Many people sometimes twitch the upper or lower eyelid. As a rule, if this phenomenon is temporary, it does not pose a threat to health. But what if the eyelid twitching does not go away? First of all, it is necessary to give the body the necessary rest and sleep, to adjust the eating habits, so as not to cause disruption of the activities of various organs.
Why do eyelids twitch
Visual overwork. One of the most common causes of eyelid twitching is eye fatigue. Many hours spent for uninteresting, but necessary work in front of the computer screen, the habit of reading in transport, the lack of night rest cause overstrain of the muscles around the eyelids.
Nervous overload. Eyelids twitch with considerable nervous overload, when the psyche is in constant tension for a long time, is stressed. The nervous tic near the eyes can begin after receiving unpleasant news.
Neurosis. The reason why the lower or upper eyelid twitches, may be a neurosis. What to do in this case? Try to find what is traumatic – that inner conflict or circumstances that caused stress, the source of emotional or intellectual overstrain of the psyche.
In some cases it helps to think carefully, to rethink the situation, to draw the right conclusions from it, to be ready to exclude the factor of its unexpected repetition in the future. It is necessary to relax in one way or another, to calm down, to give the body rest.
Conjunctivitis. In a number of cases, eye twitching is associated with irritation or inflammation of their mucous membrane – conjunctiva. From a prolonged overexertion of the organ of vision, or for other reasons, it seems that sand has got into your eyes, you always want to blink or squint to remove discomfort and see better.
In this case, it is worth turning to the oculist who will prescribe the treatment of conjunctivitis, because otherwise getting rid of blurred vision with the help of eye twitching, frequent blinking, squinting can become a habit that will make it more difficult to get rid of a nervous tic and worsen visual acuity.
Eye diseases. If the conjunctiva is OK – the eyelids are not itchy, the color of the mucous is pink, but the vision is not clear, especially towards evening, especially it is worth turning to the oculist, in order to find out the cause as soon as possible, why eyes are straining and jerking, vision deteriorates.
Hereditary factor. In some cases, the jerking of the lower or upper eyelids can be inherited from the parents who suffered in due time.
Weakened immunity. The nervous tic, twitching near the eyes happens with weakened immunity, after recently transferred infectious diseases, acute respiratory viral infection, acute respiratory disease.
Nervous disorders. In serious cases, the lower or upper eyelid twitches with this or that disorder of the nervous system. Increased neuro-reflex excitability, convulsions begin, muscle hypertension. Against the background of these violations appears jerking near the eyes.
Violation of cerebral circulation. The twitching of the eyelid can indicate a disorder of cerebral circulation, high blood pressure. In this case, it is worth turning to a neurologist, undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
With prolonged nervous tics of the eyelids, jerking of the eyes, it is necessary to consult a doctor.
What to do if the eyelids twitch
To remove the accumulated muscular tension around the organ of vision, and also to relax the psyche, to lower the stress on the body, it is necessary to give him periodic rest with the help of palming:
- Sit on a chair so that the back and the back of the head form a straight line. This position helps maintain optimal blood flow to the brain.
- Several times shake your wrists to relax the tension of the psyche through their relaxation.
- Rub palms on each other so that they become warm.
- Place the elbows of both hands on the table. Palms and closed fingers folded in the form of a handful.
- Palms to attach to the eye sockets so that the closed eyes are opposite the recesses in the palms.
- The nearest phalanxes of little fingers to the palm of your hand are crossed on the bridge of your nose like arches of glasses.
- The rest of the fingers, except for the large ones, arrange the forehead. The thumbs are pressed against the brushes.
- The bases of the palms near the wrists are placed on the cheekbones.
The palms do not fit too tightly, the eyelids should be able to blink freely. But through the places of contact between the palms and the eye sockets, there should not be light. Brushes are not tense, they only support the necessary tone.
With closed eyes, you need to imagine something pleasant that does not relate to the current production task or a tormenting problem. It is best to imagine something pleasant, which gives pleasure or a smile.
Exercise to relax the psyche and rest the organ of vision must be done whenever there are signs of fatigue or the eyelids twitching. The duration and frequency of execution depends on the availability of free time.
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