Our body is a very complex system, where everything is connected in one way or another. And that’s why when something goes wrong, it sends messages to other parts of the body as a warning signal. It is in our power and knowledge to be able to recognize these signs and make sure we fix what needs to be fixed.
1 Low porosity of the hair
The way to check for low porosity of hair is to drop a strand of washed, dry hair into a glass of water. If the wire goes down to the bottom of the glass, its porosity is very high. This means that no matter which product you use, your hair is absorbed very quickly and air-dried in an instant. However, it is generally very dry and tends to be frizzy.
To address high porosity, you need to find the best possible products. You should look for products that contain “heavier” ingredients, such as oils and butters. You can also add a deep conditioning treatment to your weekly routine.
2 Horizontal lines on the neck.
Postmenopausal women produce less estrogen than their body needs to maintain bone durability. And deep neck wrinkles are a worrying sign that bones are becoming more brittle and less dense. This means that the risk of bone fracture is much higher. Calcium and vitamin D supplements could be a great idea for preventing osteoporosis.
These wrinkles can also signal that thyroid performance needs to be monitored. If the disease continues to worsen and is not treated, it may begin to manifest in the neck, among other areas. You should not only look for wrinkles, but flaky skin as well.
3 Ulcers in the mouth and tongue.
The most common causes of ulcers are smoking, allergies, accidental tongue bites, and inflammation. However, if none of the above apply to you, you may be deficient in vitamin B12, iron, or folic acid. These impairments do not develop overnight, but rather develop gradually over a long period of time.
Some other warning signs can be fatigue, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, and muscle weakness. If you try all of these, you will need to make some drastic changes to your diet and start taking the necessary supplements.
4 Peeling of nails and cuticles and white spots on the nails
The most common reasons for peeling of nails and cuticles are iron deficiency and dehydration. If iron deficiency is not treated in time, it can lead to anemia, which can also lead to multiple health problems, such as chest pain. Other reasons for your bad nails could be your underactive thyroid, lung disease, or even kidney disease. The best way to take care of your nails at home is to eat an iron-rich diet and keep your nails hydrated.
Now, if you start noticing white spots on your nails, there are 4 possible reasons: allergies, yeast infections, injuries, or mineral deficiencies. You should pay more attention to the latter, as it will have to be treated with special care. Zinc and calcium are the most common culprits of this deficiency and the first thing to do is to have a blood test.
5 Cracked heels
Cracked heels can be caused by dry, cold skin, or standing for several hours each day. However, they can be indicators of more serious problems, such as eczema, hypothyroidism, and diabetes. You can treat your heels by soaking them in soapy water for 20 minutes and scrubbing them with a pumice stone. Next, you’ll need to apply a strong moisturizer that contains lactic acid, jojoba oil, or shea butter.
You will need to see a doctor if your home treatments do not improve your heels at all. There are many treatments your podiatrist can do or prescribe for you, such as a much stronger moisturizer. What you can do every day is to check your heels, wash them thoroughly, and wear supportive shoes.