Did you know that your eyes are window into health? Yahoo Health has come up with a list of 14 things that your eyes can tell about your body. Here are some of them:
- Disappearing Eyebrows
When the eyebrow starts to disappear, this is a sign of thyroid disease (hypothyroidism).
- A Stye That Won’t Go Away
It a stye doesn’t clear up within three months, it could indicate a rare cancer called sebaceous gland carcinoma.
- Burning Eyes, Blurry Vision While Using A Computer
Blurry vision is often a result of “computer vision syndrome” (CVS). The eyestrain is caused by focusing on pixels and the lack of contrast on the screen.
- A Small Blind Spot in Your Vision, With Shimmering Lights or A Wavy Line
A migraine aura may be accompanied by a headache, and is known to produce this disturbed vision.
- Whites of The Eye Turned Yellowish
This condition is known as jaundice, and it appears in either new-borns or adults with problems of the gallbladder or liver.
- Eyes That Seem to Bulge
Hyperthyroidism is the most common cause of protruding eyes.
- Sudden Double Vision, Dim Vision, or Loss of Vision
These are the visual warning signs of stroke.
- Blurred Vision in a Diabetic
Diabetics are at increased risk of various eye problems, out of which retinopathy is the most common. As a matter of fact, it is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S.
Is Poor Vision Inevitable as You Age?
The modern lifestyle can contribute to poor vision, if you are not careful. The good news is that there are various actions you can take to support eye health. It has been scientifically shown that people over the age of 60 may need even more support. You may also need additional support if:
- You spend a lot of time staring at a computer
- You smoke
- You’re diabetic
- You’re obese
Natural, Common-Sense Strategies to Help Protect Healthy Vision
- Quit smoking
- Avoid aspartame
- Avoid trans fats
- Get plenty of healthy omega-3 fat
- Eat plenty of fresh dark green leafy vegetables, especially kale
- Care for your cardiovascular system
- Normalize your blood sugar levels
Lutein Helps Protect Your Central Vision
Lutein is found in high concentrations in the macula lutea, and is said to serve two primary roles:
- To absorb excess photon energy, and
- To quench free radicals before they damage the lipid membranes
It is naturally occurring carotenoid, found in green leafy veggies, and some yellow/ orange fruits and veggies.