The human body is an amazing machine that should be serviced regularly and to keep an eye on it. Particularly for that reason, it is very important to listen to what your body is talking to you. We present to you a list of 10 signs that should not be ignored and that warn you that you are not healthy as you think!
- Gray hair before 40 years of age
Gray hair is a natural phenomenon that often depends on genetics. But if you have more than 50 percent gray hair already in the 30s years of life, and no such cases in the family, it can be a sign of diabetes.
While most moles are harmless to the body and are benign, some can be pretty dangerous, especially those caused by sunbathing. Senile or actinic keratosis is due to effects of the sun and its UV radiation and is counted in pre-cancerous skin changes.
- White of the eye (The sclera)
The white of the eye should always be white. Despite lack of sleep or cold, this part of the eye can detect some dangerous changes in your body. The yellow white of the eye can be a sign of jaundice, liver or spleen problems. The red white of the eye may be a sign of high blood pressure or a viral disease such as conjunctivitis.
- Splintered lips
Unpleasant cracks on the lips can be caused due to a change in temperature or wind. But cracks that often appear on the endings of the lips or the internal lesions can be a sign of a lack of vitamin B and zinc. If splinters on the lips are often the cause can be a fungal infection.
- Swollen neck
If you’ve noticed that your neck looks swollen, seek for medical advice as soon as possible. Swelling of the front of the neck is usually caused by problems with the thyroid gland, which is common in women between ages of 20 and 50.
- Loss of eyebrows
Eyebrows over the years become sparser, but sudden loss of the hairs can be a sign of problems with the thyroid gland, hyperthyroidism – overactive gland or hypothyroidism – reduced working thyroid gland. These changes are accompanied by hair loss.
- Red palms
Burning and red palms may be the cause of dermatitis, eczema or allergic reaction to metals, drugs, food or drink. Furthermore, this change may be a sign of dysfunctional liver and liver disease.
- Changes on the fingernails
The nails can reveal a lot about the condition of your body and causes for the changes can be different.
- Cold feet
The feet are part of the body furthest from the heart and therefore circulatory diseases first manifest on them. Raynaudov syndrome is an autoimmune disease that causes tightening of the blood vessels in the parts of the body such as fingers and toes, nose and ears, so they become cold, pale or even numb.
- Red cheeks
Although sudden change of face in women between 30 and 55 years of age can be caused by hormonal changes, changes in temperature or spicy (hot) foods, rose-colored cheeks may indicate and rosacea – a chronic skin disease that affects more women, whose cause is unknown.