8. Yellow Spots on Eyelids
If you discover soft, yellow, padded spots on and around your eyelids, there’s nothing to worry about immediately. And if you find them unsightly, a dermatologist can remove them relatively quickly. These yellow spots are cholesterol-filled lesions called xanthelasma, and they could indicate that you are at a higher risk of heart disease. People with xanthelasma have higher levels of cholesterol, which is a risk factor for cardiac problems.
7. Mouth Sores
Sores on and around your lips and mouth can also be a sign of a struggling immune system. If you spot a sore on your lips, the most likely culprit is a cold sore. Cold sores are common and caused by the type 1 herpes virus, which people usually catch as children or young adults. Once you become infected with the virus, you have it for life. It can remain dormant until your immune system loses its strength or you’re under a lot of stress. Cold sores usually go away on their own, but they’re an excellent reminder to take care of yourself and boost your immune system.
6. Excess Facial Hair
If you’re trying to grow a beard, facial hair is a good thing. However, if you’re female, excess facial hair can sign a hormone imbalance. Unwanted facial hair on the jawline, chin, and upper lip is a symptom of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS, caused by an imbalance of hormones, is a condition that can affect women of childbearing age. For some women, unusually heavy facial hair is an inherited trait and nothing to be concerned about. If the facial hair is excessive, you may want to consult with a physician to see if your hormones are to blame.