Our body is a machine which sends us “signals of anxiety” about the health problems long before developing a serious illness. It is only necessary to be able to recognize them. Should I be concerned because of the sudden bouts of cough? Whether it is necessary to treat chronic headaches?
It so happens that the symptom in one part of the body may indicate disease in the other. The ability to notice and correctly interpret these symptoms can significantly improve the quality of your life.
Here are 10 unusual signs which may indicate illness:
Thirst for ice.
If you have a constant craving for ice cubes or ice cream, maybe your body lacks iron. Chewing ice is often associated with iron deficiency anemia. It can also speak of emotional disorders such as stress or obsessive compulsive disorder.
The length of the fingers.
If your ring finger is longer than forefinger, it indicates a potentially high risk of osteoarthritis. According to one study, men whose ring finger is longer, 2.5 times more likely to suffer from osteoarthritis than women with the same trait. While both men and women have an increased risk of tibiofemoral osteoarthritis of the knee.
Swelling of the legs.
If you have began to swell feet, this may indicate problems with the thyroid gland. It’s called peripheral edema, which can be a delay of salts, cellulitis, congestive heart failure, pregnancy, venous insufficiency, and side effects of medications.
If you have all the time itchy body, it can be a symptom of allergies or skin diseases. Pruritus can be caused by different internal diseases such as liver. Try not to brush the affected area, otherwise it will only get worse.
If itching persists for two weeks, be sure to see a doctor.
Black stool indicates internal bleeding, most likely due to stomach ulcers. In addition, it can be a result of taking iron or food blue, green and black. Another possible cause of disorders in the upper gastrointestinal tract.
If the black stool is accompanied by pain, vomiting and diarrhea, so your body that something is wrong. Please contact your doctor.
Violations of cognitive functions.
If you have clouded thoughts and you find it hard to concentrate, the cause may be excess fat in the body. Fatty acids enter the brain and cause inflammation which interferes with clear thinking. Obesity and body fat are bad for the brain.
To deal with this scourge will help you workout and switching to a healthy diet. It will be twice useful, because obesity in itself causes a lot of diseases.
From time to time anxiety is all as a result of stress, but chronic anxiety may indicate hormonal imbalance. And severe anxiety accompanied by dizziness and nausea, is already a reason for concern. You may have irregularities in the adrenals or thyroid or even adrenal tumors.
If you constantly feel exhausted, maybe your body can not cope with the excess toxins such as alcohol, nicotine or harmful substances from the food. All this creates a burden on the adrenal glands, resulting in a strong fatigue.
In addition, chronic fatigue can be a symptom of serious diseases – anemia, depression, fibromyalgia, allergies and even cancer. But most often it’s in the wrong diet and bad habits.
Folds of fat on the belly.
Excess weight and obesity always indicate poor health. But if you have folds of fat is on the belly, not the thighs, it indicates an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. In women it can also be a symptom of polycystic ovary syndrome, which often turns into diabetes.
To get rid of extra layers, it is enough half an hour a day to devote moderate intensity exercise.
Sometimes premature grey hair is determined genetically. But in other cases it can be a symptom of disorders of the thyroid gland or a deficiency of some substance. With age the production of melanin – the pigment responsible for hair color – a natural way reduced.
Autoimmune disease vitiligo destroys pigment or melanocytes, which appear on the skin white spots. If you have any of heredity, it is wise to consult a doctor.