There are often many problems in daily life, and many people are used to it. Indeed, many of them are just minor problems, but the fear is that there are serious problems in the body, and the red light is on. Physician Lu Tairun from the Family Medicine Department of Tainan Municipal Hospital pointed out 6 common and inconspicuous health warning signs, reminding the public to pay more attention and get checked as soon as possible.
6 common, inconspicuous
warning signs that may seriously affect your health!
Physician Lu Tairun pointed out that common symptoms that are not obvious but may potentially harbor major diseases, such as weight loss, frequent dizziness, repeated headaches, easy fatigue, abnormal tinnitus, frequent chest tightness, etc.
Unexplained weight loss is a common symptom of many major illnesses, defined as a 5% drop in 6 months without a specific weight loss program. Lesser problems can range from gastrointestinal disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux and stomach ulcers to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. More serious ones such as diabetes, thyroid disease, autoimmune diseases, chronic infections, etc., also include cancer.
Dizziness is also one of the common main symptoms in the clinic. Most of them are benign otolithiasis, anemia, postural hypotension, etc. under examination. But serious problems may also be Meniere’s disease, diabetes, hyperglycemia, acoustic neuroma, etc., and strokes can also appear in the form of dizziness.
It is also a common problem between clinics. Most of them are primary headaches such as migraine and tension headaches, and there are no health concerns. However, migraine is unilateral, the pain is moderate to severe, and the duration may last for several hours or days. It may also have symptoms such as photophobia, nausea, and vomiting. It is usually more serious than ordinary headaches. It needs to be diagnosed by a doctor. The side of the pain is a migraine, so it is also recommended to check it as soon as possible. Serious problems such as brain hemangioma, brain tumor, central nervous system infection and other secondary headaches.
“Non-specific burnout” for which the cause cannot be found is common in the consultation room, which may be caused by autonomic nervous disorder or anemia. In severe cases, fatigue often occurs in the later stages, such as end-stage heart disease, end-stage kidney disease, end-stage liver cirrhosis, end-stage cancer, severe autoimmune disease, chronic infection, etc.
Tinnitus is often caused by autonomic nervous system disorders, but it may also be caused by auditory nerve problems or allergies. Severe cases such as Meniere’s disease, otitis media, perforated eardrum, ear stroke, acoustic neuroma, nasopharyngeal cancer, etc., are mostly unilateral. Therefore, it is specially reminded that in addition to the frequent occurrence of tinnitus, attention should also be paid to unilateral tinnitus.
Frequent chest tightness:
chest tightness is also mostly caused by autonomic nervous system disorders, or general respiratory infections such as influenza, but this is where the important organs of the heart and lungs are located. Asthma, chronic lung obstruction, lung diseases such as lung cancer, or severe gastroesophageal reflux.