12 Things Your Body Is Telling You About Your Health
The body has its own “language” with which it tells us whether there are any changes of our physical, mental and emotional health. These signals sent by our body are not to be ignored since they can reveal a lot about our general health.
What follows are some things i.e. signals that our body shows through different organs in order to reflect our state of health:
1. Lips – when our lips are dry and cracked that means that our body might be facing some allergic reaction or in most cases dehydration. This is the case if we experience this issue on regular basis. However, a very common reason for this may also be certain lip cosmetics or dental hygiene products as well as medications or various types of food.
2. Feet – swollen feet are not an uncommon sight. Actually, it is usual for pregnant women and for people who spend long hours standing. But if this is not the case for having swollen feet then it might indicate heart problems or more precisely fluid retention due to irregular pumping. In such cases it is best to consult your doctor. Another common issue is stinky feet. This condition is usually mild and indicates fungal infection.
3. Tongue – our tongue color is usually pink but if it is dry and pale then it indicates iron deficiency.
4. Body odor – when our body sweats and its smell is similar to acetone then it indicates diabetes and abnormal level of blood sugar or if it smells like ammonia it is a signal of kidney or liver malfunction.
5. Fingers – if the length of women’s ring fingers are longer than their index finger it means that there is a bigger possibility for developing osteoarthritis.
6. Eyebrows – if our eyebrows start thinning out at the outer section this is a sign of thyroid disease.
7. Hair growth – abnormal or excessive hair growth even in places where it typically does not grow is an indicator of hormonal imbalance, a condition which around 8 to 20% of women have.
8. Breasts – women with larger breasts are prone to developing type 2 diabetes due to the hormonally sensitive fat in the breasts.
9. Eyes – minor swelling under the eyes and puffiness is usually a result of stress or lack of sleep. However, hormonal changes, allergies and food sensitivity may also contribute for such condition.
10. Teeth – if our teeth become uneven over time it may be a result of grinding our teeth in our sleep which is associated with stress.
11. Skin – when our skin is dry even though we use moisturizers or drink sufficient amounts of water it means that our body needs potassium ,Vitamin E, Vitamin D and Vitamin A. Also, if dark skin patches appear, we need to address a dermatologist since these patches may be a signal of pre-diabetes or reaction to medicine. Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process but if wrinkles appear earlier then it is a sign of osteoporosis.
12. Nails – having side-to-side lines on the nails signals stress whereas white spots may indicate kidney problems.