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4 Small Facial Changes You Didn't Realize Were Trying To Warn You Of Serious Health Conditions

We all want to stay healthy, but honestly, it can get to be a little much to worry about every little thing. Who has the time?! Well, it's time to put a little bit of consideration in, because sometimes it's the little things that you have been ignoring that are actually what you should be paying the most attention to.  

There are four small things that you should be watching out on your face that can help you notice when something bigger is going on. Each of them can reveal serious medical conditions that you may be suffering from without even knowing it. Here's what you should watch out for.

Eyebrow Thinning

Take a look at your eyebrows. If you notice that they are thinner than they used to be, or have always been thing, you may be suffering from hypothyroidism. This is especially noticable around the temples, but it's a good tip off.

Other symptoms you may experience are feeling tired and sluggish, feeling cold all the time, and even dry skin. If you are experiencing all of these symptoms, ask your doctor for a blood test.

Excessive Facial Hair and Acne

While a little bit of facial hair and acne is nothing to be worried about, if you are finding it to be increasing, your body is producing too much testosterone.

This increase in hormones is often caused by polycystic ovary syndrome. It can lead to cysts forming in your ovaries and should be treated by a doctor.

Redness on Cheeks

There is a normal level of red, and then there is an excess. If you are finding that your cheeks are constantly a bright red all over your cheeks and chin, you may actually be suffering from lupus.

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that can also cause joint pain, arthritis, and muscle tension.

Under-eye Circles

Under-eye circles are common because apparently none of us get any sleep, but if the bags under your eyes start to change, then it might mean something more.

Obviously if you haven't been sleeping they expected that they will appear, but if the dark circles start to be joined by red patches or dark patches around the eyes it's time to see a doctor.

Dermatomyositis is an autoimmune disease that can cause muscle aches and weakness and make it difficult to move, but it's often discovered after unusual under-eye circles make people seek help.

If you notice anything changing suddenly in your body, make sure you go see your doctor.

Tanya has been writing for Shared for two years. She spends too much time thinking about dogs, Marvel movies, and ice cream. You can reach me at tanya@shared.com