For a very long time, medicine has focused on the external changes in the body to determine if something is not right internally. Even though technology is nowadays the most accurate way to diagnose different diseases, this method of diagnosis is still used by many physicians around the world.
The Chinese medicine is a perfect example of this type of diagnosis, which consists in looking for changes or alterations in the body to discover if there is any kind of abnormality in our internal system. The good news is that these signals sent by our bodies when something is not quite right can be used as alerts for different diseases, so they can be diagnosed in an early stage and treated in a timely manner.
The skin is our largest organ and the most exposed to external factors that can cause disorders. [pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]It is important to check our skin frequently because many of the health problems we have internally are reflected through it.[/pullquote]
When checking your skin, if you notice changes in color or in the appearance of moles and spots, severe acne problems or other alterations, it is best to consult a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis in order to prevent serious diseases such as skin cancer.
Sudden loss or weight gain
Loss and weight gain often depends on the type of diet and lifestyle of the individual. However, a sudden loss or weight gain s is something that should not be ignored because it is a clear sign that something serious may be going on.
When a person gains significant weight suddenly, this could be a signal that it there is an imbalance in the thyroid gland, fluid retention, heart or kidney disease, or pregnancy. On the other hand, if the person loses a lot of weight without any explanation, it is important to consult a doctor, as it is a warning sign of cancer.
[pullquote align=”left” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Changes on the nails could be symptoms of different types of diseases. [/pullquote]
Nails are part of our personal image, but also a way to detect if something is wrong inside our body.
Thickened and yellow nails: These type of nails may indicate that there is fungi on them, which can spread over the entire surface of the nail.
Cracked and brittle nails: Cracked and brittle nails may indicate thyroid problems.
Pale nails: If your nails start losing their shine and become pale, they may be warning of an anemia problem and the lack of red cells in the blood. In this case, you should ask your doctor and improve your diet by consuming foods rich in iron.
Through the color and the smell of the urine it is possible to detect that there is something wrong in our body and that we should pay attention before it becomes a problem. The urine of a healthy person should be light yellow and have a non-strong odor.
Odor: Strong odor in the urine can also be an indication that something is not quite right. If a strong odor is mixed with dark and frequent urination, you should consult with your doctor immediately.
Color: Thanks to the urine’s color it is possible to detect the level of the body’s hydration. Light-colored urine means that the body is well hydrated and in an optimal condition. On the other hand, dark urine is an indicator of dehydration or that there is a problem with our kidneys, which are responsible for eliminating the waste and toxins through the urine.
Blood in the urine: Blood in the urine is a common symptom of urinary tract or kidney disease. An example of this, are the kidney stones.
Frequency of urination: Urinating too often is a common symptom of people who have diabetes or urinary infections. This problem is also associated with excessive consumption of alcohol, pregnancy and weakened muscles.