Aging is an inevitable part of our life and the appearance of the wrinkles shouldn’t be a problem. In contrary, wrinkles should be a sign of growth, wisdom, beauty and knowledge.
As we get older, our skin becomes less elastic, thinner and older and that’s why wrinkles appear on our skin.
Unfortunately, wrinkles can also reveal certain things about our health. Certain signs of wrinkling can indicate a potential health problem.
Here are some of the things that wrinkles reveal about your health:
Risk for Heart Disease
If one or both of your earlobes has a diagonal wrinkle it may be a sign of increased risk of getting heart disease.
The earlobe and the heart muscle are made from the same genetic material, and ear wrinkles are a type of skin degeneration that can cause vascular disease.
According to one study done at the Tel Aviv Medical Center it has been shown that if you have this sign you may have a 67% change of having coronary artery disease.
High Blood Pressure
Women who have a less wrinkles and under eye dark circles tend to have lower blood pressure. Wrinkling may be a potential sign of increased risk of high blood pressure.
High Levels of Sugar
Sugar contains AGEs (advanced glycation end products) which breaks down the molecular structure of the elastin and collagen. This may result with increased development of wrinkles and lines on your skin.
That is why so important to reduce the intake of sugars, especially sweets, and much better and healthier idea is to eat some fruit instead. For an example, mangoes and pomegranates, contain beneficial skin properties.
Decreased Bone Density
According to a study done at the Yale University School of Medicine, severity of wrinkles is linked to bone mineral density. Skin and bones contain the same building proteins and aging is accompanied by changes in skin and deterioration of bone quantity and quality. This means: the worse the wrinkles, the lesser the bone density.
More wrinkles-more stress. Many dermatologists worldwide can tell the patients about their stress level according the wrinkles and lines on their face.
Increased stress releases cortisol also known as stress hormone which result with reducing the skin’s collagen and the appearance of wrinkles.
All these potential risks have one positive side, to seek for a help and visit a doctor once they are identified.
Extra tip: Get more sleep, eat more veggies and fruits and quit smoking to reduce the presence of wrinkles.