If you listen to your body, it could warn you that something is wrong. We explore twelve often-ignored symptoms and the health dangers they could be hiding.
How we appear on the outside is a powerful indicator of our body’s health. From thinning hair to cracked toenails, we often cover up the ‘less appealing’ parts of our body and try not to think about them — but what if these could be indicators of undiscovered and potentially serious health risks?
The skin under your eyes is very thin, so lack of sleep or a poor diet tends to show here first. According to Mayo Clinic, dark circles can even indicate eczema, loss of collagen, too much sun, and intolerance to wheat or dairy. However, puffy eyes can also be a sign of consuming too much salt, which causes fluid retention around the delicate eye area. Excessive salt in your diet can raise your blood pressure, which in turn can increase your risk of a stroke or heart disease. So, if sleep isn’t a problem and you always protect your skin from the sun, focus on reducing your salt intake.
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