CAUSES OF EYE TWITCHING OR MYOKYMIA
Eye twitching also known as myokymia is a medical condition where the eyelid has an uncontrollable spasm. Most eyes twitching lasts only a few minutes, but sometimes an eyelid twitch can persist for days or longer. The technical name for eye twitching is Blepharospasm and it is caused by muscle spasms in the eyelid and around the eye. It is believed to be related to the nervous system.
Many people may have experience of a twitch or spasm in their upper or lower eyelid. This annoying condition has two different types namely, blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm. The former type occurs in both eyes and is more serious than it can indicate a more severe problem while the hemifacial spasm usually affects only one eye and thus is less serious.
HOW TO GET RID OF EYE TWICHING?
Eye twitching is closely linked with an individual’s lifestyle. Until now, researches have not yet found one or two universal reasons for eye twitches. Potential causes of eye twitching include lack of sleep, stress, fatigue, screens, vitamin deficiency, eye strain, allergies, compresses the nerve, medication, withdrawal, neurological disorder, and so forth.
There is no single direct cure for eye twitching because it is not caused by the same factor; hence the treatment is based solely on the cause of the twitching. Therefore, it is always true that different causes require different cures. For example, if the eye twitching is caused by inadequate sleep, it is helpful to start exercising, take 5-HTP or anything to get a full night of rest. Stress-caused eye twitches require patients to find a hobby, start meditating or anything to lessen the stress levels. When it comes to fatigue, it is necessary to take a break from the thing that causes fatigue. People should not stare on a computer screen or TV screen for a long time. They are highly encouraged to take a 1-2 minute break every 15 minutes. A HEPA filter or allergy medication can be used to eliminate symptoms of eye twitching caused by allergies. When eye twitching is caused by some medications being taken, patients should stop them immediately and consult their doctor about details. The neurological disorder requires patients to see a doctor receive comprehensive tests.
If your own eye twitching is caused by taking too much caffeine, it is time to try cutting back on coffee, tea and soft drinks (or switch to decaffeinated versions of your drinks) for a week or two and see if your eye twitching disappears.
If you experience eye twitching after drinking beer, wine or liquor, take a break from the booze, since alcohol consumption may cause eyelids to twitch.
Sometimes making minor changes to your diet and lifestyle can significantly reduce your risk of twitching your eyes or help make a twitch of the eyelid go away.
Eye twitches can be quite bothersome and even affect appearance. It is necessary to find out its real cause, which can lead to appropriate treatment.