Eight Health Symptoms All Women Must Not Ignore

Many women will ignore any vague health symptoms that can jeopardize their health. In fact, you should be aware that even vague symptoms can be worrisome and require medical attention.

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Health Symptoms: Weight Fluctuations

It’s normal for your body weight to fluctuate between 2 and 4 pounds each day. But, fluctuations of 10 pounds or more without a change in your daily routine or diet may be a sign of:

  • Cancer
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Celiac disease
  • Depression
  • Digestive problems
  •  Fluid retention
  •  Nutritional deficiencies

Health Symptoms: Headaches

Do not ignore a sudden and persistent headache as they can indicate high blood pressure or stroke.

Abdominal Pain or Bloating

Abdominal pain or bloating is often attributed to your menstrual cycle or a type of food you ate. Symptoms become concerning when they last more than a week.

If you have persistent abdominal pain or bloating, it  can be a sign of ovarian cancer, as well as:

  • Fatigue
  • Frequent urination
  • Feeling full early when eating
  • Difficulty eating

A New or Changing Mole

Having a mole isn’t a worry. But, if you notice a new mole or a mole that has changed shape or is bleeding, it may be a warning sign of possible melanoma. You should look for these specific changes in your moles:

  • Appearance
  • Border
  • Color
  • Diameter
  • Size

Health Symptoms: Constant Fatigue

Constant fatigue can be a warning sign of one of these medical conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Depression
  • Thyroid disease
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

Vision Changes

Vision declines as we age. But, see your eye doctor if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Vision changes affecting only one eye
  • A sudden onset of double vision
  • An inability to see the center of what you’re looking at

Emergency Medical Attention

Get immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty speaking
  • confusion or dizzindess
  • Numbness or weakness on one side of your body
  • Difficulty walking

Chest Pain

Heart disease is one of the main causes of death in all women. If you have any of these symptoms get to a doctor immediately:

  • Weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hot flashes
  • Pain in your left arm or shoulder
  • Cold sweats

 

Conclusion

Guard your health, be proactive and do not ignore even vague nagging symptoms, especially if are severe and happen suddenly.

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