Why do you have puffy eyes?

The article was consulted professionally by Specialist I Nguyen Thi Bich Ty – Eye Specialist General Surgeon – Share99 Nha Trang International Health Hub.

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Most of us experienced a slight shock when we observed our faces in the mirror in the morning waking up to find puffiness, slightly painful or darkening. However, puffy eyes are extremely normal and can be caused by a variety of causes – from environmental factors to underlying health problems. Know the causes of puffy swelling below and how to fix it will help you be confident with yourself when you wake up.

1. Excessive use of heaters

Use the fireplace in winter to keep room temperature warm, providing a good night's sleep. However, this simplicity can make dry eyes and eyes more sensitive than usual.

The cause is that the temperature from the machine will dehydration of the mucous membrane in the eyes, causing it to thicken in response and will become more inflamed, causing painful swelling.

2. You have prolonged sleep deprivation

A poor night's sleep can lead to the formation of puffiness around the lower eyelid area this morning.

This will get worse when you are stressed out. It is stress, anxiety, depression that will cause changes to the balance of water salts in the body. At this time, your eyes may become water-retaining and, as a result, will swell.


Lack of sleep will form puffiness around the lower eyelid area

3. Manifestations of an allergic condition

Seasonal allergies can cause swelling of the eye area.

When your body is faced with allergies caused by antigens coming from the external environment, the cells involved in the immune response process release histamine, stretch the vessels and increase vascular permeability. This can sometimes lead to inflammation of the eye area, which can be accompanied by areas of the skin on the body that have encephalitis, itching.

4. Response to female hormones during the menstrual cycle

In women, on the days of menstruation, soft tissues in the body such as chest, buttocks, abdomen, thighs … tends to retain water, which looks like it is significantly weighted. Puffy eyes are no exception.

However, this condition will quickly improve after menstruation ends and puffy eyes will return to normal.

5. High-salt diet

If there is too much salt in your diet can cause your eyes to become swollen.

This happens not only in puffy eyes but also in soft tissues in the body. This is because excess sodium levels can lead to increased water retention to ensure osmosis pressure in the home environment. Therefore, when you see that your eyes are swollen, just cut down on your daily intake of salt, limit pre-packaged, frozen and canned foods, you can see somewhat improved puffiness.

6. Due to excessive drinking

Your eyes, especially the loose tissue structures inside the eyelids, are extremely vulnerable.

Even minor changes in your diet, such as dehydration due to excessive drinking of alcohol, alcoholic beverages can lead to the formation of puffy eyes around the eye area.


Limit drinking when puffy eyes

7. Thyroid pathology monitoring

Not only is it affected by external environmental factors, puffy eyes can also be a symptom of thyroid pathology.

Accordingly, puffy eyes tend to be larger if the amount of thyroid hormone is excessively high in the eyes. Therefore, if you find that your puffy eyes are growing, do not hesitate but should perform a test that checks thyroid function.

8. What are the ways to prevent puffy eyes?

Obviously once you have identified the cause of ugly puffy formation beneath your eyes, adjusting your daily habits, lifestyle, diet persistently will solve this problem easily.

However, if you need to quickly improve your appearance, immediately apply the following measures that will help somewhat remove puffy eyes.

  • Drink plenty of water: When your body is dehydration, the eye area will try to retain water desperately, making puffy under the eyes prone to swelling. Therefore, drinking between 8 and 10 glasses of water a day can also help eliminate toxins, contributing to the cleansing of your eye area.
  • Use chilled cucumbers and potatoes: The enzymes in cucumbers will help reduce inflammation and tone the skin around the eyes. Indeed, just cut the melon into slices and apply it to the eyes for 15 minutes, you will see the unexpected effect. Likewise, starch in potatoes also has anti-inflammatory properties. You just need to mash the potatoes into debris, wrap it with a small cloth and put it on your eyes for a few minutes will see the effect.
  • Reuse filter tea bags: Tea bags can help soothe irritated and puffy eyes because they contain anti-irritation properties. Through it, your eyes can reduce swelling as well as reduce redness and irritation somewhat. It is simple that you just put two used tea bags in the refrigerator for half an hour and then place them on your eyelids for 15 minutes, puffy eyes will improve significantly.
  • Use two cold spoons: If you do not have the above items in your house at all, do not worry too much when the two spoons also become effective to remove puffiness. You put two metal spoons in the refrigerator, then apply to the entire eye socket until the spoon warms up. Over and over again, you will find this simple home remedy helps to tighten the skin around the eyes and relax the blood vessels, helping to reduce eye strain and puffy.

With the above practical information, you will find puffy eyes are no longer a real scary thing. With daily lifestyle adjustments, and simple operations to clear puffy eyes quickly, you will feel more in love with the joy of watching your beautiful eyes in the mirror every morning.

Dr. Nguyen Thi Bich Ty has nearly 10 years of experience in eye specialism. Treatment of internal eye diseases as well as eye surgeries such as: Flesh dreaming, Eyelash lashes, lashes, Glocom and cataract surgery by Phaco method. In addition, it is also treated for retinopathy Diabetes mellitus by intracular anti-VEGF injection and eye reconstruction surgery. Currently, the doctor is an Eye Doctor in the Department of Medical Examination and Internal Medicine at Share99 Nha Trang International Health Hub.

Article reference source: healthline.com, verywellhealth.com, health.clevelandclinic.org


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