People spend a great deal of time looking in the mirrors but they pay no attention to their overall body health. Our outside appearance reveals more about our inner health. From the color of our skin and eyes to the smoothness of our fingernails, we can tell lots about our health from our outer appearance and these problems definitely need our attention.
Therefore we should have a close look at ourselves and evaluate our health every week.
So here are things your body can tell about your health!
1. Puffy eyes
Stress and lack of sleep greatly contribute to puffiness of eyes. Besides this excessive salt intake, hormonal changes and allergies can also result in puffy eyes.
2. Dry skin
Our skin gives us significant information about our body health. Dry skin is quite normal in winters when the weather is cold and dry. But is this dry skin is not relieved by moisturizers it can lead to great problems. Dry skin can be caused due to lack of vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin D, potassium and fatty acids.
3. Blood Type
According to a research, people with blood type O, whether positive or negative are not likely to develop pancreatic cancer. Whereas people with blood type A, B and AB have 44% risk of having pancreatic cancer.
4. Breast size
Women who have larger breasts at the age of 20 have more chances of developing type 2 diabetes in comparison to those who have smaller breasts. This is because of the hormonally delicate fat in the breasts making women more endangered to developing insulin opposition.
5. Abnormal hair
The growth of hair in any place where it should typically not grow is a signal of health issue. Abnormal hair in the body is the result of the polycystic ovarian syndrome, the condition which is caused due to hormonal imbalance. Excessive production of male hormones in the body causes abnormal hair and hair grows all over the body and even on the face.
6. Pale tongue
In the normal state, our lips are pink and the taste buds are visible. But if your tongue is pale and dry it indicates the iron deficiency in the body.
7. Cracked and dry lips
Cracked and dry lips are caused due to dehydration and allergic reactions. Allergy reactions can include allergies from the use of lip cosmetics, dental hygiene products, medications, and foods.
8. Length of the fingers
According to a study conducted in Arthritis and Rheumatism, women whose ring fingers are longer than the index fingers had more chances to develop osteoarthritis in their knees.
9. Smaller calves
Women who have calves of around 13 inches have higher risks of having a stroke. Smaller calves develop carotid plaques which increase the risk of stroke.
Short people tend to live longer than taller people as they don’t have any greater health issues. Also due to the presence of a specific gene, they have a longer life.
11. Premature facial wrinkles
It is natural for wrinkles to form as you get old. However, if wrinkles start forming in early menopause it signals some health issues. Early wrinkles is related to osteoporosis.
If you have a pungent urine you should examine what you had consumed recently. Urine having a chemical smell implies an infection in the urinary tract.
If your teeth are uneven or stunted it implies that you grind your teeth in your sleep. Teeth grinding is a result of stress. Stress produces an excessive amount of cortisol and grinding teeth helps to cope up with the stress.
14. Swollen feet
Swelling of feet is quite common. One of its cause is when a woman is pregnant. However when there is no reason for swollen feet it indicates heart failure i.e. when your heart fails to pump blood effectively.
15. Loss of eyebrow hair
The main cause of loss of eyebrow hair can be thyroid disease both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. The outer section of the eyebrows starts to disappear.
16. Skin patches
Skin patches are a signal of medical reaction or prediabetes. Many people try to peel off these patches by rubbing their skin harder without knowing about its actual cause.
17. Short arms
Women who have short arms are more accessible to the Alzheimer’s disease than those who have long arms. Short arms relates to the arm length of 60 inches or less.
Our nails whether fingernails or toenails can say quite a lot of things abound our health. Side lines in the nails indicate stress. Cyst around the cuticles indicates arthritis. Rigid nails and white spot are a signal of kidney disease.
19. BMI and Cognition
Many people are concerned about their abilities to maintain the cognitive abilities later in their life. People in their 40’s who have larger abdomen have more chances of developing dementia in their 70’s than those who have smaller abdomen.
20. Stinky feet
If you have a stinky feet despite of proper hygiene, you might have athlete’s foot which occurs due to fungal infection. It appears as red and scaly and you may suffer from profound itching.
21. Sweat smell
The smell of your sweat also gives you lots of information about your health. If your sweat has an acetone smell it indicates that your blood sugar level is abnormal. Diabetic patients also have a sweet smell due to the accumulation of sugar in the skin. Also if your sweat smells like ammonia it indicates liver and kidney problems.