Doctors say: “The eyes are the mirror of the soul, the face is the mirror of health. The person can say a lot about the condition of the human body. When a doctor gets you in the face when you are examined, it is not a lack of culture, but an analysis that reveals a lot to the experts about a person’s health.
Our facial reflection in the mirror can help us to notice changes in it that can in turn indicate different health problems
The lips and skin are dry and chapped are signs of dehydration. They may indicate much more serious health conditions (hypothyroidism, or insufficient secretion of thyroid hormone or diabetes). Other symptoms of hypothyroidism are the constant feeling of cold, weight gain and fatigue. Symptoms of diabetes include constant thirst, frequent urination and blurred vision. Dry and chapped skin can be a sign of other ailments (eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, or a reaction to a medicine).
Yellow patches on the eyelids (xanthelasma) may be an indication of an increased risk of developing heart disease. A 2016 study published in the journal Medical Principles and Practice found that subjects with xanthelasm had higher BMI and total cholesterol levels. Consequently, they are at increased risk of heart disease.
Eyebrows and swelling are most often signs of allergies affecting blood vessels. Such changes are most visible on thin and sensitive skin under the eyes. Dark circles and swelling can cause hypothyroidism and sleep apnea.
Asymmetry on the face may be one of the first signs of a stroke. If you notice that your face looks different than usual, you feel tingling, you feel that you cannot fully smile or you have problems with speech, go to a doctor immediately. A stroke can also cause duplicate images and weakness in the arms and legs. Facial asymmetry can also be a sign of Bell’s paralysis.
Face color speaks to a person’s general health. A pale face indicates anemia. Yellow tone may be associated with liver disease. A bluish tinge on the lips or nails could indicate heart or lung disease.
Most people would never associate this, but rashes and stains can be a sign of digestive problems. Red spots and itching can indicate celiac disease (an autoimmune disorder in which the body responds to gluten). Butterfly rash across the cheekbones and bridge of the nose can be a sign of lupus, another autoimmune disease. Allergies, eczema and rosacea, and certain infections can trigger a rash on the face.
Loss of hair, eyebrows and eyelashes can be a sign of alopecia (an autoimmune condition that attacks hair follicles). The disease can be restricted to certain parts of the body or affect the entire body. There are treatments that keep the disease somewhat under control (there is no cure for alopecia yet).
The appearance of the stain is generally normal. Not a cause for concern. As stains associate with melanoma, caution should be exercised with them. If you notice unusual changes or new spots, it is best to consult a dermatologist.
Increased hairiness, especially along the jaw, chin and upper lip, may indicate polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal imbalance that causes male hormones to rise. Facial hair can be genetically predetermined. If you have a female in the family with this problem, it may not be a disease.