Simply Nerdy Mom: 3 Health Symptoms That Are More Serious Than You Think

Monday, March 18, 2019

3 Health Symptoms That Are More Serious Than You Think



The best way to stay on top of your health and avoid any major problems is to catch symptoms early. If you can spot a health problem when it first starts, it’s usually a lot easier to treat. Unfortunately, a lot of people aren’t great at this. If you’re in a lot of pain, you’ll probably go to the doctor but if you’ve just got small symptoms, it’s easy to just put it off and hope that it goes away. In some cases, you might be right and it’s probably nothing. However, there are some minor symptoms that are actually a sign of something more serious. These are the minor health symptoms that you should never ignore.



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Tiredness

Everybody gets tired sometimes if they’ve had a particularly busy week at work or they haven’t had a good night’s sleep. If it’s just for a day or two, that’s not really anything to worry about. But if you find that you’re constantly lacking in energy and you can’t find the motivation to do things, you could have a more serious problem. Often, tiredness and lethargy are signs that you’re suffering from a mental health issue like depression. If you recognize it early on and start taking steps to deal with it, you can stop it from getting worse. But if you just leave it, it’s going to be a lot harder to treat later on. Depression is often caused by extreme levels of stress so if your workload is particularly high and you’re doing long hours in the office, for example, you need to find ways to reduce your stress levels. Speak to your doctor as well and ask about your options for talking therapy. Working through the issues that are causing your low feelings will help you to improve your mood.


Fatigue could also be a sign of a lot of other health issues. There is a chance that you have chronic fatigue syndrome, anemia, or even heart problems. It may also be down to your diet. Whatever the cause, it’s not healthy to be tired all of the time so don’t just ignore it and put it down to working too hard, get down to the doctor and have them check you over.


Ringing In The Ears





A ringing noise in your ears can be annoying but it’s easily ignored and most people don’t think that it’s a big problem. The most common cause of ringing in the ears is tinnitus. The bad news is, there isn’t a cure for tinnitus but there are ways to reduce the symptoms so you can live with it. If you’re getting a constant ringing sound in your ears, it’s worth speaking to your doctor and seeing if there is a tinnitus treatment that will work for you. In some cases, you might need to wear a special hearing aid but there are also therapies that help you to ignore the sound so it doesn’t affect you.


Ringing in the ears is usually caused by tinnitus but there are other reasons for it. Certain medications can cause a ringing in your ears so if you’ve recently started taking some new medication and you’ve noticed a change in your hearing, speak with your doctor and see if there are any alternatives. Problems with the bones in your jaw can also cause tinnitus so if you’ve noticed any pain or clicking in your jaw alongside the ringing, you need to get it checked out.


Snoring




Most people don’t think of snoring as anything more than an annoyance, and a lot of the time, it is. Some people snore and you’ll just have to get used to it. But if you find that you suddenly start snoring a lot and you haven’t done in the past, it might be that there’s something more serious causing it. Obesity is one of the leading causes of snoring so it might be worth weighing yourself to see if you’ve gained weight and maybe changing your diet if you have. In more serious cases, snoring might be caused by sleep apnea, which can be very dangerous. When you have sleep apnea, you regularly stop breathing during your sleep, which means that your brain isn’t getting enough oxygen. If you’re worried about your snoring, you can take this test to see whether you’re suffering from sleep apnea. If you are, you may need to wear a sleep apnea mask in bed to regulate your breathing properly and make sure that you’re getting enough oxygen.


It’s so easy to ignore these symptoms and just hope that they’ll go away because they don’t really seem that serious. But in some cases, they might be a sign of a much bigger problem so it’s best to play it safe and see your doctor.

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