Body Signals that You Shouldn’t Ignore

July 26, 2012 Comments Off

The body sends us signals when things are not working fine. According to Doctor Elson M.Haas, you should keep track of physical signs and symptoms that your body is sending you. It is better to decipher your body codes before something breaks down in it.

Here are list of body signals that indicate important messages from your body:

1) Headaches

If you suffer from constant headaches or migraine then it’s high time you cut down your intake of artificial sweeteners and diet soda. According to many studies, artificial sweeteners contain methanol that can be broken down into formaldehyde. Individuals who are sensitive to formaldehyde are susceptible to constant headaches. Individuals consuming too much artificial sweeteners will also have poor attention span and will get irritated easily.

2) Chapped Lips

Your lips depicts how well-hydrated your body is. According to experts, lips are made from sensitive tissues that are vulnerable to dehydration. If you are constantly putting lip balm on your lips then that means you are not drinking enough water. Other signals that indicate that your body is dehydrated: infrequent urination, dry skin and headaches. Apart from dryness, your skin will also have slow turgor (this means, when you pinch your skin at the back of your hand then it won’t immediately snap back to place).

3)  Constipation

If you are suffering from constipation, then your body is not consuming enough fiber. According to experts, an average American eats less than 8 grams of fiber a day and their average bowel movement is just 4 ounces. This is a problem because bowels are essential in the body’s elimination process. Constipation can lead to different inflammation-based health problems. Other signs that you are not eating enough fiber are that you will suffer from frequent hunger pangs, skin problems and digestive problems.

4) Cracks around the corners of your mouth

We previously discussed how lip’s tissues are sensitive. In reality, the tissues around both the tongue and lips are sensitive. If cracks are appearing around the corner of your mouth then it is a clear indication that you are suffering from Vitamin B deficiency. An individual commonly suffers from Vitamin B deficiency when he or she has a diet with high amounts of refined and processed food, sugar or alcohol. Other signals that indicate Vitamin B deficiency range from dark circles under the eyes to anemia.

5) Fatigue

Coffee and soft drinks have become an integral part of our diet. Most individuals don’t realize that caffeine-filled drinks might wake you when you have to work late in the night but in the long run it causes constant fatigue. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system because it triggers the release of cortisol and adrenaline in our body. However, if you overdo the caffeine intake, your nervous system will break down. If you suffer from frequent urination, agitation, irregular heartbeat or insomnia, then it also means you are overdosing on caffeine.

So, the next time you suffer from the symptoms above; carefully reflect on what is causing them. They might seem harmless but in the long run, they would lead to big health problems.

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