Do you know certain specific body features can reveal a lot about your health? Hop in here to know more!

Our body surely tells lots of things about us. More specifically, specific body features tell about our health. Doctors are trained to look at the physical features of an individual and diagnose the health of that person.

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Features such as height of a person, the length of the fingers, body shape and many other such things are indicative of any impending health problems that a person might suffer from. Or it tells about the current well being of a patient.

Here is what different body features say about your wellbeing and health.

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1 Body shape

Doctors differentiate the female body type basically into three types, the apple shape, the pear shape and the hourglass shape on the basis of the measurements taken of the waist and hip of a person.

A person with apple shaped body has waist larger than the hips. They tend to carry most of the fat in the area of their stomach. People with such body type may develop ailments such as diabetes and heart diseases.

People with pear shaped body, means that they have wider hips and narrow waist. Most of the weight they carry in form of fat deposits is in the hip or thighs. Though pear shaped people don’t have any danger of developing any ailments, they tend to find it difficult to lose weight when compared to apple shaped people.

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While people with hourglass figure usually have a narrow waist, they have slightly larger hips and chest area. This says that the person carries most of the fat in the chest and the hip area. This body shape is preferred to be the best among women as it makes them attractive in the eyes of the prospective mates and the fat is deposited in the right places. As with pear shaped people, hourglass figure people may not develop any serious ailments, but they will find hard to lose weight around the hips. For them, the only concern is the extra weight in the chest area, for women it would mean bigger breasts and possible back pain due to big breasts.

2 Waist and Height

If you tend to have a large waist, there is a realistic chance of you developing a chronic ailment at any stage of your life. An averaged sized man must have the waist of the size 37 inches, while any average sized woman should have a waist of 32 inches.

For women, being taller is a sign that they had a higher chance of developing ovarian cancer, when compared to shorter women. Having more height means that there are more than average chances of any person developing diabetes and/or cancer. While shorter people are more susceptible to dementia, Alzheimer’s and heart disease.

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3 Finger length

If the index finger is shorter than the ring finger in both men and women, it usually indicates that the person is of athletic nature, very aware of his surroundings and has aggression as his/her second nature. Women usually with longer ring fingers may develop bone related diseases like osteoporosis in their knees.

In men, having the index finger of the same size as that of the ring finger or longer than ring finger indicates that they can develop oral cancer later in life. On the other hand, they are less likely to develop prostate cancer in their life.

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4 Leg and arm length

Bristol University in England conducted a research and found that women with longer legs tend to have heavier babies, since it indicates that the person was well nourished in their childhood. Long legs also say that the person eats a healthy diet, whereas women with shorter legs tend to have the risk of developing liver diseases.

Also women with shorter arm lengths may have a higher risk of getting Alzheimer’s in their life. Since the lengths of arm and legs are proportionate, people with long limbs may have immunity from some diseases that affect people with shorter limbs.

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5 Eye color

Eye color is an excellent indicator of a person’s health since it contains lots of gene. Eye color is passed on from generations and hence has genes that affect different parts of the body. Women with darker eyes have low pain tolerance when compared with women with lighter eye color. People with blue colored eye may get addicted to alcohol.

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