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Your health warning signs you should not ignore

Your health warning signs you should not ignore

We often take the easy route when it comes to those common health symptoms, grabbing ‘quick-fixes’ at the pharmacy without thinking that they might be far more serious.

Here are some common health symptoms that could be more serious than you think:

Chest discomfort: pain in the chest is a classic symptom of a heart attack. Heart-related chest pain is often centred under the breastbone, perhaps a little to the left of centre. The pain is an uncomfortable sensation of pressure, squeezing, or fullness in the chest.

Feeling numb in your arm, leg or face: these symptoms could be a result of suffering a stroke. Diabetics and smokers are at high risk for strokes.

Frequent urination: this could be a symptom of diabetes. The kidneys work harder to remove the extra glucose in the blood, as glucose is passed through urine.

Fatigue: this can be considered an important indicator of some cancers, such as leukemia. Fatigue can indicate blood loss that isn’t always obvious.

Sharp abdominal pain: the abdomen is home to many organs. Pains could be caused by organ infections, which needs serious medical attention. These pains should not be taken lightly.

We urge everyone to take all health related matters seriously. Visit your doctor at least once a year for a full health check-up, eat healthy and exercise regularly to avoid any health scares.