14 Things Your Eyes Say About Your Health
Did you know that your eyes can reveal a lot about your health?
There are certain things that your eyes can tell about your health and you can notice them just by looking in your eyes. Among them are:
1. Disappearing Eyebrows
If you notice that a third of your eyebrows fall out, it may indicate a thyroid disease.
2. A Style That Won’t Go Away
If the stay stays of more than three months or it keeps re-occurring in the same area, it indicates that you are suffering from rare cancer called sebaceous gland carcinoma.
3. Burning Eyes, Blurry Vision While Using a Computer
This is commonly known as the “computer vision syndrome” (CVS). Eyestrain occurs due to the lack of contrast on a computer screen, and the extra work involved in focusing on pixels.
4. A Small Blind Spot In Your Vision, With Shimmering Lights Or a Wavy Line
This issue may or may not be followed by a headache, and it appears as a result of a migraine aura.
5. Whites of the Eye Turned Yellowish
This condition is commonly known as jaundice and it mainly affects newborns with immature liver function as well as those suffering from bile ducts, gallbladder, and liver issues.
6. Eyes That Seem to Bulge
The most common cause of protruding eyes is hyperthyroidism (overactivity of the thyroid gland).
7. Sudden Double Vision, Dim Vision, or Loss of Vision
These are the visual warning signs of a stroke.
8. Blurred Vision in a Diabetic
Diabetics are more prone to eye problems. This condition is the leading cause of blindness in American adults.
Is Poor Vision Inevitable As You Age?
Poor vision is not inevitable and modern lifestyle just contributes to it. People over 60, apart from glasses, may also need high-quality supplements in order to support their vision.
You may also need additional vision support if:
– You’re a smoker
– You’re overweight
– You’re diabetic
– You spend a lot of time in front of the computer
Iridology, or iridodiagnosis, is an alternative medical technique which studies the iris of your eye. The practitioners of these techniques claim that certain characteristics, such as colors and patterns can reveal significant information about your overall health.
Natural, Common-Sense Strategies to Help Protect Healthy Vision
1. Quit Smoking
With smoking, the production of free radicals increases and it negatively affects the quality of your vision.
2. Eat Plenty of Fresh Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
With a regular consumption of green leafy vegetables you can significantly improve your eye health. These vegetables are abundant in lutein and zeaxanthin which can improve the quality of your vision.
3. Care for Your Cardiovascular System
High blood pressure can damage the miniscule blood vessels on the retina. You can maintain your blood pressure normal by avoiding fructose.
According to a research by Dr. Richard Johnson, a chief of the division of kidney disease and hypertension at the University of Colorado, consuming 74 grams or more fructose in a day (equal to 2.5 sugary drinks) can increase your blood pressure by 77 percent.
4. Normalize Your Blood Sugar
High blood sugar levels can obstruct the blood flow in the retina and also damage the blood vessels in your retina.
5. Get Plenty of Healthy Omega-3 Fat
A study published in the August 2001 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology found that omega-3 fatty acids can protect your vision.
However, fish is no longer the best source of omega-3 fats since the pollution on fish farms is at high levels. Krill oil is extremely beneficial and it contains astaxanthin.
6. Avoid Trans Fats
These fats can lead to macular degeneration. They are commonly found in processed food and baked goods, including fired foods, fried chicken, margarine, doughnuts, cookies, pastries and crackers.
7. Avoid Aspartame
One of the many acute symptoms of aspartame poisoning is problems with eyesight.
8. Antioxidants for Healthy Eyes
Several antioxidants have been proved as particularly beneficial to improve eye vision:
– Black currant anthocyanins
Your eyes are now subjected to much higher levels of oxidation than our ancestors. There are more contaminants and the depletion of our ozone layer is causing more intense sunlight, which directly exposes your eyes and skin to more free radicals. With age, your body loses the ability to produce antioxidants.