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10 Body Signs You Shouldn't Ignore

 Some symptoms seem harmless. But what if you're also ignoring a more serious one that indicates having a certain illness? Without a doubt, it's worth knowing these changes to be able to see if something is wrong so you can visit your doctor in time. Here are 10 body signals that you should pay closer attention to:
 
1. Dry or cracked lips
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When you have flaky dry skin, this is a clear sign of an allergy. So pay close attention to the cosmetics that you use. Be aware too, of oral hygiene products, food that you eat and medicines. Cracks that appear in the corners of the mouth may indicate a lack of certain vitamins including B, A and E. If you have dry eyes, a dry mouth and problems with your digestive system, you had better visit a doctor because it can be a combination of symptoms which are specific for an autoimmune disease called Sjögren syndrome.

2. Eyebrow loss

Thick brows are a current trend. But, they can also be a big health indicator. A periodical loss of eyebrow hair is quite normal, but if you notice an excessive loss of hair as well as the appearance of bald spots or possibly, a complete disappearance of the eyebrows, be sure to contact a doctor immediately. It can be connected to an excessive or an insufficient level of thyroid activity. 

3. Nail dystrophy
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A change in color or structure should be checked immediately. Thin and pale nails can be a sign of anemia and a lack of iron in the body while yellowing can be a signal of liver and gastric tract disorders or a fungal infection. White spots and stripes may be due to a lack of zinc, copper, and iodine. And the nails can become very brittle when faced with a lack of vitamins, calcium, iron, and beta-carotene in the body. 

4. Pale lips with a bright contour

If you notice a red border of the lower lip becomes swollen, and you see there are small bubbles, it is likely that you are very sensitive to ultraviolet rays. What you can do in this situation is decrease your exposure to the sun, and use sunscreen cosmetics. If you notice the same symptoms on the middle part of the lip, it could indicate vegetative neurosis. So taking sedatives will become an important part of treatment along with anti-inflammatory ointments. A severe swelling and redness of the entire lip may indicate an allergic reaction. In which case, be sure to pay attention to what cosmetics and toothpaste you are using. 

5. Red face
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If we exclude natural physiological changes such as a change in temperature, a massage, or alcohol consumption, there are three main reasons for getting red in the face. In women over 40, this is due to a decrease in hormone levels which indicate the beginning of menopause. A red face may also indicate the presence of infections that cause demodicosis. Partial redness that is accompanied by sudden attacks of dizziness can signify pressure fluctuations that can be normalized with the help of special medicines.  

6. Dry heels

Dry heels could occur due to a lack of the vitamins A and E. It can also be caused by a presence of fungal infections that affects the overall condition of the epidermis. The last case usually goes together with numerous cracks and the yellowing of nail plates. If dryness and roughness persist even after proper care and an adequate intake of vitamins, it may be a sign of endocrine disruption. 

7. Dry hands and dry skin on the body
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During colder seasons, dry skin is normal. But using a moisturizing cream, consuming plenty of water and taking vitamins are quite helpful. If these solutions don't work, visit a dermatologist as dry skin is one of the common signs of diabetes and hypothyroidism. If your skin is both rough and peeling, and also tight and full of cracks, it may turn out to be dermatitis caused by a natural reaction to chemical exposure.  

8. Foot deformity

The displacement of a foot bent inward and a change in the shape of the foot characterized by the omission of the longitudinal or transverse arches may indicate a flatfoot. Studies show that transverse flatfoot combined with other deformations tends to occur more often than longitudinal flatfoot. In addition, women are generally more vulnerable to it, due to wearing high heels which cause an uneven load distribution. Heels tend to put the biggest load on the area of the transverse arch. When this arch isn't able to stand such a load, the foot can get unpleasant, painful, pulling sensations which indicate the beginning of a deformation.

9. White stains on teeth
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This is also known as dental fluorosis, a chronic disease that develops either before teething or after, when consuming large amounts of water or products with a high content of fluorine compounds. There are also 5 types of fluorosis classification, which are, questionable, very mild, mild, moderate and severe. The first three variations tend to manifest visually through the appearance of stains, while the last two, lead to decaying teeth tissues and teeth crumbling. 

10. Hair loss

A person tends to shed on average, about 100 hairs per day. This is caused because hair follicles go through certain growth stages that can last from two to eight years. Once the growth stage is over, the hair strands fall out and new ones begin to grow after a two-month rest. This means at one point in time, about 80 to 90% of a person's hair is growing, while the rest is shedding or is in a resting phase. If, however, you've noticed more significant hair loss, be sure to consult your doctor as a number of diseases could be the cause, including skin infections, thyroid disorders and a, toimmune disorders. 
 

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