An experienced doctor may get an idea about the person's health without any testing and research, just by looking at his face. A good indicator of the condition of the body are the lips, or their appearance. In a healthy person they have a smooth light pink color. If the lips become white, it can be a symptom of diseases including very serious. Then it is necessary to pass the examination and start treatment.

For diseases of the lips can become white

If the man's lips become pale, taking on a grayish-whitish color, it almost certainly indicates anemia. You need to do a blood test and upon confirmation of the diagnosis to try to increase the level of hemoglobin. The simplest way is to increase the consumption of foods rich in iron. Of animal products a champion of the content of this element is the liver. Also a lot of iron in beef. From vegetable products, most of iron in pomegranates, beets, red apples. We recommend that you also take medicines containing iron, for example, "Perlatum", "ferrum Lek".

If the lips become pale gray, with distinct bluish tint, it is a sign of heart disease. Well, when on the edge of such lip is visible to the red line, we can talk about cyanosis – lack of blood oxygen and excessive concentrations of reduced hemoglobin due to disturbances in the pulmonary circulation. About the cyanosis is also evidenced by bluish coloration of the skin of the hands, the ears. In this case, you must quickly consult a doctor. For the diagnosis of cyanosis used x-ray examination. In the treatment of this disease use oxygen, that is oxygen inhalation.

Causes of pale lips are not related to the disease

Lips can turn white not only because of diseases. Some people certainly have heard the expression, "the Blood drained from the face". And someone witnessed similar phenomena. This is the result of a sudden severe fright or sudden severe pain (from shock, burn, etc.). Occurs reflex spasm of peripheral blood vessels (especially capillaries), and blood flow in the superficial tissue of the body is drastically reduced. Naturally, the lips this be much lighter. This phenomenon usually does not last long and disappears once the person starts to calm down or the pain will become weaker.