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The eyes are an indicator of health

The eyes are an indicator of health

Andrea Smadja-C19 Tamar news

Our body is not only the vessel of our being; it is also an indicator of our health. Faced with a poor lifestyle, among other factors, it can send precise signals to alert us to potential complications. The same is true for the eyes, which can signal certain anomalies and warn us of possible diseases or health problems.

The eyes can reveal a lot about our emotions, but they can also reveal our state of health. For this reason, it is essential to monitor any eye condition to ensure that it is not the result of underlying pathology. Here are some signs to look out for:

Spots in the field of vision, also known as scintillating scotomas, these bright spots can precede a headache or migraine attack. These vision problems appear suddenly and can make you feel as if you are losing your sight. According to our colleagues from Mediaite, it is a condition that can last 20 minutes before leading to headaches or ophthalmic migraines. Typically, to fix this, the individual must lie in the dark. Acupressure is also an interesting alternative to relieve these headaches.

Another sign is blurred vision; it is a particularly recurrent phenomenon with the profusion of screens that dominate our daily lives. Nowadays, a large number of activities consist of facing screens, which gradually alters our vision. Computer screens, blue light from phones and other devices expose our eyes to a condition called “dry eye syndrome” or “digital eye strain.”  Therefore, we must turn to our doctor or an ophthalmologist to find solutions for our eye health. The specialist can suggest alternatives such as wearing special glasses, a vision therapy program or other solutions adapted to each case.

Professional help is even more critical if the blurred vision occurs only temporarily. In this case, it can be a sign of heart attack, according to Inserm, which explains that this affects 20% of patients suffering from a partial loss of their visual field for less than 24 hours.

A third sign is yellowish eyes. If the whites of your eyes have a yellowish color, you should consult a doctor. This can be caused by diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, jaundice or biliary obstruction.

Jaundice is known as yellow-colored skin coloration, according to Professor Victor de Lédinghen. As for the cause of its appearance, jaundice occurs when there is an abnormal increase in the level of bilirubin, a substance secreted by the liver. You can also tell if your liver is damaged if you pay attention to several warning signs.

Furthermore, the eyeball isn’t the only indicator of an underlying health problem for the eyes. And for a good reason, thinner eyebrows can be a sign of deficiencies or high stress levels if not related to aging.

A hormonal imbalance can also be the cause of eyebrow loss. This can be due to hypothyroidism, as pointed out to Santé Magazine by Pr Françoise Borson-Chazot, an endocrinologist. In other cases, it can be a symptom accompanying pelagic alopecia, which includes a loss of hair, eyebrows and eyelashes.

Lastly, the appearance of a style is quite telling.  A stye is an unpleasant bump that is also called an external hordeolum.

However, if the stye occurs repeatedly, it may be a sign of diabetes. For this reason, it is advised to consult one’s doctor to establish a reliable diagnosis.

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