Your body can be a great indicator of your overall health. The condition of your nails, skin, eyes and hair can tell you a lot about your well-being, as it can show signs of vitamin and mineral deficiencies and even reflect poor organ health. If you suddenly notice that your glands are getting bigger, it could be a sign of goitre, a swelling in the front of the neck. This is often associated with Graves' disease, an overactive thyroid condition that is more common in women between the ages of 20 and 50.
If you also have prominent eyes and are losing weight, it could be a sign that something is wrong. When I was 40, I put on a brace and learned a few things about my health. A healthy nail bed should be pink without any lines or discolorations, and the nails should be strong without any bites, lines or weak spots. However, if your nails start to change color (whitish or brown spots on the nail bed) or become brittle, it could be an indication that something is wrong. According to Dr.
Joshua Fox, director of Advanced Dermatology and spokesperson for the American Academy of Dermatology, changes in the nails can be a sign of either a local disease such as a fungal infection or a systemic disease such as lupus or anemia.