WELLNESS & FITNESS

Eyes Can Give Important Warning Signs About Our Health That Can't Be Ignored

Date July 4, 2019

With your eyes, you can see the world. Our eyes grant us views to all the beautiful things of the world. Did you, however, know that your eyes also serve as a window to your health?  By looking at your eyes, it is possible to give an account of the state of your health. 

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How so? 

Experts tell us that through an eye exam, a stroke can be easily detected. This is because the eye is the only place where doctors can view our blood vessels without any need for surgery. Also, diseases like diabetes, cancers, sexually transmitted diseases, autoimmune diseases, and others can be discovered through your eyes. 

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Five warning signs your eyes give about your health

1. Eyebrow loss

The loss of your eyebrows can be due to many reasons. It could be as a result of aging, stress, or the deficiency of a nutrient. However, its most probable cause is a shortage of thyroid hormones in your body, a condition known as hypothyroidism. 

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2. A permanent sty on the eyelids

This is a painful lump on the eyelid. Although this tends to disappear after a while, if persistent it could indicate a symptom of sebaceous gland carcinoma. A visit to the doctor is necessary once you notice this. 

3. Yellow whites 

Of course, as we grow older, our eyes get less white. However, the moment you notice a significant amount of yellow in your eye whites, you need to see your doctor as it could be a symptom of Jaundice, bile duct, or malfunctioning liver. 

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4. Bulging eyes 

A feeling of expansion in your eyes could be a symptom of thyroid or graves. It could mean you have an overactive thyroid. Usually, experiencing difficulty in closing your eye points to an overactive thyroid. It is best you call your doctor instantly when you see it.

5. Cloudy vision

This problem is usually associated with people who have diabetes. Having a cloudy vision is as a result of diabetic retinopathy. This is as a result of damage caused to the blood vessels of the photosensitive retina tissue.

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Why is it important to check your eyes?

Given that you know how important your eyes are to your health. Here are reasons why it is essential to examine your eyes regularly:

  • It can help detect diseases you might have;
  • It can help kids perform better in school as they would know on time what eye defects they have.

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The eyes are essential organs that should be well taken care of. They are the window to our souls and bodies. Hence, we should pay special attention to them.

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