11 Body Warning Signs
Many of us experience pain, discomfort, chronic fatigue, and irregularities with our bodies that we don’t think much of. We carry on. We forge. Things that seemed slightly strange at first, seem normal to us now. Some of your symptoms may very well be benign, but on the other hand, some may not. Here are 11 warning signs and symptoms from your body you should not ignore.
Health Warning Signs from Your Body You Should Not Ignore
(Signs of Poor Health/ Health Problems to Avoid)
1. Sharp Abdominal Pain
Severe or sharp pain in the abdominal region for no reason is not to be ignored. There are several organs in the abdominal area including the stomach, intestines, liver, uterus (women), gallbladder and appendix. Sharp and unexplained pain is something that you should have checked by a physician immediately.
2. Sudden Weight Loss
If you suddenly lose weight with no explanation, it could be a warning sign that something is not right. Losing more than one pound per week without trying could be cause for concern.
3. Throbbing Tooth Pain
A throbbing pain in your tooth is likely due to a damaged nerve. The damaged nerve usually happens because your tooth is cracked or rotting. The bacteria that are then able to get to the nerve can cause infection. If you have a cracked tooth or throbbing or sharp tooth pain, you should see a dentist (preferably a biological dentist) immediately.
4. Chronic Fatigue
It is not normal to be tired all the time. If you don’t feel rested after sleeping all night, even if you have gotten enough sleep, it is time to investigate the cause.
5. Leg Pain with Swelling and Redness
If your leg is swollen, in pain and possibly red or warm to the touch, this could be a sign of a blood clot (deep-vein thrombosis). It can act as a stopper in the vein or artery causing the area to swell up and hurt. This is a serious condition that needs immediate attention.
Smokers and women who are on the pill have the biggest risk for developing blood clots.
6. Irregular Digestion
Everyone experiences occasional irregularity in their bowels, however if your bowels are irregular more than they are regular, this is not something to ignore.
7. Chest Pain
Whether it is a sharp pain or a dull throb, chest pain through the center of the chest is something to have checked right away. Sharp chest pain and dull throbbing pain can be a precursor to a heart attack.
8. Severe Abdominal Pain
If you feel sharp and severe pain on the right side of your abdomen, you have a fever and you are also a bit nauseated, you may have appendicitis.
Likewise, sharp pain could also indicate a ruptured ovarian cyst.
Lastly, blockage in the GI tracts can be fatal.
Severe and relentless abdominal pain should never be ignored.
9. Dark Stool or Blood in the Stool
Dark-colored stool can indicate bleeding upwards in the GI tract and is never something to ignore. Blood in the stool can often be from a hemorrhoid, however that isn’t always the case and an examination should be done.
10. Thinning Hair in Women
Thinning hair in women can be a sign of a serious medical condition such as thyroid disease, other autoimmune conditions, nutritional deficiency or hormonal imbalance.
11. A Mole that is Changing
Our moles do change over time, however a mole that is rapidly changing in size, texture or color needs to be checked out. Likewise if it becomes itchy or tender, you should have it examined. Early detection of skin cancers is critical.
Note: These 11 health warning signs do not represent an all-inclusive list of warning signs from your body that something is wrong. Seek medical assistance.