In today’s article, we are going to explain to you how your eyes can reveal whether you have a disease or not. The eyes represent an open window to your health. Yahoo Health has gathered a list of 14 health issues that your eyes can tell you. Take a look at some of them:
- Disappearing eyebrows: when the outer part of your eyebrow begins to disappear, it might be a sign of problem with the thyroid gland.
- A stye that won’t go away: If the stye won’t disappear in 3 months, or reappears on the same location, it might be a rare type of cancer, i.e. sebaceous gland carcinoma.
- Burning eyes and blurry vision while sitting in front of a computer: This occurs as a result of CVS, i.e. computer vision syndrome, which causes eyestrain due to lack of contrast on a computer screen
- A small blind spot in your vision: It is produced by a migraine or severe
- Whites of the eye turned yellowish: Also known as jaundice, this issue appears in either adults having liver problems, or in newborns with immature liver function
- Sudden double vision, loss of vision, or dim vision: these are warning signs of any type of
- Blurred vision in a diabetic: The most common eye problem in diabetics is retinopathy, where the diabetes attacks the circulatory system within the eye. It represents the major cause for blindness in the adult population in America.
One of the false assumptions that people have acquired is the information the poor vision is inevitable as a person grows old. This is completely false. However, the modern lifestyle contributes to getting poor vision at young age. Thankfully, there are number of actions which a person can take in order to support the health of the eyes. In case you smoke, spend a lot of time in front of computer, or you are obese or diabetic, you will need additional support for your eyes health. Listed below, you will find a lot of protective strategies, nutritional support included as well.
Natural strategies which will protect and improve your vision as you grow old:
- Give up on smoking because it increases the production of free radicals within your body. Moreover, smoking puts you at risk in numerous ways, including decreased vision.
- Take care of your cardiovascular system. The first step to do it is to lower down the high blood pressure since it can cause damage to the blood vessels on your retina. In order to obtain optimal blood pressure, you need to avoid fructose, because taking only 74 grams of fructose per day of fructose which is equal to 2.5 sugary drinks, will increase the risk of high blood pressure by 77%.
- Normalize the sugar levels in your blood, because excessive sugar in the blood vessels might pull fluid from eye’s lens and affect the capacity to
- Consume a lot of fresh vegetables, especially kale, because they support the eye health. Those veggies that are rich in carotenoid, lutein, and zeaxanthin, increase the health of the
- Eat a lot of omega-3 fat acids, because they will protect your However, because of the great pollution and fish farming, fish is no more on the top of the list for providing the best omega-3 fats. Their alternative is krill oil, that has astaxanthin, as well.
- Avoid trans fats because they contribute to macular degeneration. Trans fat can be found in a great number of baked goods and processed foods, including margarine, French fries, doughnuts, fried chicken, cookies, crackers, and pastries.
- Take antioxidants, because they are one of the greatest allies of yours for having healthy eyes. Their job is to neutralize the free radicals in the body, including the The following antioxidants are of extreme importance for your eyes:
- Black currant anthocyanins
Lutein Protects the Central Vision
Lutein and zeaxanthin, which can be found in great amounts in the macula lutea, have 2 major roles: to eliminate the free radicals before they destroy the lipid membranes and to suck in all of the excess amount of photon energy. Lutein is a carotenoid, a naturally occurring one, which can be found in fresh dark-green leafy vegetables, and in orange and yellow fruits.
Lutein Content of Foods:
1 cup of raw kale – 26.5 mg
1 cup of cooked kale – 23.7 mg
1 cup of cooked spinach – 20.4 mg
1 cup of cooked collards – 14.6 mg
1 cup of cooked turnip greens – 12.2 mg
1 cup of cooked green peas – 4.1 mg
1 cup of raw spinach – 3.7 mg
1 cup of cooked corn – 1.5 mg
1 cup of raw Broccoli – 1.3 mg
1 cup of raw Romaine lettuce – 1.1 mg
1 cup of cooked Green beans – 0.9 mg
½ cup of cooked Broccoli – 0.8 mg
1 large raw Papaya – 0.3 mg
1 large Egg – 0.2 mg
1 large war Orange – 0.2 mg
Astaxanthin—Potent Protection Against 2 Major Types of Blindness
According to the latest scientific researches, astaxanthin is the ultimate carotenoid for health of the eyes and blindness prevention. It is even more potent antioxidant than zeaxanthin and lutein, because it can treat the following eye-related issues:
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD)
- Venous occlusion
- Retinal arterial occlusion
- Cystoid macular edema
- Inflammatory eye diseases (i.e. iritis, retinitis, keratitis, and scleritis)
At the same time, astaxanthin maintains appropriate levels of eye pressure and supports the visual acuity and energy levels of your eyes. The greatest source of astaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids is the krill oil, but you can take it in the form of supplements. The recommended dosage is 2-4 mg on a daily basis.