When most people think of serious medical problems, they imagine them popping up suddenly without a warning. It often seems like we go from being perfectly healthy to horribly sick in just a single day. However, the reality is that we don’t actually get sick out of the blue. Your body actually gives you warning signs long before you get diagnosed with your illness.
Far too often, these subtle signs of getting sick go unnoticed until the condition has progressed to a truly dangerous problems.
If you want to be able to tell when you’re in danger, you need to take the time to listen to your body. These seemingly benign symptoms are often the warning sign of something far more serious.
Most people just put on another layer of chapstick whenever their lips are cracked. However, this just treats the symptoms without actually addressing the cause. In many cases, cracking, chapped lips are a sign that a person is deficient in B12 and other B vitamins. This is especially true if their lips are cracking at the corners.
If you still have this symptom after you start eating more foods rich in vitamin B or taking supplements, be sure to get checked out. Tapeworms, Crohn’s, and other gastrointestinal issues can affect your body’s ability to absorb vitamins properly.
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