Your body has its own way of indicating that something is not working properly. Read the article to find out which of the following symptoms can be dangerous and how to prevent them.
Cracks in the corners of the mouth
The major causes:
- Deficiency of vitamin B group
- Stomach disorders related to hypersecretion of gastric acid that corrodes the mucous membranes of the lips
- Lowered bite or missing of the back teeth
- Anemia caused by iron deficiency
- Infection caused by bacteria streptococcus and staphylococcus, fungi (mostly candida)
- Improper oral hygiene or poor sanitary conditions
- Weakened immunity
- Often occurs in people who talk moisturize their lips with their tongue while talking
These symptoms are a sign of zinc and B vitamin (B3, B2 and B12) deficiency.
Solution: Consume more quinoa, tofu, lean cheese, spinach, chard, peanuts, dried apricots, asparagus and all types of seeds and legumes. Also, you should include broccoli and kale in your diet in order to improve the absorption of iron.
Another cause of cracked lips may be certain allergies caused by specific ingredients found in cosmetic products.
Red rash on the face that is flaky and / or excessive hair loss
Symptoms like scaly rash and redness that occur on the scalp or face may be a sign of biotin deficiency.
Solution: Eat more almonds, peanuts, goat milk, chard, yogurt, tomatoes, carrots, nuts, onions, sesame seeds, avocados, milk, bananas and mushrooms.
Low temperatures and cold weather worsen the skin conditions, especially those on the face. Most common skin conditions include: atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, skin lupus, allergic contract dermatitis on the face, psoriasis, and erythematosus. These conditions are chronic and can get worse during winter, so you should pay special attention.
Common factors that lead to hair loss:
Sudden hair loss may occur a couple of months after some illness or severe surgery. Other causes include:
- Thyroid disease
- Taking birth control pills
- Many women experience hair loss three weeks after childbirth
- Certain medications, including anti-coagulants, gout, hypertension, heart disease and depression
- Some fungal infections in children may cause hair loss.
- In lupus and diabetes patients
- Some hairstyles such as wearing long braids or using tight curlers
- Using hot hair oils and chemicals to make permanent curls which can cause inflammation of the hair follicles, leading to damage and hair loss
Red or white growths that resemble acne (on the cheeks, arms, hips)
Red and painful subcutaneous rash that resembles acne in adults may be a symptom of hormonal imbalance, and in certain cases the lack of essential fatty acids and lack of vitamin A and D.
Solution: Consume foods rich in healthy fats, eat more nuts and seeds such as flaxseed. Furthermore, you should eat lots of green leafy vegetables, carrots and peppers to increase the levels of vitamin A. Also, you should eat more dairy products.
Numbness in the hands, feet and other body parts or burning sensation
if you experience temporal loss of sense along with the feeling of numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, it may be a sign of vitamin B9, B6, and B12 deficiency. These vitamins are closely related to the peripheral nervous system. Lack of B vitamins may also result in depression, anemia and fatigue.
Solution: Consume more spinach, beets, asparagus, all types of beans and dairy products.