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It’s not uncommon for people to dismiss some health symptoms and assume there’s nothing wrong with the body. Sometimes the signs could be self-inflicted, for example, discomfort at the back of the thighs after an intense workout. While the body experiences pain and aches once in a while, never get into the habit of normalizing pain.
Some symptoms, when ignored, could escalate into more significant health issues that are costly to treat. If you have signs that don’t quickly respond to home remedies, you need immediate medical attention. Here are a few of them outlined for your attention.
You probably think or have been brought up to think that people with a heart attack suddenly fall clutching their chest. Unfortunately, the real-life scenario is that the symptoms of a heart attack come on slowly.
Patients describe it as an uncomfortable squeezing or pressure in the center of the chest. It may last a few minutes, disappear and reappear in short intervals.
In some cases, the symptoms may be felt in the arms or neck and are more common in women. They may also experience jaw pain, shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, and back pain. Breaking out into a cold sweat is also common. Call a doctor immediately, and you could save a life in minutes.
Bloating is a common problem, especially in women, just before their period. However, if it happens on an almost daily basis, it should be checked out. You’ll not only have it sorted out but also put your mind at rest.
Your doctor may recommend further tests depending on the diagnosis. You’d better undergo the tests and have the problem identified than live with the discomfort of a swollen stomach.
Bleeding of any sort should never be taken lightly, especially if it seems uncontrollable. Rectal bleeding accompanied by blackish stool could be a sign of ulcers and colon cancer or hemorrhoids. Prolonged vaginal bleeding can be associated with gynecological cancers.
Blood in vomit can be caused by esophageal cancer. Frequent nose bleeds should also be checked and treated. They could signify an underlying problem like high blood pressure or a clotting problem.
With all the hype of weight loss everywhere in the world, it’s easy to mistake weight loss for good health. However, this isn’t always the case. Unexpected or unexplained weight loss is a reason to get you concerned.
Some of the underlying issues include malnourishment, diabetes, or other illness. Any weight loss you can’t explain should be checked out by a healthcare provider.
You may want to dismiss body weakness as a result of working too hard. While it could be true, one-sided weakness shouldn’t be ignored. One person suffers a stroke every 40 seconds. These statistics are too high to have you ignoring even subtle signs of body weakness. Be on the lookout for face drooping, arm weakness and speech difficulty and call an ambulance without delay.
Are you in the habit of ignoring some symptoms and body changes? You need to stop and embrace the habit of quickly responding to anything that doesn’t feel normal. Some symptoms can lead you to an early grave if you’re not careful, which is something you don’t want, of course.
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