Body Signs You Should Never Ignore
Are you hiding something? Are you avoiding listening to your body telling you it’s sick, lacking something, or has too much of something?_
Below are 11 critical things your body is trying to tell you – 11 things you; shouldn’t ignore! From irregular bowel movements to chest pain, headaches, and fatigue, there is bound to be at least one symptom that matches a problem you are facing or have done in the past.
1. Chest Pain
Believe it or not, there are over 30 reasons why you might be suffering from chest pain, and very few of them mean anything good. While experiencing chest pain may be something as simple as heartburn, it can also spell a heart attack. Don’t push through the pain and take the risk. If you are experiencing shortness of breath, fatigue, cold sweats, an irregular or fast pulse, or you’re even concerned about the pain, visit an emergency department.
Anyone can be tired at any point in the day, but there is often a reason. You might not have slept well, you’ve had a busy week, or you’ve been stressed about something. If you’re tired for the sake of being tired, something else might be afoot. It might be time to look into a possible nutritional imbalance or a thyroid problem. However, given how common fatigue is as a symptom, it’s worth visiting your GP for a closer look.
When you get a headache, your body is trying to tell you something. However, what it’s trying to say to you can often remain a mystery! Instead of getting to the cause of the problem, many people try to mask it with painkillers and hope it solves itself! If drinking plenty of water and getting fresh air doesn’t help, and you are getting headaches more often than not, then take action. Consider whether dehydration could be to blame, or other causes such as nutritional deficiencies, a lack of sleep, or stress.
4. Irregular Bowel Movements
There is a common misconception that to have a regular bowel movement means you must go every day. Everyone is different, so medical professionals work on the basis that fewer than three per week is irregular. See your doctor if your version of “regular” changes, and you find yourself going to the toilet more or less often, with a difference in your stool. Lifestyle changes could be to blame, or there could be a medical reason for it.
5. Unintentional Weight Loss
For those who struggle to lose weight, this problem would seem more of a saving grace than an issue, but it can be a sign of a serious health complication. Losing weight when you aren’t trying to means you need to make a quick trip to the doctor! You could be suffering from diabetes, cancer, a viral infection, a bowel disease, depression, or any number of illnesses. The sooner you get to a GP,
the sooner you can get your diagnosis.
6. Moles and Freckles
While you won’t need to see your doctor for every dot, speckle, and mark on your body, you will need to if it’s new or changing. A strange spot that’s irregular or brown may contain melanoma. If you aren’t sure, keep an eye on the color, change in appearance, and unevenness of it. While many moles and freckles are harmless, changing ones may be the sign of a bigger problem.
7. Thinning Hair
While a male going bald is nothing to phone the doctor about usually, it can be a bit more unusual if you’re a female. If you find yourself losing more hair than average, and it feels far thinner than it used to, then see a doctor. Thinning hair can mean many things, including an autoimmune disease or nutritional deficiency. However, it can also be as a result of wearing your hair up too tightly, using too many chemical-rich products, and overtreating it.
If you don’t want to be committing spousal murder, or be on the receiving end, then take care of snoring sooner rather than later. Not only are you causing other members of your household great unhappiness, but it may be the result of a health condition. Snoring can contribute to heart disease while also causing fatigue and reducing the amount of oxygen your body gets. Find out from your doctor whether sleep apnoea may be to blame, or whether losing weight could help to combat it.
9. Skin Breakouts
Did you know that your skin is your body’s biggest organ? It also reacts to its environment, lashing out when you don’t treat it properly. If you are suffering from ongoing acne, rashes, eczema, or other skin conditions, then listen to what your body is saying! Your body may be stressed, or you may suffer from nutritional deficiencies or allergies.
Most health professionals recommend that you drink at least two liters of water per day, but what happens if you drink more than that, or you’re drinking more frequently than usual?You might be the most hydrated person around, but you may have an underlying health problem. Craving water and frequent thirst can be a sign of heart and kidney issues as well as type 2 diabetes. Monitor your water consumption and see a GP if you find your drinking habits
11. Lip Cracking
Are your lips cracked? Before you throw on another layer of chapstick to mask the problem, have you thought about getting to its cause? There has to be a reason why the corners of your lips and your lips themselves are cracking.Usually, it’s a sign that you lack B vitamins, which can lead to anemia and related conditions. It’s time to load up on B12! Eat popcorn, salt, olive oil, and even cayenne pepper. You can get rid of those chapped and cracked lips in no time.