Living in today’s world means that we have to adapt to our environment. Adapting means getting used to everything that happens around us, and listening to our thoughts.
We’re surrounded by so many things, people and conditions. Sometimes the body just can’t cope with all of that, and some of its mechanisms fails to perform its function. The worst part comes when we can’t understand our body’s language. Are you ignoring the signs your body sends to you? Some of these signs may be your last warning.
We’re focusing on seven warning signs of disease that women usually ignore. Learning how to recognize these may save your life.
Abra Fortune says we must soothe and calm our bodies, and respect their shapes and sizes. Your body is your temple and your home, regardless of whether it’s fat, hard, puckered, smooth or thick.
- Frequent urination
What it may mean: Going to the bathroom all the time indicates a kidney or urinary problem. Sometimes it’s a sign of urinary tract infection (UTI) or bacteria/hormonal imbalance.
Identify the problem: Urologists say that going to the bathroom for more than eight times in a day is considered abnormal. But, you have to take into consideration your intake of fluids that day.
- Heavy periods
What it may mean: Abnormally heavy periods may be harmless, and the cause is a change in weather or heavy workout. But, sometimes it’s caused by a disease or health disorder related to the uterus or the thyroid.
Identify the problem: Menorrhagia is a period that lasts longer than a week. Heavier bleeding accompanied by menstrual cramps and clots on the tampon/pad is enough for you to consult your gynecologist.
- Unusual excretions
What it may mean: Nobody likes to talk about body excretions, but sometimes it’s the body’s safeguard response. There are many causes, and the worst include a disorder of the bowel, infection, inflammatory condition, and inflammatory bowel disorder. These severe conditions don’t usually stem from this symptom, but they do happen.
Identify the problem: If you notice foul-smelling abnormal excretions, consult your doctor and ask for medical assistance. Sometimes the excretion is green in color.
- Changes of the breasts
What it may mean: A pain or physical alteration of your breast that’s not related to menstrual cycle or physical injury is a reason to be worried. Don’t overreact, but keep in mind that breast cancer is common, and you have to consult a doctor.
- Post-menopausal bleeding
What it may mean: Post-menopausal bleeding is not normal and has to be checked by a doctor. The bleeding may be harmless, but it may also indicate a serious condition. Experts at the Mayo Clinic say that post-menopausal bleeding indicates cancer, infection, or trauma.
Identify the problem: Normal periods last up to a week. Recurrent bleeding past this period is a sign that you shouldn’t ignore.
- Sudden weight loss
What it may mean: Sudden weight loss may be a result of bowel disease, depression, gastroenteritis, bacterial infection, thyroid disorder and cancer.
Identify the problem: Sudden weight loss is anything over 10 pounds or five percent of the total body weight over 6-12 months. Listen to what others say to you, pay attention to the concern that comes to your address.
- Hair growth in non-hair spots
What it may mean: This is usually a hormonal imbalance. Androgen and testosterone cause growth of facial fair. If not treated or checked, hormonal imbalances can develop into a metabolic disorder, infertility and increased risk of developing abnormal cancer cells.
Identify the problem: Pay more attention to your body. If there’s any unwanted hair on strange spots, call your doctor. This applies to any hair that grows on your face, shoulders, arms, and back.
Make sure you pay attention to every change on your body. It doesn’t have to be something big. Sometimes even the slightest change may be a warning sign.