February 6, 2016

What Your Looks Reveal About Your Health

We often associate changes on our body with aging. Most often, it is the main cause. But sometimes, our body is tipping us off about underlying health issue. Here are some of the signals your nails, hair, eyes, and skin, might be giving you that you should definitely stop ignoring.

Brittle nails
Very pale nails can be a sign of anaemia, liver disease, or malnutrition. If the nails are white with darker rims, this can indicate hepatitis. Fungal infection is one of the most common causes of yellow nails. Very rarely, yellow nails can be a sign of a more serious condition (severe thyroid disease or lung disease). If your body is not getting enough oxygen, your nails might be bluish. This again could be an indication of a lung problem, such as emphysema, or some heart problems. 

Rippled or pitted nails might be an early sign of inflammatory arthritis or psoriasis. Dry and split nails can indicate thyroid disease. Combined with a yellowish hue, they are most likely a sign of a fungal infection. If the skin around the nails is inflamed, it may be a sign of lupus. Dark lines beneath the nails are sometimes caused by melanoma. If you notice them, go see your doctor immediately. 

Most often, poor nails mean that you are just missing some nutrients in your diet and the condition can often be eliminated by taking organic calcium supplements that help grow stronger nails.

Thinning hair
Hypothyroidism might cause your hair to thin, showing your scalp. Another possible cause, especially with women in menopause or women who had just had a child, is low oestrogen. Synthetic hormones and vitamin B complex supplements with collagen may restore your hair’s volume. Dry hair can mean that you are overusing flat-iron. But dryness could also mean that some hormonal changes have taken place in your body. These changes are often caused by birth control pills, pregnancy, menopause, or a thyroid condition. 

Scaly patches on your hairline should not be confused with dandruff. These patches often indicate some other autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, or Crohn’s disease.

Sensitive eyes
Red eyes, without accompanying itchiness, are usually just bruises under the eye surface that will go away in a week or two. However, if both eyes are red, watery, and itchy that could indicate an allergy. Usually, the itchiness can be soothed with antihistamine eye drops. If the symptoms do not go away in 10 days, you should see a doctor. 

Acute conjunctivitis is a very contagious conditions, which manifests in itchy and red eyes that ooze white or yellow secretion at the same time. Dry eyes can be caused by your environment, but can also indicate a hormonal change. Certain forms of arthritis  have also been linked to dry eyes.

Not so healthy-looking complexion
Lesions on your scalp, elbows and knees are common symptoms of psoriasis. Psoriasis is not just a skin condition. Very often it points to an inflammation throughout the body. It also commonly accompanies other autoimmune disorders and might even be connected to cardiovascular diseases. Breakouts are normal for teens. But persistent acne are not just annoying, they can also be a sign of hormonal imbalance. They may recur during perimenopause, when oestrogen and progesterone levels drop. 

Dry skin may indicate omega-3 deficiency. If your skin becomes itchy and blotchy, it is a sure sign of deficiency. Eat foods that are rich in omega-3s, like walnuts and cold water fish, or take fish oil supplements.

Have you noticed any changes on your body recently? 

Guest Post by: Cristina Nika Kask

Cristina is a blogger from HIGH STYLE LIFE. She's an aspiring fashion and lifestyle blogger from Sydney. Making guest appearances on fashion blogs, trying to establish herself in the world of fashion blogging and becoming an important part of the ever growing community.

Thanks alot for this article Cristina!

post signature 
Follow Me:  Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

No comments:

Post a Comment

Powered by Jasper Roberts - Blog