Some things come into our lives out of nowhere. Whether it’s a new love interest or a promotion, life has a way of surprising us sometimes. It gives us no warning, meaning there was nothing we could’ve really done to prepare ourselves. Sadly, this can also be the case with not-so-nice things, from needing a filling to a health diagnosis. However, there are some things that occur and come with warning signs that shouldn’t be ignored.
The body is a very clever thing. When it comes to our health, our body has ways of telling us when something is wrong. It can tell us about issues that may become bigger problems. Knowing the warning signs, how to spot them and be brave enough not to ignore them allows us to deal with whatever issue before it gets worse. What are the warning signs that your body may give out to indicate that something isn’t right? Read on for the signs of skin damage and hair loss.
Warning signs of hair loss
You won’t suddenly wake up with no hair on your head. Instead, warning signs will gradually appear over time. Some signs of hair loss include thinning hair on the scalp, receding hairline and sudden patches of baldness with less hair. This usually begins at the front or back of your hair and can be an indication of hair loss. Also, is your shower drain totally clogged after showering and washing? Whether hair loss runs in your family or not, always be on the lookout for things like this. The earlier you spot the signs, the sooner you can take preventative measures and make an improvement.
Warning signs of skin damage
You may feel younger than your age, but if you are damaging your skin, you are doing yourself a big disservice. Even if your skin is looking healthy at the moment, the damage will eventually catch up with you. You may have been too relaxed when it comes to protecting your skin from the harsh rays of the sun. Perhaps your lotion wasn’t of a high enough factor or didn’t contain protection from UVA and UVB rays.
Your body will begin to show warning signs of skin damage which can put you at a higher risk of skin cancer. A clever system to help you remember the warnings signs is to check for ABCD on any moles, growths or spots. A stands for Asymmetry, B for border and C for color. D stands for diameter and E for evolving. Find out more about these signs here.