Monday, August 30, 2010

TEN SUBTLE SYMPTOMS YOU SHOULDN'T ALWAYS TAKE FOR GRANTED


There are a lot of symptoms people usually overlook that could be potentially fatal or could just be normal depending on the situation in which they occur.

1.

HEADACHES

Headaches can be innocent e.g after a stressful day at work, or could indicate something sinister e.g severe hypertension.

2.

EXCESS URINATION

Definitely, when one has taken in a lot of liquid, one is expected to urinate more, but on the flip side it could be an indication of diabetes.

3

SWOLLEN FEET

This could occur as a result of standing for too long, in more serious cases it could be a symptom of cardiac or kidney problems.

4.

REDUCED URINE OUTPUT

If this is marked and significant , it could be a pointer towards an acute renal failure especially if the person has an adequate fluid intake.

5.

EASY FATIGUE

This could be a symptom of low blood levels, if accompanied with breathlessness, it could signify heart failure.

6.

DELAYED URINE

Especially in an elderly male, could signify an enlargement of the prostate gland, a condition known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), one needs to rule out prostate cancer also when seeking treatment.

7.

VOMITING BLOOD

This is potentially fatal if not quickly addressed, it could signify an ulcer that has perforated.

8

SLURRED SPEECH

This could be an early symptom of a stroke, watch out for a mouth deviation.

9.

COUGHING BLOOD

This, more than likely could be a symptom of tuberculosis.

10

. RIGHT LOWER ABDOMINAL PAIN

This is the common location of the appendix, inflammation of which would lead to appendicitis.Part of a woman's reproductive organs are also located here.

4 comments:

  1. I have a question... I read that during very cold weather,if u urinate more than usual its cos ur passing out sweat...is dat true?

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  2. It's simply because the bladder is more likely to constrict and push out stored urine during the cold weather. It's not sweat.

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  3. well hearing loss may be one of them too because i'm thinking of going to the dr's soon. dr, any cure for temporary hearing loss? i slept and woke up and sounds became muffled in one ear.

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  4. Pls my question is what causes a person urinates frequently (5 minutes after every intake of water and is confirmed not diabetic by a doctor and a blood sugar test?

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