When you think about it, your body is amazing. All of your systems work together to help you think, breathe, eat, and move every day. Although the body is usually a well-oiled machine, sometimes problems arise, such as illness, infection, or injury. Fortunately, when something is wrong with your car, there are symptoms. To help you spot them more easily (and quickly follow up with your doctor), we’ve rounded up 40 subtle symptoms that are easy to spot once you know what to look for. And for more health tips, check out 50 Secret Messages Your Body Is Trying to Tell You.
1 Your eyes are always dry.
Dry eyes can have many different causes, including staring at a computer screen all day, but a more serious culprit is Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the tear glands in your eyes, reducing tear production. and chronic dry eye problems, according to the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation. It also makes your mouth dry. Also, check out 17 Warning Signs Your Eyes Are Trying to Tell You About Your Health for things to watch out for.
2 You have a white spot in your mouth.
White spots inside the mouth or white spots on the tongue can be leukoplakia. According to the American Cancer Society, this disease usually occurs in people who smoke or use tobacco, and if left untreated, it can turn into oral cancer.
3 You are always cold.
Are you often looking for an extra sweater or blanket to wrap yourself in? If you have low thyroid production, it can cause colds. According to Harvard Medical School, this is because your slowed cells burn less energy and your body produces less heat. Because of this, you usually try to get a shirt when other people seem to be happy with the temperature. If you want your body to give you more warnings, check out these 23 unexpected signs that you’re at risk for heart disease.
4 You used to have really intense dreams.
Your dreams may seem insignificant, but sometimes they can tell you a lot about your health. According to the Parkinson’s Disease Association of America, having very intense and vivid dreams or having nightmares, especially acting out in your sleep, can be an early symptom of Parkinson’s disease.