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25 Health Symptoms People Always Ignore but Never Should

Hristina Byrnes

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11. Frequent nausea

Nausea after eating contaminated or spoiled food is familiar to most people, and usually not a major cause for alarm. Feeling nauseated when you haven’t eaten or have eaten very little, on the other hand, is not normal. Especially when accompanied by other symptoms such as stomach pain or tenderness, nausea can also be a symptom of fluid buildup around the liver and intestine, which can hinder digestion and may indicate heart failure.

Chronic nausea may also be a symptom of peptic ulcer disease, problems with muscles in the stomach, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and cancer, according to Stanford Health Care.

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12. Blurry vision

Blurred or double vision, while associated with many different conditions, is among the most common indicators of stroke, according to Harvard Medical School. When the blood flow to the brain is cut, the visual field part of the brain can get damaged, causing vision problems as well as loss of balance.

Blurred vision is also a common sign of diabetes. High blood sugar levels may damage the lens inside the eye, causing it to swell, resulting in temporary blurring of eyesight. These are other warning signs you might have diabetes.

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13. Jaw pain

Women experiencing jaw pain, especially when accompanied with pain in the neck, throat, chest, or stomach, should see their doctors. It may be a sign of heart disease. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, causing one in every five female deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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14. Shortness of breath

Having to catch one’s breath without apparent reason (such as running up 20 flights of stairs or other intense physical activity) may be a cause for concern. Acute shortness of breath may be a symptom of a problem requiring urgent medical care such as heart attack, severe allergic reaction, or upper airway obstruction. Chronic shortness of breath may be a sign of asthma, lung disease, as well as various heart problems. People at risk may want to stock up on this juice to decrease it.

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15. Asthma attack

People often ignore seasonal allergies, thinking symptoms such as a cough or runny nose are caused by their allergies and don’t need to be treated. But untreated allergies are correlated with the development of asthma, as well as sleep apnea, poor work productivity, and sleep disturbances, according to Elliott. Environmental allergens such as pollen, cat, dog, mold, and dust mites can cause respiratory symptoms, including asthma attacks, she added.