9 poor health symptoms you should never ignore



Some common symptoms that are often ignored might indicate a more serious health condition.

Here are 9 such signs.

1. Sudden weight loss

Losing more than 10 per cent of the body weight over 6 months is something to be concerned about until you are trying to lose weight.

2. ​Mood swings

Mood swings at times point towards more serious mental health issues like bipolar disorder, dysthymia, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder.

3. ​Headache

Headache that is of short duration, worsens at night, early morning and does not respond to painkillers, along with fever can be a sign of severe disorder like tumour or meningitis.

4. Fatigue

Continuous weakness and tiredness can be chronic fatigue syndrome. Meet a doctor to get the correct analysis.

5. ​Persistent cough

Persistent cough, with weight loss and low-grade fever, can also be a symptom of a serious disorder. A chest X-ray must be done to evaluate the cause, which can be tuberculosis or tumours.

6. ​Chest pain

If you feel sudden pressure in the chest, tightness or crushing under the breastbone. The pain that spreads to your jaw, left arm or back, can be a heart attack.

7. ​Mild or persistent fever

Persistent low-grade fever can be a sign of chronic infection. If it occurs with weight loss, joint pain or abdominal pain, it can be a sign of infection or inflammation.

8. ​Slow healing

Diabetes can lead to slow regeneration of cells and thus slow the process of healing.

9. Joint pains

Continuous joint pain with weight loss can be a sign of inflammatory disorder.

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