Eight signs your body is crying for urgent attention

The human body has been described as a perfect mechanism where lots of things happen at the same time.

More often than not, the human body gives signs to indicate that it needs help, but you need to know what each sign means to enable you take charge and seek medical attention as necessary.

Here are eight warning signals you should always take note of, according to online platform, Bright Side. Pay attention to sign #7.

• Insomnia, irritability and leg cramps. Your body needs magnesium and potassium, which can be found in tomatoes, bananas, spinach and oranges.

• Dry skin may signify a lack of vitamin E. So, eat more vegetables, nuts, oil and fish. Don’t use soap, scrubs or exfoliating masks. Instead, use creams with greasy base. Again, don’t take a bath for more than once a day; and stay in a cool environment.

• Sweet tooth. A strong desire to have something sweet might be indicative of stress, depression, or exhaustion. In this case, your body is asking for glucose, which is derivable from chocolate and honey.

• Desire to eat ice. If you find yourself wanting to eat ice, then you may have anaemia as a result of iron deficiency. So, eat beef and eggs. But it’s still better to see your doctor if the desire is accompanied with lack of energy.

• Bleeding gums. A bleeding gum is a tell-tale signs of Vitamin C deficiency. Include the following in your foods: citrus fruits such as oranges, spinach, green/red bell peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli.

• Fragile nails and hair. Your body is telling you that you’re deficient in vitamin B. So, drink more milk, eat mushrooms.  You can also make a health drink with a combination of orange, lemon, avocado, herbs and banana.

• Rings around the irises. The iris is that part of the eye that determines the amount of light reaching the retina.  Rings may appear around the iris among those who are 50 and older, which is normal. However, if it appears in a younger person, it is a sign of high cholesterol level and you must see the doctor.

• Greek foot—otherwise called Morton’s toe—is a syndrome where you have a longer second toe on your foot. This could be a result of callusing or discomfort on the ball of the foot at the base of the second toe. You will need to watch the style of footwear you choose.