When you go to the doctor, he should easily observe the changes in your appearance which indicate predisposition to a disease or the onset of an affection.
In any case, no one knows your body better than you. Therefore, when the doctor does not observe every modified aspect of your body, you should show it to him. Some of these signs do not indicate that your health is in danger, but others should urgently send you to a specialist.
Body signs of disease
Hair strands of various colours – Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
The depigmented strands of hair which appear in a natural way, without using any chemical dye, can be signs of severe nutritional deficiencies, such as lack of protein or iron in your diet.
The strands in various colours, usually blonde, white and red are common in the case of those who do not have a daily balanced diet. The irritable bowel syndrome can lead to this change in our body, as it often produces the consumption of protein reserves in the organism.
Strikes cause white spots on nails
The irregular spots which sometimes appear on the surface of the nail, called by doctors leuconichia, are usually harmless. They indicate that your nails have suffered minor injures. However, sometimes, the white spots on your nails can be signs of developing ungual warts, psoriasis, eczema or fungal infections (onychomycosis) that can damage your nails.
Yellow eyes indicate liver diseases
When the white area of the eye becomes yellow, the cause is the bilirubin, a dark yellow, even orange pigment, which is present in the blood in large amounts when the liver is affected.
Yellow eyes can represent a warning that you might suffer from hepatitis A, cirrhosis or even liver cancer. Yellow eyes can also represent a symptom for the yellow fever, a tropical disease caused by a mosquito bite.
Your tongue shows if you suffer from fever
The products used for mouth hygiene can change the color of your tongue. For example, you can see that your tongue becomes white after using mouthwash. It is the habitual reaction to a product containing peroxide.
But, when you do not use mouthwash and your tongue is white – this could be a sign of fever. Moreover, the lack of fiber (found mainly in fruits and vegetables) in your diet and smoking can cause the whitening of your tongue.
Modified moles, skin cancer
The skin cancer (melanoma) can be recognized if you pay attention to some details. Melanoma has an increased volume and asymmetric edges. Its colour is not uniform, presenting various shades.
You must take into account that melanoma can appear through the evolution of a mole that changes shape, color, thickness, is extending, bleeding and itching – generating a crust.
Hemorrhage can be seen in the pupils
The sudden change of pupils’ size may be a sign of cerebral hemorrhage, a brain tumor or a disease such as meningitis and encephalitis. When this happens, you should immediately consult a doctor.
If you suffered an injury at the eyes or head, if you have constant headaches and nausea, fever, sensitivity to light – you must see a doctor immediately.