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Eye twitching: Reason for concern?

Feeling sick and tired. Frustrated young man massaging his nose and keeping eyes closed while sitting at his working place in officeHave you ever had a moment where your eye kept twitching and you didn’t know what was going on? Perhaps, during this time you had several thoughts going through your mind. Thoughts like “What’s wrong with my eye?” or “Did something get stuck in my eye?” and “Do I have an eye disease?”

It is definitely normal to have a reaction to this, especially if it is your first eye twitching experience. Before you start panicking and thinking you have a serious health problem, relax, because it likely is nothing to worry about. Eye twitching can happen for several minutes, a few hours or even an entire day or more. While it is annoying, medical experts say there is usually no need to worry about your vision while your eye is twitching. Most often this muscle spasm is a medical phenomenon called benign essential blepharospasm, which sounds much worse than it is. This condition is where the eyelid muscles on a side of the face twitch involuntary. The term can also be used to refer to other eyelid movements that you can’t control, like blinking.

So what causes the eye to twitch anyway?
This is the next logical question you will ask. The quick answer to this question is it is often a symptom of stress and fatigue. If you are experiencing stress, discover ways to eliminate it from your life because it can cause far more health problems than just eye twitching, including high blood pressure, skin rashes and even bodily pain. If you are experiencing fatigue, make sure you get at least seven to eight hours of sleep every night. You might also want to cut down on your caffeine intake so you don’t experience crashes.

How to possibly stop eye twitching
If you’re having eye twitching issues often, take that as an important reminder to take better care of your health. Don’t overdose on caffeine or alcohol and get enough sleep every night. You may also want to focus on improving your overall mind and body wellness. Try incorporating things like alternative therapies, yoga, massage and meditation into your daily routine.

If you reduce your stress and get plenty of sleep every night but your eye is still twitching, you might want to contact Utah Eye Centers . According to the National Eye Institute, some people’s blepharospasm can become more severe or chronic. We’ll be happy to make sure there is not a serious problem. You can rest assured, though, that most of the time, your strange eye twitch is not really a cause for concern at all.