The human body has been evolving and developing itself for thousands of years. They’re the most complex machines to exist on this planet and work seamlessly, provided we take care of them and pay attention to any signs that things aren’t as they should be.
Which can be both easy and hard, depending on what’s wrong. However, the body is usually pretty good at telling us when we need to fix something.
Here are five signs our bodies like to send us when something isn’t right:
The whites of your eyes are changing color
Our eyes are a very important body part to pay attention to when it comes to health. The whites of our eyes should stay white at all times, so any color changes may be cause for concern. For example, yellowing of the eyes can be an indicator of jaundice or problems with the liver or gallbladder. If the whites have a strong red coloration, it can be indicative of conjunctivitis or high blood pressure.
Extremely cold feet
The feet are prone to being the coldest part of one’s body at any given time due to them being the furthest away from the heart, so it makes sense that early signs of cardiovascular disease may initially manifest in the feet. Cold or numb extremities, such as your hands or fingers, feet or toes, and nose and ears may be symptoms of Raynaud’s syndrome.
Lots of gray hair before the age of 40
Gaining gray hairs is totally normal for every human being that is aging naturally. However, if you notice that your hair is starting to overwhelmingly become gray (over 50 percent) while you are younger than 40, it could be an early sign of diabetes. If receiving gray hair at such a young age is not normal for your family history, it is recommended you see a doctor.
Moles on the skin
Moles are not typically seen as life-threatening (as many of them are benign), but they can be a sign of skin cancer. Every mole is worth seeing a doctor about, especially if you notice any new moles appearing on your skin that were not there before. Also, any moles that appear after long exposure to the sun can be cause for concern.
A swollen neck region
Having a swollen neck area can be cause for immediate concern. If you notice that your neck is wider or larger than it typically is, it could mean that your thyroid gland is not functioning properly. This type of condition is often seen in women between the ages of 20 and 50 years old.
h/t Spirit Science