Do you know how everyone seems to be describing eyes as a “mirror to your soul”? Well, they sure are close enough. Your eyes can literally see everything – which means they can ‘see’ what is wrong with your body as well.
Symptoms of a Sick Body
There’s a reason why you keep getting that “Are you sick?” question after being looked in the eye. Here’s what they might be trying to tell you with some symptoms:
- Thinning Eyebrows
If your eyebrows seem like they’re suddenly starting to disappear – and it’s not from accidental over-plucking – then your eyes might be trying to warn you against thyroid disease. If you notice your outer third of the eyebrow thinning away, you might want to get that checked.
- Blurry Vision and Burning Eye Sensation for Computer Users
Burning eyes and blurry vision generally come as a result of the CVS, or Computer Vision Syndrome. If there is a lack of contrast on the computer screen, the eye will have to focus more on the pixels, leading to a serious case of eye strain.
- A Stubborn Stye
If you notice a stye that will not go away even after several months – or keeps coming back in the exact same spot – you might want to go check with your doctor. That can be a symptom of a rare cancer, named sebaceous gland carcinoma.
- Yellowish Eye Whites
They’re called ‘whites’ for a reason – and they should always stay that way. If they suddenly get a yellowish hue, it might be a sign of jaundice. This might appear in babies whose liver functions haven’t matured yet, or in adults who have problems with the bile ducts, gallbladder, and liver.
- Sudden Vision Changes
If you’re starting to see double, dim or suddenly can’t seem to see anything at all, you might be experiencing the first visual warnings of a stroke.
- Bulging Eyes
No, bulging eyes aren’t there just because they have seen something shocking. This is actually one of the main symptoms of hyperthyroidism, which translates as the thyroid gland producing more hormones than it’s supposed to.
- Blind Spots in Your Vision
If you notice any disturbances in your vision such as blind spots, with a wavy line and shimmering lights, it might be an early sign of a migraine which may or may not be accompanied by a headache.
Poor Eyesight Caused by Your Lifestyle
If you’re careful enough, you might reach an old age and still pride yourself with a great vision. However, to support that eyesight, you need to take some well-chosen supplements especially if you:
- Are obese
- Are diabetic
- Spend a lot of time at a computer
Poor vision is not inevitable as you age, but without a proper care, you might find yourself with an ill body AND poor eyesight as well. If you notice any of the symptoms mentioned above, you may want to consult your doctor to see where the problem lies.