Eyes: What are the Changes in Your Eyes That You Must Pay Attention To?

Our eyes are a window to our soul. They allow us to see the beauty of our surroundings and the people around us.

Because our eyes play an important role in how we deal with life, let’s take care of them.

If there are changes in their appearances, they can be a sign of an underlying medical problem.

What are these changes?

Yellow spots on eyelids

They can be a sign that your blood cholesterol levels are high. They’re called as xanthelasma or cholesterol-filled lesions. If you have them, then you may have a high risk of developing a heart disease.

You may be more likely to have a heart attack or develop hardening of the arteries.

Eye bags

They could be a sign of chronic allergies. Allergies can cause dilation of blood vessels causing them to leak.

Grey ring

It’s a thin grey ring that appears around the edge of your cornea. Grey ring is a warning sign of high cholesterol and triglycerides. This is also a sign that you’re at high risk to have heart attack or stroke.

Bulging eyes

They are a warning sign that you have an overactive thyroid or hyperthyroidism. Having bulging eyes or exophthalmos is a common sign of Grave’s disease. When you have this type of disease, you’re also experiencing nervousness, weight loss and irregular pulse that’s rapid.
If you see these changes in your eyes, better consult an ophthalmologist. For eyesight protection, read this. Or take this to prevent macular degeneration.

Oesteoarthritis – The Number of Steps to Take to Prevent it

Osteoarthritis can cause debilitating pain, i.e. if you don’t seek medical treatment. While you’re still young, you can prevent this disease from haunting you.

How?

In a study published by the Arthritis Care and Research, it showed that those who made extra 1000 steps each day had decreased their risk of having osteoarthritis by 17%.

The researchers who conducted such study recommended a minimum of 6,000 steps a day, i.e. walking for about an hour, to provide you with utmost protection against osteoarthritis or any type of disability.

To assist you in making 6,000 steps a day to prevent osteoarthritis (which can be difficult for some), you may need the help of your favorite music. 

It’s said that those who listen to music while walking or exercising tend to focus not on the physical activity but the fun associated with it.

With mere pleasure of listening to music, you’re less likely to get a snack right after walking. You’re not only preventing yourself to suffer from osteoarthritis but you’re also avoiding gaining weight.

Should you wear a fitness tracker to monitor your steps? Well, it’s really up to you. The most important thing here is to achieve the required steps.

Source:
http://www.webmd.com/arthritis/news/20140612/can-6000-steps-a-day-keep-knee-arthritis-at-bay  
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