Silent Signs you’re Not Taking Good Care of Yourself

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Did you know that if you find you fall asleep all the time or that you just don’t seem to have enough energy in the day then this could be a sign that you need to really start taking care of yourself more? If you don’t make an active change now then this could end up working against you in the future, and this is the last thing that you need. If you want to make a positive change then now is a better time than ever for you to do that.

Your Libido is Low

If you feel like your libido is low, then this could mean that your hormones are out of whack.  While it’s very normal for your libido to come and go, if you find that you just never have the urge then your hormones could be to blame. In situations like this, it’s well worth trying to see if your doctor will analyse your hormones. You will need to have your progesterone, oestrogen, testosterone and estriol tested. Of course, hormonal imbalances can easily lead to conditions such as weight gain, depression, heart problems and fatigue. Exploring adult health services may also help you out a great deal here. Check out: http://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/public-health/clinical-services0/adult-health-services.html to find out more.

You Have Brain Fog

Do you feel as though you have a good night’s sleep, yet wake up feeling almost spacey when you walk out of the door? While there are numerous conditions that contribute to this, you need to know that stress can also be a defining factor. Feeling like this could show that you have a hormonal imbalance, especially if you have cognitive issues. If you are a woman, mind lapses can indicate that you have a thyroid problem. If you want to get to the bottom of this issue, then it is a good idea for you to have a comprehensive blood test done. This will show you all of your biomarkers and it will also show if you have any antibodies as well, which could in fact indicate the case of your brain fog even more. For both women and men, bacteria in the gut can also contribute to scattered thoughts. The main reason for this is because your intestinal microbiome has a connection to your brain. If you improve your diet, then this can bring a great deal of clarity to your brain and it can also lead to better concentration too. A lot of patients are not quite aware of how much a healthy gut can help them with their gut function. You may feel sharper, smarter and also quicker. As if that wasn’t enough, you may find that you have an increased ability to focus and that you are able to perform mental tasks much better. Eating foods that are rich in probiotics can help you to achieve that right balance too.

You’re Stressed Out

Did you know that it is entirely possible for your stress to have a huge impact on your health? Constant stress can easily wreak havoc on your mind and your body. Cortisol stays elevated when you are stressed, and when this is spiked or unbalanced, you may find that you feel anxious, moody, depressed or even that you suffer from bad cognitive function. All of this will reduce your self-worth and it will make it much harder for you to concentrate in the day. This will also lead to you experiencing a higher level of body fat and inflammation. When you get to this point, you may have reduced energy and you might also feel frustrated. As with brain fog, you need to make sure that you focus on your gut. Take the time to clean up your diet so that you can bring a way better balance to your body. Stress is something that needs to be managed through external factors, but at the end of the day, if you focus on your diet first then this will really help you to get a good foundation for the future.

You Experience Muscle Twitches

Most people spend a lot of time in front of the TV or in front of a computer. For this reason, you probably won’t think twice about the odd muscle twitch or cramp in your leg. The problem is that if you do not take note of things like this then you may be overlooking a deficiency. You may find that you have a magnesium deficiency, and this can give you very serious health issues. You also run the risk of experiencing a cardiac arrhythmia too. If you want to do your bit to try and alleviate the flinches that you experience, then you need to try and increase your magnesium intake. Eat more pumpkin seeds, almonds, bananas or anything else of the sort. If you can do this, then you will feel better in no time at all.

You’re Always Tired

Even though exercise is important, along with your diet, you have to remember that getting a good night’s sleep is also very important. If you are not getting enough sleep at night, then this can make it very difficult for you to fall asleep at night. You may find that you just don’t get enough snooze time and that you also struggle to feel rested. If this is the case, then it may be that you are suffering from sleep apnoea. If this is the case, then your airways will collapse as you sleep, and this will disrupt your sleeping cycle. The condition is usually linked to things like weight gain and heart disease too, so it’s worth getting it checked out if possible. Sleep is essential for resetting your internal clock too so you have to make sure that you are doing everything you can to take note of your regenerative sleep pattern. As you age, your internal hormones will become unbalanced and this can cause a domino effect of deficiencies. This can all lead to a poor sleeping pattern. A chat with your doctor can resolve issues like this, so make sure that you keep that in mind if at all possible.

Your Hands and Feet Tingle

The odd buzz or goosebumps is absolutely fine but if you find that your hands and your feet tingle on a regular basis then you may well have a deficiency of vitamin B12. If you do not have this treated, then you may go on to develop anaemia and even neurological diseases too. If you want to ensure that you are well balanced, then you need to try and eat foods that are rich in blue or green algae. Eating more eggs and dairy will help you out a lot here as well.

Your Skin is Bad

Even though acne is a genetic or hormonal condition, there are many factors which can encourage zits to erupt. Sometimes stress can be a major cause. It has been documented time and time again that stress in the workplace or even at school during testing periods can contribute to acne. When you sleep, your cortisol levels will go down and this will help you to recover. If you eat too many sugary or starchy foods, then this can also lead to high blood sugar and inflammation too.

Your Skin is Dry

Dry skin is a major concern. If you have itchy or flaky skin, then this could be that a low-fat diet is to blame. You need to use a moisturiser which is suited to your skin type and you also need to try and add way more good fats to your diet as well. This can include walnuts, olives or even avocados. If you can do this then you will soon find that it is more than possible for you to feel healthier while also ensuring that you are going to help your skin recover.

You’re Hypoglycaemic

If after sitting through endless meetings, you find yourself counting down the minutes until it is time to have a snack, then you may find that you are hypoglycaemic. This is fine every now and again but if you feel like this on a consistent basis, then you may find that you have a problem with your blood sugar. If you reach for the wrong foods, or if you continually go for foods which are rich in carbohydrates such as sandwiches or pizza then this can work against you far more than you realise.

Of course, even though the above signs show that you are not looking after yourself as well as you could be, it’s important to know that it is possible for you to make a positive change. Sometimes it may be that you need to change your diet and at other times it may be that you need to try and focus on incorporating more exercise. Either way, it’s also important that you visit your doctor because if you do, then they will be able to talk with you about the tests that can be done so that you can get on the road to recovery in no time at all.


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