Signs that your Health is Compromised- And What You Can Do About It'


If you want to make sure that your health is the best that it can be then it is so important that you recognise the signs that something is wrong. If you don’t take the time to pick up on these subtle cues then you may find that you end up overlooking things more than you should and this is the last thing you want.

Unintentional Weight Loss

If you have lost 10lbs or more, and you have not made any changes to your diet or your exercise regime then this is a sign that you need to visit the doctor. Losing weight like this often happens as a result of lung, stomach or pancreatic cancer. It may also be a sign that you have an underlying medical issue that needs to be treated, or that you need to change medication. Either way, one thing you can do about this is to make sure that you keep a close eye on your weight and that you also make your doctor aware of your weight fluctuations.

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Damaged Teeth

A lot of people have reflux or heartburn, but they don’t know about it. Some of the symptoms of silent reflux is eroded teeth. Sugary drinks tend to wear away at the teeth at the front of the mouth, but if you have acid reflux then this can wear away at the enamel at the back. Some of the other, more subtle signs of reflux include having a constant sore throat or coughing quite a lot. You may also have a foul taste in your mouth. If you feel as though you have symptoms like this then the best thing you can do is visit your dentist. You may also be referred to a GI specialist.

An Itchy Rash

This reaction can break out on your elbows, knees, back or your scalp. It may look like eczema, but at the same time, it can be a sign that you have a more serious issue. Rashes like this can indicate that you have coeliac disease. A lot of patients who have this condition do not have any digestive symptoms. When you ingest gluten, however, your body will then release an antibody known as IgA. This then attacks the intestines. It’s possible for it to attack the blood vessels under the skin though, which then triggers the rash. You may also struggle a lot with dry skin if you have this condition. If you want to get the treatment you need then it is wise for you to look up the difference between dry skin and eczema, so you can make sure that you get the help you need.

Bladder Changes

Peeing more than usual could indicate that you have a bladder issue, but at the same time, it could also indicate that you have prostate cancer. If you suffer from constipation or even diarrhoea, then this could mean that you have ovarian cancer. You need to talk with your doctor if you find that the issue lasts longer than a week. They can then work with you to get to the root of the problem, so you can feel confident knowing that your health is the best that it can be.

Changes in your Writing

When you think about diseases such as Parkinson’s, you may think of tremors. That being said, there are other tell-tale signs that you need to look out for. Your handwriting may get way smaller, as you write more paragraphs. This disease specifically happens when the nerve cells in the brain die off. They then stop creating dopamine, which is a chemical used to produce movement. Some other symptoms include stiffness in both your hands and fingers. You may find that you lose your smell and that you also have intense dreams. If you have symptoms like this that last more than a few weeks, then this is a major sign that something is wrong.

Random Anger Outbursts

For a lot of people, depression isn’t lying lifelessly on a sofa. Some of the biggest symptoms may include irritability or even anger. Depression symptoms can be subtle but if you feel as though you are acting differently lately then this is something you should take note of. An example would be if you have never struggled with road rage before, but now you can’t control your anger when you get cut off. You may find that you end up snapping at your spouse over the smallest thing, or that you feel your heart race when something goes wrong. Short-term therapy can involve you avoiding damaging thoughts or actions, and taking the time to understand your emotions. Over the long term, however, you may want to look into cognitive behavioural therapy.

A Nagging Cough

Coughs do not usually mean that you have cancer, but if you have a cough that isn’t seeming to go, even though you have ruled out allergies and sinus problems then this could be a sign that you have lung cancer. This is especially the case if you have hoarseness as well.

Difficulty with Money

If you are out at lunch and you get a bill, you may want to give a 15% tip but end up handing over the wrong amount. Even though everyone has senior moments from time to time, you have to remember that they shouldn’t happen regularly. If you find that you experience senior moments more often than you should then this is a red flag. Alzheimer’s affects the brain’s cortex. This is the part of the brain that is responsible for thinking, planning and even remembering.  If you suspect that your memory issues go beyond just general forgetfulness then now is the time for you to make a change. You may need to visit your doctor or you may want to talk with a psychiatrist so they can rule out other conditions for you.


It’s a commonly known fact that if you snore then you may have sleep apnoea. This is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. It’s now been noted that snoring could play a way bigger role than what experts first thought. Snoring has been linked to the fattening of the arteries in the neck and this can be a precursor to stroke or even heart attack. This can also affect the blood supply to the brain as well. If you want to do something about this then it is so important that you avoid eating fatty foods and that you do what you can to try and limit the amount of salt that is in your diet. If you don’t do this now then you may find that the issue only gets worse and this is the last thing you need. If you want to help yourself to stop snoring then it could be worth visiting your doctor or even a sleep specialist. When you do, they can then advise you on what other steps you can take to try and combat the issue.

So as you can see, there are many health signs that you can look out for and if you follow this guide you should find that it is easier than ever for you to not only take better care of yourself but to also make sure that you are not neglecting your health. Remember that regular exercise and healthy meals are imperative to your overall well-being, so be sure to focus on this if you want to make a change to your lifestyle.





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