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12 Serious Diseases And Health Issues – The Symptoms You Must Watch For

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Here’s a fact: the symptoms we experience may not always be what they seem. When is a headache just a headache? When should you be more concerned about it? All of us have these little worries about the symptoms our body experiences, but it is important to be aware of them and to listen to our body for any warning signs it could be giving.
Take note of the list below and if you’re experiencing any of them, do approach your doctor about it. Consultations are typically covered when it comes to health insurance.

SIGNS OF A HEART ATTACK

Did you know that you can save a person from a potentially fatal attack by recognizing the signs early on? Be mindful of the following:
●Chest pain, right in the middle
●A feeling of being squeezed
●A feeling of fullness in the center of your chest
●Shortness when it comes to your breath
●Discomfort in the upper area of your body
●Lightheadedness
●Cold sweats
●Nausea
Note that the pain or pressure in your chest would usually last more than a few minutes.

SIGNS OF A STROKE

Much like a heart attack, a stroke can happen at any given time and also comes with obvious symptoms. Do be mindful of the following:
●Any difficulty with speech
●A degree of weakness in your arms
●Facial dropping
●Loss of vision
●A severe headache, coupled with confusion
●Loss of balance and dizziness
●A feeling of overall weakness or numbness
Make sure you alert someone should you begin experiencing any of these signs.

SIGNS OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ISSUES

It isn’t just your menstruation or urinary condition that needs paying attention to. Below are a few others that you might want to observe more closely:
●Spotting or bleeding in between your regular periods
●Irritation or burning sensations in your genital area
●Severe abdominal or pelvic pain
●Pain or a degree of discomfort during sex
●An increase in your need to urinate and urinary urgency
●Unusual discharge
●A feeling of fullness in your lower abdomen

SIGNS OF BREAST ISSUES

Among women’s chief worries is breast cancer so it pays to be more aware of the symptoms related to it:
●Unusual tenderness of your breasts
●Nipple discharge
●Changes in the nipple’s skin
●Pain in your breast
●A lump or thickening near your breast or by the underarm area
Early diagnosis can save lives, so if you’re in doubt, make use of your health insurance and speak to your doctor about it.

SIGNS OF LUNG PROBLEMS

We tend to dismiss coughs as something that will eventually pass, however, this may not always be the case:
●Chronic cough
●Shortness of breath
●Coughing up blood
●Difficulty when it comes to breathing
●Wheezing
●Repeat instances of pneumonia and bronchitis

SIGNS OF DIGESTIVE OR STOMACH ISSUES

If your dietary habits aren’t so great, this puts you at a higher degree of risk for developing digestive issues. Here’s what you need to be watchful of:
●Acid reflux
●Constipation
●Rectal bleeding
●Diarrhea
●Heartburn
●Blood in the stool / black stools
●Vomiting blood

SIGNS OF BLADDER PROBLEMS

You might experience similar symptoms as urine issues, so when these occur make sure to speak your doctor about it.
●Painful urination
●Blood in the urine
●Leaking urine
●Loss of bladder control
●Frequent urination
●Repeatedly wetting the bed

SIGNS OF SKIN ISSUES

Things like acne are quite common, but other skin changes might need you to pay a closer look. Investments towards regular checks can help as well.
●Changes when it comes to your moles
●Lesions that don’t heal or go away
●New growths on the skin
●Frequent redness of flushing of the face and neck
●Thick, red skin that comes with silvery patches
●Jaundice

SIGNS OF JOIN AND MUSCLE ISSUES

Did you know that muscle pain can be a symptom of many different conditions? As such, you need to be more observant:
●Persistent aches and pains
●Decreased mobility
●Loss of function when it comes to muscles and joints
●Any redness or inflammation of the joints
●Stiffness and swelling in and around the joint area
●Tingling and numbness
●A feeling of tenderness and pain
Make sure to speak to your doctor and inform them if you’re experiencing any of the above.

SIGNS OF EMOTIONAL ISSUES

It isn’t just our body that can fall ill. Due to stress and worries when it comes to things like mortgages, make sure you pay attention to these mental health symptoms as well:
●Delusions or hallucinations
●Anxiety
●Suicidal thoughts
●Feeling tense
●Repeat nightmares and flashbacks
●Disinterest in one’s regular activities
Remember, there’s nothing to be embarrassed about when it comes to emotional issues. Do speak with a professional or a person you trust about your symptoms.

SIGNS OF HEADACHE ISSUES

Excluding the tension headaches some of us might experience daily, serious headache problems can sometimes be debilitating. Take note of the following:
●Severe dizziness
●An inability to walk or balance
●Vomiting
●Nausea
●Severe headaches that come on suddenly

SIGNS OF WEIGHT OR EATING DISORDERS

Weight and eating disorders are more common than most people think. If you suspect someone you know or if you feel like you might be going through this health issue, it is best to get properly diagnosed then seek treatment. Be mindful of:
●Compulsive exercise
●Overuse of diet pills and laxatives
●Depression
●Binging
●Vomiting
●Periods of starvation
●Excessive hunger and thirst
●Dehydration
●Weight loss without trying
●Preoccupation with weight and food
●Issues with body image
Do make sure you seek help from a professional if you observe these symptoms in yourself or in someone you care for. Give yourself credit for taking the first step!

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