What does your face tell you about your health?

The face is the only part of the human body that you see and inspect several times during the day, and most people look at a person’s face; To predict his health, or his psychological and physical state, the face is the mirror of a person, when a person is ill or depressed, the face appears tired, while on the contrary, the face appears fresh and glowing, when a person is happy and in good health. From here, some signs appear on the face, which tell us about your health condition, so let’s get to know them.

 

Yellowing of the skin and eyes:

This sign is considered a symptom of jaundice, which results from the accumulation of a lot of toxins produced by the body from the breakdown of red blood cells. Jaundice is a common disease and is usually harmless to babies born before 38 weeks because the liver is not mature enough to function the way it should. In adults, jaundice can indicate more serious conditions, such as: viral infections (hepatitis), problems with the liver, gallbladder, or pancreas, or alcohol abuse.

 

– mole:

These spots or bumps are often dark in color, and most are nothing to worry about, but regular skin exams can help you detect cancer before it spreads.

When a mole appears, check the following specifications:

Symmetry: Is its shape on the sides asymmetric or symmetrical?

– Border: is it jagged?

Color: Is it different?

Diameter: is it larger than a pea?

Growth: Has it changed in size in the past few weeks?

If you have any of the above characteristics, talk to your doctor about it for the necessary tests.

 

sores:

Cold sores that appear around the lips and mouth are often caused by the herpes virus type 1 (most people with oral herpes are infected from the saliva of children or young adults).

Once you are infected with the virus, it remains dormant in your body, and sores may appear when you are sick, anxious, stressed or exposed to the sun for a long time. These sores usually go away on their own, but if you have large or frequent outbreaks, your doctor may suggest some type of medication.

 

Chapped lips:



Everyone gets dry or cracked lips from time to time, especially in the winter, and moisturizers can help protect them and keep them moist, but sometimes dry lips are a sign of a health problem, such as dehydration when your body does not have enough water, and it can also Being allergic or in response to a drug such as a stimulant.

 

Butterfly rash:

Most rashes aren’t serious and get better on their own, but butterfly rashes are unusual. They cover the cheeks in the shape of a butterfly. It’s a common sign of lupus, which causes your immune system to attack your tissues and organs. You may also have fever, joint pain, stiffness, and fingers turning blue in the cold. See your doctor if you have a rash of unknown cause, especially if it is accompanied by the above symptoms.

 

Hair growth in unusual places:

It could just be hair growing in unwanted places, and this can happen to men as they age around the ears and eyebrows and to women around the chin. But in older women, facial hair can be a sign of PCOS, a condition that can make pregnancy more difficult.

 

Eyelid ptosis:

It can occur in one or both eyes, and in severe cases the eyelid may block vision. A person may be born with it or it may occur suddenly, and it is often harmless, but it may be a sign of problems with the brain, nerves, or eye socket.

See your doctor if this happens within days or hours, or if you have poor vision, muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or a severe headache, these could be signs of a stroke.

 

You cannot move one side of your face.

If you can’t move part of your body, get medical help right away, but if you don’t have other symptoms, Bell’s palsy may be the cause. It occurs when something (possibly a virus) compresses the nerve that controls the facial muscles. Symptoms appear over hours or days, and usually one side of your face weakens. You may also feel pain in the jaw and behind the ear, and this condition is usually not serious and improves within 3 to 6 months.



Facial paralysis with other symptoms:

A stroke occurs when blood flow to part of the brain is cut off because a blood vessel has burst or blocked.

Get medical help immediately; If you notice any of these signs:

If the lower part of your face suddenly becomes paralyzed.

You have numbness or weakness in your arms or legs.

Speech spasm.

Double vision.

– vertigo.

– Difficulty swallowing.

 

Yellow spots on the eyelids:

These raised, yellow bumps on and around the upper and lower eyelids are called xanthelasmata. These bumps are made of cholesterol, and although they look undesirable, they are not dangerous or painful and can usually be removed. But it could be a sign that you’re more likely to have heart disease, or a heart attack, so it’s best to see your doctor for a physical exam.

Puffy eyes:

The space under your eyes can fill with fluid, making them look puffy. Hot and humid weather can make your body retain more water, as well as lack of sleep, eating a lot of salty foods and hormonal changes. This happens more often with age, because the muscles that support the eyelids weaken. If the eyes are red, and feel itchy; It could be an allergic reaction to food, pollen, makeup, perfume, disinfectant, or an infection.

 

Costs:

It is characterized by the appearance of gray-brown spots on the face, and doctors do not know the main reason for this, but it can occur due to things, such as: pregnancy or taking some birth control pills.

In these cases, melasma often disappears on its own after childbirth, or after the woman stops taking the pills. In other cases, melasma can last for years, but medications and treatments, such as chemical peels, can help.

 

Hair loss:

If you are losing hair on your eyelashes or eyebrows, with part of your hair in a spot; This could be a sign of a condition called alopecia areata. It happens when your immune system mistakenly attacks your hair follicles. It’s worth noting that there’s no way to prevent new spots from forming, but talk to your doctor about medications that may help your hair grow back.

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