Health Hazards of Ignoring These 5 Pains
- Do not ignore any kind of body pain
- It is wise to pay extra attention to pain and think of it as a sign
- Paying close attention to your pain could even save your life
Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is going on inside. More often than not we choose to ignore the pains even when we know the reason why it is happening. It is wise to pay extra attention to pain and think of it as a sign that you need to get a medical checkup done. Paying close attention to your pain can make your life easier and it could even save your life. Here are 5 pains that you should never ignore:
Pain during periods is normal but sometimes it is more than that. Especially when the pain gets really intense, this could also mean a painful disorder known as endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a condition wherein the lining of the womb starts to grow outside it. It can infiltrate the lining of the bladder, the rectum, the space between the rectum, the vagina and the bowel.
So the next time your periods are too painful to handle, visit your gynaecologist and get a proper diagnosis done.
Sudden Pain in the Chest
A sudden crushing feeling that you get in your chest is not something you should take lightly. It could indicate many things including stress and indigestion. Heart attack and angina can also be the cause of the sudden chest pains.
You must consult a professional immediately if the chest pain lasts longer than 20 minutes.
Also read: Can Weight Loss Cause Chest Pain?
A Severe Headache
Do you get a headache easily? Is it too severe these days? You should definitely not ignore it. Looking at the amount of work we put in daily, we tend to get tired easily and prone to getting headaches. Headaches can be nerve-racking and can progress to a severe condition like migraines and a ruptured aneurysm (bleeding in the brain).
If you have a headache due to a cold, it could be a sinus headache. But it could also mean a brain tumour or brain haemorrhage. Anyone of any age can get a headache and they can progress to a severe problem, you must consult a professional before it gets serious.
If you just lifted a heavy object or helped someone move to a fifth-floor apartment, then inflammatory sprays should do away with the pain. But if it does not go away, rush to an orthopedist. One of your discs –the spongy rings that cushion the bones in your spines – could be pressing on the spinal nerve. If not taken proper attention, it might damage your nerve permanently.
Also read: Causes of Lower Back Pain
Is your calf swollen? Is it red/ warm to a touch? You might have deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) – a blood clot. Avoid rubbing or massaging the area or taking a walk to get rid of the pain. The clot can travel through your veins up to your lungs if it breaks free and can also cut off the oxygen supply. If you go to a doctor, they will probably ask you go for a CT scan or an ultrasound to check for a DVT.
Ignoring any kind of pain can be injurious or dangerous for you. So, taking a close look at what it might be that is affecting your body is a good idea. Pain is an excuse made by the body to tell you that something is wrong.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Dec 31, 2018
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