11 Signs You’re Not Healthy (Even If You Think You Are)

Posted by on August 5, 2017 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 0 Comments


By Power Of Positivity

“Virtually every aspect of human physiology has regulatory elements, feedback loops, and developmental components that require thousands of interacting genes …the human body represents an irreducibly complex system on a cellular and organ/system basis.” – Dr. Joseph Kuhn

Sometimes health can be a strange thing. We may make the utmost effort to eat well, exercise, and get proper sleep. But our bodies, being the complex systems they are, sometimes throw us a curveball.

We discuss 11 signs you may not be healthy – even if everything else seems to be going right. We’ll also discuss some potential fixes for your ills.

11 of the more subtle signs of health gone amiss:

1. Bloating

We’ve all felt – and dreaded – the after-meal bloat. Maybe you wolfed your food down a little too fast. Bloat is the accumulation of gas in the digestive tract, and, if these symptoms become chronic, may indicate an underlying health problem.

Fix: Try some ginger to speed up digestion or sip on some chamomile tea, which helps expel gas buildup.

2. Chronic Fatigue

Fatigue can be caused by any number of health issues. Usually, short-term fatigue is indicative of overwork, lack of sleep, and stress. Chronic fatigue, on the other hand, is a different story.

Fix: Examine your lifestyle and sleep habits (be honest with yourself). Schedule your day to include wind-down before bed (30 minutes); abstain from alcohol and nicotine, and practice good sleep hygiene. If nothing helps, a doctors visit is in order.

3. Insomnia

Sleep is vital for replenishing our body and brain’s resources. We just can not function without adequate sleep – nor should we try. Insomnia is defined as “difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, or suffering from nonrestorative sleep, for at least one month.”

Fix: Given the potential health consequences of insomnia – and any underlying health issues – it is necessary to see a licensed physician.

4. Bad Breath

A ton of things can cause bad breath: food, tobacco, bad hygiene, dry mouth, medications, and others. However, bad breath can be caused by other stuff too.

Fix: If good oral hygiene doesn’t help (brush twice, floss once daily; use tongue scraper; visit dentist), then it’s necessary to see a doctor. This is to rule our liver and kidney diseases.

5. Headaches

An occasional headache is usually nothing to fear. We all get ‘em; we all hate ‘em. But if your headaches are getting more severe or frequent – especially if accompanied by other symptoms – it may be a time to see a doctor.

Fix: Drinking plenty of water, getting adequate sleep, and practicing eye health (yes, there is such thing!) are the best things you can do. Continuing neurological symptoms aren’t something to toy around with. Get to a doctor to exclude anything serious.

6. Weird-looking nails

As it turns out, how our nails look can reveal a lot about our health. Nails are an extension of the skin and require plenty of nutrients to stay healthy. Nails that look off-color (especially yellow) or brittle warrant a closer look.

Fix: Nails need plenty of nutrients. Make sure you’re eating a well-balanced diet and drinking at least 64 ounces of water daily. Nail fungus is self-treatable, but deteriorating nail health may need a dermatologist’s opinion.


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