Low Fat Rice

    Rice is a staple in most of the countries especially in Asia. A staple meaning, a food that is consumed by a large portion of community as a bulk or main part of diet.     Though rice is main food of Asia, but due to vast transportation since a long period of time, it has become a predominant item in diet of many countries such as Africa, United States, etc.     China and then India are two main countries that cultivate rice in large amount. Then come, are Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Brazil, etc.     Rice is starchy food and with high glycemic index, and this why, many people avoid this nutritious food. If cooked and ate properly, especially brown rice may not cause any harm. Repeated reheating, or keeping rice in refrigerator for more than 24 hours, may lost its nutritional value.  Nutrients Present in Rice -       Before considering the nutritional value, we will have a look on the white rice and brown rice. Brown rice contains the bran and germ. It is considered as whole gra

Puffiness Around The Eyes

Eyelids - 

    Eyelids are movable tissue that are one on upper and one on lower side of eye ball. It consists of muscles and skin tissue. Each eyelid contains a fibrous plate, called tarsus which give shape and structure to eyelid.
    Eyelids and visible portion of eyeball, is covered with mucus membrane called conjunctiva. Conjunctiva does not cover cornea. 
    The important function of eyelid is to shield and protect eyeball. It protects eyeball prom injury, and also provide moisture that is required for normal functioning of conjunctiva and cornea. 

Causes of Under Eye Swelling -

    Under eye swelling or swollen eyelids, are common eye condition. This may be due to inflammation or due to excessive collection of fluid in the surrounding connective tissue. 
    Sometimes upper eyelid or lower eyelid get swollen but in some cases both upper and lower are swollen. They may be painful or not. 

Few cause that can cause swelling of eyelids are here-
  • Crying - The commonest, cause that can collect fluid under eye and give appearance of swelling. this is temporary swelling and goes on its own.
  • More than enough sleep - Normally you need about 6 to 8 hours sleep to complete your routine, but if these hours exceed, that will give you a puffiness of lids. This swelling also goes on its own. 
  • Not enough sleep - Similarly, less sleep can also give swollen eyelids. When you do not complete your sleep, it can cause redness and burning of eyes and swelling of eyelids. This subsides with sufficient sleep. 
  • Hereditary - In some people this swollen eyelids can be genetically.
  • High sodium intake - If we understand the salient features of sodium, it has affinity towards water. So, excess intake of salt causes retention of salt and ultimately, water. This causes collection of fluid under eye, giving swollen eyelids.
  • Allergic swelling - Exposure to some fumes or dust that can be allergic to you, can cause swelling of eyelids.
  • Infection - Any infection or sty or chalazion  , can cause swelling and inflammation under eye.
  • Aging - Due to aging process, and lack of collagen skin looses the elasticity and therefore in old age there may be puffy appearance of the eyelids.
  • Smoking - One important cause that you can not ignore here is smoking. Smoking can irritate eyes, and can cause inflammatory swelling of eyes. 
Sign & Symptoms -
  • Mild swelling under eye
  • Saggy or loose skin 
  • Sometimes this swelling can be painful
  • It can interrupt vision
  • Redness of eye
  • Itching sensation with puffiness
Precautions -

    Enough sleep, i.e. rest to eyes, can be helpful to give soothing effect to eyes. Using sunglasses, give less eye strain. Lowering of salt intake, and getting regular blood pressure checkup will help you to maintain eye health. 
    In case of allergic condition, avoid allergens, by using eye protective glasses. Wash your eyes atleast twice daily with lukewarm and clean water.

Treatment -

    Treatment of eye can depend on cause. Most of the times swelling subsides by its own within 4 to 5 hours. But if it remain more than this period refer your Ophthalmologist. 
In homoeopathy, we have some medicines, that can treat this eye condition with good results.

Dr. Nilam 
M. D. Homoeopathy & Dietitian
Mobile 9960205821


  1. It might be possible that patient have any renal problem which devlops swelling under eyes


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