Looks aren’t everything, and we all know that. Some of the prettiest people can be the most horrible to be around, and vice versa. However, we always want to look our best, even if we don’t always follow through with our intentions in that respect.
Obviously, when it comes to our own personal beauty routine, most of us will spend the most amount of attnetion on our face. This is just as well, because that approach could be helpful to our overall health in the long run.
There are all kinds of underlying conditions which the face can give us telltale signs of. We’ve compiled some of them in the list below, and if you’re displaying one or more of them, it might be time to take some time off from your busy life, and really make sure that your body is healthy.
Here are four major changes in your body that you should keep an eye on if it happens to you. Each of these changes can actually reveal a serious medical condition that you may be suffering from without even realizing it.
Eyebrow thinning can be a nightmare in terms of beauty, but it’s something you shouldn’t take lightly as a health risk. Some people are born with naturally thin eyebrows, but for those who weren’t, it could be a sign that your health is at risk. Livestrong.com provides a few health reasons why your eyebrows may be thinning out.
One of the most common reasons for thinning eyebrows is hypothyroidism, according to livestrong.com. The site notes that hypothyroidism is a disease in which your thyroid gland is underactive. This condition creates hair thinning all over the body.
Important: hypothyroidism is not to be confused with hyperthyroidism. They are two separate conditions with different symptoms.
Smarthealthadvice.com also notes that Atopic dermatitis can also be the reason for thinning eyebrows. It’s atopic eczema, which is an inflammation of the skin, leading to itchy, red and swollen skin. According to the site, it affects around 20% of people in their lives.
Intense acne and unusual facial hair
Some of us are more prone to acne than others, and this can often become apparent in early life, such as the early stages of puberty. However, if you’re having problems with acne and facial hair that you haven’t really experienced before, it might be time to get it checked out, because there are more serious conditions which can cause this.
This symptoms could also be a sign of PCOS, which stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Common symptoms of this can include irregular or no menstrual periods, acne, obesity, weight gain, acne, infertility and excessive or abnormal hair growth. Go and see a doctor if you are seeing any of these symptoms.
Red rashes and bumps
If you notice a red rash appearing on your cheeks, neck, or anywhere else in that area that may be a sign of various digestive problems. According to medical journals, itchy clusters of red bumps can be an indication of celiac disease (an autoimmune disorder in reaction to gluten).
Dr. Raj also tells the site that a butterfly-shaped rash across the cheekbones and over the bridge of the nose can also be a sign of lupus, an autoimmune disease. According to medicalnewstoday.com, “your body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue”.
We all get under-eye circles from time to time if we don’t get enough sleep. They’re often referred to as ‘bags’, or ‘suitcases’ if we’re feeling extra bitchy.
However, the appearance of such bags is not always just down to tiredness. According to medical experts, if your dark circles are joined by red patches or dark patches, it may be a sign of Dermatomyositis, another autoimmune disease.
The site notes that this disease can cause muscle aches and weakness and make it pretty difficult to move. So don’t be lazy, go see your doctor if you notice any of these signs on your body.
I hope you’ve found this list helpful and informative. But remember, folks – I’m not a doctor, so this doesn’t qualify as medical advice. If you find anything on your face that you#re concerned about, you should seek the opinion of a medical professional.
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