Did you know that your eyes are a window to health? Yahoo Health has come up with a list of 14 things your eyes can tell us about your body. Here are some of them:
- Eyebrows disappearing
When the eyebrow begins to disappear, this is a sign of thyroid disease (hypothyroidism).
- Wallets will not disappear
The wound does not go away within three months, it may indicate the presence of a rare cancer called sebaceous adenoma.
- Burning eyes and blurred vision while using the computer
Blurry vision is often the result of “computer vision syndrome” (CVS). Eye strain is caused by focusing on pixels and lack of contrast on the screen.
- A small blind spot in your vision, with twinkling lights or a wavy line
A migraine aura may be accompanied by a headache, and is known to cause blurred vision.
- The whites of the eyes turn yellow
This condition is known as jaundice, and it appears in newborns or adults who have problems with their gallbladder or liver.
- Eyes that look puffy
Hyperthyroidism is the most common cause of protruding eyes.
- Sudden double vision, double vision, or loss of vision
These are the visible warning signs of a stroke.
- Blurred vision in diabetic patients
People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing various eye problems, of which retinopathy is the most common. In fact, it is the leading cause of blindness in the United States.
- Is double vision inevitable as you age?
A modern lifestyle can contribute to poor vision if you’re not careful. The good news is that there are many actions you can take to support eye health. It has been scientifically proven that people over the age of 60 may need more support. You may also need additional support if:
You spend a lot of time staring at the computer
you have diabetes
you are fat
Natural and Meaningful Strategies to Help Protect Healthy Vision
Avoid trans fats
Get plenty of healthy omega-3 fats
Eat plenty of fresh, dark green leafy vegetables, especially turnips
Take care of the cardiovascular system
Normalize blood sugar levels
Lutein helps protect your central vision
Lutein is found in high concentrations in the macular, and is said to serve two main roles:
to absorb the excess photon energy, and
To quench free radicals before they damage lipid membranes
It is a naturally occurring carotenoid, found in green leafy vegetables, and some yellow/orange fruits and vegetables.