Your body always knows there is something wrong way before your brain does. It’s easy to ignore something tiny. Simple to dismiss as something that doesn’t really matter. But there are serious signs something is wrong with your body without you being any the wiser, particularly when those things are small.
These are all symptoms that are easy to dismiss, but can be signs that something far worse is happening in your body. Remember, we are not doctors and highly recommend you consult one if you have any concerns.
Headaches are annoying, they pop up everywhere, you can get them from being too sensitive to certain smells, allergies, stress and dehydration. But if you don’t typically suffer from chronic headaches, and you have them very suddenly, they can be indicative to other, more serious health problems.
Chronic head aches can indicate you are at risk for, or have recently had, a stroke. Surprisingly, some people experience strokes without every really seeing any physical symptoms. So if you have chronic headaches, be sure to ask your doctor. Since strokes often happen more than once, it’s crucial to find out – especially if you have a history of stroke in your family.
Chronic headaches can also result from meningitis (you’re likely vaccinated against meningitis), or brain tumour.
Bloody Nose (without outside stimulus)
Do you get chronic bloody noses? Like three or four times a week? This can be an allergy related thing, or maybe it only happens in the winter (when humidity is low). But recurrent bloody noses can be a symptom of two things: Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome, or (rarely) a nasal tumour.
Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome causes the formation of abnormal blood vessels, which can make bleeding hard to control. Bloody noses can be the first sign of Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome and can lead to heart failure, iron deficiency anemia, and heptomegaly (a swelling of the liver).
Nasal tumours are rare but can be discovered by an ENT specialist.
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