14 Things Your Eyes Can Tell You about Your Health (If You Know What to Look For)

Did you know that the eyes are the mirror of your health? Yes, indeed. Our eyes can actually tell us a lot of different things about our entire body. Thus, we will present you with a list of them.

What Can Our Eyes Tell Us About Our Health?

Let’s look at some of these symptoms and see what they tell us about our health.

Sudden Double Vision, Dim Vision, or Loss of Vision

These are all signs which might indicate that a stroke is coming.

Eyes That Seem to Bulge

The most common sign of these types of eyes is hyperthyroidism. This is over-activity of the thyroid gland.

Whites of the Eye That Turned Yellowish

This is also known as jaundice. It can appear in newborns with immature liver function, or adults who have problems with the liver, gallbladder or bile ducts.

Small Blind Spot in Your Vision, With Shimmering Lights or a Wavy Line

A migraine aura produces this disturbed vision. It may or may not come together with a headache.

Burning Eyes, Blurry Vision While Using a Computer

This actually comes as a result of the ‘computer vision syndrome’ (CVS). The eyestrain is caused by lack of contrast on a computer screen and the extra work involved in focusing on pixels.

A Stye that Won’t Go Away

If the stye does not clear up in three months, or it keeps happening in the same location, it might mean that you have a rare cancer called sebaceous gland carcinoma.

Disappearing Eyebrows

When the third of your eyebrow starts to disappear by itself, then it might mean that you have hypothyroidism.

Blurred Vision in a Diabetic

The most common eye problem in diabetics,  who are actually at increased risk of eye problems, is retinopathy. In this case, diabetes, affects the circulatory system of the eye.

You have to bear in mind that you eyesight is a very precious sense. Nevertheless, we usually take it for granted, until it starts deteriorating. The greatest cause for blindness in American adults is diabetes. This is very concerning because 1 in 4 Americans area actually diabetic. What adds to this problem is the increased use of computers and display terminals at home, due to the eye strain.

Is Poor Vision Inevitable as You Age?

Actually, it is not. However, we have to be careful because modern lifestyles can contribute to poor vision. However, you can take many actions which will help you support the eye health. A lot of studies have shown that people over the age of 60 may need even more support, especially in the form of nutritional supplements. Also, additional support might be needed if:

You spend a lot of time staring at a computer

You are diabetic

You are obese

You smoke

Thus, we will review some strategies now which will help you with the protection of your vision.

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