Staying healthy takes a lot of work. We all want to make sure we are feeling our best, but paying attention to every little thing and worrying about every detail can be overwhelming. Realistically, we all lead such busy lives.
Well, at the end of the day, it’s smart to take some time off from your busy life, and really make sure that your body is healthy. Usually, it’s the little details that can be a sign of a bigger issue about your health. Not sure what I’m talking about?
Here are four major changes in your body that you should keep an eye on if it happens to you. Each of these changes can actually reveal a serious medical condition that you may be suffering from without even realizing it.
Eyebrow thinning. Eyebrow thinning is something you shouldn’t take lightly. Some people are born with naturally thin eyebrows, but for those who weren’t, it could be a sign that your health is at risk. Livestrong.com provides a few health reasons why your eyebrows may be thinning out.
One of the most common reasons for thinning eyebrows is hypothyroidism, according to livestrong.com. The site notes that hypothyroidism is a disease in which your thyroid gland is underactive. This condition creates hair thinning all over the body.
Smarthealthadvice.com also notes that Atopic dermatitis can also be the reason for thinning eyebrows. It’s atopic eczema, which is an inflammation of the skin, leading to itchy, red and swollen skin. According to the site, it affects around 20% of people in their lives.
Intense acne and unusual facial hair. A little bit of acne on your face and a bit of peach fuzz never hurt anyone. But some people get intense acne and more facial hair than usual. Most likely, it means that you might have something going on in your body that requires attention by a doctor.
According to saudibeautyblog.com, it also could be a sign of PCOS, which stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Common symptoms of this can include irregular or no menstrual periods, acne, obesity, weight gain, acne, infertility and excessive or abnormal hair growth. Go see a doctor if you are seeing any of these symptoms.
Red rashes and bumps. If you notice a red rash appearing on your cheeks, neck, or anywhere else in that area that may be a sign of various digestive problems. According to Reader’s Digest, itchy clusters of red bumps can be an indication of celiac disease (an autoimmune disorder in reaction to gluten).
Dr. Raj also tells the site that a butterfly-shaped rash across the cheekbones and over the bridge of the nose can also be a sign of lupus, an autoimmune disease. According to medicalnewstoday.com, “your body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue”.
Under-eye circles. We all get under-eye circles from time to time if we don’t get enough sleep. But it’s when the bags start changing that more attention should be paid. According to bellatory.com, if your dark circles are joined by red patches or dark patches, it may be a sign of Dermatomyositis, another autoimmune disease. The site notes that this disease can cause muscle aches and weakness and make it pretty difficult to move. So don’t be lazy, go see your doctor if you notice any of these signs on your body.