No one likes to be sick. In fact, you may be ignoring symptoms, desperately hoping they go away. Sometimes this works, other times not so much. When this tactic doesn’t work, things can go bad quickly. Here are 8 symptoms to worry about.
8 Symptoms to Worry About
These are symptoms that are common but taken less seriously than chest pain and irregular moles.
1. Being Sleepy During the Day
Stress can leave anyone drained and tired. So can insomnia, which is when you can’t sleep no matter how hard you try. While this can happen occasionally, if it continues to happen, then you have a problem.
This could mean that you have sleep apnea. This is when you have disruptive breathing patterns. You will not get enough oxygen during the night and keep waking up to get it.
Other symptoms include loud snoring, sore throat, or a headache.
2. Erectile Dysfunction
This is usually seen as more of an emotional problem than a physical one. Most of the time, men fix it with Viagra without checking out why it happened in the first place.
Erectile dysfunction could be a sign of heart disease. Men who have this problem are twice as likely to have cardiovascular disease or die of a heart attack.
3. Unintentional Weight Loss
This type of weight loss isn’t the result of hard work. It’s when things get a bit scary. This symptom could mean cancer. If you lose around 10 pounds a month, that’s a common sign of cancer.
It can also mean that you have a thyroid problem.
4. A Persistent Cough
If you continue to have a cough that won’t go away, there could be a respiratory problem.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, also known as COPD, is a common problem. It can cause permanent lung damage.
A chronic cough could also be a sign of lung cancer.
5. Peeing Often
Have you noticed that you are going to the bathroom more often than normal? Some people brush it off as having an older bladder, but it could be something more.
Too much glucose in the blood can trigger a need to pee. This is a symptom of Diabetes.
For women, it can be a sign of urinary tract infection. For men, it could mean a potential prostate problem.
6. Slipping, Falling, and Losing Your Balance
We all know that falls happen, but if it happens a lot, then there is a problem. A potential neurological problem. Things can cause your brain to go off and make you lose your sense of balance.
Such problems can include motor diseases like Parkinson’s, autoimmune diseases, and diabetic neuropathy.
7. Always Being Constipated
Going to the bathroom is important. Being constipated is annoying, but is it something to take seriously?
Constant constipation could indicate colon growths or colorectal cancer. The growths can cause a narrowing or blockage, which leads to constipation.
8. Chest, Neck, and Arm Discomfort When Exercising
Pain that spreads to the chest, neck, and arms after exercising can be a sign of coronary artery disease (CAD). This type of symptom can affect women more, while men have the classic chest pain.
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