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Your health is a serious matter to us. As you may already know, our main focus here at Sundicators is promoting Melanoma awareness while also providing continual information regarding its prevention. However, on occasion we’ll pass along health tips that might help alert you to other potential afflictions. With that in mind, we came across a report from WCVB TV in Boston, MA* that listed a few signs all women should check regularly for that, if discovered, may mean a visit to the doctor is in order.
- The onset of skin cancer can actually begin beneath your fingernails. If you see black, brown or yellow stripes on them, please consult with your doctor.
- Dark, textured skin underneath your arm may be a sign of diabetes.
- Waxy or white bumps on your knees, elbows or eyelids might be an exterior presentation of cholesterol. If they appear, please quickly see your physician.
- Excessive shedding or thinning of your hair may indicate a thyroid condition.
- Rough hair on your stomach that reaches to your belly button could potentially be Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
- An orange, white or yellow tinting of your tongue might be a flag for acid reflux.
Just to be perfectly clear, we want to emphasize that these signs only potentially signal an underlying health issue. Only your doctor is qualified to confirm a diagnosis or dismiss a concern.
And yes, we totally understand that a glance at a list like this, or a visit to an online medical website, will often keep you up at night whether you have anything or not. We know what it’s like to look up information on how to remove a hangnail, only to come away wondering if you have some major disease. We’ve all been there. But this list is still something we thought might be beneficial for us to offer you, and we thank you for your readership!
Sundicators: The Best Skin-surance Under the Sun!
*Source: WCVB TV Boston, Massachusetts
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