Twitching eyelid by angry nerve
If the eye twitches, an "angry nerve" could be responsible
Most people know the symptom „Twitch eyelid“. When the eye twitches, a blood vessel on the brain has a nerve „upset“, as pictorially the neurologist and senior physician, Prof. dr. Wolfgang Jost, from the German Clinic for Diagnostics of the Department of Neurology in Wiesbaden explained. The occasional flicker of the eyelid muscle occurs when a blood vessel in the brain pulsates because, for example, the blood pressure due to fatigue, stress or excitement increases. It can happen that the vessel also has a nerve „touched“, which comes from the brain, so the physician.
Annoyed nerves through pulsating blood vessels
The nerve cords directly on the brain are, according to Jost, particularly sensitive. Just a short touch through a pulsating blood vessel to irritate nerves. It may happen that the „vexed“ Nerve causes the lower eyelid of the eye to twitch. „The occasional restlessness of an eyelid“ but nothing special, said the neurologist. It even happens that the eyes wince for a whole day. Affected people can hardly defend themselves, after all, the twitching can not be cognitively suppressed. Rather, twitching eyes, for example, are like falling asleep or tingling in the fingers when the elbow is pushed somewhere. "You simply annoyed the nerve with pressure," says Jost.
When eyes twitching constantly occurs
It looks different, however, when the twitching not only occurs at one face, but at the same time in several games. It is also problematic when the flicker occurs almost daily or more often. In such a case, the complaints are not that „normal eyes“, which almost everyone knows, but may be a neurological disorder. It is conceivable that the patient under a so-called „Spasm hemifacialis“ suffers. It comes to einschießenden cramps, because a disturbed nerve-vessel contact is present. Often the symptoms begin around the eye and prepare for a longer period of time on the entire half of the face. Jost reports that the complaint is physically harmless to the person concerned, but often very emotionally distressing, because the social environment constantly appeals to the patient for the twitching eye.
The disease occurs in most cases from the age of 60 and many sufferers suffer from a prolonged period of hypertension. According to the doctor, injections of botulinum toxin into the affected muscles are the treatment of choice. Nothing is changed about the cause, however, so the muscle can be paralyzed for some time. The treatment is carried out every 3 to 5 months. (Sb)
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