Most of us simply ignore these harmless signals, but in vain! If you pay attention to these symptoms in time and seek help, your doctor can diagnose a serious illness at an early stage.
1. YOU FORGET THE ONLY THINGS YOU TALKED ABOUT
You just talked with enthusiasm, and the next moment you suddenly lost the thread of the conversation. If you often forget what you were talking about, and cannot remember what you wanted to say, this can be a serious signal. Such a funny weakness can be a symptom of a disturbed blood supply to the brain or a mini-stroke. And even if you remember everything within a few seconds, you cannot ignore this feature. Be sure to see a doctor. And be prepared for the fact that in the most critical cases you will be sent for a brain examination within 24 hours. Most likely, you will be prescribed medications to thin the blood and lower cholesterol, in addition, it is very important to change your lifestyle - eliminate smoking and reduce the use of alcohol, fatty, sweet and salty foods to a minimum. It is best to eat in small portions 5 times a day, and 5 times a week for 30 minutes to devote to physical activity to improve the blood supply to the brain.
2. FOR A FEW DAYS IN A ROW YOU THINK SOMETHING GOT IN THE EYE
In a healthy person, vision should be clear, the eyes should not hurt, watery or redden. Another warning sign is the inability to see straight lines. Do windows or door frames seem wavy to you? This is a clear symptom of muscle degeneration that can lead to loss of vision. Also, look out for flies and flares. They often precede the onset of a migraine, but they can occur without a headache. The feeling that you are looking at the world through a thin tulle is one of the first signals of a cataract. And a sudden short-term loss of vision or the appearance of a large "fly" that prevents you from seeing is a reason for an urgent visit to a doctor if you want to avoid complete blindness.
3. POST-BURN HEARTBURN
These unpleasant sensations are often attributed to too abundant food. But they can be caused by a condition in which stomach acid enters the esophagus, causing inflammation, a sour taste in the mouth and damage to the teeth. Usually, these symptoms are exacerbated in the evening, they can be caused by tight clothing or sharp bends. Most often, pregnant women and overweight people suffer from heartburn, since the weight prevents food from moving in the right direction. Constant heartburn can cause scars, make it difficult to swallow and may even develop esophageal cancer. If you experience heartburn once a week or more, be sure to see your doctor. Eat small meals and expect your doctor to prescribe medications to neutralize the acid, and in some cases even recommend surgery to strengthen the walls of your esophagus.
4. DAY SLEEP
In the morning you hardly wake up and feel tired, even if you went to bed on time the day before, and your husband complains that you snore? The case may be in apnea - a short-term cessation of breathing during sleep. You may wake up with a headache, have difficulty concentrating, and fall asleep as soon as you sit down. Breathing problems during sleep increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, strokes, diabetes, not to mention accidents and other unpleasant accidents. You need to see a doctor as soon as possible. Losing excess weight and cutting back on alcohol will also help.
5. YOU FREQUENTLY HAVE THE FEEL THAT YOU ARE “SITTING” AN ARM OR LEG
You may wake up with discomfort because the blood supply to your arm or leg has been interrupted during sleep. This symptom does not seem serious, but if the tingling sensation occurs once a week or more, it is worth seeing a doctor, as it can be a signal of nerve damage. In addition, regular tingling can be an early symptom of stroke and diabetes, but more often it signals nerve damage. At risk are those who have suffered an accident or, by occupation, perform constant repetitive movements at work. The condition can be painful, but it usually goes away within a few weeks. If medication does not help you, surgery is necessary.
6. WAIST SIZE INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY
Most often, the reason is banal overeating. But if bloating is accompanied by anemia and overall weight loss, it can be a symptom of abdominal disease, and even cancer. As soon as overeating and pregnancy are ruled out, you need to be tested. If you constantly feel bloating and even after a small amount of food you feel that you have overeat, and in addition, you experience pain in the lower abdomen, see your doctor as soon as possible - all this may indicate ovarian cancer.
7. LEG PAIN - IT SEEMS TO BE A STRETCHED MUSCLE
Perhaps the reason is not physical activity, but its lack. If the pain occurs after hours of sitting at the computer or a long flight, the cause may be deep vein thrombosis. If you spent more than an hour and a half at an office table without moving, then the blood supply to the legs decreases by 50%. It is believed that the main symptom of thrombosis is redness and swelling, but in fact, up to 80% of patients with thrombosis complain only of pain in the legs, the doctor makes an erroneous diagnosis - sprain. In addition to an immobile lifestyle, thrombosis can be caused by pregnancy, obesity, and cancer. Those who are more than sixty years old are also at risk.
8. RANK THAT DOESN'T HEAL
If the wound or pimple does not go away within 2-3 weeks, they must be paid attention to. What at first glance appears to be a common scratch or inflammation may be the first manifestation of basal cell carcinoma. This type of skin cancer is treatable in its early stages and is twice as common in men as in women. Watch out for moles and any other growths on the eyelids, ears, scalp, back and shoulders - especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors and do not use sunscreen during the warmer months. Basal carcinoma usually spreads much more slowly than melanoma. But the longer you put off a visit to the doctor, the more serious the consequences can be.
9. A COUGH THAT DOES NOT PASS
A dry cough that lasts a month (and slowly drives you crazy) or persistent sore throat is another symptom that should not be ignored. Also, is it difficult for you to swallow, or does it feel like food is getting stuck in your throat?
This can be a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux (GER), a condition in which stomach contents enter the esophagus, causing irritation. Moreover, in men, the risk is three times higher than in women. Other possible causes of a lingering cough: asthma, postnasal syndrome (inflammation in the nasal cavity or nasopharynx, in which mucus flows into the lower respiratory tract), lung cancer, heart disease.
10. YOU WANT TO DRINK AT ALL THE TIME
A constant need for water is one of the main symptoms of diabetes. Due to illness, the blood glucose level rises. This leads to increased formation and excretion of urine, which means gradual dehydration. Because of this, the body seeks to replenish its moisture reserves - a person can drink up to 10 liters of water per day and still feel thirsty.