6 signs of poor health visible on your eyes

THE ESSENTIAL

  • Involuntary spasms and contractions of the eyelid can be caused by stress, a nutritional imbalance or excessive caffeine consumption.
  • Des cernes noirs may be a sign of water retention.

Les yeux we do not allow ourselves only to see. These are reflections of the internal state of the body. Clearly, these eyeballs tell us if we are healthy or suffering from unsuspected health problems. Recently, several technologies have been developed to detect a condition à travers l’œil. This is the case with a smartphone application developed by the University of California, San Diego (USA). Thanks to a selfie, this last measure of the size of the patient’s pupil to detect in their eyes the symptoms of diseases or neurological problems.

But according to Barbara Pierscionek, a professor at Anglia Ruskin University in England, it is possible to know if you have a condition by looking and analyzing our eyes carefully. In a published article sur Conversationthe researcher revealed the signs to be observed and taken seriously.

Yellow eyes

When the white of the eye turns yellow, it is usually jaundice or a malfunction of the liver. This yellowing of the eye is caused by an excessive accumulation of bilirubin, a yellow pigment, in the blood.

The pupil no longer dilates properly

The pupil contracts and dilates instantly in the light. When the pupillary reflex occurs slowly or late, it may be a sign of Alzheimer’s disease.

A red spot in the white of the eye

An ocular haemorrhage, that is, a blood vessel that “slammed” into the eye, may indicate high blood pressure, diabetes, or blood clotting disorders.

A white circle around the colored part of the eye

A lighter arch at the periphery of the cornea, called the “arcus senilis”, may appear as one gets older. But it can be caused by a cholesterol deposit. Clearly, this sign may be associated with excess cholesterol, but more necessarily with hypercholesterolemia.

More and more globular eyes

More exorbitant eyes can be the result of an infection, injury, inflammation, or tumor behind the eye. Another cause is a swollen thyroid problem.

A ball at the eyelid

Chalazion, a redness on the eyelid, is caused by an obstruction of a sebaceous gland.

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