symptoms you shouldn’t ignore

according to SELF magazine, there are 10 symptoms you shouldn’t ignore:

  1. Gums bleed when brushing your teeth
    Root cleaning can help treat infection, and severe cases may be managed with antibiotics. For healthy gums for life, floss and brush at least twice a day and schedule a dental exam every six months.
  2. I have a muffin top
    Belly fat also presses on the lungs, especially when you bend at the waist, making breathing more difficult. Interval training in your workout that rev heart rate and burn body fat faster.
  3. Sometimes sex hurts
    You may have endometriosis, a disorder in which the endometrium, the tissue that lines the uterus, also grows on the ovaries, pelvis and fallopian tubes.
  4. I always feel sluggish
    Low energy could signal an underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism. When hormone production is even slightly low, you can suffer a decline in mental function or develop depression, poor circulation or hypertension, all of which increase heart disease risk.
  5. Heartburn hits me a few times a week
    Two or more heartburn bouts a week could indicate gastroesophageal reflux disease. These acid baths can constrict airways, leading to asthma attacks and pneumonia, and elevate the risk for esophageal cancer.
  6. My migraines come with aura
    Changes in brain activity where the aura originates temporarily decrease blood flow to the area and, in rare cases, do enough damage to cause a stroke.
  7. My back constantly aches
    Chronic back pain that lingers six months or more is linked with a loss of brain volume. The decline can damage our ability to assess emotional cues and control emotion.
  8. My asthma flares up about once a month
    Asthma-related inflammation damages lung tissue can reduce lung capacity, which strains the heart.
  9. I feel sleep-deprived daily
    Your fatigue could stem from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which throat muscles temporarily relax and block airways while you sleep.
  10. I missed a period, but I’m not pregnant
    A missed period may mean your estrogen levels are low, possibly due to a hormone disorder like hypothyroidism. Estrogen helps regulate new bone formation and maintain a healthy heart. Three months without a period could affect your fertility and increases your risk for osteoporosis and heart disease.

read article on MSN Health by Stacey Colino from SELF magazine: 10 Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore


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