As all organs in our body, eyes also have the ability to provide us with warning signals when our health is not at its finest. In fact, the state of our eyes often helps us assess our overall health and detect potentially dangerous conditions early on.
Are your eyes always itchy and red? Or perhaps your vision suddenly gets blurry? Scroll down and find out more about seven things that your eyes are trying to tell you about your health!
1. Eyebrow Loss
Just like with all hair on our bodies, eyebrow hair also age and fall out eventually. If, however, the hair is rapidly falling out and fails to grow back, an underlying condition might be causing these problems.
While aging and stress often play a role in the process, severe eyebrow hair loss may be a result of hypothyroidism, a disorder that is caused by the shortage of thyroid hormones.
2. Permanent or Reoccurring Sty
Sty forms when a sebaceous gland gets blocked. This results in a formation of a lump that doesn’t look very pleasant. Typically, the problem goes away on its own after a few days. If it doesn’t, or if it frequently reoccurs, however, have it checked out, as it may be a result of sebaceous carcinoma.
3. Blind Spots
Do you ever experience seeing sparkles, ‘stars,’ or zig-zags? These are also known as blind spots that can last up to an hour and are usually followed by a throbbing headache. If they’re happening to you on a daily basis, have your eyes checked as they might be an early sign of multiple health conditions.
4. Blurred Vision
Besides aging and concussion, blurred vision is also a common modern sign that indicates your eyes have been exposed to digital screen for too long. For that reason, the condition is also known as “digital eye strain.” While it is nothing unusual, especially for those who spend a lot of time in front of a screen, have it checked out if it becomes persistent or severe.
5. Cloudy Vision
Cloudy vision is never a good sign. It could signify diabetic retinopathy, a diabetes complication that affects the eyes. If cloudiness occurs unexpectedly, it could also indicate numerous other health conditions such as stroke.
6. Yellow Eyes
Yellow whites are easy to spot but should never be ignored. They may be a symptom of hepatitis, jaundice, cirrhosis, and blood and liver ailments.
7. Bulging Eyes
If you’re constantly experiencing bulging eyes and you’re not a Pug, this could be a symptom of an overactive thyroid.
If you come across any of these indications, be cautious and monitor their development. If things get out of control, make sure to visit your doctor immediately.