Diseases don’t appear overnight. The way to preventing potential health issues is to pay attention to small changes in your body.
It’s good to take a close look at yourself and evaluate your health every month. Hope you are taking good care of yourself, physical, spiritual, and emotional.
How do you take good care of your body?
- Eat healthy foods
- Practice good hygiene
- Get enough sleep
- Avoid drugs and alcohol
- Exercise regularly
- Manage and learn to control your stress
- Always go for regular medical check-ups.
- Try to do things you like and enjoy every day.
Being sick always is a horrible feeling. However, many conditions can make you unhealthy all the time.
Let’s take a look at the eight warning signs that you are unhealthy.
1. Frequent common cold
The frequent common cold is an infection that affects the nose and throat.
If you always have colds more often than usual, this could be a sign that something is wrong in your immune system.
Common problems of the immune system abnormalities include vitamin C deficiency and an unexpected virus attack.
Prolonged cold symptoms could mean symptoms of asthma, pneumonia, or a different type of lung pathology.
What are the signs that you have a common cold?
- Cough or congestion
- Watery eyes,
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Unexplained weight loss
- Low-grade fever
If you are feeling cold longer than three weeks, you need to get in touch with your doctor.
2. You’re always tired.
Chronic fatigue is not healthy, feeling tired all the time, coping with morning fatigue even no matter how much sleep you have can also be an indicator that something else might be going on in the body.
Sometime, chronic fatigue might result from lack of sleep, stress management, excess physical activity, poor diet, or not getting the right nutrients.
What causes sudden fatigue?
- Allergic rhinitis
- Depression / Anxiety
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Iron deficiency
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Liver and kidney disease
- Emotional stress
- Thyroid disease
- Blood sugar imbalance
- Heart failure
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Addison’s disease
- Autoimmune diseases
- Long term infections
The list goes on, and often, many factors create chronic fatigue.
Please if your constant lack of energy and ongoing fatigue, it may be time to check with your doctor.
Dizziness can be caused by many health issues, including high blood pressure, low blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disease, anemia, dehydration, anxiety, overheating, thyroid gland disorder, gastritis, emotional disorder, some medications and heart conditions.
How do you know if you should go to the doctor?
You should see a doctor if you feel dizzy and experience problems like double vision, vomiting, or difficulty using your legs and arms.
Also seek urgent medical attention if your dizziness is co-occurred by a change in heart rate, severe headache, or chest pain.
4. Your urine is dark brown urine
The color of urine has proven to be very useful to indicate different diseases.
So any change in color, consistency, or odor can show us that something is wrong in the body.
If a person is well-hydrated, their urine should be clear or very light yellow.
Dehydration is one of the common cause of dark brown urine, or it can mean a liver disease, such as cirrhosis, or acute viral hepatitis that passes excess bile through urine.
If your peeing frequency has increased and you have the following symptoms, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
- Presence of blood in the urine
- Dark brown urine
- Pain when urinating
- Pain in your groin or abdomen
- Trouble urinating
- Uncontrolled urges to urinate
- Loss of bladder control
5. Cracked Lips
It can occur for various reasons when you are dehydrated, the lips become dry, and the body does get dehydrated when you are also sick.
Your cracked lips may also mean a vitamin B deficiency.
It could be the effect of a deficiency of folic acid. Therefore, you can develop cracked lips when you have Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) lack.
How do you heal cracked lips?
Protect your lips in cold, dry weather. Be sure to use olive oil or high-quality lip balm to keep your lips moist.
Drink lots of water to avoid becoming dehydrated.
Avoid licking your lips frequently.
Treat vitamin deficiency. As mentioned above, a lack of B-vitamins can cause cracked lips.
See a physician if your lips are hot, painful, red, and swollen; this could be a sign of infection.
6. You can’t sleep
Having problems falling asleep, insomnia or both can indicate some possible issues such as stress, depression, anxiety, heart failure, and lung problems.
Many people find it hard to sleep at night because they have breathing difficulty when they lie down. It can be a manifestation of heart failure or an issue with the lungs.
Sometimes your lifestyle affects your sleep, such as eating the wrong foods, drinking too much caffeine late in the day, alcohol or smoking.
Avoid taking alcohol or caffeine merely before bed because it will disrupt your sleep cycle.
7. You’re always itchy.
Itching of your skin could increase when you have a skin condition, such as hives, seborrhea, eczema, psoriasis, scabies or fungal and bacterial infections like impetigo and folliculitis.
You can also experience excessive itching when you’re suffering from liver disease or iron deficiency.
If your skin is dry and itching, use moisturizer and drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated.
Sometimes anxiety and stress can cause itching and burning skin sensations due to physiological and emotional changes in the body.
Anxiety itch can be induced directly by anxiety or a skin disease that is worsened by stress.
Why you so itchy down there at night?
Itching, burning or tingling around the genitals could be symptoms of allergies reactions, bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, or sexually transmitted diseases, such as Chlamydia, herpes, and gonorrhea.
However, if the itchy continues and is severe, talk with your doctor.
Reduction of blood supply to part of the body can cause numbness and tingling.
Most instances of tingling and numbness are short and typically subside once the tension is removed from the affected region.
If the situation does not go, then see your physician as soon as possible, as it could be a symptom of a far more separate underlying health illness such as poor blood circulation, stroke, vitamin issues, heart attack or nerve damage.
What causes pins and needles in my face?
If you have pins and needles in the face, arms, or legs, it can be a symptom of a stroke.
It is a dangerous condition caused when the blood supply to the brain is cut off or low, making it shut down.
Again, urgent medical attention is vital in this case.