12 Important Body Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

12 Important Body Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

Do you worship your body – that is, do you take care of it?

Your body is a temple. Treat and respect your body well. This includes not only daily hygiene, but also regular exercise, healthy food choices, and meditation for mental health. Your body is really smart. If you fail to take care of it, then your body gives you different warning signs. These important signs denote that your body is desperately crying for help.

Let’s see what the 12 important signs are that implies your body is sick, and which you shouldn’t ignore.

1. Blurry Vision

Blurry Vision

Do you get tired eyes and blurry vision more often? If you sometimes feel that you can’t recognize or read things that you’d expect to be able to. It may mean it’s time for new glasses.  You could have astigmatism or short-sightedness.

But it can be a sign of other health conditions, too. It is advised that you make an appointment to see an optician.

2. Getting Severe Headaches

Are you having severe headaches for weeks now? And you find it difficult to make it go away even with a pain reliever pill? Then this could be a sign that there is an infection like meningitis, or inflammation in the blood vessels in and around the brain, including stroke. Speak with your doctor to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment.

3. Thinning Eyebrows

Thinning Eyebrows

If you find that your eyebrows are thinning constantly and you are not able to grow new brow hairs with any home remedy, then you may be in trouble. You may have the issue of the thyroid. Get yourself checked by an endocrinologist.

4. Blisters in your Mouth

Blisters in Mouth

Sores and unusual patches in your mouth can be a sign of something benign. Have your dentist check out any new lesions, patches, or lumps. These can be the result of any oral fungal infection or something more serious like mouth cancer.

5. Always Sick with Common Cold

This is a warning sign from your body that you should not ignore. If you feel that you catch a cold and often feel sick, then it could be a sign of poor immunity. Your body is signaling that it can’t defend itself which is resulting in sickness 365 days a year.

6. Itchy Skin

itchy skin

If your skin has an allergic reaction to a new lotion or a low-quality fabric, then it’s normal. But if you itch your skin with unexplained reasons, then it can be a sign of diabetes. Run to an endocrinologist immediately for help.

7. Chest Pain

Chest Pain

Chest pain can be as simple as heartburn, but it can also be a sign of a heart attack. If you experience shortness of breath, fatigue, cold sweats, irregular or fast pulse, visit an emergency department as fast as possible.

8. Unexpected Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Another important sign that you may have an underlying disease is unexplained weight loss. If you are losing a rapid amount of weight unexpectedly, you should ask your doctor for possible causes. In one of the more extreme case scenarios, it could as grave as cancer.

9. Change in your Nails

nail color change

If you notice your nails are changing shape, such as becoming thicker and wider or have white spoon shapes on the nails, then contact a doctor for advice. It can indicate that you have iron deficiency or even something serious like lung or heart problems.

10. Swollen Toes

Swollen Toes

Swelling of the feet could be a sign of heart disease or heart failure. If the heart is damaged, it cannot pump blood to the heart efficiently. It can also be a warning sign of arthritis or deep vein thrombosis. Do not ignore and consult a doctor immediately.

11. Lips are Always Dry

Dry Lips

Winters can make your lips chapped. But, if you find your lips to be flaky and dry all year round then it is a vitamin B12 deficiency that can cause a host of serious illnesses.

12. Fatigue

Do you feel tired, lazy and cranky even after a sound sleep? And, you hadn’t had a tiring week either. Then look for your physician, it can be signs of nutritional deficiency or even thyroidism.


Listen to your body if you see it sending out the above 12 signs. These signs imply that your body is crying out for help. Don’t ignore and see a doctor for help. Share this article with your family and friends if you found it useful!

Soumi Roy
Soumi is the Wellness News Editor at Zotezo.com, and her work has been featured on Medium.com; She has an obsession with writing about wellness stories, home remedies, ancient healing wisdom, and latest wellness developments.

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