What’s Your Body Telling You?

We are advised by doctors to see them if we see or notice something unusual with our health. The problem is that quite often things change slowly and we become so familiar with them that we don’t take notice.

I have been doing some research and whilst there are many warning signs that I could write about in this post I will cover just a few today.

Yellow Spots around Your Eyes or Elbows

There is, of course, a medical name for this condition and it is xanthelasma. Whilst these deposits are not harmful or painful they can appear unsightly and be removed. However, they are telling you something that you need to be aware of and it is this. Your body may well have high levels of bad cholesterol and you should seek medical advice as soon as possible. High cholesterol can increase your risk of heart attack or stroke.

Cracks at the corner of your mouth

This is a sign that you need more vitamins possibly A, B, C or iron, so look for foods that contain this vitamin and seek medical advice for a test to confirm if you have a deficiency.

Persistent Coughs

A persistent cough can be a sign of a number of conditions that need medical assistance and in some rare cases can be very serious illnesses that should not be ignored, so do visit a doctor for your own peace of mind.

Persistent / Very Frequent Headaches

Sadly some people just have to live with this condition but it’s best to have a check up that the headaches are not just your inexplicable lot in life.

Thinning Hair

Thinning hair is quite problematic, especially in women. It can be a sign of an iron deficiency or a thyroid problem. A blood test will show whether this is the case.

Dark Urine

Most likely this is caused because you are not drinking enough water. It can also be a sign of a bladder or kidney infection for which the risk getting an infection is increased by not drinking enough water.

Stiff Muscles and Joints

As we get older long periods of sitting or standing can make us feel very stiff so don’t give in to this and sit down for even longer! Do some stretching and walking and make sure that you get sufficient exercise during the day. Some office workers now have access to desks that allow them to work standing as well as seated to counteract the effects of working in one position. Research is showing that sitting for long periods of time can greatly reduce your life so having the ability to stand and move around has serious health advantages.

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