Sunday 27 September 2020
I wrote – Shaima Morsi
There are many serious medical symptoms and signs that should not be ignored, for example, sudden pain in the center of the chest, associated with vomiting and sweating, is likely to be the cause of a heart attack, so any symptoms we feel must be known to diagnose them immediately for treatment.
In the following report, “Masrawy” reviews 10 dangerous symptoms that should not be ignored, according to what was reported by “Eatthis”.
1- Unintended Weight Loss
Unintended weight loss is often a serious health problem, as a 2017 research study published in the medical journal PLOS One included patients who unintentionally lost more than 5% of their body weight, and after examination it was found that 33% of them had metastasis. , 37% had a non-malignant medical diagnosis and 16% had psychological and social causes (such as depression, substance abuse, and lack of mobility).
2- Lack of appetite:
It is very common as you get older, and the smell and taste of food contribute to a large part in increasing your appetite, and with age, these senses may weaken, thus a lack of appetite can lead to malnutrition and weight loss, and a general loss of appetite can also be a result of other chronic diseases or It could indicate dementia.
3- Constant thirst:
Thirst is a natural body response that tells us that our body needs more fluids, however, if you feel thirsty all the time, this could indicate a symptom of diabetes.
4- Waking up at night to urinate:
Prostate problems common in men with age is one of the causes of nocturnal urination, but in women, vaginal prolapse often affects the function of the bladder and the lack of estrogen hormone after menopause can also contribute to the emergence of urinary tract symptoms and urinary tract infections, and in some cases, Nocturia can be a symptom of kidney disease.
5- Feeling tired all the time:
Feeling tired is one of the most common reasons that require going to the doctor, and fatigue is rarely due to an organic disease, and it can indicate psychological fatigue as well, so it is important to take into account your diet, lifestyle, and work-life balance.
6- Feeling cold
There are some medical conditions that can make you feel cold, such as hypothyroidism (hypothyroidism), anemia and chronic stress, in addition to that, people with anorexia nervosa often feel cold.
7- Blood on toilet paper:
If you notice blood on the toilet paper, this is often due to hemorrhoids, and hemorrhoids are varicose veins that occur around the anus, and bleeding on the toilet paper can be a sign of bowel cancer, so you should go to a specialist doctor for the necessary tests.
8- Bad breath:
It can be a sign of serious underlying medical conditions, and it can endanger your health as well, in addition to that 85% of cases are caused by bad breath due to not cleaning your teeth properly, not flossing, and not visiting a dental hygienist.
The presence of gum disease is linked to oxidative stress, which is a harmful physiological process in which your body is unable to eliminate particles called free radicals, which increases the accumulation of free radicals from the risk of diseases such as cancer, heart disease and dementia, in addition to that 10% of cases of bad breath arise from Ear, nose, and throat, for example, tonsillitis, posterior nasal drip, sinusitis, and 5% of cases of bad breath are caused by the digestive system, for example, by reflux and peptic ulcer disease.
Sudden blurring of vision, may be due to retinal detachment, so it is best not to ignore this matter, and you should visit an ophthalmologist for a comprehensive examination, because it may be due to a stroke, and it may be accompanied by other signs such as a drop in the face, difficulty speaking, difficulty chewing or swallowing, or Dizziness or headache.
10 – Cough:
Coughing is a common symptom of asthma, and an increased cough is often a sign of your asthma flare-ups. Therefore, asthma patients need to know the warning signs so that you can increase the use of “preventive” asthma inhalers as recommended, to avoid an acute attack. Also one of the symptoms of Corona virus, along with fever and shortness of breath.