7 Signs On Your Face & Body That Could Be A Clear Indication That You Are Sick

By on December 1, 2018
Skin

People can often recognize when you’re under the weather just by looking at your face. Even hiding it does little to hide this fact. Just ask the people around you who can tell if you’re aren’t your normal self.

Although your face is a dead giveaway when you fall sick different facial expressions or traits indicate different illnesses. Since recognition of the correct symptoms is the cornerstone of treating an illness this could be a crucial clue.

Here’s what the signs on your face mean when you’re sick:

1. Dry skin/lips
If your lips are constantly peeling off–no matter what the weather is–it may indicate an underlying health condition. While dry skin and lips may simply point towards dehydration, on rare occasions it may also imply that you should get checked for hypothyroidism and even diabetes.

2. Unwanted facial hair
If you are noticing that there is excess facial hair on the chin, upper lip and even the jawline, it might signify hormonal imbalance. Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder which affects women.

3. Eyebags
Puffiness and eye bags are not only beauty concerns but they can also signify that there is something wrong with your overall health. Yes, you read that right. If your eyes look tired and puffy, you might have chronic allergies.

4. Pale complexion
Notice if there are any changes in your complexion or if it has turned pale. A yellow sheen on your skin could be a sign of anaemia.

5. Rashes
Facial rashes could indicate a number of disorders including digestive problems. For example, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which affects the large intestine, can also cause your skin to flare up.

6. New moles
While moles are usually not a cause for worry, new moles should be checked by your doctor, to rule out any abnormalities. Also, look for changes in existing moles, including colour, border, bleeding or even itching.

7. Hair loss
This one is a no-brainer. While hair loss is always a concern, if you are losing hair from your eyebrows and eyelashes as well, you should be warned. Apart from extreme stress, an autoimmune disorder might be responsible for this. Alopecia areata is a disease in which hair follicles are damaged by the immune system.

These very well could be an indication of cholesterol-filled lesions, called xanthelasmata, which could be an indication of heart disease. A person with soft yellow spots, such as these on their eyelids could have more than a 50 percent chance of developing hardened arteries.

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