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Why is there pain or discomfort behind the eyes?

pain or discomfort behind the eyes

Many people sometimes feel pain or discomfort behind the eyes and try to find the cause. Today I will discuss what is usually behind these sensations.

Hypersensitivity of the trigeminal nerve

The causes vary, but the most common is hypersensitivity of a specific nerve called the trigeminal nerve.
If you’re experiencing these symptoms and suspect this nerve is the cause, you may have tried steroid injections, taken medications, but the problem doesn’t go away. That’s because nerve hypersensitivity is just the tip of the iceberg. What’s going on behind the scenes?


You may be over chicken pox, and your immune system has built up antibodies against the virus. But when your defenses stop working, you become vulnerable to shingles, which is caused by the same virus as chickenpox. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, the varicella-zoster virus. It can manifest as full-blown shingles or give you a signal that it may be developing. This signal is manifested by trigeminal nerve sensitivity as the virus sits in the sensory nerves waiting to happen.

Hypersensitivity to this virus can cause pain behind the eyes. This is due to the manifestation of symptoms caused by the activation of the virus. There are several causes that can trigger its activation. An important one is the cold, especially during the winter months. Maintain a warm temperature and avoid hypothermia.

Another factor can be atmospheric pressure, especially during weather changes. Strengthen your immune system to resist the effects of the virus.

Stress and immunity

Stress can also be an important factor in activation. Maintain your mental health to reduce your risk of developing symptoms

There are many types of stress. Even if you don’t think you have it, it’s worth taking a closer look at the effects of psychological stress around us. This can be caused by news, videos, movies that make us anxious. It is important to deal with these aspects.

Stress is a serious factor that activates cortisol, which affects the white blood cells. In menopausal women, it also affects ovarian function and cortisol levels rise, suppressing the immune system and causing related symptoms. Stress can manifest itself in many ways, including vaccinations that weaken the immune system.

Vitamin D and zinc deficiencies also set the stage for a variety of problems. These deficiencies reduce hormone precursors that can activate long-term viral infections. It is important to realize that factors such as good sleep, regular exercise, stress management, and a healthy diet play a key role in maintaining immunity.

All of the above is just food for thought, and it is important to take preventative measures to keep your immune system strong.