3 Super Revealing Body Signs You Really Shouldn't Be Ignoring
Don't skip the doctor when you're feeling "off". Tun into these body signs and act quickly to stay healthy and in good spirits.
The human body is an incredible thing. It's both remarkably durable and unbelievably fragile.
On one hand, people survive life-threatening car accidents without a scratch. On the other hand, you could slip on a wet floor and suffer a brain injury that renders you unable to work for the rest of your life.
The good news is that your body is good at telling you when something is wrong. The bad news is that it's not always clear what, exactly, your body is trying to tell you. Here are three body signs that should never be ignored.
In today's world, we equate busyness with happiness and productivity. But busyness doesn't mean you need to be tired all the time.
In fact, if you are tired all the time, it's a sign from your body that something isn't working.
Being tired at the end of a long, chaotic workday is one thing. But you should feel rested and refreshed when you wake up in the morning and should feel rejuvenated when you eat.
Chronic fatigue syndrome could be a sign of an underlying hormonal imbalance, viral infection, a weakened immune response, a thyroid problem, a sleeping disorder, or even unmanaged stress.
Either way, it's time to stop downing coffee and start talking to your doctor.
2. Losing Weight Unexpectedly
Many people get excited about the idea of losing weight.
Here's the problem: your body doesn't like to lose weight. There's back and forth about whether your body has a "set point" to regulate your weight, but at the end of the day, it's about energy expenditure.
You burn through a certain amount of energy throughout the day. In order to counteract this, you take in energy during the day. If you don't consume enough to make up your expenditure, your body has to fall back on reserves. But these reserves are designed to help you survive in emergencies, not for daily use.
If you're losing weight unexpectedly, especially if you lost ten or more pounds, it could be a sign of a deeper health problem. Your metabolism may be out of whack, you may have a parasite, or it could be one of the early signs of cancer.
It's important to discuss the problem with your doctor right away. If it's a gut issue, there are several ways to restore your gut health – you just have to know what you're dealing with.
3. The Worst Headache of Your Life
A headache after a concert or the day from hell is one thing. But the worst headache of your life, or headaches that don't seem to go away, are something else entirely.
The worst headache of your life could be a sign of a serious problem. The brain itself can't actually feel pain (it doesn't have pain receptors), so when your brain hurts, it's a screaming red flag that something is wrong.
Sinus headaches could be a sign of untreated allergies. If you're developing migraines (an intense and often debilitating headache that causes some people to seek care in an emergency room) it could be a sign of anything from untreated food intolerance to a developing tumor.
Note that migraines are diverse beasts. There are migraines with an aura and migraines without. Migraines with auras show symptoms before the migraine itself sets in, usually 10 to 30 minutes prior, and can include anything from reduced alertness to numbness in the face and hands.
There are also silent migraines, which is when you experience all the symptoms of migraines except for pain. So if you suddenly find yourself having extreme light and sound sensitivity, it may be a silent migraine, which could be a sign of a much deeper issue.
Know Your Body, Know Your Body Signs
If you want to take care of your health, you have to learn to pay attention to your body signs. If you think something is wrong, don't be shy about visiting a doctor.
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