We should always take care of our body – eat nutritious meals, have regular check-ups and go to the gym at least 3 times a week. But, sometimes, even if we do everything properly, things go wrong.
“Physical signs and symptoms are ways your body tries to alert you to deeper imbalances,” says Elson M. Haas, MD, a San Rafael, California. Your body will always try to warn you that something is not quite right; you just have to listen to it.
Prevention is always better than cure. So with no further ado, here are 8 signs that something is wrong with your body, courtesy of BetterMe.
1. Waist size bigger than 30 inches
A waist bigger than 30 inches might indicate diabetes or metabolic syndrome: a cluster of conditions such as increased blood pressure, high blood sugar and excess body fat around the waist. Combined with fatigue and trouble concentrating, it’s enough to pay your doctor a visit.
2. Yellow spots around your eyes
When fat accumulates under the skin, yellow spots called xanthelasma might start appearing. This is distinctly defined yellowish deposit of cholesterol underneath the skin which puts you at high risk of cardiovascular diseases.
3. Dark circles around the eyes
Dark circles under the eyes usually mean sleepless nights, but they can also indicate allergies. Especially if they are accompanied by itching and redness.
4. Itchy feet
If you notice that your feet are peeling, there is redness, itching, and burning, it might mean a fungal infection. Use anti-fungal ointment to get rid of the infection fast.
5. Cracks at the corners of your mouth
This is not only unpleasant but also painful and you shouldn’t neglect it. It might be your body telling you that you have iron deficiency anemia or vitamin B deficiency. Eat more green leafy veggies, eggs, and meat.
6. Very itchy rash
A stubborn itch that doesn’t go away might be a symptom of coeliac disease: a digestive condition where the small intestine becomes inflamed and it’s sensitive to gluten. Check with your doctor to see if you need a gluten-free diet plan.
7. Thinning hair
If you notice your hair falling more than usual it might be a sign of iron deficiency and thyroid disorders. A simple blood test can reveal this.
8. Brittle nails
Fingernails that are splitting might indicate several diseases, including thyroid malfunction, fungus or psoriasis. If this is accompanied by fatigue or pain you need to see your doctor.
* This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances.