Why eye twitches - upper or lower eyelid
The problem of involuntary muscle contraction is widespread and the most common type is eye tick.
It is believed that the reason for this - the nerves and there is some truth in this, but in addition to the nerves there are other reasons causing such a contraction of the muscles.
Why a nervous tick occurs
There are a lot of reasons why the eye is twitching, but the main ones are called the following.
Central nervous system damage
CNS damage increases neuro-reflex excitability, reduces muscle tone and reflexes, causes short-term convulsions and muscle hypertension. Against the background of these disorders, a nervous tic occurs. This is more common in hyperactive children with attention deficit and minimal brain dysfunction.
Transferred infectious diseases
The emergence of a nervous tic can provoke transferred ARVI and ORZ. Most often, the violation is manifested in children or in people with weakened immunity.Their weak or weakened nervous system responds easily to any infectious attacks and manifests itself in obsessive movements.
In addition to common infectious diseases, local eye diseases, such as: conjunctivitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane), blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids) and other diseases, as a result of which a person often blinks, can also cause a violation.
Lack of vitamins
Improper nutrition and, as a result, a lack of vitamins can also cause a nervous tic. Most often, eye twitches when there is a shortage of magnesium, calcium and glycine. Lack of magnesium in the body provokes various motor disorders: tics, flinches, convulsions. In addition, magnesium regulates calcium. Calcium is responsible for neuromuscular conduction, its deficiency can turn into spasms and cramps. Glycine contributes to the normal functioning of the central nervous system.
This reason is particularly pronounced in our time. Hours spent at the computers, lack of sleep, reading books in transport in poor light leads to general eye fatigue, which leads to nervous tics.Most often, such hyperkinesis occurs in office workers and teenagers who are addicted to computer games.
Often, parents of children whose upper or lower eyelid twitches recall that they also had similar symptoms in childhood. This suggests the possibility of genetic transmission of tic.
Jar of Hearts
Many people notice that they begin to tick during stress and nervous experiences. The death of loved ones, the tense atmosphere in the family, conflicts and other blows of fate methodically destroy the nervous system and find manifestation in obsessive movements.
Prolonged eye irritation
Such irritations include allergies, eye injuries, contact with irritants, infections of foreign bodies, increased dryness of the mucous membranes, adverse reactions to drugs and more. They cause a feeling of sand getting into the eye, which provoke blinking in order to get rid of the unpleasant feeling.
Eye twitching diseases
There are a number of diseases that can cause eye tick:
- Parkinson's disease;
- Bell's palsy;
- Tourette syndrome.
Tick in traditional medicine
Not only traditional medicine, but also folk medicine dealt with the problem of nervous tics. The people from time immemorial existed a belief: if the left eye twitches - it is to tears, and the right eye twitches - to improve well-being, to profit.
Following another belief, if the men had an obsessive movement of the upper right eyelid - to the joy, the left eyelid twitched - to tears, and the other way round for women. Although our ancestors believed in omens, they tried to get rid of the problem. To do this, they applied geranium leaves to the eye or drank a decoction from the leaves of this indoor plant.
What to do if eye twitches?
Tick is not considered a separate disease, rather it is a symptom, indicating fatigue, nervous tension, mental and other disorders. But, nevertheless, its appearance should not be ignored. If he does not interfere with the person and is temporary, then you should relax more and diversify your diet with foods rich in magnesium and calcium. If the tick is too strong and permanent, you should contact a specialist.
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