Health

7 signs that your body is aging and needs to see a doctor


Early detection of these signs will help not only to relieve you of discomfort - it can save your life.

We all know the obvious characteristic signs of aging: crow's feet, wrinkles, age spots. But these are only external signs. What really matters to your health for years to come is how your body grows old from the inside. Watch for these alarms.

Dry mouth

Dry mouth in the morning can be a sure sign of sleep apnea or a temporary cessation of breathing during sleep - a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing stops and starts repeatedly. To find out if you have this problem, determine your “snoring rate” by answering the following questions. For every positive answer, give yourself a point:

  1. Do you snore in your sleep?
  2. Do you wake up lethargic or with a headache?
  3. Do you feel chronic fatigue during the day?
  4. Do you fall asleep while reading, watching TV or driving?
  5. Do you have memory or concentration problems?

If you answered two or more of these questions in the affirmative, you are at risk for a temporary cessation of breathing in your sleep, and you should see a doctor. At the same time, do not forget to sleep on your side. Sleeping on your back can cause your tongue and soft palate to fall over the back of your throat, blocking your airway. Put a tennis ball under your back or place pillows between your legs - this can help ensure you have a safer sleep, ensuring that you will sleep on your side all night.

Red eyes

Inflamed eyes can be a sign of arthritis, painful inflammation and stiffness of joints. The same cellular process that causes inflammation in the joints can also cause inflammation in the eyes, making them red.

Studies have shown that the sooner you start treating arthritis, the better the long-term results will be, so consult your doctor at the first sign of trouble. To help prevent or alleviate arthritis, try to take the girl's gillow (maiden herb) - a plant with an ancient history of use in traditional and traditional medicine. Sold in health food stores, gold flowers have excellent anti-inflammatory properties.

Tarnished skin

If your skin does not “glow” the way it used to, it can be a disturbing sign indicating kidney problems. Your kidneys filter out toxins and excess fluid in the blood, which are then excreted in the urine. When chronic kidney failure reaches a late stage, dangerous levels of fluids, electrolytes, and toxins can build up in your body.

The “good news” is that kidney problems can cause anemia, leading to a warning sign in the form of grayed skin. If you notice that your skin looks duller than usual, be sure to consult your doctor.

Loss of smell

Loss of smell can be an early sign of Parkinson's disease. Degenerative nervous disorder usually begins slowly and worsens over time, leading to muscle tremors and slowing of voluntary movements, muscle rigidity, imbalance, changes in speech and dementia (dementia).

Diagnose this serious disease at an early stage by checking your sense of smell. Start with this exercise: hold the swab dipped in alcohol at the navel and slowly lift it towards the nose. If you can smell at a distance of 20−30 centimeters from the nose, your sense of smell is normal. But if you are just starting to catch the smell at a distance of 10 centimeters, this indicates a loss of smell.

There are other reasons why smelling may be absent, and alpha lipoic acid may help in some cases. Alpha-lipoic acid, naturally derived from the body and available from food sources such as spinach, broccoli and yeast, has been used in Europe for the treatment of nervous diseases for decades.

Legs and toes without hair

While modern culture dictates to women fashion on completely clean skin without hair everywhere except the head, legs or toes without hair in fact are an alarming sign of vascular diseases that can lead to strokes and heart attacks! As a rule, everyone has hair on their legs. Under the skin, hair follicles stay alive thanks to the blood that flows through your veins and arteries.

As you gain weight, your cholesterol levels increase over time, and plaques build up in your arteries, blocking them and blocking the blood flow. As a result, all the small blood vessels under the skin die off, killing the hair follicles. If you notice shiny, hairless skin on your legs, this may indicate plaque formation, which ultimately can lead to the risk of fatal heart disease.

Fortunately, you can stop or even prevent plaque buildup in the arteries with proper nutrition and exercise. Be sure to consult your doctor.

Bruises on toes

While you check your legs for hair, linger for another minute to check your toes: bumps on your finger tips can indicate lung cancer. This phenomenon is more commonly known as “thickening of the end phalanges of the fingers”: if you notice an enlarged bump between the knuckles of the toes and the nails, this means that oxygen does not flow properly throughout the body and may indicate a lung or heart disease. Schedule an appointment with a doctor.

Hearing loss

Many of us assume that hearing loss is an inevitable part of life, but in reality it is the alarming bell number one, which signals that you are aging ahead of time, and may be a sign of dementia or Alzheimer's disease. As you probably know, the brain has several “centers” that control various functions of the body: one part controls vision, another part controls smell, another is responsible for memory, the next one controls hearing, etc.

One of the signs of Alzheimer's disease is the formation of plaques in the brain, located between the nerve cells. These plaques cause the brain's neurons to stop functioning properly, which makes it unable to send all the signals it wants. As a result, various brain centers begin to disconnect. Thus, the cessation of the functioning of the auditory center can be directly related to the formation of plaques characterizing Alzheimer's disease. Worse, as our ability to hear decreases, our ability to function in everyday life also decreases, contributing to further mental decline.

Although doctors do not yet have a cure for Alzheimer's disease, you can start protecting your hearing right now by taking magnesium. According to a recent study, oral treatment with magnesium reduces the frequency of temporary and permanent hearing loss caused by noise. Research has also shown the benefits of maintaining brain activity through reading or solving crossword puzzles and other brain games. Read an interesting book or solve a sudoku puzzle. The health of your brain can directly depend on it.