10 Health Warnings Your Eyes May Be Sending And How To Protect Your Eyes

10 Health Warnings Your Eyes May Be Sending And How To Protect Your Eyes

Did you know that your eyes can tell a lot about your health? Vision is a constant part in our conscious life, and we become so used to it functioning normally that irregularities in the eyes spark serious concern of onset health problems.

There are some visual symptoms that are apparent in either the way your eyes function or their overall appearance – some more obvious than others. They could be useful indicators that help prevent the worsening of a health condition.

Pay special attention to the area around your eyes – If you have noticed raised yellow patches over your upper or lower eyelids, near the inner part of the eye, you might want to consider investigating this further as this might be an early sign of heart disease.

Health Warnings Your Eyes May Be Sending

1. Hanging Eyelids

This symptom, also called ptosis, includes the irregular drooping of eyelids. It is a typical sign of old age but in some instances it might foreshadow myasthenia gravis, a disease that affects the immune system. It may also indicate a brain tumor.

2. Differed Eye Color

Heterochromia iridis is the condition that creates different colored eyes on the same person and is commonly passed on genetically. It can also suggest the possibility of inflammation, glaucoma, and neurofibromatosis which is s a genetic disorder that disturbs cell growth in the nervous system.

3. Irregular Pupils

The pupils are generally identical in appearance and reaction to light. When the size of them is different or if they react in a different way to light it could indicate multiple sclerosis, stroke, a tumor, and syphilis.

4. Blurry Vision

If your vision is unclear and clouded, even with attempted treatment, it may be a symptom of more serious health issues. Increased pressure in the eyes and inflammation typically cause this symptom. If sight is lost completely in one eye it’s a clear indicator of a serious problem such as stroke, a sudden macular degeneration or a type of glaucoma.

5. Protruding Eyes

This symptom is also a common genetic inheritance but may also signal thyroid issues. Thyroid disease causes a hormone imbalance that sequentially swells tissue near the eye, giving it a protruding appearance. For more information – read my other post about the top 13 signs you may have a thyroid disorder.

6. Sporadic Light Flashes

If you see unpredictable flashes of light during the day it could mean the retina is separating. This symptom is a result of conditions like glaucoma and nearsightedness.

7. Bloodied Eye

When the blood vessels inside of the eyes translucent layer (conjunctiva) burst, you’ll notice a small amount of blood clouding the eye. It can happen when the eye is struck by an object but in many instances the source is difficult to pinpoint. Some medical professionals believe it to be a sign of platelet disorder or sever high blood pressure.

If you suffer from bloodshot eyes and you are sure that this is not a result of a health issue then you can uses natural remedies to treat this condition. Use goldenseal as a compress on the eyes. It contains berberine, which is known to help constrict the blood vessels, helping to get rid of bloodshot eyes. You can find a lot more information about herbal remedies in my e-book: The Herbal Remedies Guide which will help you to discover how to use herbal medicine effectively to heal away disease & illnesses.

8. Gray ring around the cornea

This gray ring around the edge of the cornea can indicate high cholesterol and triglycerides levels in the blood and increased risk for heart attack and stroke.

9. Yellow Eyes

The liver uses a substance called bilirubin to filter proteins and oxygen in the body. If an excess of bilirubin happens due to liver disease it can affect the color of the conjunctiva in your eye. An unusual yellow appearance could be a sign of cirrhosis or hepatitis.  For more information – read my previous post about early signs of liver damage and how to strengthen your liver.

10. Cloudy eyes

Can indicate cataract, which is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision and is most common in older people.

Tips to Maintain Healthy Eye Health

There are several steps you can take to maintain the longevity and health of your vision. A few small life changes can act as essential preventative measures for a safer future. Healthy habits prevent disease and keep your eyes symptom-free. It’s time to appreciate all that your eyes do for you.

Maintaining a good eye health is also one of the 70 habits featured in my e-book 70 Powerful Habits For A Great Health which will guide you how to take positive steps to improve your wellness and overall health.

Eye Exercises – We all know how important it is to keep our bodies fit by keeping active and maintaining a regular exercise routine. But did you know that you can exercise your eyes as well? Make sure to read my post on how to improve your vision with eye exercises.

A Solid Diet – By now you should know that a healthy diet is an invaluable contributor to overall health. A sufficient dosage of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients will strengthen the eyes and help to prevent certain conditions.

Focus on green vegetables, oily fish and legumes. Blueberries can also improve your vision (find more information in my e-book: “The Healing Berry Guide: Learn How To Transform Your Health With Berries”

You can find more information about nutrients that are essential to eye health in my previous article about the top foods and vitamins to protect eyesight. You can also improve your vision with this juice for healthy eyes.

Kick Bad Habits – Tobacco use, particularly smoking, is bad for your health in many different ways. It directly affects the optic nerves and can lead to cataracts and several other eye diseases. Alcohol abuse is also commonly contributed to blindness and degeneration of the eyes.

Protect Your Eyes – Exposure to the Sun’s UV rays might result in a nice tan – but it can also be a serious threat to your vision. To avoid conditions like macular degeneration, avoid looking directly at the sun and wear polarized glasses on a sunny day. Protective goggles should also be considered with dangerous works and contact sports.

Less Time Around Screens – It’s difficult to stay away from screens in our developed society – heck, you’re looking at one as we speak! Normal use of computers and television is fine, but small breaks during your free time can take a lot of stress off the eyes.

Don’t Touch! – It may be tempting to rub and itch your eyes when they are irritated or you feel tired, but try your best to resist. This can transfer dirt and germs into your eye and irritate the inner parts of it.

Visit Your Physician – Many conditions related to eye health are difficult to detect during their early stages. The best way to overcome this problem is with regular consultation with a medical professional. Eye doctors know exactly what to look for during a checkup and can give you useful tips for healthy eyes.
Without vision, it would be hard for us to conceptualize the beauty of life. Making small changes and remaining vigilant of symptoms now will ensure the overall health and longevity of your eyes.

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