It’s obvious you’re unhealthy when you’re diagnosed with cancer, flattened with a heart attack, leveled with a stroke, or put on dialysis. Such health crises will wake you up and hopefully motivate you to make health and lifestyle changes aimed at bringing your body back into balance.
But did you know our bodies give us warning signs of waning health long before we get thwacked with potentially life-threatening illnesses?
When out bodies give us warning signs, we should take it seriously and consult your doctor.
Here is a list of 10 important signs which indicate health problems:
Eye whites should always be white. Besides cold or lack of sleep, this part of the body can indicate some dangerous changes in your organism.
Yellow eye white can be a sign of jaundice, bile problems or liver problems. Red eye white can indicate some viral diseases such as high blood pressure or conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye.
If your neck is swollen consult your doctor as soon as possible. Pay special attention to the front part of your neck, because it may indicate thyroid problems that are especially common in women aged between 20 and 50.
3.Gray hair before the 40’s
Having gray hair is often considered as a sign of wisdom and maturity. It is a natural phenomenon in the 40s and onwards. However having a considerable amount of gray hair in the 30s is often a sign of high blood sugar and diabetes. Check if there are similar cases in your family history.
As a result of high temperature and wind, cracks on the lips may occur. However, cracks on the lips may often be a sign of lack of zinc and B vitamins. Moreover, cracked lips may be a sign of fungal infection.
Most moles are harmless and benign, but some of them can be pretty dangerous, especially those that appear as a result of overexposure to the sun. Senile and actinic keratosis triggered by sun and UV rays are considered as pre-cancer skin changes.
Vascular diseases first manifest in the feet because they are the farthest from heart. Raynaud’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease that causes tightening of the blood vessels in some parts of the body, such as fingers and legs, nose and ears, so they become cold and pale.
Red palms often indicate liver problems. They are caused by dermatitis or eczema. Red palms can also be caused by an allergy to certain food, drugs, or drinks.
Even though sudden change on the face in women between 30 and 55 years of age can be caused by hormonal changes of temperature or bitter foods, red cheeks may be linked to rosacea – a chronic skin disease that affects women more and whose cause is still unknown.
9.Changes in nails
Fingernails can provide important clues to the overall health of your body. Nails have various conditions which indicate diseases. Any abnormal changes in the natural structure and appearance of nails should be consulted with a doctor.
Eyebrows become less frequent as you grow old, but sudden hair loss may indicate thyroid problems, hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism or poor thyroid function. These issues are often accompanied by hair loss.