1. Cracks at the corners of your mouth
When saliva gets trapped in the corners of your mouth, it dries out skin that can crack. You might lick your lips often and warmth and moisture in the corners create the perfect conditions for infections.
Infection is the most common cause of these cracks. If it happens too often, please don’t hesitate to go to a doctor.
2. Dry and chapped lips
The dryness of your lips can indicate a lack of moisture in the rest of the body. It can also happen because of the climate or stress. In this case, drink more water and use moisturizing creams.
Also, the reason for chapped lips can be an allergy. Please, pay attention if you have some other symptoms like itching, for example.
3. Bumps on the lips
Lip bumps can be painful or uncomfortable, but most of the time they are harmless and can disappear without any treatment.
It can be an injury, for example, after an injection of hyaluronic acid. Reactions to food may also cause these conditions.
It is very often the case that the cause is a viral infection, like herpes, and it needs proper medical treatment.
4. Red ring around lips
One of the most common reasons for a red ring around the mouth is lip licker’s dermatitis. Repetitive licking of lips dries out the natural oils from the skin around the lips and makes them red and itchy.
Simple moisturizers and getting rid of this habit can solve this problem.
5. Wrinkles on the upper lip
If you started noticing lots of wrinkles on the upper lip, there can be both physical and emotional reasons.
Pay attention to your bad habits, like using a straw to drink a lot or smoking too much because of being stressed.
6. Discoloration of lips
Blue lips can indicate poor oxygen circulation in the blood. You can have the same symptoms in your fingers and toes.
White or pale lips can indicate anemia, which actually requires medical attention. It is also possible that you have low blood sugar, circulatory problems, or vitamin deficiencies.
7. Swollen lips
Swelling can be a sign of an allergic reaction. If you noticed that your lips get bigger every time you use certain cosmetics, get rid of them.
If your lips are getting bigger and bigger over a short period of time, call the paramedics.
8. Black spots on lips
There can be various reasons for black spots on the lips and you shouldn’t ignore them. The best option is to diagnose them by going to a doctor.
Hyperpigmentation is a common condition that can cause brownish patches. You may notice it not just on your lips, but also your cheeks, nose, and forehead.
Sunspots can also be a reason. In this case, you feel them more than you see them. As soon as it is considered a pre-cancer, it’s important to make an appointment with your doctor.
Your body may absorb too much iron from the food you eat.
1. They bring you down, even when you’re feeling good.
When you spend time with positive people, you may feel your energy levels spiking up. They’re so good to talk to and you end up having great conversations with them. Negative people do quite the opposite. They leave you feeling exhausted in no time because all they have is drama and negativity in their lives. They simply have a knack for sucking the energy out of things.
2. They affect your attitude toward life.
When you’ve set your mind to achieving something, negative people will be the ones to bring you down. They tend to discourage people around them and never support others for anything good in life. If you find yourself being dragged to the dark side, stand your ground and focus on the bright side. You can literally achieve anything you set your mind to.
3. Their negative feedback affects your way of thinking.
As negative people are energy vampires, the more time you spend with them and pay heed to what they’re saying, the more it affects your thinking as well. Soon, you may end up realizing that rather than being positive, you’re being a total pessimist. They’re very skillful at this too. Before you realize it, you may find that your belief system has changed when it shouldn’t have.
4. They make you feel guilty.
They keep reminding you of all the things you’ve done wrong in your younger life even though you’d prefer to keep those things private. Sometimes, being reminded of the past can be pretty hurtful, but if they keep doing this even after you’ve told them not to, it’s always a good idea to leave them in the past as well.
5. They’re bad for your health.
Apart from being harmful to your mental health, spending time with negative people impacts your physical health as well. Studies have claimed that surrounding yourself with such people may cause long term habits of hostility, depression, and more, which can pose a huge risk of heart disease.
6. Your potential to thrive is at risk.
When you’re aiming to thrive in life, you must keep in mind that negative people can drain you of that enthusiasm too. Negativity is contagious, so when you spend time with such people, they can make you question what you’re capable of and you may end up doubting yourself. Your potential is at risk when you spend time with people who don’t have your best interest in mind.
If you could relate to any of the points above, perhaps it’s time to consider eliminating these people from your life.
1. Women’s and men’s undercuts used to be a sign of sacred vengeance.
In the past, the inhabitants of the Marquesas Islands (Polynesia) used to shave their heads completely leaving one long lock of hair on the top that used to be tied in a knot. This haircut was used only in cases when people gave a sacred oath to get revenge for the death of a close person. The hair was not cut until the promise was fulfilled.
2. Several thousand years ago, our ancestors used to treat diseases with tattoos.
In 1991, scientists found a mummy that was more than 5,000 years old and they called it Ötzi. This was the oldest mummy in the world. The genetic test of Ötzi showed that when he was alive, the poor guy had a lot of health problems, including arthritis and a stomach ulcer. Besides, they found that his entire body was covered in tattoos — they counted 61 pictures total.
The scientists analyzed the tattooed spots and came to the conclusion that they were done with a medical purpose, because the pictures were located exactly in the spots that were affected by the diseases. So, this lead to the conclusion that in the past, there was some kind of tattoo-acupuncture.
3. Dreadlocks were used to scare enemies away
Dreadlocks were an essential element in the appearance of ancient Amazons, Afro-Americans, and Native Americans. Scientists think that one of the functions of dreadlocks was scaring enemies away. But there is also a more poetic version.
The inhabitants of Jamaica, Ethiopia, and India that lived high in the mountains, believed that a deity named Ja will pull the righteous people by their hair when the apocalypse comes. So, the people that believed this, had long hair and dreadlocks to make the job for Ja easier.
4. Striped clothing used to be worn by women of the lowest social groups.
Striped clothes in Medieval times were a marker of marginality. The law made prostitutes, heretics, jesters, executioners, and those with leprosy wear striped clothing: a dress, a scarf, or a coat. Society thought it was the perfect solution: the aggressive print was easy to spot from a distance. People could easily understand that these people were not the best kind.
It was not only the above mentioned people who were marked with this pattern, but also wives that cheated on their husbands, and illegitimate children. It wasn’t until the Renaissance period that the attitude toward stripes changed: it became the symbol of free thought and interesting taste for the person that was wearing it.
5. Chinese chopsticks used to be ninjas’ weapons.
Japanese women used to use hair clips and chopsticks in their hair in order to be able to use them in emergency situations. They made the weapons from wood, bones, or metal, and used them to fight. In order to learn to use them effectively, the girls spent years with an experienced teacher.
The more inventive ladies used to put very strong poison on the tip of the clips or chopsticks so that any scratch, even the smallest one, would be deadly for their enemy. These women are known as Kunoichi — women ninjas. Sometimes, they were called “deadly flowers” because flowers were used as a decoration for these clips.
6. Ribbons in the hair were a sign of the marital status of young women.
In Slavic tribes, there was a strict hierarchy among girls that was also expressed in their hairstyles. One of the most popular accessories was a ribbon that was integrated into their braids:
7. Nail color used to be a sign of the social status of men and women.
In Ancient Egypt, people could easily determine the social status of others judging by their nail color: priests and the nobles painted their nails bright red, and the common folks were allowed to use any pale colors. In Babylon, other colors were popular: aristocrats loved black, and poor people loved green. Interestingly, not only women, but also men painted their nails.
In both countries, a good manicure was considered to be the proof of a noble origin, so the rich houses often had a whole team of servants that were responsible for the condition of the nails of the house owner and their family.
8. In America, men could divorce their wives because of red lipstick.
In the Middle Ages, church workers didn’t like red lipstick because they thought this color came from the devil. In Great Britain, for example, painting your lips this color was a public confession of witchcraft. And in America in the 16th century, men could easily divorce their wives if they painted their lips red without permission.
In Ancient Greece, the situation was completely different: there, prostitutes were forced to paint their lips red so that anyone could easily determine their profession. And the inhabitants of Ancient Rome (of both sexes), used a red color in order to show others how rich they were. The more money a person had, the brighter the lipstick color was.
1. You choose the wrong removal method.
It’s no secret that there are many ways to remove hair these days. But not all of them are suitable for each of us. Therefore, it’s important to pay attention to the reaction of your skin to each of the methods used. Irritation is the main signal that you’re using the wrong method for hair removal.
It’s also worth keeping in mind that you may be allergic. And therefore, you always need to check a new product before using it.
How can you do this: Apply a small portion of depilation cream, wax, or sugar paste to a small area of the skin. Wait for 5 minutes. And only if there is no itching, redness, or irritation do we suggest trying your chosen method on the rest of your body.
2. You shave while taking a hot bath.
This may not seem logical to you. Because first, it’s convenient. And, well, secondly, many of you know that it’s better to shave your hair when the skin has been steamed. And that is the truth.
But if you steam the skin too much by lying for a long time in the hot bath. It swells and the hair becomes less noticeable and it’s more difficult to remove it completely. That’s why you may not get the desired results and have some hair left over after shaving.
Solution: Don’t soak your skin too long. You can also try shaving after the bath, but only if you wait a little while the swelling subsides.
3. You remove hair incorrectly.
If we’re talking about hair removal with a razor, then this can be done both in terms of hair growth and against it. But the direction is crucial for sugaring and waxing. So, it’s important to remember how to apply the product and remove hair. These simple rules will help you get rid of hair
Waxing: Apply wax strictly according to the hair growth. And remove against growth.
Sugaring: Apply the paste against hair growth, and remove in the direction of the hair growth.
4. You don’t scrub your skin.
Before removing excess hair, it’s better to exfoliate the skin. This will help remove dead skin particles. Afterward, you can get closer to the base of the hair and it will be easier for you to remove it to the maximum available length.
You can use a purchased scrub or make your own. For example, based on coffee or sugar. Apply the mixture to the area you’re about to shave and gently massage your skin. A hard washcloth is also suitable.
Important: Do not scrub the skin immediately before removing hair. This procedure is best done in advance, the day before. And be sure to moisturize your skin with a cream or a lotion after scrubbing.
5. You don’t prepare your skin.
If you decide to do sugaring or waxing, you should degrease the areas that you will be removing the hair from. This will help you to remove the bacteria that accumulate on the skin and protect it against any possible infection or irritation. Plus, this will improve the quality of depilation, since there will be no layer of sebum between the skin and the mixture itself.
For this, you can use special professional lotions or lotions that contain alcohol. Simply apply liquid to a cotton pad and wipe your skin where you want to get rid of the hair.
Important: If you plan to do sugaring, use talcum powder before starting the procedure. So the mixture will stick less to the skin and will only grab the hair well without injuring the skin.
6. You remove hair too early.
You need to understand that it’s easier to remove hair if it’s not too short. If you shave off small stubble every day, then it’s likely that there will be irritation. The length also affects the quality of hair depilation.
Therefore, it’s better to do it when the hair length is about 1/4 of an inch. Otherwise, the procedure will not bring the desired effect, since it will be difficult to grab the hair. You risk injuring the skin, and most of the hair will still be there afterward. Hair can be shorter if you use sugar paste.
Important: Do not try to grow hair for weeks for the best hair removal results. Because it also has a negative effect on the procedure. The mixture can get tangled in the hair and remain on them. So, if you missed the moment of the proper length, it’s better to trim hair a little where needed.
7. You take care of the skin improperly after hair removal.
The end of the hair removal procedure is no less important than the preparation before it. First, you need to moisturize your skin well. Using oil seems like a great idea, but it’s not. Some types of oil can clog the pores and increase irritation.
Therefore, it’s better to use aloe vera gel or special cream after depilation to soothe the skin. Also, you shouldn’t take a hot bath or swim in a pool for 1-2 days after depilation. You should also not sunbathe or use deodorants and other cosmetics during those days. This can all cause itching, irritation, or inflammation.
Important: Don’t scratch or rub the processed areas because it can cause infection.
8. Ingrown hair
Many of us are familiar with ingrown hair, which is also a sign of improper hair removal. The thing is that the hair gets weaker and it’s harder for it to get out. As a result, it curls and begins to grow inward.
There are many causes of hair ingrowth and many of them we have already listed above. It can be the use of oil after depilation, shaving against the grain, and the absence of a proper scrub before the procedure. Also, frequent shaving, a dulled blade, and using a razor several times in the same place can lead to ingrown hair.
Solution: Follow all the rules for preparing for the hair removal procedure. Also before shaving, be sure to use a special foam or gel. And use a sharp razor going over the place only once. After each procedure, take care of the skin, and moisturize it so that it doesn’t coarsen. Don’t wear synthetic or tight clothing.
1. Urinary tract infection
A urinary tract infection (UTI) can make you feel the need to rush to the bathroom frequently. Sometimes it can even cause the person to feel like they need to use the bathroom again immediately after doing so. To the person, it might feel like pressure in the abdomen, pain, or bloating. You might also experience fever, chills, nausea, and vomiting.
Bloating can also be caused by severe kidney infections.
2. Liver disease
Liver disease, which can be caused by alcohol use, hepatitis C or cancer, can lead to fluid buildup and cause bloating. If the bloating is caused because of a problem in the liver, then you may also feel tired, bruise easily, or develop jaundice. If this is the case, you must immediately get in touch with a doctor.
3. Inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an inflammatory condition that mainly affects the colon and small intestine. This can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, and even bloating.
Research has shown that people with Crohn’s disease are more likely to be lactose intolerant. Lactose intolerance can cause gas formations which can then lead to bloating.
Diverticulitis is the inflammation of small pouches called diverticula that develop along the walls of the intestines. Symptoms include a sudden onset of lower abdominal pain. In Asia, the pain is usually on the right side while in North America and Europe, it’s on the left lower side.
Other symptoms may include nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and bloating.
There are several organs located in the abdominal area like the pancreas, stomach, colon, uterus and the ovary. If cancer develops in one of these organs, it can lead to unexplainable bloating. Therefore, if you notice persistent bloating and a sudden increase in the size of your abdomen, rather than bloating which comes and goes, it could be a sign of cancer.
6. Mental health
When a person is under chronic stress, hormones like cortisol can take precedence. In this kind of situation, digestives hormones are not abundantly produced which can lead to indigestion and cause the person to feel bloated.
Introduce ladybugs to your garden.
Ladybugs are also considered bugs, but it’s better to have them in your lawn than other bugs and spiders. They keep spiders and other bugs away by feasting on them. These brightly colored beetles also eliminate the food that other bugs sustain on, thereby forcing them to find their home elsewhere.
You can use flowers and herbs like cilantro, dill, fennel, caraway, yarrow, tansy, angelica, scented geraniums, and coreopsis to lure them into your lawn.
Use peppermint oil to scare away pests.
Peppermint oil is a strong and effective insect repellant. But it can cause skin irritation in people and pets. To avoid this, it is recommended that you mix peppermint oil with water to dilute it. Spray this potent mixture in places where you would expect spiders and other insects to hide. Also, spray it along your windows and doors to keep the bugs from entering.
Make your own natural anti-pest spray.
You can make your own natural bug repellant. To do so, mix apple cider vinegar, oil, pepper, and liquid soap well in a spray bottle. Spray this solution every other day in your home. Also, remember to spray it along your windows, windowsills, and doors so that the bugs are forced to keep their distance. Don’t forget to spray after it rains.
Keep your house and surroundings clean.
It goes without saying that pesky bugs thrive in unclean places, so to keep them at bay, it is important that you keep your surroundings clean. Dust your home completely at least once a week. Don’t forget to clean hard to reach places, like under the bed or over the wardrobe. Remove cobwebs as you see them.
Get a cat.
Cats are cute, but they are also predators. They will chase away any insect that they see. Having a pet cat means that you will not only get to curl up with your feline friend, but also that your home will be free of bugs and rodents.
Use cedar around your home’s perimeter.
The smell of cedarwood is something that many insects, including spiders, do not like. So adding some cedar mulch around your house’s perimeter and in the lawn is an easy way to ensure that bugs stay out. You can also make a spider repelling spray by mixing cedar oil and water and spraying it around your home.
Put citrus peels around your house.
This fresh citrusy smell is something that insects detest. You may use the peel of any citrus fruit, including orange, lemon, or lime. Place these peels around your home, near doors, windows, shelves, and other places where you suspect insects could enter your home from. Keep in mind to replace these peels every 48 hours.
Place chestnuts strategically around your home.
One of the most surprising insect (especially spider) repellants is chestnut. They absolutely hate its smell, therefore, placing them strategically near doors, windows, closets, and other places will ensure that these bugs don’t enter from or infest these places.
Make use of the many insect-repelling essential oils.
Many essential oils have natural insect-repelling properties. But they can also cause skin irritation in people, especially babies and pets. To avoid this, rather than spritzing them directly, mix them with water to dilute the oil and spray using a spray bottle. One essential oil is that is the most potent is eucalyptus oil. You can either spray it or soak small cotton balls with it and throw them around your home.
People in Africa Are Building the “Great Green Wall” Made From Planted Trees to Help the Planet Survive the Worst
The idea of creating a green wall made of trees dates back to the middle of the last century, first proposed by the English forester and activist, Richard St. Barbe Baker. However, it wasn’t until 2007 that this project actually came to life, and today, we’re starting to see the first results of this initiative.
So far, 40 million hectares of deserted land has been revived, providing an additional 500,000 tonnes of grain per year, which is enough to feed 2.5 million people. If the project continues to develop at this pace, it will offer a lifeline for some of the poorest regions in Africa, breathing life back into the desert.
The Great Green Wall is supposed to extend to 1,927,421,975 billion acres and it is home to 232 million people. Not only will building the Great Green Wall bring life back to many deserted areas in Africa, but it will also help the economy of the 11 countries that it crosses.
Thousands of people are planting trees and are directly engaged in the project via the “Green Jobs” initiative. This is a long-term project and will surely take more than a decade to complete. It will provide job security for the people working on this project, thus reducing migration in Africa.
Once completed, the Great Green Wall will spark multiple positive changes on the African continent including:
The goal is for the Great Green Wall to be finished by the year 2030 and restore 247,105,381 acres of currently deserted land. In order to meet that goal, 10 million hectares will need to be restored each year. And once it’s complete, the Great Green Wall will become the largest living structure on the planet, building a better world for new generations.
3 times the size of the Great Barrier Reef, the Great Green Wall is destined to become the eighth wonder of the world.
1. Include blueberries in your daily diet.
We age and our skin sags due to a process called oxidative DNA damage, which is unbeatable, but can be slowed down by the regular consumption of blueberries. This tiny fruit is rich in antioxidants and helps you fight signs of aging in the most delicious way. Include it in your daily diet and observe the change.
2. Limit your sugar intake.
A recent study found that consumption of sugar speeds up the aging process in human bodies and leads to dark circles, dehydration, and wrinkles. In order to fight aging, experts advise that people should limit their sugar intake and avoid sweet foods and drinks as much as they can. Stick to drinking water.
3. Avoid sleeping with your face against the pillow.
If you are someone who prefers sleeping on their stomach with their face on the pillow, we suggest you try to change your habit immediately. According to various studies and experts, sleeping with your face against the pillow causes wrinkles which might just stay with you forever. The best cure is prevention. Train yourself to sleep on your back to avoid the early signs of aging.
4. Keep your calcium levels in check.
Everyone knows that calcium is good for our bones, but not many are aware that it plays a vital role in protecting us from early aging. In addition to all the good the nutrient does to our body, an adequate calcium level can reduce signs of aging and help us age more gracefully with a strong bone structure.
5. Make green tea your best friend.
Green tea is a gift that helps your body from the inside and out. Rich in antioxidants, this beverage repairs skin cells and makes you look younger. It also soothes redness and irritation on your skin because it has anti-inflammatory properties. Consuming green tea on a regular basis will keep your skin firm and healthy. You can also place used green tea bags on your eyes for a few minutes to avoid dark circles and puffiness.
6. Keep your showers short.
In order to keep aging at bay, you need to say goodbye to those long hot baths you take. It has been found that bathing or showering for a long time damages your skin and makes it dry. Not only that, but it also leads to visible signs of aging like wrinkles and loose skin. Keep your bathing time short and skincare routine long.
7. Protect yourself from the sun.
The sun plays a major role in accelerating aging and the more you head out in the sun, the more you are putting yourself at risk of early aging. Tanning in the sun naturally is as bad for you as man-made tanning beds, tanning is nothing but you unknowingly aging your body prematurely. Make it a point to wear sunscreen every day. Protect yourself from the harmful UV rays of the sun by covering your body properly.
8. Meditate and avoid stress.
Stressing too much boosts the aging process in your body. Not only that, overthinking and anxiety also lead to premature aging. Try not to let things bother you too much. Easier said than done, we know, but that’s where meditation comes in. Meditation helps in relaxing your nerves and releases happy hormones in your body which make you feel better. It is the cheapest way of preventing aging.
1. Fresh fruit juices
Fruits are considered vital for your nutrition and fresh juices are an easy way to add them to your daily ration. However, in liquid form, fruits lose the majority of their healthy elements, like fiber, which plays an important role in the prevention of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Moreover, the uncontrolled consumption of juices might actually cause these health problems because of the amount of sugar they contain. In fact, some of them have as much sugar as a whole can of Coke!
It is recommended to eat a whole piece of fruit instead of drinking juice. One fruit is enough to make you full and satisfy your craving for something sweet, whereas to make a glass of juice it usually requires a few fruits at one time.
2. Granola bars
Although rich in nutrients, some granola bars are also rich in added sugar. According to the Nutrient Database, most popular bars contain from 15 to 30 g of sugar per serving. On the other hand, if chosen properly, snack bars are a perfect way to kill hunger and avoid overeating since they are pre-proportioned and contain a lot of vital nutrients. A perfect bar should have at least 3 g of fiber, 5 g of protein, and less than 10 g of sugar.
Sushi itself is not harmful. However, it’s the various ingredients and additives in sushi that cause the main problem. A lot of rolls nowadays contain mayonnaise, cream cheese, sauces, and other controversial products that increase the nutritional value of sushi and make a random set of rolls worth a whole day’s calorie intake. To avoid weight problems opt for simple rolls with salmon or go for sashimi.
4. Farm-bred fish
This problem concerns sushi as well. Wild fish is a rich source of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. But its content is highly dependent on what the fish eats. Unfortunately, the fish we buy at supermarkets doesn’t usually come from the ocean, but from farms. Therefore, not only do they lack healthy nutrients, but they also contain chemical additives that farmers use to make them grow faster.
Try to find a reliable source of fresh fish in your town and don’t hesitate to ask where those sushi chefs buy the fish that is wrapped up in your Philadelphia roll.
5. Fat-free foods
In the last century, a fat-free diet was a boom. Until nutritionists realized that manufacturers started to replace healthy fats with processed sugar in order to maintain the natural flavor of the product. So, instead of having what seemed like a healthy snack, you were literally consuming a disguised sugar bomb. Now experts recommend opting for dairy items that are rich in protein and healthy fats, like cottage cheese or Greek yogurt, which don’t contain any processed sugar.
Cereals have always been considered to be a simple solution for a healthy and nutritious breakfast. However, not all types of cereals provide the same amount of benefits. the majority of them are made out of refined grains. During this processing, cereals lose a significant amount of fiber and other nutrients that help you to stay full. Not to mention the amount of sugar added to the cereals to make them taste better and be more attractive to kids.
Increased sugar intake can result in diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Instead of cereals, go for oatmeal or whole-grain alternatives — which contain enough fiber to keep you full and energetic.
7. White bread
White bread is another product made from refined grains that lacks healthy nutrients and fiber. Whereas fiber contributes to a healthy weight, good blood pressure, and a lower risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, the fact that white bread doesn’t have it may be the reason why you face all these problems.
Whole-grain breads could be a good alternative. Moreover, studies have shown that daily consumption reduces the risks of developing the diseases mentioned above.
Soy may be equally as harmful for your health as it is for ecology. Soy crops are said to be the most destructive monocrops since they rob the soil of nutrients and leave it completely devastated. Moreover, most soybeans are genetically modified, which means you hardly get any of the promised nutrients from them.
Another problem with soy is its high concentration of isoflavones, or plant estrogens, that increase their level in your body and disrupt your menstrual cycle. For the same reason, soy intake is usually connected with an increased activity of thyroid hormones, which can lead to unexpected weight loss, sweating, and the swelling of your neck.
1. Fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia are chronic pain conditions that commonly go together, but have different causes. Symptoms can be remarkably similar, which is why it’s sometimes difficult to diagnose.
Be careful and pay attention to joint pain. It may start suddenly. The most important difference is that rheumatoid arthritis causes joint swelling with warmth and a limited range of motion.
2. Mastitis and breast cancer
Mastitis is a swelling in the breast, which is usually caused by an infection. It mostly affects women who are breastfeeding.
Inflammatory breast cancer has symptoms that are a lot like mastitis. Please, if you’ve been diagnosed with mastitis and antibiotic treatment doesn’t help within a week or so, it is better to have an ultrasound, a mammogram, and a skin biopsy to exclude all the risks of cancer.
3. Diabetes and stomach flu or eating disorders
Diabetes is a dangerous disease that involves problems with the hormone insulin and numerous other symptoms that you can confuse with other disorders. It is crucial to not be late visiting a doctor and to not do any self-diagnosing. It may be confused with these diseases:
1. Stomach flu (virus): You can experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, and other symptoms. You need to do blood tests to diagnose it.
2. Eating disorders: Because of extreme weight loss due to high blood sugar. Patients might be diagnosed with an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia.
4. Peripheral artery disease and atherosclerosis
Peripheral artery disease is a common problem when you don’t receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. Usually, it happens with legs.
Atherosclerosis is the narrowing of the arteries. It reduces blood flow and oxygen to an artery in your body including the heart, brain, legs, kidneys, and other vital organs.
5. Problems with a spinal cord and kidney diseases
There can be several reasons for kidney diseases: infections, kidney stones, injury to the kidneys, and blood clots. All of these conditions can cause a lot of pain that you can confuse with problems in your lower back.
6. Endometriosis and ovarian cysts
Endometriosis is a condition where the lining of the uterus, that is responsible for menstruation, is found outside the womb. It gives rise to ovarian cysts and causes pelvic pain.
Many women have ovarian cysts. The majority disappear without treatment, within a few months. But there are some pathological cysts that need special treatment.
7. Common cold and allergic rhinitis
You’ve had a runny nose for ages and your eyes are so red but no medicine for common colds helps you. Pay attention to how long it lasts and when it happened. It is important to know that if it is allergic rhinitis, there won’t be a fever, but it can be itching.