardiovascular system
- Normalize your blood sugar
- Eat fresh dark green vegetables, especially kale
- Get plenty of omega 3-fatty acids
- Avoid any trans fats
- Avoid aspartame
11. Antioxidants – Best For Your Eyes
Antioxidants neutralize the free radicals in our body, which are dangerous. They are dangerous to your eyes too! This is the list of few of the antioxidants that help your system:
- Black currant anthocyanins
12. Lutein Helps Your Central Vision
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are found in potent concentrations in the macula lutea, and are believed to serve two primary roles, the first role is to absorb excess photon energy and the second one is to quench free radicals before they start to destroy the lipid membranes. Lutein is mainly concentrated in our eyes in the macula, this is the central part of the retina that is responsible for straight-ahead and centered vision. This antioxidant can be found in green vegetables, yellow and orange fruits too.
13. Lutein Content Of Foods
14. Astaxanthin – Powerful Protection Against Forms Of Blindness
Astaxanthin is the best protection for our eyes, because it is valued as the carotenoid for eye health, which prevents blindness. The astaxanthin also helps to maintain the eye pressure levels to the normal range, and supports our eye energy and visual eye activity.
This antioxidant prevents other diseases such as:
- Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD)
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Cystoid macular edema
- Retinal arterial occlusion
- Venous occlusion
- Inflammatory eye diseases (i.e., retinitis, iritis, keratitis, and scleritis)