We have become so entrenched in the thought of our invulnerability that even a cold comes as a surprise, and when we are diagnosed more seriously, it generally turns out to be a real blow for us.
Today we will talk about several not very obvious but rather dangerous signs of losing health a little.
Regular coughing does not mean you have cancer. But if prolonged attacks occur for no apparent reason (allergies, colds, or asthma), this is a reason to be wary. However, among other things, it can be a symptom of the development of lung cancer.
If the cough is also accompanied by hoarseness, it may be cancer of the larynx or throat. Get cancer screenings at least once a year.
You get colds and flu all the time
Bacteria and viruses daily attack every person, but the immune system of a healthy person can fight pathogenic organisms.
If you are the type of person who immediately gets sick upon contact with a friend with a cold or catches a cold from your children, then your immune system is not functioning properly. Get tested.
Sudden bouts of anger
More than half of people who suffer from severe depression experience sudden outbursts of anger. It is impossible to get rid of this problem with the help of drugs alone; it will also require work with a cognitive psychologist.
If you’ve noticed that you’ve been falling over trifles for a long time, you might want to ask for help. Depression in advanced form quickly develops into obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Parkinson’s disease is accompanied by the death of nerve cells in our brain. The worst thing in this situation is that a person does not notice any drastic changes, and therefore does not resort to diagnostics.
But studies have proved the existence of a connection between a person’s confused handwriting and this disease.
Our brains slowly stop producing the chemical dopamine, which signals the limbs to move. This, in turn, provokes the development of stiffness in the muscles of the hands, which affect handwriting. Other significant symptoms of this disease are incredibly vivid dreams and loss of smell.
Malfunctions of the genitourinary system and intestines
Too frequent going to the toilet may indicate that a person has problems with the bladder, and in the case of men, about developing prostate cancer.
Frequent diarrhea or constipation screams about colon disease. Of course, both of these indicators can be caused by different external reasons; however, if you feel unwell for more than a week, do not postpone the visit to the doctor.
Rash and itching on the skin
Painful rashes on the face, elbows, knees, and scalp look just like eczema but can be a much more severe problem. An autoimmune disease called celiac disease can cause these symptoms. If confirmed, then most likely, you will need to give up gluten-containing foods permanently.
Our skin is our largest organ, so don’t ignore the moments when your body wants to tell you something.
In addition to celiac disease, frequent flare-ups of acne, eczema, psoriasis, and other rashes can indicate celiac disease and allergies and that your nervous system is under stress. Find the strength to understand what stressors provoke this condition of your skin.
Often people are faced with the problem of worn-out enamel, which, in turn, is a sign of acid reflux, a rather complex and unpleasant disease. Acids coming from the esophagus slowly eat away at the enamel on the back of the teeth. The front side is affected by coffee and sugary drinks.
If you find such a problem in yourself, you need to see a doctor. If acid reflux is left untreated, it will lead to tooth decay and increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer by several times.
If you have lost five kilograms in weight in a short period without exercising or dieting, then you need to see your doctor. This is one of the signs of developing cancer of the esophagus, pancreas, or lungs. Unfortunately, a person often ignores the issue of weight loss, attributing it to external factors.
Your lips often crack, especially at the corners of your mouth
Often cracked lips may indicate that your body is sorely lacking in B vitamins, especially B12, which in turn puts you at risk of developing anemia.
You are constantly worried
You might think that worry is just in our heads, and it is. Worry begins its destructive work as a feeling in your mind that gradually spreads to your body’s physiology, making you prone to heart disease.
However, the anxiety often says it is not a provocateur of the development of diseases but their consequence—for example, sex hormone imbalance, adrenal tumor, hyperthyroidism, etc.
Don’t understand what is causing your concern? Pay attention to yourself, ask your inner voice what makes you constantly worry. It will not be superfluous to donate blood without checking the state of the hormonal system. Often, anxiety is due to a lack of alignment with your inner self.
In many cases, snoring is the only early sign of sleep apnea, a disorder characterized by airway obstruction that quickly increases pulmonary hypertension and subsequent heart failure risk.
Your urine is dark yellow
Every person needs hydration to maintain their health, and when you have enough fluid in your body, your urine is almost completely clear.
Always remember that alcoholic drinks and drinks containing caffeine greatly dehydrate our body without moisturizing it in the least, and carbonated sweet water is stuffed with chemicals, so let your life have plain or coconut water, green or herbal tea, green juice.
You feel tired all the time
Of course, your fatigue can be associated with staying up late at night with gadgets, getting up to workouts early, taking care of young children.
You may also be fatigued from a malfunctioning thyroid or adrenal gland, and your body may be depleted as it has expended all its resources in an attempt to protect you from the toxic burden you put on your immune system with processed foods, cigarettes, and alcohol.
You may also feel broken because your stress system is not working properly, and all of your automated mechanisms are working hard to protect you from infection, cancer, and a host of other severe illnesses.
Sometimes chronic fatigue is the only sign that your nervous system is stuck in chronic, ongoing stress. In this case, fatigue is a whisper that you hear from your body screaming from problems. Therefore, fatigue should not be overlooked. Pay attention to it, and you can save your life.
Your height is decreasing
Very strange. Two years ago, your height was 170 cm, today 165 cm. Why have you become shorter? Your bones are likely to degenerate as a result of osteoporosis. However, aging should not be accompanied by bone loss.
Having healthy bones all your life is real, so if you get shorter, your skeletal system tells you that if you don’t take steps to improve bone health, you will face big problems in the future.
For your bones to be under reliable protection, make sure you get enough calcium, vitamin D, special exercises, as well as relaxation practices.
You sleep badly
During a night’s sleep, the stress hormone cortisol in the body decreases, which allows our body to relax and unwind. When you have insomnia, your cortisol levels rise at night because there are so many stress reactions in your body.
When our body is turned on to work under stressful conditions, its natural self-healing mechanisms are turned off. And then problems come in.