In the hot summer, in order to cool off the heat, many men are shirtless, and women wear navel-baring clothes.
However, the umbilicus is the weakest connection between the human internal organs and the outside world, and is the place where the body is vulnerable.
Not only that, but the shape of your belly button can also reflect your health.
Can you tell your health from your belly button?
Before we were born, the navel had one umbilical vein and two umbilical arteries, which were used to help us absorb nutrients.
After birth, the placental circulation stops, the umbilical vein atresia becomes the ligamentum teres, and the terminal ductus venosus of the umbilical vein atresia becomes the ligament venae; the atresia of the umbilical artery and the connected hypogastric artery form the hypogastric ligament. The belly button is essentially the scar left after the umbilical cord is cut.
Take a look at your belly button, in which case, look at your physical condition.
A healthy belly button is simply three words: round, big, deep
It is in the shape of a full moon, the navel is round or oval, the navel is round, the navel is deep, the mouth of the wheel is plump, firm and plump, the color is red and bright, and it is pressed powerfully.
An abnormal belly button often heralds disease, in shape:
belly button triangle
Regular triangle, common in stomach, gallbladder, pancreas and other diseases;
Inverted triangle, common in visceral sagging, chronic wasting disease, constipation, chronic gastrointestinal diseases, gynecological diseases, etc.
The navel is off the anterior midline
Left side, common in fear of cold, cold hands and feet, fatigue and lack of energy, poor appetite, indigestion, abdominal distension, constipation, colorectal mucosal lesions, etc.;
On the right side, it is common in insomnia and dreaminess, body aches, dryness and heat, hepatitis, hypochondriac pain, epigastric pain, duodenal ulcer, etc.
The navel is deflated into a horizontal or vertical strip
Common in gastrointestinal disorders, constipation or diarrhea; horizontal or vertical slits, common in liver diseases such as cirrhosis.
The umbilicus is too deep or too shallow
Generally speaking, the depth of the umbilical profile is greater than 1.5cm as the deep umbilicus.
Deep depression is common in obesity, chronic debilitating diseases, abdominal inflammation, gastrointestinal dysfunction, long-term diarrhea and severe vomiting, adhesive tuberculous peritonitis, late cancer, etc.;
The umbilicus is soft and thin, and the navel is smaller than 1cm. It is common in the body with low immunity, abnormal hormone secretion in the body, general weakness, and poor mental condition.
belly button bulge
The tissue of the navel is relatively soft and thin. When the abdomen is highly swollen, it will bulge out. It is common in ascites or ovarian cysts caused by liver cirrhosis, chronic nephritis, etc.;
Abdominal distention, twisting, dilation of veins around the umbilicus, or dense capillary network, commonly seen in cirrhotic ascites;
Abdominal distention, hard pressing, hard stools, common in the intestines with dry feces, intestinal obstruction and critically ill patients;
Sudden blackening of the umbilicus in patients with swelling, wheezing, or asthma, which is common in critically ill patients;
There is a cord-like induration below the middle of the umbilicus, which is common in umbilical leakage or intestinal leakage;
The umbilical leakage does not heal for a long time, or the infection becomes a pus leakage, which is often caused by convulsions and death;
Festering hard, fixed, common in cancer. Severe coughing and gas-holding distention of the abdomen with umbilical process are not morbid; umbilical hernia is morbid.
In terms of color, temperature and secretions:
belly button discharge
The yellow mucus is not painful but itchy, common in the umbilical leakage of epigastric pain and burning, dry mouth and bitter taste, thirst and not wanting to drink, body weight fatigue, not thinking about eating and drinking, nausea, and poor stool;
The pus is clear and thin without pain or itching, which is common in umbilical leakage due to dizziness, tinnitus, palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue, sore waist and weak legs, insomnia and dreaminess;
Mucus-like, common in oily face, prone to acne, bitter and dry mouth, unwillingness to eat, pain and burning in the stomach, nausea, thirst, fatigue, dry stool, short and red urination, wet scrotum in males, wet scrotum in females It is easy to carry a large amount, irritability, easy to suffer from boils, jaundice and other diseases;
Watery and smelly urine, common in congenital malformation, patent urachal.
White and dull, common in lack of energy, fatigue and sweating, dull hair, dizziness and forgetfulness, normal stool, or excessive urination, or anemia;
Redness, even boils, are common in local skin infections;
Yellow and oily secretions oozing and itching, which are often caused by feeling bad external factors or eating too much fat, sweet wine, meat, etc.;
Blue or blue, common in poor blood circulation in the body;
Purple, dull color, or see ecchymosis, common in the body with mass, abdominal tumor and pelvic tumor;
Black, common in acute and chronic illness to critically ill;
A purple plaque about 2.5 cm in diameter (Cullen’s sign) appears on the surrounding skin, which is common in intra-abdominal hemorrhage due to various causes, such as acute hemorrhagic necrotizing pancreatitis, ruptured ectopic pregnancy, ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, intra-abdominal malignant Tumors include diseases such as primary or metastatic liver cancer.
warmth, which is common in normal conditions;
Overheating, common in constipation, hemorrhoids, small boils, umbilical carbuncle;
Too cold is common in palpitations, shortness of breath, edema, weakness, cold in the body, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea, low immunity, and decreased renal function.
Feel the navel
Soft, common in poor body resistance, such as gastrointestinal dysfunction, blood in the stool (distant blood), epigastric pain, etc.;
Hard fullness, common in indigestion, abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, edema, intestinal carbuncle, etc.
How to protect the belly button?
The principles of navel health care: three joys and three evils
● likes warm and dislikes cool
Don’t show your belly button. The navel is the closest place on the human body to the internal organs, and it is also a very weak point. No matter how hot the weather is, it should be covered. Pay attention to the navel to keep warm.
● I like the simple and dislike the complex
The navel is very delicate. Do not use other things to beautify, decorate or damage it, such as navel tattoos, navel stickers, navel nails, etc., otherwise it will hinder the excretory function of the skin and cause skin diseases or infectious diseases.
● likes clean and hates dirty
Rinse the navel with warm water from the shower head, gently wipe off the dirt with a soft towel, and dry the navel with a clean, dry towel.
If the belly button has abnormal conditions such as redness, swelling, heat, pain, secretion exudation, etc., do not deal with it by yourself, so as to avoid infection deep into the body, difficult to recover, or even life-threatening. It should be disposed of under the guidance of a doctor.
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