Losing your hair
Image Source/ Beth and Howard BraverWhile you can lose your hair due to a variety of factors, including pollution, excessive heat, hormonal changes, you should pay attention if you observe more hair falling out. It might be a sign that your body is changing dramatically. Skin infections, autoimmune diseases and thyroid issues are among a few causes of hair loss.
Losing your eyebrows
Image Source/ HealthlineThe disappearance of an eyebrow is a common issue that often worsens over time. Periodic brow loss may be normal or regarded as a sign of excellent health, but if you notice significant brow loss, this could indicate an underlying condition, like with your thyroid.
Dry and cracked lips
Image Source/ Metro Laser and AestheticsDry lips can be an indication of an allergic reaction, therefore you might want to pay close attention to your oral hygiene items and cosmetics. Additionally, medications and food choices can be a cause. Your lips may be deficient in vitamins A, B, and E if the corners of your mouth are chapped and dry.
Image Source/ GenMilesYou might be allergic to ultraviolet light if your lower lip swells and develops little bubbles. Try avoiding the sun and drink lots of water to see if the problem eases. If you experience these symptoms in the middle of your lips, vegetative neurosis may be to blame.
Image Source/ CutisWe all know how nails should look, but if you notice any changes, such as a colour shift or a nail break, it may be signs of another issue. Nail dystrophy, is a phase in which your nails may change colour or seem pale, potentially signalling a deficiency in iron in your body. The development of yellow nails can be a sign of a fungus infection, liver dysfunction, or digestive issue.
Dry skin on your hands
Image Source/ EUCERINDry hands are a very common skin condition and don't always meaning there's an underlying condition. They can be influenced by other factors, like the climate and weather. However, you should always keep an eye on your skin conditions, they could be signs of further issues like a fungus infection.
Dry skin on your body
Image Source/ LiviMuch like dry hands, having dry skin on your body can be normal and managed with the right kind of moisturisers and vitamins too. Also, don't stray away from drinking enough water! However, if your condition doesn't improve, you might want to consider going to the doctor or dermatologist.
Image Source/ Cleveland ClinicThose with dry heels can vouch for how annoying and infuriating it is. Dry skin on your heels can indicate a deficiency in vitamins A and E, or a fungus affecting the epidermis. Vitamin medications and adequate heel care can be strong and effective treatments for it.
Red and blemished face
Image Source/ SkinKraftIf you notice your face is red and blemished often, you might want to consider doing your research. While it can be influenced by things like temperature, massage, or alcohol, there could be other causes at large. About 40% of women experience red face symptoms as the menopause approaches.
White patches on your teeth
Image Source/ HealthlineWhite patches on your teeth can be a result of consuming a lot of fluorides. Fluorosis comes in four severity levels: extremely mild, mild, moderate, and severe. The last one can result in tooth decay, tissue decay, and disintegration, while the first three are obvious causes of stains.
Image Source/ BBCYour gums may recede as you age, even if they're healthy. However, if your gums are fast retreating, pay heed. Perhaps you just tore your gums from brushing incorrectly or too vigorously. Gum disease, which is the primary cause of tooth loss in people worldwide, is frequently indicated by receding gums.
Changes in your moles
Image Source/ Daily SabahYou should pay close attention to your moles and alert your dermatologist if you're worried. Melanoma is a skin cancer that can spread quickly. Therefore, you want to catch it early on when it's still manageable. Why not set a reminder to check your skin monthly for moles and any other changes?
Black and blue toe nails
Image Source/ Marathon HandbookYou may be surprised to learn that changes in your can be major warning signs. A black and blue bruise and melanoma (skin cancer) of the nail can have very similar appearances, and people are often unaware they have it. You should take action if you feel worried about your nails.
Image Source/ Connect HearingYou could experience temporary hearing loss as a result of an ear infection, or the bones in your inner ear may have been damaged, which could result in long-term issues. In any situation, you ought to get medical attention or consult a hearing specialist if you're hearing is worrying you.
Changes in your breasts
Image Source/ ParentsEveryone knows that lumpy breasts can be a potential indicator of breast cancer. If you find a lump, you should consider seeing your doctor. Why not request a sonogram even if the doctor thinks it's only a cyst or milk duct? It might put your mind at ease.
Changes in your nipples
Image Source/ HealthgradesDid you know that not all cases of breast cancer show up as lumps? In actuality, other cunning signs of breast cancer may arise in place of a breast lump. You might observe a change in your breasts' form, for example. Perhaps a nipple that didn't previously point inward is now doing so.
Image Source/ Daily SabahKeep an eye on your persistent pimples. Some doctors say that certain types of pimples that won't go away can be basal cell carcinoma, the most prevalent type of skin cancer. Apparently the process of removing them is simple to do and has the lowest recurrence rate.
Recurring dry patches
Image Source/ HealthlineIt's typical to suffer dry, scaly skin during the winter, however, you should be mindful of scaly spots that persist or keep reappearing. While it could be eczema, it might also be actinic keratoses. These precancerous lesions are generally first recognised as rough patches of skin on sun-exposed areas, such as the face, bald scalp, lips, and the back of the hands.
Red lines on your nails
Image Source/ Cleveland ClinicA red line running down one or more nails is something to look out for. While typically benign and can indicate a weakening nail, in some circumstances, it might imply more. The lines may be brought on by inflammation of the nail root from a number of illnesses such as psoriasis or lichen planus.
Changes in your freckles
Image Source/ The ListHere's a tip on how to potentially check whether the mark on your face is something worth being looked at. The ABCDEs, which stand for "Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color, Diameter and Evolution" aids clinicians to diagnose more concerning skin lesions like melanoma skin cancer.
Image Source/ Organic Permanent MakeupNatural hair loss occurs as people age but if there's an underlying issue you will probably want it look at. A common side of a thyroid, thyroid issues can be treated with anything from medication and surgery to diet modifications and herbal supplements.
Darkening of your skin in creases
Image Source/ Medical News TodayThe skin folds around the armpits, groyne, or neck start darken due to the condition known as acanthosis nigricans. Doctors advise that you should seek medical attention if you're worried as this slight change might be an indication of insulin resistance. Children who go through this are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
Image Source/ PinterestSimilarly to the above, while the skin might become darker in the regions of your neck, armpits and stomach, the skin can also thicken too, with a dry, cracked kind of appearance. This is another sign of diabetes and, if you suffer with this bodily change, you should consider treatment.
Persistent cold sores
Image Source/ HealthlineIt is estimated by doctors that the herpes simplex virus, which causes cold sores, is carried by more than 60% of Americans. If your ulcers or lesions don't heal after a few days, consider contacting a doctor for evaluation in order to rule out less common infections or autoimmune diseases.
White spots on the nails
Image Source/ GoodRxWhite areas on the nails are among the most frequent nail conditions and are typically unimportant, caused by things such as cuticle trauma. However, in rare instances, it can require more attention. Heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, or protein and vitamin deficiencies should can all be causes and might need to be looked at by a doctor.
Broken and limp hair
Image Source/ FreepikThe continual use of heat styling tools or exposure to the outdoors can cause hair to break and become dull. So occasionally expect broken strands. Instead of focusing on the products on your beauty table, maybe change what you're eating if your hair is falling out in clumps, fragile enough to break at the touch, or consistently unattractive.
Image Source/ HealthlineEveryone feels as though they could sleep for a week after a long day. It's a sensation that occasionally also follows us after a restless night. If, however, you constantly feel exhausted, you may need to improve how you regulate your sleep cycles or you may have underlying medical conditions.
Irregular menstrual cycle
Image Source/ Everyday HealthEvery person who has a period occasionally experiences a situation when their menstrual cycle starts early or late. Consult a doctor if your periods seem erratic or if they haven't materialised in more than three months. A gynaecologist is the best person to diagnose and treat this because there are many causes for it (other than pregnancy).
Image Source/ HealthShotsYou're wheezing, out of breath, and perspiring a lot as you climb a flight of steps. This can be an indication that your body isn't receiving the necessary amount of physical activity, which is having an impact on your health. Try to schedule at least 30 minutes of exercise each day, even if your job is sedentary, to avoid the long-term deterioration of your cardiovascular health.
Sudden weight gain
Image Source/ HealthShotsIt's one thing to gain weight when you anticipate adding a few kilograms. But suddenly gaining weight without apparent cause is quite another. Keep an eye on the latter over time; if it persists, seek medical attention as it may be related to thyroid issues or PCOD in females.
Metallic Taste In Your Mouth
Image Source / WikipediaThis could be a sign of chronic kidney disease, if you've suddenly started tasting something metallic in your mouth with no explanation. If your kidneys haven't been functioning properly for a while, there is a build up of urea in the blood, which leads to a medical condition called uremia. And the main symptom of uremia? A metallic taste.
Creases In Your Earlobe Which Go Diagonally
Image Source / The New England Journal of MedicineThis could indicate heart disease, if your ear has a wrinkled going down it that you never used to have. It could be your body's way of telling you to take better care of your heart. The crease doesn't mean that you definitely have it, but it can also be a warning sign that you're at risk of it, too - so now's the time to check out your diet and health!
You Have A Lot Of Skin Tags
Image Source / WikipediaIf you have a lot of skin tags on your body, it could put you at a higher risk of developing diabetes. Skin tags - which aren't anything to worry about in themselves - have been shown to link to people with higher risks of getting type 2 diabetes, according to some studies.
Your Jaw Has Started Aching
Image Source / RedditObviously cancelling out that you've been talking non-stop for a week, laughing too much, or sleeping with your mouth wide open, an aching jaw with no other explanation could be a sign of something serious: Lyme disease. If you're finding that you've started to get severe pain in your jaw that comes and goes, it could be a sign.
You Suddenly Want To Chew Ice
Image Source / WikipediaMost people would complain about their drinks been overloaded with ice, but not you! Because you can't wait to chew on the ice cubes left at the bottom, and realise that you never wanted to chew on ice cubes that badly before. This could actually be a sign that your body needs more iron. It's the act of biting down on ice itself that can be your body trying to trigger more blood to the brain.
You've Noticed A Gray Ring Around Your Cornea
Image Source / HealthlineIf you've suddenly noticed that the cornea of your eye has a gray - or white - circle around the outside of it, it could be a sign that your body's cholesterol level needs addressing. If you have this ring, you might need to cut back on fatty foods - as it's actually fat deposits that make this ring around the edge of your cornea.
You Have Yellow Bumps On Your Eyelids
Image Source / RedditThis could mean that you're at a higher risk of developing heart disease. These little yellow lumps are called xanthelasma, and the lumps are actually made from small deposits of cholesterol - which, as we know, isn't great when you have loads of it. If you've far too much cholesterol - and enough to be making these yellow bumps - it's a sign to check your heart health.
You Always Seem To Have Heartburn
Image Source / WikipediaIf you never seem to get relief from heartburn, it could mean you're at higher risk of developing Barrett's esophagus, where the lining of the esophagus can become damaged from the stomach's acid following reflux. So the more you have heartburn and have that acid repeating on you, the more likely your esophagus is going to be damaged over time.
You Keep Craving Salty Foods
Image Source / redditIf you're suddenly finding that you're craving salty food like fries and salty snacks where you were never really a fan of them before, it could be a sign of Addison's disease. This disease can actually lead to an overwhelming craving for salt. If you've other symptoms, like abdominal pain, it's a good idea to check in with a doctor.
You're Struggling To Hear Properly
Image Source / RedditYou might suddenly think you've a massive build up of ear wax or something because you're finding it hard to hear what others are saying. But problems with your hearing can actually suggest chronic kidney disease. Older adults suffering from kidney disease are more likely to have hearing problems, according to studies.
Your Breath Smells Sweet
Image Source / RedditYou might think this is actually a good thing, because breath that smells sweet sounds like you can skip brushing your teeth, right? But actually, it could be a sign of diabetes. When your body isn't producing insulin properly, a build up of something called ketones can happen in your blood. Your body then tries to get rid of them through the saliva in your mouth, which can result in either a sweet smell, or something similar to nail varnish remover.
You've Noticed A Lump On Your Collarbone
Image Source / RedditThis could be a sign of gastric cancer, which you may think is weird to happen on your collarbone of all places. But on top of your collarbone is a lymph node which helps to raise red flags about what's happening with your digestive system. So if this node swells up, causing a lump you can feel on the bone, it's a sign of health risks for your digestive system.
You Find Yourself Laughing Or Crying For No Reason
Image Source / RedditWhile this could be a sign of many things - feeling emotional, hormones or mental health issues like depression - it could also be a sign of something else: MS. This symptom - of laughing or crying uncontrollably - is called pseudobulbar affect, and can happen in around 10 percent of people with Multiple Sclerosis.
You Can't Get Rid Of Your Puffy Eyes
Image Source / RedditWe all hate those puffy eyes when we've had a late night, but puffy eyes aren't just a symptom of you being too tired or overworked. They could be a sign of kidney or heart disease. This is because kidney and/or heart problems can cause a build up of excess fluid in your body. This fluid can then build up in random places - like around your eyes. So if you have permanent puffy eyes that won't go away, it could be a sign of something more serious.
Your Ears Hurt After You've Eaten A Big Meal
Image Source / RedditThis one's random, right? Why would what you eat affect your ears? Well, turns out, acid reflux can cause this sort of problem. The esophagus and ears are more closely related than you think (just like how your nose, ears, eyes and throat can all have problems when you have a cold or flu) so if you're suffering with bad acid reflux after a heavy meal, it could result in ear pain.
You Have A Chronic Cough
Image Source / RedditSo many things can cause this, such as smoking, having a cold or other illnesses, but having a cough that just won't go away can be a sign that your actual airway has reduced in size. Like what happens in people who have asthma, the airways can temporarily shrink, which can also cause a cough that won't stop.
You're Always, Always Cold
Image Source / RedditYou're always the coldest person in the room, you're wrapping up in a coat and hat when your friends have got t-shirts on, and even the height of a heatwave can leave you feeling chilly. This could be your body telling you there's something wrong with your thyroid - particularly an underactive one. A symptom of an underactive thyroid can be feeling cold even when it's warm.
Your Tongue Is A Bright Color
Image Source / RedditIf you've noticed some changes to your tongue color recently - and particularly that your tongue is looking bright red - this could be your body telling you that you need more B12 vitamin. Lack of B12 can cause the little bumps on the tongue to reduce, leaving your tongue looking more red than before. It could also be a sign you need more folate or iron as well as B12.
Your Brain Feels Foggy
Image Source / ImgflipIf this is happening all the time, and not just when you're tired, it could be a sign you're having too much gluten. If you get brain fog even though you're being health in terms of exercise and sleep helping you to be more alert, it could be your body's way of warning you to cut back on the gluten from foods like bread and pasta.
You're Smelling Things That Nobody Else Can, Or That Aren't There
Image Source / RedditThis one isn't just about you having a nose like a bloodhound whereas your friends or family never know how you can smell things they can't. This about smelling things that have no explanation, like a wet dog smell when you definitely don't have a dog and you're standing in your clean living room. These types of smells are called 'phantom smells', which can be your brain trying to tell you something - and that could be a few different types of health issues, including a tumor, so talk to your doctor if you have phantom smells!
Unexpected Weight Loss
Image Source / HollywoodlifeLoosing weight dramatically needs to be taken into consideration straight away if you notice it. If you feel like you've dropped a few pounds out of nowhere, there is some causes of weight loss that you may want to see if you relate to. Mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders are causes of unintentional weight loss. It is important to get checked out if you feel like you can't stop loosing weight.
Changes In Bowel Habits
Image Source / Jsmithmoore.comChanges in bowel habits is a hard change in the body to realise its happening, but it is usually spotted from the change in colour, consistency and frequency in your poo! It is hard to point a finger on what is wrong and right because bowel habits are different for different people but they are the main problems that occur.
Image Source / TheketorashRashes are usually noticeable from being swollen, irritated, itchy but can be described as different things from what they look like. They can be red, purple, grey or even white. If you notice a rash on your body and your not totally sure what it is, you may want to consider if you relate to any of these points. You have an allergy to something; you have tried a new medicine or have been in contact to something. Talk to your doctor if any rash comes across and your not totally sure the reason is behind it!
Changes In Thirst
Image Source / ReseteraThis point isn't for when your sometimes feel thirsty, its about if you are constantly feeling the need to drown yourself in water even though your drinking more than enough water a day. Causes for always feeling thirsty may be due to sweating a lot, you are unwell, eating a looot of spicy foods or you may have a high temperature. Furthermore, you should visit your doctor if you're not totally sure why you're always thirsty.
Image Source / SciencenewsforstudentsA cough usually should clear up on its own in the space of three to four weeks, usually to get rid of a cough you should : rest, drink plenty of water, paracetamol. But if you feel like you've tried all these ways to get rid of your cough and its still annoyingly there then your pharmacist may be able to help you with cough syrups/ medicine. If it still hasn't gone, speak to your doctor.
Image Source / PinkdischargeBleeding between your periods is a common thing in the first few months of using hormonal contraception. But some other causes of bleeding between periods may be due to injury in the vagina, stress, reproductive hormones not functioning properly ( usually happens when approaching the menopause). If you are concerned about your bleeding between your periods, seek medical advice from your doctor.
Change in Vision
Image Source / VerycouchIf you have realised that you are suddenly suffering with general vision loss however you have never had a problem with your vision, you may want to research further about it. Some causes of vision loss are migraines, conjunctivitis or eye strain. Furthermore, you may want to bring this problem to your doctor.
You Keep On Fainting Or Feeling Faint
Image Source/ RdFainting is when you pass out for a short time period. Causes of fainting may include standing up too quickly ( a sign of low blood pressure), not eating or drinking enough, being too hot or even being too upset can cause you to faint. If you are constantly fainting you must seek medical advice by your doctor or pharmacist.
Sudden Weakness In A Limb
Image Source / ProtailoredA sudden weakness in a limb can be a sign of a serious health issue and you should urgently speak to your doctor. The symptom of a weak or numb limb is the sign of a stroke, this is because the blood flow is cut off so you won't be able to feel the limb that is cut off.
Image Source / Way-to-be-healthy.blogspotPersistent pain is a type of pain that persists over a long period of time, often for several months or more. It can be caused by a variety of conditions, including injuries, illnesses, and chronic health conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain. Persistent pain can affect people of all ages and can be physical or emotional in nature.
Changes In Sleep Patterns
Image Source / BoxingnewsonlineChanges in sleep patterns can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, illness, medication, and lifestyle factors such as work schedules and exercise habits. It is normal for sleep patterns to vary somewhat from day to day, but persistent changes in sleep patterns can be a sign of an underlying health condition or a sleep disorder.
Variation of Mood and Behaviour
Image Source / WebstockreviewIf you are experiencing changes in your mood, it is important to try to identify any possible underlying causes and address them. This may involve making lifestyle changes such as getting regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, and finding ways to manage stress. It may also be helpful to speak with a healthcare provider or mental health professional, who can provide guidance and support and recommend appropriate treatment options if necessary.
Image Source / Fibro247Difficulty speaking can be a symptom of a variety of health conditions, including stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease, as well as certain medications and substance use. It can also be a sign of a speech or language disorder such as aphasia or dysarthria.
Struggling To Coordinate Your Movements
Image Source / RawpixelStruggling to do the thing you are thinking of, also known as ataxia, can be a symptom of a variety of health conditions, including neurological disorders, brain injury, alcohol use disorder, and certain medications. If you feel like this is an occurring issue, then you will need to speak to your doctor.
Changes In Sexual Desire
Image Source / MedicgeniusChanges in sexual desire, or libido, are a common occurrence and can be influenced by a variety of factors. These can include physical, emotional, and situational factors. Some examples of physical factors that can affect libido include hormonal changes, illness, and certain medications. Emotional factors such as stress, anxiety, and depression can also impact sexual desire. Situational factors such as relationship issues, lack of privacy, and lack of time can also play a role.
Swelling In Feet
Image Source / WomanlynewsIf you find your feet have swelled up, you may want to consider these factors that may have caused it. Pregnancy: Swelling in the feet is common during pregnancy due to the increased blood volume and pressure on the veins. Standing or sitting for long periods of time: This can cause fluid to build up in the feet and ankles.
Cant Smell As Well Anymore
Image Source / MentalflossA loss of smell can have a number of causes, this may include : Nasal congestion: Swelling or inflammation in the nasal passages can block the flow of air and make it difficult to smell. Upper respiratory infection: A cold or sinus infection can cause swelling and congestion in the nasal passages, leading to a loss of smell. Allergies can cause inflammation and congestion in the nasal passages, leading to a loss of smell.
Changes In The Colour Of Your Urine
Image Source / ElsieisyIf you think your urine is looking unusual, it may have been effected by different reasons. The colours of your urine can change from pale yellow to amber depending on the concentration of waste products. Dehydration is a big factor of the colour of your urine, if you're not drinking enough your urine will look darker.
Changes In Appetite
Image Source / SarahremmerNot wanting to eat isn't a nice feeling, especially if your a food lover. You may not be wanting to eat because of an illness or infection, this may cause a change in appetite. Taking medications can also affect your appetite, either increasing or decreasing it. Being stressed can also affect your appetite!
Changes In The Way Food Tastes
Image Source / KidsdigfoodIf you're experiencing that foods are tasting strange and you are sure it isn't the food, it may be because of these reasons: Ageing: As people age, their sense of taste may change. Changes in diet: Changes in diet, such as starting a new eating plan or eliminating certain types of food, can affect the way food tastes. Dry mouth: Dry mouth can affect the way food tastes.
Image Source / Stuff.co.nzHeartburn is a common condition that occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, causing a burning sensation in the chest and throat. Persistent heartburn is characterised by frequent or persistent heartburn symptoms that occur more than twice a week.
Image Source / RedditAre you constantly finding your face swollen, like its been stung by millions of bees. It may be because you're having allergic reactions to something and may need to investigate what is causing you to react. Infections, such as sinus infections or dental infections, can cause swelling in the face.
Image Source / WhimnIs sweating in the night keeping you awake and stopping you from getting your beauty sleep? It may be because of: Trauma to the face, such as a cut or a fracture, can cause swelling. Dehydration can cause swelling in the face and other parts of the body.
Image Source / ReddiDry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is a condition in which the mouth does not produce enough saliva. Saliva is necessary for moistening and cleaning the mouth, as well as aiding in digestion. A reason you may have a dry mouth may be because of medication: medications for anxiety and depression do have a side effect of a dry mouth.
Image Source / DraijrichardsonTremors, or shaking, can be caused by a variety of factors, including: Certain medical conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and essential tremor, can cause tremors. Some medications, such as certain antidepressants and beta blockers, can cause tremors as a side effect.
Image Source / LifehackIt is normal to produce some amount of gas as a result of the digestion and fermentation of food in the large intestine. However, excessive gas or gas that is accompanied by other symptoms, such as abdominal pain, bloating, or changes in bowel movements, may be a sign of an underlying digestive issue or food intolerance.
Image Source / GlasgowdentalcareMouth ulcers are small, painful sores that can occur inside the mouth, on the tongue, or on the inside of the cheeks. They are usually round or oval in shape and can be red or white in colour.Mouth ulcers can be treated with over-the-counter topical medications, such as gels or creams that contain numbing agents.
Image Source / RedditIf you're finding yourself being bloated more than you should over a small meal, you may want to consider these factors. Overeating, eating quickly, or eating high-fat or gas-producing foods can lead to bloating. Bloating can be a symptom of constipation, as waste accumulates in the intestine and causes the abdomen to feel full and swollen.
Constantly Suffering A Sore Throat
Image Source / RedditA sore throat is a common condition that refers to pain, scratchiness, or irritation in the throat. Breathing dry air, especially in the winter months, can cause a dry and sore throat. To relieve a sore throat, you can try drinking lots of water and hot drinks, gargling warm salty water, use pain relief.
Image Source/ HealthtapAre you experiencing sensations of a racing heart or that your heart is skipping a beat? They can feel like your heart is fluttering, throbbing, or pounding, and can be scary or uncomfortable. They can occur from the use of caffeine, tobacco and medications. If you are undergoing these symptoms, you must go to your doctor for advice.