Doctors recommend that you be concerned and contact your doctor if you notice any changes in the appearance of your face; Especially for diagnosing 8 dangerous medical conditions:
Hypothyroidism: Dry skin is a warning sign of dehydration. It may also indicate a more serious problem that has affected the function of the sweat glands; Such as diabetes or hypothyroidism. Other signs of hypothyroidism include feeling cold, gaining weight, and fatigue. Other symptoms of diabetes include severe thirst, frequent urination, and blurred vision.
Heart disease: According to Danish researchers, the presence of yellow spots on the eyelid could be a sign of an increased risk of heart attack and other diseases. Yellow spots on the eyelid or xanthlasma, which are mainly caused by cholesterol, can be a sign of other fats that are made in the body. Studies of 13,000 patients with heart disease show that 4% have xanthlasma and 70% are more likely to have hardened arteries.
stroke: Facial asymmetry can be a sign of a stroke that requires immediate emergency contact. Numbness on one side of the face and difficulty speaking are other signs of a stroke that should be considered to prevent misdiagnosis.
Liver disease: Paleness can be a sign of anemia. But yellowing of the skin indicates liver disease. Bluish color on the lips or nails can also be a sign of heart or lung disease.
Digestive problems: Some digestive problems manifest themselves on the skin. Red spots on the skin can be a sign of celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder caused by gluten intolerance. Butterfly-shaped rashes across the cheeks or bridge of the nose can also be a reminder of the risk of lupus, an autoimmune disease. Allergies, acne, eczema, and certain infections can also lead to facial rashes.
Obstructive sleep apnea: Retraction of the chin along with other traits such as a thick neck or small jaw can be a sign of sleep apnea in which breathing is interrupted repeatedly during sleep for ten seconds or more.
MS: In acute cases, involuntary contraction of the eyes indicates MS.
Cancer: Drooping eyelids can be a sign of stroke, lung cancer and facial nerve palsy. Diseases that affect the facial nerve cause weakness and paralysis of part of the face. The virus that causes herpes is thought to affect the facial nerves, causing them to sag and have difficulty opening and closing eyelids and loosening the skin around the mouth. Drooping eyelids are also a possible sign of stroke and lung cancer.
Source: Health News