In today’s post, I will be sharing 13 health red flags that are ways your body tells you that something is amiss. We all know our bodies best, but sometimes we see the signs and do not take them seriously.
If you ever notice any bodily changes like shortness of breath or chest pain, it could be something serious like a stroke or heart attack, therefore, you must seek medical assistance immediately. To find out more about the body signs that warn you something is wrong, keep reading.
11 Health Red Flags That Tells You Something is Amiss
Irregular Heart Rate
You might experience dizziness in conjunction with a slow, fluttering, or racing pulse. If it happens regularly or lasts for more than several minutes, it might be due to a rhythmic heart issue. Having trouble speaking or chest pains could signal a stroke or heart attack and you need to get to a hospital or doctor quickly.
It is normal to have an off day every now and again or to feel anxious about work-related or personal issues that happen from time to time. However, if you suffer from anxiety or depression, it could affect you emotionally or physically as well.
If you experience tense muscles, cry more than often, avoid things you used to love doing, isolate yourself from others, have difficulty sleeping, eat more or less than usual and find it hard to concentrate, it might be signaling something more serious. Speak to a therapist or your doctor about your symptoms.
Age-Related Aches and Pains – Or is It?
As you age, you might experience aches and pains due to wear and tear from your body. The cushion between bones and joints can start deteriorating which could be painful and limit movement. Exercising can help, but if the pain persists, it might be due to some underlying issue.
Injury or Simply Painful?
Your muscles might be stiff after a good exercise session, however, muscle pain that continues for days after your workout could mean you’ve overdone it. Too soon, too much, or too hard could have resulted in injury. If you just started an exercise routine, begin slowly and gradually up the intensity. Also, wait until your muscle pains have subsided before returning to exercise again.
If you have persistent pain that keeps coming back, avoid simply taking pain medication to dull the pain. Rather see a doctor since returning pain might be due to a more severe issue. A physician can help with pinpointing the root cause of the problem and prescribe appropriate treatment. In some cases, you may require physical therapy.
Constantly Feeling Tired or Burnt Out
Does your body feel tired and worn out and all you want to do is take a break and binge-watch your favorite Netflix show on the couch? Sometimes all you need to do is rest because your body tells you that you are tired and need a break.
The level of tiredness depends on what you do and how much. If you don’t experience physical pain, some physical activity like a walk around the block or taking the dog for a walk can do wonders.
However, if you experience headaches, a lack of energy, an upset tummy, or other symptoms, it might indicate that your stress levels are too high, and you need to take it easier. Try different stress-combatting exercises like meditation, smiling or laughing more often, doing things that make you happy, and taking more breaks.
Do you often lie awake, tossing and turning, not able to fall asleep? Your body might be signaling that you need more sleep. It helps to create a solid bedtime routine to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Try to get at least seven hours of sleep per night. If nothing helps, it’s time to speak to your doctor about possible causes.
Changes in Appetite
Even if you find that you suddenly eat a lot less, or a lot more, it might be your body signaling that something is amiss. Some people are emotional eaters and stress is often the cause for a change in appetite. Sometimes depression or getting older can impact your appetite.
Experiencing Pain When Working Out
If you are exercising and your body forces you to stop, do not ignore it. You might have a torn ligament or muscle, or a broken bone. If the pain persists or gets worse, or you have chills or fever, seek medical assistance. If the hurt continues for over two weeks, call your doctor.
No matter if you are female or male, if you discover an unfamiliar lump in your breast or any other place, it is worth seeing your doctor to have it checked out. It might not be cancer, but it is essential to find out sooner than later so that you can get treatment as soon as possible if it is something to worry about.
If you notice dry and itchy skin out of the blue or if you suspect you are beginning to get allergies to pollen, or you have negative reactions after consuming gluten or lactose, it is a good idea to consult with your physician.
You need to make sure it is from an allergic reaction or maybe something else that is causing the symptoms. Knowing what the triggers are, makes it easier to avoid in the future.
I hope these 11 health red flags that tell you something might be amiss has been insightful and that you will seek medical assistance if needed. Be sure to tell your doctor about the symptoms you’ve been experiencing, how long it has been going on, and what you’ve done to try and fix the issue.
Mention all the things you’ve taken like herbal products, over-the-counter remedies, or vitamins.
Sending you much light, love, and healthy ambiances