5 Health Symptoms Women Should Never Ignore


Certain symptoms women commonly experience may be nothing to worry about, particularly if they’re part of your “norm.”

But when you have a sudden change like headache, nausea, fatigue, unexpected v*ginal bleeding, heart palpitations that last more than 15 minutes, rash on your breast that doesn’t go away within a couple of days, etc it’s advisable to see your doctor.

That’s why it is important to know your body. Even weight gain or weight loss could be a result of eating more or less is a symptom of a serious illness such as diabetes. 

Knowing when new symptoms occur and checking with your doctor to make sure they are not serious will let you be your own bodyguard when it comes to health and longevity.

1. Irregular Periods: Irregular bleeding, especially if it’s accompanied by pain during s*x, could signal a serious condition like cervical cancer or uterine cancer. If your menstrual period becomes unusually heavy or irregular, occurs more often than every three weeks, or you have spotting between periods, get these symptoms checked out. 

Discuss any post-menopausal spotting with your doctor. Even a little bit of bleeding after menopause is abnormal. Some of the common causes are polyps (noncancerous growths) and either atrophy or thickening of the endometrium the lining of your uterus.

2. Unusual changes in the breast: The size, feel, and look of your breasts are as different as you are, and breasts often change predictably throughout the month. 

Some women normally have lumps; others get a lump every month before their period. But something outside of your usual breast condition could be a symptom of a health problem. 

Look for anything new that persists, such as a mass, skin change, or rash that doesn’t go away in a day but sticks around.

 Breast cancer can appear as an unusual redness of the skin that looks like an infection, swelling, lumps, bumps, or nodules. Other potential symptoms include nipple discharge that’s bloody (if it’s not bloody, it’s probably not of concern), and breasts that become unusually asymmetrical. 

3. Persistent Leg Pain: Swelling and pain in one leg that doesn't go away may signal that you have a blood clot inside a vein, known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). 

These signs should be attended to at once, particularly if you're at higher risk for DVT. Risk factors that make DVT blood clots more likely get riskier with age. 

These include: smoking, have done surgery, being on estrogen-containing pills or hormone therapy, being immobile for a long period of time (like during long-distance travel), being pregnant, and recently gave birth. 

A life-threatening pulmonary embolism can occur when a blood clot moves from one part of your body to your lungs and blocks a vital artery there. About 70% of blood clots that travel to the lungs begin in the legs.

4. Chest pain: Women fear breast cancer more than heart disease, but they are more likely to have heart disease. In fact, heart disease has been tormenting women more than men these days. It has been causing more deaths than all types of cancer combined. 

If you lift something and have chest pain that you’ve never had before, get it checked out. You should also see your doctor about any new chest pain when you walk upstairs or exert yourself in some way. 

This is particularly important if the pain goes away after a short period of rest. Women are more likely than men to have a typical symptoms of heart attack that is: shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, extreme fatigue, a cold sweat, or pain in the arms, back, neck, or stomach. Get these, symptoms, checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. 

5. Sudden weight gain: Unexplained changes in weight can be a sign of a serious health problem. For example, weight loss can be a sign of cancer, while weight gain may be a warning sign of heart failure or thyroid issues. 


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