Thursday, December 1, 2011

The stories your lips tell

Did you know that your lips could tell you about your  general health?? Who knew? I only thought one's poop could do that....Check out what I've found!!

 Here are the problems to watch out for: 

Swollen lips 

* Jolie is born with swollen lips*

This can be a strong indicator of poor health.*owh no!!*  Swollen lips are sometimes caused by Crohn's disease, which normally causes swelling in the bowel but can inflame the lymph ducts at any point in the body. Swollen lips can also indicate a food sensitivity. 
Cracked lips
Cracks at the side of the mouth (angular cheilitis) are sometimes due to anaemia, which occurs when theres shortage of iron in the body.
Cracks can also be a sign of diabetes, because the high level of blood glucose which accompanies the disease encourages the growth of candida, a yeast-like infection which typically attacks the thin dermis at the corners of the mouth. 

Burning lips
This can be a sign of depression. There is a huge amount of sensory equipment in the brain, which can become overly sensitive when there is a psychological imbalance.

Chapped lips
Persistently sore, chapped lips can indicate an allergy. This can swell the lips slightly, which causes the skin to crack and peel. The irritant could be anything from dentist's gloves to lipstick or peanuts. Pay attention to your cosmetics and consider an allergy test. 

Red aura
This is another allergy symptom, increasingly caused by the high consumption of carbonated drinks. Doctors report seeing more people who have developed an allergy to the benzoic acid content of fizzy drinks and toothpaste, probably because they are consuming them in greater quantities.

Scaly, crusted lips
*way too much graphic*
This is often what is known as 'Lick Eczema'. The skin on the lips contains fewer sebaceous glands than the rest of the skin and so is prone to drying out faster than other areas.
When children or adults lick their lips excessively they dry out the few oils there are, leaving the tissue and area around the mouth dry and vulnerable to infections. Try applying Vaseline to the area and give up the habit. 

Cold sores
Cold sores are caused when there is a reactivation of the herpes virus. Once you have contracted the virus it never leaves your body, and recurrent cold sores are usually a sign that your immune system has been laid low.

Pale lips
Heart conditions and lung problems both affect the amount of oxygen being carried in the blood, and when this level drops significantly the lips take on a bluish tone, instead of a healthy deep pink. Pale pink lips are a common side-effect of anaemia.

Well, that's all for now..but il be back soon with more updates on stuff!!:) Owh,have you heard of the Malaysian Facebook??

Thank you for reading!!!My name is Anita Joyce and I cover lifestyle events in Kuala Lumpur, food reviews, movies, tech and other random stuff. ''Like''my facebook pageto stay tuned for updates!You may contact me via my email at anita.joyce[at]rocketmail[dot]com


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