10 Unusual Skin Problems That Could Be a Sign of a Serious Disease

As your body’s largest organ, your skin is a window into your health. “All of our organ systems are related,” says Whitney High, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. What’s going on in your organs affects your skin—and vice versa. The thing is, doctors don’t need special equipment

Lupus: 11 Silent Symptoms You Can’t Ignore

This autoimmune disease is tricky to diagnose because it mimics so many other illnesses. If you have more than four of any of these symptoms of lupus, it may be time to call your doctor. Read on to learn more about this condition! You feel like you have the flu, but you’re not getting better

6 Warning Signs You Might Have Eye Cataracts

Eye cataracts, an eye condition that affects about one in six Americans past the age of 40, is one of the most common eye disorders in the world. Cataracts are a cloudy or opaque area on the crystalline lens of the eye that develops over time. Despite being so common, most cataract cases aren’t caught

4 Signs Your Back Pain Is Actually Arthritis

A backache that won’t quit may not just be from shoveling, lifting too-heavy weights, or wearing too-high heels. These telltale signs suggest it could be osteoarthritis, or arthritis of the spine: You wake up to pain If your back hurts when you first get out of the bed in the morning, the pain may caused

Warning Signs: Your Body Is Talking – Are You Listening?

From blistered skin to inflamed gums, minor ailments may be symptoms of more serious health issues. Make sure you can read your body’s silent signs. Silent signs that you might have gut issues: Damage to your teeth “When tooth enamel is very thin, we usually guess one of two things,” says Danyal Dehghani, a dentist

These Are the Signs of a Serious Eye Infection

Pink eye is the most common type of eye infection, but sometimes it can be difficult to tell if it’s something more. While some infections like pink eye can resolve on their own, others can cause permanent damage and require immediate treatment. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, almost one million people seek treatment

10 Warning Signs Your Liver Sends You

Your liver does a lot for your health. As one of the body’s largest organs, it’s responsible for metabolic functions like converting nutrients from your diet so your body can use them, and making sure toxic substances are flushed out before they cause any harm. When your liver is in trouble, though, there are a

8 Warning Signs You Might Have Sun Poisoning

Sun poisoning is a severe sunburn that brings flu-like side effects alongside standard sunburn symptoms. It doesn’t mean you’ve actually been poisoned by the sun. You might not know that you have sun poisoning right away because sometimes symptoms don’t show for hours. However, it only takes 15 minutes for the sun to fry your

8 Strange Things That Can Happen When Sleep Paralysis Strikes

Sleep paralysis locks a person in a strange state between dreaming and waking, where they can’t move but might experience weird hallucinations. It affects only 7.6 percent of the general population, but it can be a terrifying experience for those it strikes. Here are some frightening things that can happen when sleep paralysis strikes: You

8 Symptoms of Celiac Disease You Need to Pay Attention To

Approximately one in every 100 Americans has celiac disease, a condition in which the gluten in food triggers an immune response that damages the small intestine, which affects its ability to absorb nutrients. While the disease is common, it’s shockingly underdiagnosed—with 85 percent of people with celiac unaware they even have it. That’s not surprising

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