7 Body Signals It’s Better Not to Be Ignored By Those Who Want to Stay Healthy

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Regular self-examinations at home can help identify and prevent many dangerous diseases. For example, 70% of breast cancer cases are detected by the patients themselves as a result of a self-breast exam at home. Nevertheless, if almost every girl knows how she can check her breasts, very few of them know how to check the condition of the eyes, the tongue, and the skin. In this article, we want to tell you what small body signals you should pay attention to in order to stay healthy.

Bright Side collected 7 body changes that can be signs of health issues.

7. Weight changes

Checking your weight is important. But you should keep in mind that drastic weight loss isn’t always something to be happy about, just like an additional 5-10 lb isn’t always the result of late-night snacking. The reasons for sudden changes in weight can be different:

6. Edema

If you notice weight gain and swollen legs, feet, and fingers at the end of the day, then you may have edema. The reasons for edema can be different:

5. Bruises on the body

If bruises keep appearing on your body quite often without any reasons for it, then it’s a sign that something in your body isn’t working properly. Bruises can appear for different reasons, such as vitamin deficiency or blood-related diseases.

Vasculitis can be another reason for bruises on your body. This disease causes the walls of the vessels to become inflamed and, eventually, destroyed. Visit a doctor or a phlebologist and get a general blood test done.

A reduction in the formation of thrombocytes (the cells responsible for blood clotting) and their rapid disintegration can lead to the appearance of bruises and this disease is called thrombocytopenia. In this case, we recommend that you see a doctor as soon as possible.

4. The condition of the tongue

The color of your tongue can indicate the presence of different diseases, as well. Sometimes, there can even be a white layer on the tongue and it can be either thin or thick. If it is thin and there are no issues with your internal organs, then there is nothing to worry about since even healthy people have it. However, if it is thick, then you should see a doctor and check your health as soon as possible.

3. The whites of the eyes

The color of the whites of your eyes can tell you a lot about your health. Their normal color is white, while yellow or red eyes are signs of a pathology. If you notice any changes in the color of the whites of your eyes, you should see a doctor immediately to get the correct treatment. Here is what those color changes can mean:

2. Nails

Changes in the color of your nails and in their condition may be cause for concern. Normally, nails are smooth, even, slightly convex, and have the same color. If you notice that your nails are deformed or have changed in color, there can be several reasons for this:

If yellow, brown, or black spots and stripes start to appear in the nail, it is a signal of a fungi infection also known as onychomycosis. It’s important to see a dermatologist — he will detect the type of fungus and will prescribe the correct treatment.

Keep in mind that a deficiency of vitamins D, B1, calcium, and iron can deform your nails too.

1. Gums

If healthy gums suddenly become red or swollen, then it’s an alarming signal. Weak and sick gums are a sign of various diseases in the mouth cavity. Here are some of them:

Periodontitis is another gum disease where the tissue detaches itself from the tooth and leaves a pocket where food leftovers can get stuck. The remaining food and the disease, in general, can cause different edemas and inflammations.

Do you check your body at home? If yes, what signs do you usually pay attention to? Share with us in the comments!

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