Human bodies are complex to understand. We often neglect subtle signs that show there is something wrong in our system. Exercising, eating a balanced diet, and keeping a check on your body are essential to living a healthy life. Going for a regular complete body check once a year should always be a ritual. Remember to live a long, healthy, and happy life — we first have to take care of our bodies.
So, here are ten signs from our body that are needed to be taken more seriously:
1. Dark circles
We often get dark circles because of lack of sleep. But did you know? Dark circles can also occur when you have anaemia. It is when our body lacks in producing red blood cells, which results in dark circles under our eyes. Dark circles can also arise if you are under constant stress. Living under mental stress can not only make you feel depressed, but it also makes your body pale, fatigued and tired.
2. Chest pain
If you feel that you are experiencing chest pain frequently, you must immediately head to the doctor. It can show heart-related disease. Other than heart problems, chest pain can occur because of indigestion, muscle strain, etc. Even problems in the lungs, oesophagus (windpipe) can cause chest pain.
3. Frequent stomach aches
Stomach aches are not a danger sign if you get them rarely because of upset stomach, periods and indigestion. But if stomach aches are recurring frequently, then it is a worrisome sign. We often associate frequent stomach aches with pancreatic and intestinal diseases. Head to the doctor, straight away.
4. Extreme weight gain and weight loss
If you have gained weight or lost weight very suddenly, doing nothing ( Proper exercise and diet). It can be a sign of serious illnesses which include thyroid, heart diseases, diabetes, and even cancer. Please, head to the doctor if you are experiencing sudden changes in your weight.
5. A sudden change in your appetite
A sudden change in the pattern of your appetite is interlinked with extreme changes in weight. If you notice any unusual changes in your appetite regularly, this is a dangerous sign. It is also associated with mental stress and anxiety and can be a sign for a mental illness like depression. Diseases like thyroid, diabetes, and anorexia are associated with a sudden change in the appetite.
6. Peeling skin
Peeling skin means the upper layer of your skin (epidermis) is shedding away. It is because of the loss of essential vitamins and nutrients in the skin cells. Peeling skin can occur because of sunburn, it can also be a major sign for skin diseases like eczema, dermatitis, etc. Please, consult a dermatologist in case you are having peeling skin.
7. Feeling nauseated and pukish
You need not worry if you feel nauseous and pukish — once in a while — it is worrisome only when you have a prolonged feeling of nausea and vomiting. If these symptoms don’t go away by three or more days, go to the doctor. It can be a sign of food poisoning, the flu, and gastrointestinal diseases.
8. Rash and itchy skin
If you have seen any unusual rash on your skin, which is not going away from 7 or more days, head to the dermatologist. It can be because of some allergy, or some makeup or skincare product. Do not neglect the rash. If your skin feels itchy for a long time after applying a product, it can be because your skin is allergic to certain ingredients. Always patch test before applying anything on your skin.
9. Extreme fatigue and loss of interest in activities
Fatigue can occur because of a lack of sleep, workload, and a long working day. But getting fatigued daily and losing interest in daily activities can be a major sign for clinical depression. If you are having these symptoms, with a change in appetite, a feeling of hopelessness, you can go to a psychologist. Besides that, start pursuing your hobbies and talk to your close friends to reduce your stress level.
10. Shortness of breath
Shortness of breath because of running and exercising is normal. But if you, if it is recurring frequently, it can be a sign associated with respiratory diseases, heart problems, etc. It can also show asthma, low blood pressure. It is also a symptom of COVID 19. Please get yourself tested if you have shortness of breath, accompanied by cold and fever.
Do not ignore these signs. These signs may seem trivial at the beginning. But noticing the signs early on and going to the doctor will help you recover faster. Follow a healthy lifestyle. Eat a balanced diet, exercise, and take care of your mental health. Doing yoga and meditation will reduce mental stress. Last, go for regular body checkups.