||A serious health risk like heart disease,
stroke, or shock
||Health risks associated with memory loss
include Alzheimer's disease, brain tumors, brain
infections, brain damage, depression, encephalitis,
stroke, and alcoholism.
||Could be a sign of rhythm disturbances, low
blood pressure, a narrowing heart valve, or other
|Badly puffy bags
|Badly puffy bags under the eye could be a tell
tale sign of too many toxins - the result of excessive
drinking or smoking.
||A grey ring around the white of the eye which
could point to high cholesterol, particularly in younger
||Brows tend to thin with age naturally.
But when the outer third of the brow (the part
closest to the ears) starts to disappear on its
own, this is a common sign of thyroid disease --
either hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland) or
hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland). The thyroid
is a small but critical gland that helps regulate
metabolism, and thyroid hormones are among those
critical to hair production.
||Dry eyes that are sensitive to light
||Sjogren's (pronounced "show-grins") syndrome
usually affects women over age 40 with autoimmune
disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.
Usually the eyes and mouth are affected together.
The person may also have vaginal dryness, dry
sinuses, and dry skin. Because of a lack of saliva,
it can be difficult to chew and swallow.
|Normally, pupil has a diameter 2 to 5 mm and in
round shape. Oval pupil may be an indication of
|Scratches or spots on the cornea
||Any scratches or spots on the cornea (the
transparent part of the front of your eyeball) could be
the first sign of shingles or herpes.
||Anyone who suffers from allergies - such as hay
fever - may notice transparent bubbles on the inside of
their bottom eyelid.
|Such damage could be a sign or symptom of an
underlying disease such as diabetes mellitus, a brain
tumor, a pancoast tumor (apex of lung) and diseases
which may cause weakness in muscles or nerve damage,
such as myasthenia gravis.
||Caused by an eye disease like cataracts,
glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, or
macular degeneration. Or it could indicate a health
problem such as a migraine, a stroke, or a brain tumor.
|White lower eye lid
|If you pull down your bottom lid and underneath
appears pale - rather than pink - this could mean you
are anaemic, a condition which
- indicates a
deficiency in iron.
|Yellowish Eye Whites[16,23]
- If the whites
of your eye have turned yellowish, this could be
jaundice - where bile in the liver fails to reach
the intestine due to a blockage.
- Two groups of
people most often show this symptom: Newborns with
immature liver function and adults with problems of
the liver, gallbladder, or bile ducts, including
hepatitis, cirrhosis and pancreatic cancer.
- There were five
symptoms that most women did not identify as
possibly being due to cancer: vaginal itching or
burning, back or abdominal pain, being tired all the
time, having to urinate very badly or more often
than usual, and bloating.
- Look for
appearance of a black tarry substance in stools,
which can indicate blood
- Growths in
the colon can cause a narrowing or blockage,
leading to the constipation
may represent one of the earliest signs of
Parkinson’s disease, preceding the onset of motor
symptoms by two decades or more[9,10]
- A study of
172 children with autism spectrum disorder found
22.7% were positive for GI distress, primarily
with diarrhea and constipation
- Children with
more severe autism are likely to have more severe
gastrointestinal symptoms and vice versa.
- Patients can
experience periods of constipation interspersed
with periods of diarrhea.
- Crohn's Disease
- The symptoms
include diarrhea, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain.
- If the cancer
blocks the release of the pancreatic juice into
the intestine, a person may not be able to digest
fatty foods. Stools might be pale, bulky, greasy,
and float in the toilet.
||Light or pale feces[13,18]
as hepatitis and cirrhosis
- Bile duct
may be caused by trauma, cysts or inflammation of
the bile ducts resulting in blockage.
- Some patients
may experience fatigue along with abdominal pain
and possible fever.
- Symptoms may
include abdominal fullness and pain, which may
spread to the back, along with fever, fatigue and
tumors and other cancers that block the location
of the bile duct
cancer may cause the stool to become a light
yellow color because of a lack of digestive
enzymes coming from the pancreas.
|Unexplained Weight Loss
(roughly ten pounds in a month)
- The typical
signs for rectal colon cancer are thin stools,
fresh blood in the stool, unexplained weight loss
and stomach cramps.
- Type 2 diabetes
- Due to the fact that insulin is unable to get glucose into your cells, where it can be used as essential energy, the body goes into starvation mode.
|Fatigue can be a health problem such as cancer,
congestive heart failure, diabetes, arthritis,
infections, and kidney or liver disease. Fatigue also
can be part of health problems like anemia, depression,
sleep disorders, or a malfunctioning thyroid gland.
less than fathom by
more than 2-3 cm
|Longer ring finger than your index finger
- Raises the risk
for developing osteoarthritis of the knee,
independent of other risk factors and particularly
- If your index
finger is longer than your ring finger, your risk
of prostate cancer drops by a third.
||Hair growing in odd places, such as your arms
and face could signal hormonal changes, especially in
- A warning for a
more serious health condition, such as an autoimmune
disease like lupus, infectious
diseases like syphilis, thyroid disease, or
- If you have
lost hair around your ankles, this could be a sign
of a circulatory problem.
|Bad breath is the result of poor mouth care, a
weak immune system, stress, gastrointestinal infections,
liver or kidney disorder, blocked sinuses, or badly
fitted fillings (where food can get lodged between the
filling and tooth).
- The best way to
check is to lick your wrist. Start with the back of
your tongue and move it forward across your wrist.
Leave the saliva to dry for ten seconds on your
wrist. Then smell this area for any unpleasant odors
- An easier
way: ask a
trusted friend or family member
||An indication of possible diabetes, internal
bleeding, severe infection, or a failure of the heart,
liver, or kidneys.
|Lump or Ulcer
|White patches, or sore red areas
- Look for are
persistent white patches, or sore red areas on the
tongue that fail to heal within three weeks.
|Bleeding and inflamed gums
- Gum disease or
- Diabetes, anemia and
vitamin C deficiency
||Purple Tongue Tip
||Poor blood circulation due to elevation of
- Stick out your
tongue and check if it's purple color or with purple
spots on the tip.
||A whitish crescent C at the base of your nails
|| Look for a whitish crescent C at the base
of your nails, which indicates good iron levels.
- Hyperthyroid or
- Thyroid Cancer
- Thyroid Nodule
|Change of Skin
- Look for
changes in the color and texture of skin
anywhere on the body, but especially on existing
moles and freckles or the appearance of a new mole.
- Check if any
starts to grow darker, ragged at the edges, bleed
or itch - also check for sores that fail to heal
after three weeks.
||Your socks leave indentation marks on your
||Indicate that your heart isn't working properly
and fluid is getting stagmant in areas, increasing your
risk for a blood clot.
||Cuts not heal easily
||Type 2 diabetes|
- Caused by the excessive amounts of glucose flowing through your veins and arteries, skin damage is unable to heal properly.
||There are many medical conditions that can
trigger insomnia such as: hyperthyroidism, obstructive
sleep apnea, Parkinson's disease,
Alzheimer's disease, brain tumor, stroke, COPD, GERD,
asthma, or depression.
- Could be caused by different health conditions such as
heart attack, angina, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism,
asthma, GERD, or stomach ulcer.
- Could be Lung cancer
- The discomfort can often result from enlarged lymph nodes, the lining around the lungs, metastasis to the chest wall, or from the ribs.
|Heart Starts Racing for No Reason
||Could be a sign of an abnormal heart beat,
which can be a symptom of heart disease or an
|Short of Breath
- Signal a heart
attack or congestive heart failure
- These could be a symptom of several cancer types including
- colon cancer, leukemia, lymphoma or stomach cancer
- Lung disease
such as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema,
asthma, or pulmonary hypertension.
- Too much
glucose in the blood can trigger a need to urinate
often as the kidneys struggle to draw water out of
the body in order to help them filter the glucose.
- In urology our
most prominent [warning sign] is red, which, while
it can come from food (e.g., beets) you’ve eaten and
other substances you’ve ingested, if it is coming
from blood it can often mean a problem such as:
cancer or problems
- Cancer or
stones in bladder or kidney
disease or injury
- Infection of
the bladder, kidney, or urethra
||Indicate a health problem such as diabetes,
heart disease, atherosclerosis, kidney disease,
neurologic disease, chronic alcoholism, multiple
sclerosis, and vascular disease
||Excessive Protein in Urine[33,34]
- Check excessive
protein in urine by collecting 100 ml of fresh urine
into the vessel. Heat it to boiling. Then your urine
should appear cloudy. Add 5 to 10 drops of white
vinegar in the urine and heat it again. If the
cloudiness disappears, it's normal; otherwise, it
could be proteinuria—may be a sign of
||Pains that start in your legs with walking or
other exertion could be a sign of peripheral arterydisease (PAD), which often goes hand-in-hand with
coronary artery disease.