What Your Lips Say About Your Health

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Our body parts can send various warning signs that something is wrong with our health. Our hair, skin, nails, etc, can show some indications that we are not doing well with our health. Similarly, our lips also can be one of the best predictors of our health.

If your body is not hydrated enough, this indication is shown by our lips getting dried out. Along with our mouth showing an indication our lips also do the same in denoting dehydration.

Similarly, pale lips also show that we have less blood cells or that we are anaemic in nature. Hence, more such signs are shown on our lips when we suffer from a particular condition.

In this article, we have mentioned how lips can show that something is wrong with your health. Read on the article to know what your lips say about your health.


Lip Sores

Small lip pimples, which are painful and often bleed, are a viral infection called herpes, as it is caused by the herpes virus. This infection is contagious and hence you must avoid using lip products of the infected person.


Cracked Lips At Corners

This indicates that your body is suffering from deficiency of vitamins. This can also be a sign to indicate fungal infection on the lips or to show that you are stressed. Stress and anxiety also cause cracks at the corners of the lips.


Pale Lips

This condition indicates that you have less blood cells and you might be anaemic. You must eat a lot of green vegetables and fruits, which increase your iron level, so that the blood cells will increase to their normal level.


Dry Lips

If you have dry lips frequently and you always apply a lip balm to make your lips moist then you must reach out for water instead of a lip balm. Dry lips is an indication of less water in the body (or dehydration).


Discoloured Lips

Your lips may be dark due to many factors. If you are smoking from a very long period of time then your lips tend to become dark. However, liver diseases may also cause your lips to become dark. You must see a doctor if your lips turn dark suddenly.


Swelling Of Lips

This is due to an internal allergy of the skin. If your lips swell after having any drug or after applying any skin cream or lip balm, you must know that these are causing adverse allergic reactions in your body. Visit a doctor for an early treatment, as internal allergy can be sometimes fatal.


Tender And Painful Lips

This indicates that you are getting an allergy by the lipstick that you are using. You might be allergic to any of the lip products that you are using on your lips. Your toothpaste can also be one of the reasons for tender and painful lips, as you might be allergic to it.

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Story first published: Sunday, January 24, 2016, 10:00 [IST]
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