The body has its way of showing you signs of being unwell. Unfortunately, we are rarely aware of that and assume that what is happening is not something to worry about because it does not cause severe pain.
As Margarita Rohr, M.D. in Woman’s Day that some events on the body are often ignored when it is a sign that your body is not good.
1. Swollen feet
Do you realize that your legs look more swollen than usual? This condition is called edema, and this is a sign of a problem with the thyroid gland, or even worse, a serious heart or kidney disorder. It is important to check yourself, especially if there are other symptoms that feel strange in the body, because thyroid disease can be dangerous.
2. Long finger
There are people who are born with long fingers, but generally the ring finger is no longer than the middle finger. But when your body is not healthy, your ring finger can be longer. Although it seems strange, but it turns out this is evidenced by a study from the University of Nottingham. Researchers found, if the ring finger is longer than the index finger, this is a sign of the body at greater risk of osteoarthritis, especially in the knee. To reduce the risks, exercise regularly and keep the ideal weight.
3. Want to chew ice cubes
If you feel like eating ice cubes and chewing it because you feel it can satisfy your snacking craving, this is your sign of lack of iron. Because people who have iron deficiency generally have a strange eating desire or want to eat nutritious foods, and generally want to chew ice cubes. There are also those who want to eat paper or even land. It is best to meet daily foods with high-iron foods such as spinach, meat and other green vegetables.
So, if you experience the signs above, do not be ignored. Because it turns out, that’s how your body tells you that you’re not well. More attention to your own health.