9 Symptoms Women Must Never Ignore

There are several day-to-day problems that women ignore but they should not. Know about them in this article.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarPublished at: Apr 08, 2022Updated at: Apr 08, 2022
9 Symptoms Women Must Never Ignore

Women are most negligent about their health, a bitter truth. Women are busy managing lives, household chores, family and career altogether. This multitasking ability is a blessing in disguise for women as they can amazingly balance their lives. But somewhat in between, their health takes a backseat. They forget to take care of themselves the way they should as they age. Lingering headache, frequent pains, changes in skin, drastic changes in weight, etc. are some signs that look normal and so we ignore. However, these are alarming signs that your body gives. Missing these might result in serious health problems over time. In this article, Dr. Sujata Chakravarti, Consultant-General Medicine at Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi-A Fortis Network Hospital explains about 11 signs of poor health that should not be ignored.

Symptoms Women Must Never Ignore

Here are some of the signs and symptoms that women ignore but shouldn’t.

Frequent Shortness Of Breath

If you frequently experience shortness of breath or you feel breathless, it should not be ignored. Exertion is fine but if you feel exerted and hard to catch your breath, it is a sign of something serious. This could be a risk factor for silent heart attack. If chest pain is accompanied, it might also be due to an underlying lung disease.

Rapid heartbeat and Chest Pain

If you suffer from chest pain and fast heartbeat frequently followed by arm pain, shoulder pain, breathlessness, etc. it could be an underlying heart problem. Spontaneous dissection of the arteries that supply the heart muscle is rare, can affect young people, and occurs more often in women than men.

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Symptoms Women Must Never Ignore

Sudden weakness

If you suddenly start to feel weak around limbs and face, it could be a warning sign of stroke. You get many signals before a stroke including difficulty walking, blurred vision, confusion, loss of concentration, slurred speech, to name but a few. Immediately see a doctor to prevent stroke.

Menstrual changes

Menstrual cycle doesn’t change unless there is some hormonal imbalance going on in your body. A couple of days’ delay or prepone in periods is normal but if you see frequent changes in your menstrual cycle, do not take it lightly. This includes flow of blood, PMS, pain during periods and duration of periods. You might be having uterus or ovary-related issues like fibroids, cysts, etc. Thus, regular gynecological examination is very important.

Symptoms Women Must Never Ignore

Changes in skin

Visible changes in skin like darkening, skin tags, increased moles, keratosis condition are some warning signs your skin gives. When you develop a health problem, your skin gets affected too. These signs warn you of underlying issues that you might be developing such as diabetes and sometimes, of a serious skin condition.

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Sudden changes in Weight

Sudden weight loss or weight gain is a prominent sign that something is not right with your body. In most cases, abrupt weight gain signals towards thyroid and diabetes. Similarly, you might be losing weight abruptly because of a liver disease, kidney disease, metabolic syndrome or cancer. Take into account these if haven’t change your diet or exercise routine in a long time but still experiencing these changes.

Lump in breast

Self breast examination is said to be an important regular analysis that helps in preventing breast cancer. However, if you notice any lump that sticks to the chest wall or skin, a change in the overlying skin, changes in the appearance of the nipple, do not delay in seeking medical attention. These may be signs of Breast Cancer.

Drowsiness and Snoring

Symptoms Women Must Never Ignore

If you are feeling drowsy often than expected or you have started to snore, don’t ignore it as it could be obstructive sleep apnea. Breathing difficulties during sleep can also lead to cardiovascular problems in the long run.

Excessive stress and anxiety

Stress is a part of life but when you get over-stressed along with anxiety, this could be harmful for your health. Prolonged stress should not be ignored as it could lead to depression. Mental health can be easily hampered and so, it needs to be well taken care of.


Never ignore any suspicious symptom that might be linked to your health. Don’t forget, health comes first and you must prioritize your health. Only then you will be able to take care of your family.

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