Last Updated on December 20, 2018
Your body is always trying to tell you what’s going on inside. Here’s how you can track symptoms such as dehydration, yawning, or excessive yawning. You should pay attention to each of these signs until it becomes something more serious.
1. Excessive Thirst
Are you thirsty but can’t ever seem to quench your thirst? Excessive thirst is your body’s way of telling you that it’s dehydrated. Your body needs water in order to function. It’s normal to feel thirsty when it’s out hot or after physical activity, but if you’re constantly reaching for water, it could lead to a health problem.
Dehydration means that your body doesn’t have enough water. The causes of dehydration are diarrhea, increased physical activity, excessive sweating, and vomiting. This could be the reason you ask yourself, “Why do I sweat so much?” A thirst that you can’t seem to quench can also be related to diabetes, a disease in which your body doesn’t make enough insulin. Talk to your doctor if you experience excessive thirst or dry mouth.
2. Excessive Yawning
Excessive yawning can be a result of a wide variety of situations. Even researchers don’t know why yawning happens. Some common reasons for yawning include boredom and fatigue. Yawning is also the result of seeing or hearing someone else yawn. It’s believed that yawning can be contagious. Yawning can also help cool the heated areas of the brain.
Excessive yawning is yawning that happens more than once each minute. While yawning is a result of sleepiness or boredom, it can be a symptom of an unknown medical problem. Other causes of excessive yawning include bleeding inside or around your heart, side effects of antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications, sleep disorders, or chronic fatigue syndrome.
Most people have experienced bloating after eating a large meal. A bloated stomach is an uncomfortable sensation that happens when you stretch out your stomach. Your stomach appears enlarged and puffy when it’s full of fluid or gas. Your body is trying to tell you that you’re not digesting your food properly. Bloating could also be the result of a food allergy or intolerance to gluten, lactose, or wheat.
Other common causes of bloating include alcohol consumption, hormonal issues, stress, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Consuming large amounts of food, no matter how healthy they are, cause bloating from the sheer volume that’s being digested. Eating too much at once dilutes acid in the stomach, making it impossible to break down food properly. In addition, certain sugars, such as disaccharides or monosaccharides, can lead to bloating.
Excessive hiccups that last a day or two can be caused by esophageal or lung cancer. Your central nervous system controls your hiccups from occurring. Both types of these cancers produce antibodies that lead to hiccups. Excessive hiccups could also be a sign of a stroke.
5. Red Inflamed Skin and Acne
Adult acne is very common. The causes of red inflamed skin and acne can range from person to person. The most common causes of inflamed skin are often hormone-related. Men get acne flare-ups from testosterone while women get acne a week before menstruation due to a dip in their estrogen levels. Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) are said to have a testosterone imbalance and that acne is the leading causes of PCOS.
Acne with pus or discharge is an indicator of bacterial overgrowth and carbohydrate consumption. The pus is a result of your immune system trying to fight the bacterial infection. The result can lead to white pimples or discharge. Meanwhile, the redness and swelling is a result of pro-inflammatory chemicals that are released in the body that dilate the blood vessels. A healthy diet with fruits and vegetables can help balance out your skin.
6. Peeling Skin
If your skin is dry and peeling, then you may lack the vitamins and nutrients your body needs. You can remedy this problem by making changes to your diet and eating balanced meals. If your peeling skin is itchy, then you may have a bacterial or fungal infection. You should see your doctor as soon as possible to receive the proper treatment.
7. Blurry Vision
Do you suffer from tired eyes? Do you experience blurry vision more than ever? Do you see spots and blobs in your eyes? These could be indicators of astigmatism or short-sightedness. According to a study in the Scientific Journal, “Nutrients,” a lack of magnesium can also play a role in how your eyes function. In this case, you’ll have to make an appointment with your optician if these symptoms last for longer than a week.