Last Updated on April 7, 2021
The human body is constantly changing. These changes occur so slowly that it often takes months or even years to be noticeable – gradual weight gain, skin aging, and postural decline are some perfect examples of this. However, a few specific minor body changes should be given special attention, as they can be a warning sign that something might be wrong with your health. Hence the importance of knowing our own body and how it reacts to certain situations. Only then can we quickly identify an unusual and potentially dangerous condition. Regarding health, the faster we identify a problem and start working on its treatment, the greater the chances of success. Here are some slight body changes that you should worry about:
1. Jawline acne
Acne is a fairly common problem, especially among teenagers. Although it is not dangerous, its aesthetic impact can be huge and lead to self-esteem problems. That’s why acne skincare products are so popular. Acne is much rarer in adults, and it can even be a sign of a more serious problem. Women who have acne along the jawline, for example, might be a sign of hormonal imbalance – the acne appears because the woman is producing an abnormal amount of male hormones. The polycystic ovarian syndrome is the most common form of hormonal imbalance, affecting almost one-third of women during their childbearing years. Other polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms include cysts in the ovaries, irregular periods, hair growth, weight gain, headaches, and dark skin patches.
2. Thinning eyebrows
Hair loss in the eyebrow area is something that occurs naturally as we age. But it could also be a warning sign of a nutritional deficiency or an underlying thyroid condition. If you have a healthy and balanced diet, you probably don’t need to worry about the former. So let’s focus on the latter. Hypothyroidism, also known as underactive thyroid, occurs when the thyroid gland stops producing the ideal levels of certain important hormones. Besides thinning the eyebrows, other hypothyroidism symptoms include fatigue, constipation, slowed heart rate, high cholesterol level, weight gain, dry skin, and puffy face, among others. Since hypothyroidism can go unnoticed in the early stages, it is very important to be aware of the first sign like this one.