Your skin can tell you how healthy your body is. If you know the signs, you can begin to read your body and know if you have an illness. Health.com features some signals that could tell you something is wrong.
Swollen feet can indicate anything from a sprain to water retention. According health.com:
If you’re one of the 5 million Americans with heart failure, you may be retaining fluid because of your heart’s poor pumping action. Swelling in the legs, ankles, and feet is a classic symptom of this condition.
Tired eyes can be a sign of lack sleep or high levels of sodium.
Dry skin can be a result of dry winter air or a more serious problem like dehydration.
Body hair could be a sign of:
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common cause of increased hair growth in women of childbearing age, can cause infertility and infrequent, irregular, or absent periods. More than 70% of women with PCOS have hirsutism, or excess hair growth, typically appearing on the face, chest, stomach, back, hands, or feet.
Wrinkles are a natural sign of aging but they can also be a sign of osteoporosis.
Hair loss can be a number of things from hormonal changes to medication but it could also indicate a thyroid problem.
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