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7 Subtle Signs That You’re Healthy

5. Healthy Hair and Nails
The integumentary system (which includes hair and nails) is often the first place that a serious vitamin deficiency shows up. This shortage can cause weak, deformed fingernails and toenails and hair that falls out in clumps. If your hair’s biggest problems are frizziness or split ends, then it’s more or less healthy.

6. Regular Menstrual Periods
Regular periods with normal premenstrual symptoms are one of the best indicators that your reproductive system is healthy. Irregular, painful periods and excessive or prolonged bleeding are symptoms that should be checked out by a doctor.

7. Decent Sleep
True, most of us don’t get quite as much sleep as we should, and occasional insomnia is considered normal. But as long as you’re sleeping through the night on a regular basis and not experiencing night sweats or being awakened repeatedly by the urge to urinate, you’re probably hitting all the necessary sleep rhythms. And if you’re generally waking up feeling at least moderately refreshed, things are looking good.

It should go without saying that the absence of these signs can mean hundreds of different things and can signify dozens of different problems—or sometimes nothing at all—and a doctor is the only one who can say for sure. And that means a real doctor—because sometimes WebMD just doesn’t cut it.

Related:
18 Things Your Feet Say About Your Health | Care2 Healthy Living
What Your Teeth & Gums Say About Your Health
14 Things Your Eyes Say About Your Health

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6:39AM PST on Dec 26, 2011

Great article.. For once we are being told that we don't need to ''freak-out-at-every-pain-receptor-activated'' !

6:33PM PST on Nov 8, 2011

thank you

7:38PM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Thanks for the post.

10:17AM PDT on Oct 13, 2011

Thanks!

11:17PM PDT on Oct 10, 2011

thanks

3:49PM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

7 out of 7, yay!

9:47AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

Thanks for the info!

3:47AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

thanks

2:12PM PDT on Oct 2, 2011

i guess im pretty healthy then :)

8:22AM PDT on Sep 30, 2011

Thanks for this info!

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