The human body is one of the most complex and most sophisticated machines you will ever come across. Needless to say, like any such machine, our body constantly tries to notify us about the possible defects in our internal organs and systems, and we often ignore these important signs.
Take a look at these 10 worrying signs that you if spotted, you should pay immediate attention to.
#1 Dark Circles Under The Eyes
Doctors recommend that we get around 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Failing to do so might cause dark circles to occur under the eyes. Our skin can get dull and pale when sleep-deprived, showing the dark tissues and blood vessels underneath the skin. However, dark circles can be a result of oversleeping and fatigue too.
On a more serious note, dark circles can be a sign of anemia. While iron deficiency is the most common type of anemia, this suggests that the amount of oxygen received by body tissues is not enough.
#2 Fingers Change Color
If your fingers change color from white, blue, and finally to red, and is accompanied by an itchy pain and numbness, you might be subjected to Raynaud’s syndrome. This causes small arteries that supply blood to the skin to narrow down, as a response to cold or stress conditions.
#3 Blobs Infront Of Your Eyes
You can see these transparent blobs in bright white light. They can take a variety of forms such as dots or strips. Make sure to consult an optician if you keep seeing them for more than a week because this might indicate cataracts or other serious issues with your vision.
#4 Blurred Vision
This is the lack of sharpness of vision that results in the incapability of seeing fine detail. If your eyes often feel tired and your vision gets blurred, you might’ve developed abnormalities such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, astigmatism, or some other eye disease.
#5 Rumbling In Your Stomach
Abdominal sounds are usually related to the movement of food, liquids, and digestive juices inside the intestines. Since the walls of the gastrointestinal tract are made up of muscle, growling and grumbling sounds can be heard when food is being processed, but rarely. If this happens on a regular basis and is accompanied by pain, make sure to consult a doctor right away.
#6 Partial Loss Of Smell
Partial loss of smell or anosmia is commonly seen in older people and occurs as a result of damage to the nervous system. But if you’re young, this can indicate a strong cold, viral infection, or an allergy. Permanent loss of smell can occur as a result of brain tumors and head trauma.
#7 Peeling Skin
This is an indication of vitamin deficiency in the body. The body can be returned to normal by following a proper diet. But if this is accompanied by rashes or itching, that’s an indication of direct damage to the skin. It can be due to a sunburn or a fungal infection, and can also be a sign of an immune system disorder.
#8 Twitching Eyelids
The most common causes of eye-twitching are stress, fatigue, and caffeine. You can overcome this by washing your eyes with cotton pads soaked in water. However, if twitching continues for a long period of time, it is highly advisable to seek a neurologist because it may indicate a serious illness related to the nervous system.
#9 Dislocation Of The Shoulder Joint
Loose shoulder joints, or the ability to move the shoulders in an unusual manner, is an indication of an unstable shoulder joint. On such an occasion, the ball of the shoulder joint comes out of the socket. While some people might be born with very flexible ligaments, it can also be caused by sports injuries. In either case, this is very dangerous as it might lead to additional injuries and dislocation.
#10 Ringing In The Ears
Tinnitus is the discernment of a ringing sound or noise in the ears. 15% – 20% of the human population experience this, but is often ignored. Although tinnitus isn’t a condition itself, it is most likely caused by an underlying illness which can be disorders in the blood circulatory system, ear injuries, or age-related hearing loss. Tinnitus can be controlled by avoiding possible irritants, managing stress, and reducing alcohol consumption. Most people deal with tinnitus by wearing hearing aids.