Taking care of your health is an important part of your well-being. Even if you feel good, regular preventive visits to doctors are necessary. An experienced specialist may pay attention to symptoms you can never regard as a warning. Even a visual exam can be informative and help solve the problem at its earliest stage.
You can never assume whether a person is healthy or not based only on external evaluation. However, there are signs in our appearance that can provide some information about our health, not only physical but mental as well. Below are the signs that you are a healthy person. How many will you find that apply to your or people closest to you?
1. Strong Hair
People whose hair is thick and strong are more likely to be healthy physically and mentally. Usually, hair becomes dull and falls out when there are some diseases that change metabolism. It can also happen with poor diet, stress and mental issues like depression.
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2. Strong Nails
Nails are among the first to reflect any health issues. They are also metabolism-dependent. Strong, dense nails without any defects like stains, stripes or uneven surfaces are a good sign. They mean a person’s body receives proper nutrition and has no serious chronic illnesses.
3. Healthy Teeth and Gums
In a healthy person, the teeth and gums are also healthy. One cavity per year is not beyond normal but not filling cavities in time will launch other oral problems that can reflect on general health. If your gums are problematic, this may mean systemic disease or a weak immune system. Everything is connected in our body and problems with teeth or gums should cause concern.
4. Regular Bowel Movements
Stools are a very important health marker. They can tell a lot about a person’s state of health and even about mental issues. The bowel movements should be regular, stools dense but not too hard and the process shouldn’t bring any discomfort. Constipation or diarrhea are symptoms of problems commonly related to an unhealthy lifestyle.
5. Good Sleep
If you have good sleep and get enough of it, this means you aren’t overworked, your immune system is good and your mental health is also in place. Problems with sleep are linked to stress, emotional breakdowns and can cause obesity and even diabetes and other cardiovascular issues because it leads to a hormonal imbalance.
There is also an interesting point about social communication. It is considered that people who have many friends are less likely to have mental disorders. The more friends you have, the healthier your mind is. People with whom you have emotional bonding can be a powerful resource that can help your mind move through a difficult period.
There is no doubt that even if you have all the things mentioned above, you can still have some illness. Only a doctor can determine if you’re healthy after performing diagnostic and tests. This information is not to make deep assumptions about your health, rather for you to pay attention if something changes with your hair, nails, etc. If you notice changes, it’s a cause for concern and a doctor’s visit wouldn’t hurt.