14 Body Signs That You Should Never Ignore

In most conditions of ill health, sickness or disease,  the most subtle signs are visible on your body, your skin for example that will start warning you if impending problems but which many write off for nothing serious. Certain parts of our body may change color, or ache or display a difference in texture like shape or sensation yet we ignore these.

You should try to understand the way on how your body speaks to you and you should listen to it carefully. You should pay attention to the symptoms and changes that are experienced by your body, like changein color of body parts, cravings and sensations which are experienced rarely.

No matter how different it may seem, here are 14 signals relayed to you by your body that something is wrong.

1.Pink feet

“Baby feet” is one of the famous ways for manufacturers to advertise their foot lotions. But, if your feet appear to be very pink along with looking wrinkled and thin, you should check your blood sugar level by getting a blood test done. Diabetes and other metabolic problems can be indicated by this symptom. You also need to consult an endocrinologist.

2.Hugging sensation

Hugging doesn’t feel good all the time. If you feel the sensation that someone is holding you tightly around your waist, legs or body, you should get a check for multiple sclerosis so as to exclude its risk. The sensation of wearing gloves or heavy shoes can also be experienced in your arms and legs. The experience can change from unpleasant to painful; you should pay attention to such symptoms and consult a neurologist.

3.Thinning of eyebrows

If you notice that your eyebrows have become thinner, you should get your thyroid checked out by a doctor. Hypothyroidism is one of the problems which can cause such symptoms. Here too, you need to consult an endocrinologist.

4.Swollen toes

You may feel no itching or irritation and might even have clear skin, but then your toes look swollen and look similar to sausages. They may also appear smaller. Psoriatic arthritis can cause such symptoms and to find out what’s wrong, consult a Rheumatologist, dermatologist.

5.Loss of appetite

It isn’t a gift from the god for your weight loss that your appetite decreases and you lose interest in eating. While other conditions can cause this, it can be a symptom caused by some metabolic disorder to lose weight and having a sudden appetite loss. Gastro -esophageal disease can cause these symptoms along with acid reflux. Consult a Gastroenterologist.

6.Itchy skin

Itchy skin can be a symptom of diabetes. You should check the area of itchy skin before consulting a doctor as it can also be caused by allergic reactions to new cosmetic products or insect bites. If these aren’t the cases for your itchy skin, you should visit an endocrinologist so that you can be examined.

7.You cannot tolerate being inside

You will notice that there are some people or maybe even you who always require ventilation by keeping a window opened at home or transportation vehicle. You will also find it easier to breath outside in comparison to breathing in an office or home. Your heart should be tested so as to avoid being diagnosed with cardiac failure. Hypothyroidism also accompanies this symptom that is similar to being claustrophobic so you should also check your thyroid by consulting an endocrinologist or a cardiologist.

8.Intolerance of open windows

You would have to get your thyroid checked if you feel cold even in summer. You can be diagnosed with hypothyroidism as your body will lack and will be deficit of iodine. Moreover, hypothyroidism can also be due to autoimmune disease which is Hashimoto’s disease and one of the symptoms is intolerance to cold. Again, this requires an endocrinologist.

9.Sudden onset of kleptomania

The will to break the law and steal small objects, though you can even afford them, can be the starting symptoms for dementia. This problem is rarely solved as they hate to admit that they have a problem as well as demanding help. Thus, the elderly and relatives should be given more attention. Doctors who can help with this problem are a neurologist, psychiatrist and therapist.

10.Changes in your nails

If you begin to see that your nails have become wider and thicker as well as disfigured, this indicates that your heart has problems. Nail clubbing is a symptom of a pathological process which is mainly caused by many diseases and it itself is not a disease. Your whole body should be examined. Consult a Cardiologist and your therapist.

11.Sudden dry skin

Even if you have good skin but suddenly see that your skin is unusually dry even in summer then to could be thyroid issues again. Hypothyroidism can be the culprit here that causes excessive dry skin on the hands and legs. Moreover, you may notice some hair loss as well. Unusual dry skin should never be written off neither should you think that the problem will go away with just skin creams and moisturizers. See an endocrinologist.

12.Mild to severe yellowing of eyes

Your eyes and fingernails should never be yellow at all. This is a sign of an increase in bilirubin and can also warn you of an impending attack of Jaundice which means your liver is in trouble. Consider a liver function test immediately and consult your doctor.

13.Muscle cramping

Constant muscle cramping and soreness in the muscles can indicate a sign of magnesium deficiency. Magnesium and vitamins D, B and E can prevent such problems from happening. But consult your doctor to ask for a blood test that will check the levels of such nutrients in your body to detect the problem. Massaging the area in a circular motion may reduce pain.

14.Heat intolerance

If you find yourself feeling unsually hot even while others aren’t and also accompanied by sweating, this could be a sign of the opposite of hypothyroidsm which is hyperthyroidism which is an overactive thyroid. If you find this is accompanied by erratic appetite, and weight loss, then see an endocrinologist immediately for a thyroid test.

You should always pay attention to the signs and symptoms on your body that are the first warning signs of disease...


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