Your body is the most incredible machine. It’s hard to really fathom just what it can do and how it does it, but really, when you think about it, you’ll understand that every action and feeling you have means something. This is why, when you feel unwell, or something just isn’t right in either your body or your mind, this is your own way of telling you that something is wrong. You need to acknowledge these feelings, and you need to do something about them if your body is telling you to.
Although there are many different signs that your body is telling you something is wrong, here are some of the most obvious and important – yet often neglected – ones to consider.
You Have A Puffy Face
A puffy face is extremely noticeable, so if you look in the mirror – or someone mentions it to you – and you see puffiness in the cheeks, forehead, or around the neck area, then this is a sign that something isn’t right. Exactly what isn’t right is something that a medical professional will need to diagnose; however, there are many different reasons why a face might be puffy. Some examples include:
- Hormone imbalance
- Muscle weakness
- Heart problems
If you have been trying to conceive or are considering having either your first or next child, then you’ll be on the lookout for fertility issues such as irregular periods, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and erectile dysfunction, and low sperm count. A visit to a specialist like MCRM Fertility will help you get back on track or advise you on what alternative steps you might be able to take.
You Have Dry Eyes
As with having a puffy face, there are a vast range of reasons why you might have dry eyes too, but no matter what the issue might be, the point is that this is another way of your body telling you there is something wrong. It could be something as simple as eye strain because you use a screen all day for work and then use one to relax too. However, it could be something more serious.
Some dry eye issues are caused by inflammation of the glands, meaning that your tear ducts are essentially blocked. This can lead to infection and cause sight problems, so it’s best to get it checked out if you constantly have dry eyes. If you prefer, try using a special filter over your screen or blue light reflecting eyeglasses first; if you still have an issue, it’s time to seek professional help.
Toothache can be seen as your body’s cry for help. A bad toothache means that you can’t eat properly, sleep is difficult, and you generally feel cranky and upset. Clearly, this will have a detrimental effect on the rest of your life, so you’ll need to make an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible.
Toothache on its own is bad enough and could represent gum disease or other serious problems (of course, it might just be one bad tooth). However, if you notice white patches in your mouth, you must seek help urgently; this could be the start of mouth cancer, and the sooner it is diagnosed, the better.
You Feel Cold
If you always feel cold no matter what, even if everyone around you is nice and warm, then your body is certainly trying to tell you something. It could be that your circulation is affected in some way, meaning that warm blood is not flowing fast enough, leaving you feeling cold. It could also be an issue with your thyroid.