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What Your Eyes Tell You About Your Health


Close up of an eye | VancouverEyeGuide.comEyes are very important as indicators of impending health hazards, and it would be great if you can see the hazards in time and take a precautionary stand. Our eyes are excellent manifestations of the overall health of our body and our tired eyes warn us when something is wrong. Here are some of the signs and symptoms that indicate whether or not we’re keeping good health.

Examples of some eye symptoms and how to decipher them

Red eye or bloody eye

Red eye or bloody eye is the most tell-tale sign of conjunctivitis or subconjunctival hemorrhage in the eye. It causes the bursting and clotting of the tiny blood vessels that nourish the transparent outer layer of one’s eyes.   Sometimes bloody eyes could signify high blood pressure in a person.

“Bulging eyes”

Sometimes we ignore bulging of eyes considering it a hereditary trait, but too much bulging in a short time span may actually be indicative of excess secretion of thyroid hormone in a person. This is serious and should not be overlooked.

Sudden change in eye colour

Another sign is sudden change in the eye colour.  It’s a condition referred to as heterochromia iridis in medical terminology and usually runs in the family.   However, change in eye color could also be due to bleeding, any foreign particle entry, inflammation or glaucoma.   It can, in rare occasions, also indicate neurological problems in a person.

Tired looking eyes

Tired looking eyes could simply be indicative of not getting enough rest.   Don’t ignore this if you want a healthy and active life by getting adequate amounts of sleep.

Getting regular eye check ups are important

Observations made by people are limited, so it is a good idea to get a thorough yearly check up done, especially whenever you feel that something is amiss.   It’s also a good idea to keep eye check ups as a part of your precautionary medical routine.  

Did you know that droopy eye-lids, which we simply consider as a sign of aging could as well be the sign of a brain tumor or another disease called Myasthenia Gravis (MG)?   Pupils in both your eyes should normally be of the same size, but if it is not, there could be a serious problem underlying it.   Yellow eyes are a common indicator of liver diseases like jaundice and cirrhosis and should not be ignored even for a day.  So do try to listen to what your eyes are telling you and take immediate action to help maintain good health.
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