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Body Language

You need not undergo complicated scans to detect signs of disorder. Your bulging eyes or bleeding gums are indications of ailments to come. Experts tells you about the warning bells our body rings

Did you laugh it off when your child called you a frog because of your bulging eyes Or were you just mildly surprised why chapped lips came visiting you in summer Its time you pay attention to something you’re going to live with your entire life your body.

Intriguing as it sounds, our bodies have mechanisms smart enough to indicate diseases much before they afflict you or simply warn you of your improper food habits. We jotted a list of common symptoms noticed among people. Here’s how those stressed need to heed to these alarm bells, to save time and money nursing ailments.

BRITTLE NAILS

WARNING OF

Malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies , abnormal calcium levels or simply bad hygiene.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Check your iron and vitamin levels. You may have to increase your intake of calcium & multivitamins (have more milk and greens). You could also have contracted a mild fungal infection. Press the panic button if more than 50 % of your nails are brittle.

BULGING EYES

WARNING OF

H y p e r- t hyroidism . You may also be suffering from sleep apnea or respiratory disorder .

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Not much on your own, unfortunately . Consult a specialist for thyroid-related problems and correct your sleeping habits.

DRY LIPS

WARNING OF

Inadequate moisture and dehydration . Your lips may crack also because of sitting in your air conditioned office cubicle for long hours. But most importantly, dry lips are an alarm bell for those who overdose on antibiotics.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Cut down on those antibiotics, go natural for a change. Make it a habit of drinking the recommended six glasses of water every day. It hasn’t harmed anyone yet. And if your job demands you to sit in an air-conditioned environment for prolonged hours, do your best to avoid the blast coming exactly towards your face. Don’t forget to apply moisturizer.

SWOLLEN FEET

WARNING OF

The protein levels in your system have crashed, or are about to crash. Swelling in feet and ankles may also be due to obesity.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

If both your feetve swollen (bilateral swelling ), you might have had a lucky escape, for it only indicates a general disorder as stated above. However, if its only on one leg, do not ignore this symptom. Rush to a pathologist and get a blood test done ASAP to rule out a kidney/liver/heart disorder.

HAIR FALL

WARNING OF

It is safe to blame all hair-related problems on malnutrition. Also, if you’ve been having only selected (read tasty ) calcium, vitamins and minerals, your hair is likely to be dry. Lastly, do not rule out local infections such as dermatitis and dandruff.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

While you go out and buy that
fancy shampoo which promises hair as smooth as Priyanka Chopras , take some time out and improve your nutrition levels. Have a balanced diet if you really care for your hair.

BLEEDING GUMS

WARNING OF

Vitamin C deficiency is the culprit for bleeding gums. If undetected,  it can lead to chronic gum infections.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Binge on citrus fruits such as oranges . Often overlooked in this category are potatoes, which, when not cooked for long, supply sufficient amounts of Vitamin C. Also, check your brushing habit. If you’ve been brushing haphazardly and if your toothbrush is of the hard or semi hard variety, it can cause serious damage to your gums.

source of info – Times of India