The human body is a super complex mechanism that works really smoothly as a system. Whenever something is wrong inside the system, the body sends various subtle signals to let us know in time. Sure, we are too busy to put all of those small signs and changes in our bodies into consideration all the time, so instead, we choose to ignore them, thinking that it is nothing serious. However, some signals that our bodies send may be an indication of some serious health condition.
There are many things that we should pay more attention to when it comes to our overall health. Not only the changes in your body, but you should be also carefully observing the changes on your face. Those supposedly small signals that your face sends you, can reveal some serious medical conditions that you may be suffering from without even knowing it.
Here is what you should watch out for, courtesy of Shared.
1. Eyebrow thinning
If your eyebrows have always been pretty thin or you notice that they are thinner than they used to be, you may be suffering from a condition that is called hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). It happens when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. You should be able to notice the thinning of your eyebrows around the temples the most.
Other symptoms you may start to experience are feeling tired or cold all the time, or dry skin. If you notice these signals, ask your doctor for a blood test.
2. Excessive facial hair and acne
Sure, a little bit of acne and facial hair is really normal and it is nothing to worry about. However, excessive hair and acne on your face may be an indicator that your body is producing too much testosterone. This increase in hormones is often caused by polycystic ovary syndrome and it can lead to cysts forming in the ovaries and should be treated by a doctor.
3. Redness on the cheeks
We are not referring to that cute and normal level of red on your cheeks, but rather an excessive level of redness. If your cheeks and chin are constantly bright red, it may be an indicator that you are suffering from Lupus. That is an autoimmune disorder that also causes arthritis, joint pain and muscle tension.
4. Under-eye circles
The dark circles under your eyes are really common since they can be caused from the lack of sleep that you may be experiencing. However, if those bags under your eyes start to change, then it might mean something else. If you feel that you are getting enough sleep and yet the dark circles start to be joined by red patches or dark patches around the eyes it’s time to visit a doctor. Dermatomyositis is an autoimmune disease that causes muscle aches and weakness and makes it difficult to move. This condition is often detected after the unusual dark circles under the eyes appear.