There are several health reasons we go to the doctor. Usually when certain symptoms occur individuals opt to seek immediate treatment. However there are certain symptoms that due to frequency people start to ignore. What is considered as minor symptoms such as nausea, unexplained weight loss, and even a headache. However if the symptoms persist they can be harmful. Below are symptoms thr you shouldn’t ignore.
1. Chest pain
Extreme discomfort that feels like squeezing, pressure or tightness. This could be a symptom of heart attack.
2. Shortness of breath
When you can’t breathe and find yourself wheezing or gasping for air it’s a cause for concern. These could be symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, or a blood clot.
3. Sudden intense headache
Headaches could mean an aneurysm or meningitis or shingles. Immediate medical attention is required.
4. Unexplained weight loss
Sudden weight loss could be a symptom of Cancer, endocrine disorders, diabetes or clinical depression.
5. Swelling in the legs
Swollen legs are due to persistent, accumulated fluid in the extremities. This could be a symptom of heart disease.
6. High or persistent fever
Anything above 37.5 degrees is an indication of fever. This could be a sign of some cancers, such as lymphoma and leukemia. Other infections include urinary tract infection, pneumonia, endocarditis and meningitis.
7. Sudden confusion
If you experience inexplicable changes in personality, aggression or an inability to concentrate then it could be something to do with your brain. Worst case scenario it could be a brain tumor or bleeding in the brain.