what your body’s trying to tell you

one of my girlfriends used to always say that she knows how she is feeling bcuz she knows her body really well. according to dr. oz, there are some quick checks you can do for these surprising warning signs.

Shortened eyebrows could mean: Thyroid disorder
Hold a pencil perpendicular to the outer corner of your eye; if your eyebrow falls short of the pencil, it could indicate an underactive thyroid. Thyroid hormones have many functions, and one of them is to regulate how quickly your cells replenish themselves.

Long ring fingers could mean: A higher risk of osteoarthritis
According to a study, women whose ring fingers are longer than their index fingers may be twice as likely to suffer from osteoarthritis. Finger length also has a notable implication for the opposite sex: If a man’s index finger is longer than his ring finger, his risk of prostate cancer drops by a third.

Yellow nails could mean: Diabetes
Discolored nails may simply indicate an infection. The condition can cause glucose to attach to collagen proteins in the nail, turning them from pink to yellow.

Thick, dark facial or body hair could mean: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Many women see a few wisps on their upper lip, but coarse, dark hair that shows up in unusual places – like the chin, cheeks, chest, abdomen, or back – can signal a hormone imbalance associated with PCOS.

read article on Yahoo! Shine by Dr. Mehmet Oz from Oprah.com: Warning Signs: What’s Your Body Trying to Tell You?


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