Life is too short and one cannot go through it fearing everything.
Not all symptoms point to the health issue. Sometimes a minor ache is just a minor ache and not something worth losing sleep over.
However, in other cases you need to pay closer attention to these seemingly insignificant troubles, since pain is, after all, our biggest ally.
You’re probably wondering how such a thing is possible.
Well, for starters, if not for pain, we wouldn’t be able to tell when something is a danger to our body and wellbeing.
For example, we know fire is dangerous because when we touch it, it hurts our skin.
To some degree, the same principle can be applied to the internal structure of our organism.
With this in mind, here are some pain-related symptoms that should never be taken for granted.
These Symptoms Point To Some Disease – Don’t Ignore Them
Although every single part of our body is important, it comes as no surprise that our head and our brain are paramount.
Any damage here can have serious repercussions for your bodily functions and, in extreme situations, even have a fatal outcome. Sure, in some cases, this is caused by nothing serious.
On the other hand, there is always a slight possibility of an aneurysm or a burst blood vessel in your brain. All in all, with any of the aforementioned problems, it simply doesn’t pay off to ignore them.
Not to sound apocalyptic, but we do live in a paranoid era. This means that from all sides we hear about deadly afflictions, flu and viruses that can wipe out mankind as a whole.
Of course, a lot of this data is inflated in order to sell newspapers, but what they fail to mention is that cardiovascular diseases are by far the most common non-violent cause of death in the world.
This is why you should always take extreme discomfort or chest pain seriously and look for medical attention right away.
Blood is Never a Good Sign
If there ever was an obvious sign that there is something wrong, then blood is definitely it.
Especially when it is quite unexpected. What we mean by this is rectal bleeding, black or tarry stools and even bloody vomit.
Now, it is true that sometimes these symptoms can be caused by lung, stomach and esophageal cancers, but there are also other, as likely and much more benign causes.
Hemorrhoids can cause rectal bleeding as well (sometimes even extremely severe cases of it), while bronchitis, pneumonia or tuberculosis can be the cause behind bloody vomit. Sure, these are all quite unpleasant as well, but when compared to the alternative, they won’t appear so bad.
As you have already seen, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how severe head and chest pain, as well as unexpected bleeding are alarming.
Unfortunately, there are some serious, yet less transparent symptoms that often get underestimated.
Things like sudden confusion, inexplicable changes in personality, increased aggression or chronic lack of concentration are all something you should pay close attention to.
If the nature of your work or, otherwise, a busy schedule prevents you from getting a hospital appointment, you can always schedule an online doctor consultation.
When one is young and healthy, they feel as if they are both immortal and invincible.
Alas, things never remain so for long and burying your head in the sand instead of facing your problems is never the right solution.
Your health is the most valuable treasure you have and you would be surprised just how many serious afflictions are curable and preventable just by listening to the messages your body sends.
It is exactly for this reason that none of these symptoms should under any circumstances be ignored.
By Guest Author – Mathews McGarry
Mathews McGarry is passionate about many forms of strength training, and spent years lifting, dragging and flipping all manner of heavy objects. After graduating from the Faculty of Health Sciences, he started writing about his experiences, and sharing tips for better life. Follow him on Twitter.