We are used to ignoring minor health problems and very few of us visit the doctor if we suffer a bout of fatigue or discover a mysterious pimple on our body. Surprisingly, according to statistics, women are more health-conscious than men.
They seek medical advice more often, even if the symptoms seem insignificant or it is a disease in its early stages, which makes it easier to cure the disease. Men, on the other hand, tend to assume that minor health problems will go away after a while, without the help of a doctor.
We don’t want you to be afraid of your health, but we do want to explain why ignoring minor illnesses can be dangerous, even if they don’t seem like a big deal.
You Often Get Tired – Especially After A Minor Cold – And It’s Difficult To Breathe
The main symptoms of pneumonia are believed to be a long-lasting cough and fever. However, hidden pneumonia is also the enemy of health and, sadly, it is not as rare as you think.
If you recently caught a cold and are still short of breath, especially after non-intensive exercise, or feel extremely tired after a day at work, this could be a sign of hidden pneumonia.
There may also be other symptoms, such as wheezing when exhaling and inhaling, irritability, and paleness. Visiting a doctor would be wise in this case.
There Is A Bump Under Your Skin Located Anywhere On The Body
Instructions on self-testing for cancer danger signs generally say to feel (or examine) and check for lumps in certain places, such as the breasts and groin.
However, the location of these lumps of different etiology can be anywhere on the body. They can be relatively harmless lipomas or atheromas (wens or cysts), but they can also be symptoms of more serious diseases. The doctor you should see first is a dermatologist.
You Have Excessive Hair Loss
Without a doubt, the endocrine system affects all the processes that take place in the body. That is why it is important to monitor the health of your thyroid. One of the signs that something is wrong with your hormones is sudden hair loss or a change in hair structure.
Hair cells are the “fastest” in our body to duplicate, so hormonal changes affect them first, causing a slowing of hair growth, thinning, and hair loss.
If you have irritability and fatigue, weight changes and irregular menstrual cycles, as well as hair loss; it is a sign that you should probably visit an endocrinologist rather than a trichologist.
Shortness Of Breath That Appears Suddenly
People suffering from chronic diseases associated with the respiratory system generally know the reasons for their shortness of breath.
But what do you do when dyspnea starts suddenly and for no reason? Doctors cite two common reasons: acid reflux and heart problems. Acid reflux occurs when stomach contents reach the esophagus and are not always manifested by heartburn and an upset stomach.
Shortness of breath, especially after a meal, can also be a symptom of this problem. Also, shortness of breath can also be a sign of heart failure. So if you have had multiple episodes of breathlessness, it is best to explore things further with your doctor.
You Have Painful Periods
Gynecologists say that a very painful period is normal for girls because their cycle is just beginning to unfold. But if you suffer from severe pain during menstruation in adulthood, it is best to visit a gynecologist to rule out endometriosis, the reason for many problems with the reproductive system.
With endometriosis, the tissue that usually covers the uterus from the inside extends beyond the uterus and can grow in places where it shouldn’t like it in the peritoneum, ovaries, and intestines.
When a woman with this condition menstruates, these “adult” fragments behave the same way they would in the womb. They increase in size, so some of them are rejected during menstruation. These mini-processes in unnecessary places cause incredible pain.
Do you know of any other minor symptoms that we should be alarmed about? Let us know about them in the comments!