When your car is pumping out black smoke, you call a mechanic. When your bathroom pipes are leaking, you call in water damage repair. When your lights keep on flickering, you call the electrician. It is the same way with the human body. There are many warning signs that the body puts out to signal that it needs attention.
As the human body ages, it goes through a wide array of changes. Depending on the gender, age, diet, and lifestyle, warning signs can differ for every person. Even genetic history plays a big role in predicting what potential illnesses you might encounter in your lifetime. You can inherit more than riches from your ancestors, unfortunately. Even certain behaviors and inclinations are allegedly passed on through the genes. If one of your parents had a history of addiction, you and your children have a high chance of being addicted.
Thankfully, through modern medicine, these warning signs are now defined and can easily be detected. With enough maintenance checks, you can carefully watch out for the signs your body is giving out. What are the warning signs to look out for if you want to keep your body right, fit, and healthy?
One of the most common symptoms of an unhealthy body is having night sweats. Night sweats are exactly what they are: excessive sweating while sleeping. While many factors can contribute to night sweating, it can signal a whole list of underlying medical conditions you should note. On the lighter side, it can signal that you merely had too much to drink, whether it’s alcohol or coffee. However, it can also be a telling sign of certain types of cancers, infections, and upcoming heart failure. Do not lose sleep over your night sweating. If you feel uneasy about having constant night sweating, go to the nearest hospital and consult a doctor.
Fatigue Without Doing Anything
Experiencing sudden fatigue without actually doing anything can be a sign of a serious problem. Feeling fatigued and lethargic despite not doing any physical activities is usually telling of an internal problem with your body. Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of some mental illnesses, including depression. It can also signal problems in your blood’s chemistry — you can either have anemia, a chronic kidney or liver disease, or lung disease. Worse, it is the most common sign of cancers. Fatigue alone can not be alarming. However, it should be your first sign to move you into preservation mode. Seek a doctor’s advice immediately before fatigue turns into something else.
Sudden Loss of Weight
Losing weight is a dream of a lot of people. However, suddenly losing weight without any effort on your part is alarming. Unexplained and sudden loss of weight is directly correlated to the inner workings of your digestive system. A sudden weight loss is a symptom of many diseases related to your gut.
Some cancers involving the intestine and the stomach are the most common serious causes of weight loss. The least it could be is indigestion. Indigestion, unfortunately, is also just a symptom. Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and a problematic thyroid are all common causes. Follow your gut and have yourself checked if you lose weight too quickly and unexplainably.
Ever felt uncomfortable for no reason whatsoever? You must have malaise. Malaise is the overall weakness of the body even though you do not have any illness whatsoever. It can happen suddenly that even scientists and medical experts cannot pinpoint exactly why these things happen to healthy bodies. Malaise is often felt by those who are undergoing extreme internal stress. Without knowing it, your immune system could be under attack.
HIV, AIDS, Lyme Disease, and fibromyalgia, to name a few, are some of the disorders malaise can be signaling. It can also be a sign of internal organ failures such as heart failure, kidney failure, and some types of liver diseases. Even common infections can cause malaise. Observe your body when feeling under the weather for no particular reason. It can be a sign of something more serious.
Loss of Muscle Coordination
Feeling clumsier than before? Loss of muscle control is a signal of many serious brain diseases. Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, myopathy, certain brain and nerve damage because of stroke, and brain injuries are all causes of losing muscle coordination. Like memory loss, it can be a sign that your brain cannot control your body anymore. It is one of the most alarming signs for your body to have. Immediately seek help to prevent putting yourself in risky situations.
Your body is always talking to you. Listen to the signs your body is telling you. As much as it is concerned, it wants you to survive.