Bio-Resonance Results Glossary Vitals Eye Health

EYE HEALTH

Your eyes are an important part of your health. Most people rely on their eyes to see and make sense of the world around them.

One of the top reasons to care for your eyes is to reduce your risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts.

Bags Under the Eyes

As you age, the tissue structures and muscles supporting your eyelids weaken. The skin may start to sag, and fat that is normally confined to the area around the eye (orbit) can move into the area below your eyes. Also, the space below your eyes can accumulate fluid, making the under-eye area appear puffy or swollen. Several factors can lead to this, including:
  • Fluid retention due to changes in weather (for example, hot, humid days), hormone levels or eating salty foods
  • Not getting enough sleep
  • Allergies or dermatitis, especially if puffiness is accompanied by redness and itching
  • Heredity – under-eye bags can run in families

Dark Circles

Dark circles have a variety of different causes. And despite what some people think, fatigue isn’t one of them. Besides alcohol and lack of sleep, illnesses also cause these circles to appear. The combination of a fair complexion and thin skin is often the culprit.

Some of the more common causes of dark circles under the eyes include:
Heredity. Dark circles under the eyes can appear in childhood, and are often an inherited trait. Some children will outgrow them, but others will not.
  
  • Allergies. Nasal congestion can dilate the blood vessels that drain from the area around your eyes, causing them to darken.
  • Sleep deprivation is the most common cause, and the easiest to prevent, but …
  • Oversleeping can also cause dark eye circles.
  • Eczema
  • Stress
  • Age. As we get older, our skin becomes thinner.
  • Iron deficiency can prevent the blood from carrying sufficient oxygen to eye tissues.
  • Minor trauma that causes the appearance of a black eye.
Additional causes for dark circles under your eyes:
  • Crying
  • Lifestyle. Excessive smoking or drinking can contribute to under-eye circles. Also, people who drink too much coffee or who use cocaine or amphetamines may have difficulty getting enough sleep.
  • Fluid retention, as may occur with pregnancy or weight gain.
  • Skin pigmentation abnormalities. The skin around the eyes is thinner, which is why your blood vessels are more readily visible through it.
  • Excessive exposure to the sun. Sun exposure encourages your body to produce more melanin.
  • Age. As we get older, we lose some of the fat and collagen surrounding our eyes. This loss, combined with the thinning of our skin, magnifies the appearance of dark eye circles.
  • Mononucleosis can cause the eyes to appear puffy and swollen. This is due partly to the fatigue that people feel when they are suffering from it, and partly because this illness causes a yellowing of the eyes and the skin around them (this is called jaundice).
  • Periorbital cellulitis. This is a bacterial infection of the eyelid or eyelids. If it is promptly treated with antibiotics, however, it is nothing to worry about.
  • Excess salt in the diet causes fluid retention throughout your body-including underneath your eyes.

   

Edema

Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in your body’s tissues. Edema is the medical term for swelling. Body parts swell from injury or inflammation. It can affect a small area or the entire body. Medications, infections, pregnancy, and many other medical problems can cause edema.


Edema happens when your small blood vessels become “leaky” and release fluid into nearby tissues. That extra fluid builds up, which makes the tissue swell.
Causes of edema things like a twisted ankle, a bee sting, or a skin infection will cause edema. In some cases, like an infection, this may be helpful. More fluid from your blood vessels puts more infection-fighting white blood cells in the swollen area.
 Even though edema affects all parts of your body, it’s most common on the hands, arms, feet, ankles and legs.

    

Eye Cell Activity

Lack of blood flow in the interior part of the eye makes it more vulnerable compared with other organs even in the case of weak thermal interactions. Protecting your eyes from winter elements like low temperatures, wind, and even the sun is essential to your ocular health.

Low body temperature causes dry eyes and other vision problems like blurred vision.

The cold can irritate your eyes and make them start to water. If it’s very cold, your eyelashes may freeze together. In severe conditions, your corneas can also freeze without the proper protection. Wind can predispose your eyes to pterygium growths. These are fleshy bumps that grow on the whites of your eyes like little calluses. They’re more common in people who spend time outdoors, so if you do a lot of skiing or other winter sports make sure you wear eye protection.
Reduced temperature will also slow the metabolism of cells and after a long period of time results in cell death.

Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can damage your eyes in a number of ways, including contributing to cataracts and macular degeneration. High temperatures will also lead to eye cell death.

If your Eye Cell Activity reading is higher than 0.892, this may indicate a mild cellular reaction to abnormal body temperature. If you’re reading is higher than 1.37 this may indicate a moderate cellular condition to temperature and if you’re reading if higher than 1.892 this indicates a severe reaction to body temperature or eye temperature variance to normal.  If your Eye Cell Activity reading is lower than 0.118, this is generally of no concern.

  

Lymphatic Obstruction

Also known as lymphedema is a condition that results from impaired flow of the lymphatic system. It’s an abnormal collection of high-protein fluid just beneath the skin. This swelling, or edema, occurs most commonly in the arm or leg, but it also may occur in other parts of the body including the breast or trunk, head and neck, or genitals. Lymphedema usually develops when lymph vessels are damaged or lymph nodes are removed (secondary lymphedema) but can also be present when lymphatic vessels are missing or impaired due to a hereditary condition (primary lymphedema).

Lymphatic fluid is normally transported out of a region of the body by an extensive network of lymph vessels. When the collection of protein-rich fluid persists in a specific area, it can attract more fluid and thus worsen the swelling.  In addition to increased fluid in the area, the body experiences an inflammatory reaction resulting in scar tissue called fibrosis in the affected area. The presence of fibrosis makes it even more difficult for the excess fluid to be eliminated from the area. As a result, the increased fluid and fibrosis prevents the delivery of oxygen and essential nutrients to the area, which in turn can delay wound healing, provide a culture medium for bacteria to grow, and increase the risk of infections in or below the skin called cellulitis or lymphangitis.

  

Sagging

 Skin sags with age primarily due to loss of volume in the underlying structures, such as soft tissue, fat and bone. The most common cause of sagging skin is aging. As you age, your skin loses its collagen and elastin in the dermis due to ultraviolet light., your skin’s supportive connective tissue, that make it look soft, plump and youthful. In addition, facial muscles can weaken with age, which takes a toll too. Getting older means more exposure to the dreaded pull of gravity; which we know causes skin to sag a little further down with each passing day.

Sun exposure is another reason for skin losing its elasticity. The sun’s powerful rays damage skin cells which, over time, this can increase the effects of aging.
Loss of large amounts of weight over a short period of time, can cause skin to sag. Those who undergo bariatric surgery often find themselves stuck with skin and tissue too stretched out to snap back.

 

Visual Fatigue

“Visual fatigue” provides a label for conditions experienced by individuals whose work involves extended visual concentration. It describes phenomena related to intensive use of the eyes. It can include complaints of eye or periocular pain, itching or burning, tearing, oculomotor changes, focal problems, performance degradation, “after colors,” and other phenomena. “Asthenopia,” another term for visual fatigue, is characterized by pain, discomfort, or fatigue in and around the eyes. The term in its current usage is equivalent to that of visual fatigue.

Visual fatigue results from visual inefficiencies or from eye-related symptoms caused by a combination of individual visual abnormalities and poor visual ergonomics. The problems (whether computer-related or not) occur whenever the visual demands of the task exceed the abilities of the individual. Symptoms of visual fatigue usually resolve with a combination of changes in the environment and appropriate visual care.

 

Information from these Sites:
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http://www.eyehealthweb.com/dark-circles-under-eyes/) 
http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-failure/edema-overview#1  
http://diamarousa.com/eye-cell-activity/
http://www.lymphnet.org/le-faqs/what-is-lymphedema 
http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/problems/beauty/sagging-skin1.htm 
http://www.mdguidelines.com/visual-fatigue