As one old saying goes: eyes are the windows of the soul. No one is sure where this phrase came from, but still, today we know for sure that the eyes can tell so many things about us and show our health condition.
Here is what it means:
- PERMANENT STY
If you have ever had a sty, you surely know the pain and irritation that it causes. A lump on the eyelid appears as a result us a blocked sebaceous gland and it usually goes away within several days, but it could persist and cause serious problems.
If a sty pops up more often or persists for a longer period of time, it could be a symptom of sebaceous gland carcinoma. In case you notice that it doesn’t heal or it appears again in the same place, it’s time to visit a doctor.
- EYEBROW LOSS
There are various reasons for eyebrow loss: stress, aging, or nutrient deficiency. Alopecia areata, or spot baldness, could be another reason, although it affects around than 0.1% of the population.
A more probable reason for eyebrow loss is hypothyroidism — which is an acute shortage of thyroid hormones which in extreme cases could lead to hair loss. So in case your hair is thinning, it’s better to visit a physician and check the state of the thyroid gland.
- BLURRED VISION
Lots of people spend hours on their computers at home or at work, which is causing burning eyes or blurred vision. Nowadays this situation happens more often that there’s a special term in medical practice which describes vision issues connected with usage of cell phone, prolonged computer usage, or e-book use: “digital eye strain“ or ”dry eye syndrome.” In case you recognize these symptoms, discuss with a doctor the ways to be able to solve this problem.
- BLIND SPOTS
It’s always terrifying to notice that you have a blind spot in your vision. This may very often point at migraine with aura, especially in case the picture you get is accompanied by sparkling dots or wavy lines. Usually, the blind spots go together with headaches.
If those symptoms sound even very familiar for you, immediately visit a doctor to learn what triggers the issue.
- BULGING EYES
Everyone has had a time the eyes seemed to betray us. We rub them or blink several times, and the vision seems to become clear again. But in case you constantly feel some sort of expansion in the eyes, it might be a symptom of thyroid (or Graves) eye disease. It means that the thyroid is overactive.
Having difficulties while closing the eyes is one of the symptoms that can make the eyes appear to bulge. It happens in 30% of cases, so in case you see something like that, visit a doctor immediately.
- YELLOW WHITES
We spend a lot of time looking in the mirror, every day, so it’s unlikely we can miss this issue.
Both grown-ups and kids with undeveloped liver function might face jaundice. It could also be connected with the state of a bile ducts or gallbladder. So in case you see your whites becoming yellow, do not ignore it — rush to find the reason.
- CLOUDY VISION WITH DIABETES
People who have diabetes should pay special attention to their health, and vision is one of the things they keep tabs on. A health issue like that is diabetic retinopathy — a state that is caused by a damage to the blood vessels in the photosensitive retina tissue. It could be the reason of “cloudy” vision. This health issue should be taken seriously: you should contact a specialist at the first notice of the symptoms.
- IMPAIRED OR CLOUDY VISION, VISION LOSS
Even the small vision change is an alarm bell that requires an immediate response. And in case you notice your vision suddenly clouded, impaired, or even disappearing for a moment, you need to seek medical help immediately since these symptoms are often the first signs of stroke.