7 Health Symptoms Doctors Suggest Never to Ignore
Some health symptoms are self-inflicted, but others can not always be dismissed as so, and if ignored can lead to bigger health issues.
Sometimes things happen in our bodies that seem minor and which we may be tempted to dismiss. However, some of these are health warning signs that should be evaluated by your healthcare provider, so they can be effectively treated before they turn into more serious problems.
- Unexpected weight loss
Having extra pounds melt off without even trying sounds like a dieter’s dream come true. But, if you are losing weight, and not trying to do so, it needs to be investigated, especially as the weight loss gets to be 10 or 15 pounds.
Unexplained weight loss could be a sign of stress, depression, infection, cancer, a digestive disorder, or a side effect of some medications. Any weight loss that you can’t pinpoint the reasons for should be checked out by your GP.
- Moles that change colour
Never, ever ignore a mole that changes in colour, shape, or size. Contact your primary care doctor or dermatologist to check out your entire body for symptoms as soon as possible. This may be indicative of malignant melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer.
- Excessive sleep
Sleeping way more than usual or not being able to wake up in the morning can be a sign of depression, chronic inflammation, or even multiple sclerosis. It’s best to speak with your doctor about getting evaluated. our doctor can help determine why you are feeling this way and what can be done to help you feel better.
- Persistent cough
If you can’t shake that cough, get yourself to the doctor. A persistent cough is not only annoying, but it may also be a sign from your body that something isn’t right – perhaps asthma or even acid reflux disease.
- Frequent abdominal pain
There are many different conditions – some serious, others not so serious- that cause stomach pain. But belly pain that is in a specific location – especially the lower right quadrant – needs to be examined if it lasts for more than a couple of days or is intense in nature.
- Chronic pain
Chronic refers to daily pain that lasts more than 12 weeks. It is not normal – at any age – to have pain every day that significantly limits your activity. The aches and pains of ageing should not be causing a major limitation on the way you live your life. The cause of chronic pain always needs to be determined, but you have to go see the doctor help figure it out.
- Sudden numbness or weakness
If you suddenly have difficulty moving your legs or arms, especially on one side of your body, you could be having a stroke. Call 108 or your local emergency number immediately. Other signs include facial drooping, also on one side of your body; difficulty talking; confusion; trouble seeing out of one or both of your eyes; and dizziness or loss of balance. You may also have a sudden, severe headache.
Don’t Wait, Act Now!
Our bodies are great communicators, often telling us what is wrong – if only we listened more closely. It is common for individuals to only seek out medical treatment when they experience severe ailments. However, it’s time to take charge of your health! Schedule an appointment with Bansal Diagnostic Centre today.