Due to the pandemic, 80% of Americans have become mindful of their health. Before that, about half of the population did not make their health a priority. Indeed, several facts about human health may sound like myths but are not. For example, deliberately being optimistic about your life improves your mental health. And, according to research, it can add at least two more months to your life. Below is a brief compilation of things you didn’t know about your health and its impact on the body.
Serious health issues can be noticed on the feet first
Years of medical research have proven that the human feet hold a tremendous amount of information yet to be fully discovered by science. Although this early diagnosis method is nothing new to alternative medicine therapy, it is pretty revolutionary in Westernized healthcare. As people age, they notice changes in their feet, which could be a result of arthritis or other medical conditions.
However, if you’re nowhere near age fifty and begin to experience constantly cold toes and feet, that is not something to stay home with. It could be an early sign of a vascular disorder that requires the immediate attention of a specialist. Another condition it may be is Peripheral Artery Disorder (PAD). Having chronically cold feet (in its literal sense) is the early warning sign of inadequate blood circulation in your lower extremities. It is the reason people living with diabetes are advised to take extra care of their feet.
High cholesterol can show on your skin
Ideally, high cholesterol is the elevation of bad fat in your blood, so how does that link to your skin? This is known as Xanthelasma. They are bumps that form under the skin and look yellowish. They tend to form around the eyelids, and their form can be elevated or flat but still noticeable. More importantly, these bumps contain cholesterol deposits and are diagnosed after clinical observation. Indeed, Xanthelasma is something a medical doctor should quickly identify and analyze after clinical observation.
However, if the physician failed to diagnose these visible markings on your skin, that can be enough grounds for medical negligence after having these visible markings. Remember that you can only sue for medical malpractice if the medical doctor wrongly diagnosed the condition and prescribed the wrong treatment. At that stage, you can seek help from medical malpractice attorneys. Undiagnosed high cholesterol can lead to heart failure or stroke.
Your eyes are more than vision orbs
You have probably heard that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Even further, those same eyes can give physicians (and even non-physicians) an idea of your overall wellbeing. Before you seek medical help, you will notice these changes yourself as long as your vision is still good. For example, eye redness coupled with dryness could indicate hormonal changes or systemic disorders in the body. Additionally, if you experience chronic eye twitching that others notice, it could mean many things. These are lack of sleep, excessive caffeine intake that needs immediate cutback, or chronic stress. If the eye (one or both) twitches along with one side of your face, it would be advisable to make an appointment to see a neurologist.
Your body is the blueprint of your wellbeing. That is why in most cases, signs of specific serious ailments appear on body parts even before clinical diagnosis. Therefore, always be mindful of changes in and on your body, no matter how subtle.