Monday, 22 February 2016

Know What Your Eyes Reveal About Your Health ?

It is often said that a person’s eyes provide insight into one’s soul. However, if we were to speak from a pragmatic point of view, it might be more important to mention that our eyes reveal genuinely useful information about our health. Often times, you might be suffering from a number of problems, without even being aware of them. A quick look into our eyes might be sufficient to direct us towards the right specialists. In the paragraphs that follow, we will talk about the most common health problems that can be reflected through our eyes.

#1 Dark circles 
If you have dark circles under the eyes, you might be suffering from a number of medical conditions, such as thyroid imbalance (hypo/hyperthyroidism) or anemia. Similar changes are encountered in those who suffer from adrenal problems or in those who present intolerance to gluten/lactose. Dark circles can suggest that you are suffering from an allergy as well, so it might be a good idea to get tested and see exactly what is the root of the problem. They can be a sign that you are not drinking adequate amounts of water, you are cutting back on sleep or drinking too much alcohol/coffee (dehydrating beverages).

#2 Red eyes
There are a lot of people who present a lot of broken blood vessels in the white part of the eyes. In medical terms, this is known as a subconjunctival hemorrhage and it is often encountered in those who are allergic to various substances. Apart from the actual redness, one might also suffer from itchiness and excess production of tears. The allergy can be seasonal, such as the one to pollen or appear after using a makeup product you are allergic to. In general, such problems are solved by using topical antihistamines and also by avoiding coming into contact with the potential allergen.

#3 Dry eyes 
As we become increasingly reliant on modern technologies, it should come as no surprise that more and more people suffer from the dry eye syndrome. We spend a lot of time looking at a computer screen, adding some TV time and the constant usage of a smartphone. When we look at a digital screen for a prolonged period of time, we do not blink sufficiently and the tear film is not replaced. However, the technology is not the only one to blame for such problems and it is important to be aware of this fact. The dry eyes can be a sign of an underlying condition, such as the painful inflammation of the joints (arthritis). The condition can be improved by using artificial tears.

#4 Eye twitches 
No matter how old you are, you have definitely experienced the eye twitch, at least once in your life. Well, you might not be aware of this fact, but the eye twitch can actually be a sign that you are dealing with too much stress in your life. Studies have demonstrated that people who suffer from chronic stress, as well as those who do not sleep enough, present eye twitches more often. In the situation that you present twitches in other parts of your body, it might be necessary to schedule an appointment with a neurologist. You need to make sure that there is no chronic condition involved; otherwise, both the stress and the lack of sleep can be addressed by changing your habits.

#5 Wrinkles 
While wrinkles suggest that your skin is aging, they might also demonstrate that you are not taking good care of yourself. Premature aging, characterized by the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, has been linked to prolonged/chronic sun exposure, dehydration and inadequate skincare. So, if you take a good look at the area around your eyes and you are not satisfied with the general appearance, it is time to make some changes. You need to begin using a hydrating eye cream, preferably one that has high SPF (necessary protection against sun damage). Second, you need to increase your water intake and avoid beverages that have dehydrating properties (alcohol, coffee etc.). Last, but not least, you need to take better care of your skin, following the three general steps: cleanse, tone and moisturize.

These are just some of the things your eyes can reveal about your health. What matter is that you acknowledge these little signals and take the necessary measures to remedy them. As you have seen, many of them require that you avoid potential allergens or foods that you are intolerant to. Others are based on the idea that you need to protect your eyes, such as using the computer less or shutting off your smartphone from time to time. As for the dark circles and wrinkles, you need to increase your water intake and moisturize your skin on a regular basis.



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