Earlobe Crease Links to Heart Disease? 7 Weird Health Clues Your Body is Telling You

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Jan 11, 2016 04:30 AM EST

TOKYO - APRIL 8: Professional ear cleaners clean wax out of a Japanese women's ear using an ear-pick equipped with a tiny camera at The Mimi Kurin salon April 8, 2006 in Tokyo, Japan. In Tokyo, shops are opening up that specialize in cleaning people's ears for JPY 500 (USD 4.25) for a quick five-minute clean. (Photo : Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images )

Sometimes, the minor body quirks you have could be a symptom of underlying diseases. Below are some clues your body could be telling you it's time to visit the doctor:

1) Earlobe crease or folds. There are many studies linking the appearance of earlobe creases in people who have had or are likely to experience cardiovascular events. However, many of these remain theories but the connection doesn't still have any concrete scientific explanation, per Healthline. If your ears have creases, fold or wrinkle, get tested for cholesterol and blood pressure levels to rule out the risks.

2) Plump and stubby legs. People with stocky legs may have liver and diabetes problem, especially among women. A study published in 2008 suggested that this may be related to nutrition in childhood, which has hampered the body's growth and development. Avoiding the disease could be best prevented by limiting alcohol intake or covering with mask and gloves if you work with chemicals on a regular basis.

3) Irregular-looking finger nails. Bumps, riddles and abnormal shape in the nail could indicate psoriasis, iron deficiency, infection or problems with liver or kidney, according to Live Strong. You'll need a proper diagnosis with a doctor before proceeding any treatment.

4) Short arms. Another study suggested that women who have short arms are more prone to Alzheimer's disease or dementia than those who have no problem reaching the top of the cabinet. "Because the development of the brain region most severely affected by Alzheimer's disease coincides with the greatest change in limb length, we thought it was possible that men and women with shorter limbs could be at greater risk for developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease," the study authors noted, per the American Academy of Neurology. However, doing brain exercises by engaging in hobbies like coloring, painting and doing crossword puzzles could keep the brain active.

5) Larger waistline. Anyone with waistline above 40 inches have high chances of developing dementia when they are in their 70s, per BBC health. Following a Mediterranean-based diet can help trim the waistline down. Check Latinos Health for weight-loss related tips regularly.

6) D-cup bra. Women who wear D-cups are candidates for diabetes as the fat in a woman's breast tissue is indicative of insulin resistance, per Prevention. Keeping an active lifestyle may help the body process sugar better, thus lowering the risk of diabetes development.

7) Ear wax. The way the body handles oil and fat can result in either sticky or dry ear wax. "If you are more of a dry, brittle type, you are at more of a risk of heart disease as opposed to the wet one," said Dr. Michael Wald via ABC News. Stick to a fat-free diet and get regular doctor check-ups.

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