Health: the 5 spies of our body

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Elia Tabuenca García
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Health, what signals does our body send us? Observing the signals that our body sends us through the appearance of some of its parts, such as skin, nails, hair, hands and tongue, could help us identify the presence of an ongoing pathology, whether represented by a deficiency. nutritional solvable or from a situation of greater gravity. The skin, in particular, is able to translate the signals that the body sends us from the inside into visible messages. Let's learn not to underestimate them.



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The observation of the signals that our body sends us through the appearance of some of its parts, such as skin, nails, hair, hands and tongue, could help us identify the presence of an ongoing pathology, be it represented by a resolvable nutritional deficiency or by a situation of greater gravity. There skin, in particular, it is capable of translate in visible messages the signals that the body sends us from within. Let's learn not to underestimate them.

Index

Nail

It is possible to determine from the observation of the appearance of ours nails if something is not working perfectly in our body. For example, the vertical streaks on the nails can be a sign of nutritional deficiencies, or a low iron intake. The streaks horizontally instead they may indicate that we are not getting enough calcium, B vitamins, or A vitamins. What about very pale nails? In this case they can represent a signal of anemia, or with kidney or liver problems.

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Language

The aspect of our language is particularly linked to the condition of ours heart and the functioning of ours stomach, according to what was stated by Noboru B. Muramoto, author of the book “His own doctor - A practical manual of oriental medicine”. A healthy tongue should be pink in color and have a rough surface with small peduncles.

The presence of spots or canker sores could indicate stomach problems. It is also important to evaluate the colore of your own language. If it's pale, you could be in the presence of a state of anemia. The white color could indicate an ongoing infection or the presence of gastritis or gastric ulcer, or one stressful condition. It could present a dark colour, brown or black, from smoking, due to a bacterial infection or gastritis. The yellow color it could indicate liver problems. Dry tongue could be linked to dehydration, diabetes, or kidney disease, while geographic tongue it could denote an allergic state.



Hair

According to the experts ofUniversity of Naples Federico II, our hair, like nails, can be considered as one of the indicators of the presence of a disease that affects our body. Regarding the diagnosis of systemic diseases, the hair loss in many cases it could represent a clinical sign. Hair loss or brittleness that causes hair to break can indicate a lack of vitamins, minerals or amino acids. All 'alopecia systemic diseases such as pneumonia, hyperthyroidism, meningitis, diabetes mellitus, influenza and pancreatins are associated.

Hands

According to oriental medicine, the hands represent a very important part of the body to observe in order to determine the possible presence of diseases. If the fingers are long and thin and the palm looks slender, this could be a sign of one weak constitution and delicate health. The veins present on the back of the hand they should not be visible and if they are protruding this should be a sign of the need to drink less. Too thick skin could indicate that the individual is eating in an unbalanced way, for example with plenty of salt or excess of animal protein.



5) Skin

La skin it represents the extended organ of our body and through it they can be identified some signs related to the state of health of the organism. For example, the presence of purplish patches may indicate a vitamin C deficiency or leaks in the blood vessels under the skin. Paleness may indicate anemia or a severe iron deficiency in the blood. Some types of itching or redness could be a sign of stress. The presence of a yellowish or orange color, especially at the level of the feet or palms of the hands, can be a sign of hypothyroidism.

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