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3 Common Signs That Something Is Not Quite Right With Your Body

3 Common Signs That Something Is Not Quite Right With Your Body

Unfortunately, aches and pains are a part of life. Our bodies are powerful, yet they are also vulnerable to harm, sickness, and imbalances. We do, however, have a remarkable ability to recover. Our bodies’ aches and pains are a way of informing us that something is incorrect or out of balance. We often opt for the closest pain medication and carry on with our lives without thinking about what is causing the discomfort.

It is critical to pay attention to how your body feels on a daily basis. Though the majority of aches and pains are caused by misuse of muscles and joints, lack of sleep, or even hormone cycles, some may indicate more serious problems.

Here are three signs that something may not be quite right with your body.

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#1 Toothache

Toothaches are not something we have to deal with very often, thankfully. When we do, though, we are instantly reminded why they are one of the most agonizing aches we may experience. They can produce a migraine or a severe headache if they radiate across your entire face.

Usually, this form of pain indicates that there is a problem with a tooth. If the pain is severe enough, it does not take long to seek the help of a dentist such as http://www.smilealamogordo.com. An adult toothache is usually caused by wisdom teeth erupting, a cavity or decay, infection, or some form of gum disease.

#2 Headache

Headaches are one of the most prevalent types of pain that people of all ages suffer from. Headaches can appear quickly and with great intensity, if you are particularly sensitive to your environment, meals, stress, or even motion. It is really important to pay attention to your body and take frequent pauses from computers, work, and other activities that cause headaches.

Keep in mind that certain foods, drinks, and alcohol can all trigger headaches. However, if they occur frequently, consult your doctor about probable explanations that are not immediately apparent. Headaches are normally harmless but it is important to be conscious of how they feel, as well as any other weird symptoms that may accompany them.

Nausea, fever, vomiting, neck discomfort, tremors, visual and hearing problems, numbness, tingling, confusion, or anything out of the ordinary are examples of these symptoms.

#3 Stomach ache

Stomach pain is one of those bothersome pains that can strike anyone for a variety of reasons. To begin, think about what you have eaten in the last 24 hours. This could be the case if you ate spicy food that you do not generally eat. Drinking alcohol and consuming a lot of sugar might also throw things off for a while.

However, if the discomfort does not go away quickly or is accompanied by other digestive issues such as diarrhea or constipation, something else is wrong. Should the need arise, your doctor may evaluate conditions such as IBS, food allergies, and other digestive issues. If your symptoms don’t go away or are only intermittent, try keeping a food diary. You will be able to show this to your doctor to identify any patterns.

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Subtle Symptoms Of Serious Health Issues

Subtle Symptoms Of Serious Health Issues

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In many cases, you will know when you’re ill. There may be aches and pains coming from within you, as well as sickness, skin problems, and persistent coughing. When these symptoms arise and cease to go away, you will hopefully then see your doctor for advice and support.

However, there are often subtle signs of ill health that we could choose to ignore. In some cases, there may be nothing wrong with us at all. On the other hand, if they persist, we should always seek the advice of a medical professional, as they may be symptomatic of serious health issues.

Consider the following.

#1: Bad breath

Okay, so you may just have eaten a piece of garlic bread, so it’s little wonder your breath isn’t as fresh as it could be. On the other hand, you might suffer from bad breath for another reason (and we aren’t just talking about any other foods you have just eaten). For one, it could be a dental-related issue, so you should see your dentist for advice on maintaining a healthy mouth. Alternatively, it could be symptomatic of more serious health concerns, such as diabetes, or a problem within your liver and kidney. So, after cutting down on your garlic intake, and after taking steps to protect your teeth and gums, see your doctor if the problem of bad breath persists.

#2: Tinnitus

Can you hear a ringing in your ear? If there is nobody playing bells in your vicinity, and your smartphone is decidedly silent, then you might well have tinnitus. Around 20% of people suffer from the problem, and while it might not be symptomatic of a health issue at all, it can still lead to health problems because of the stress and irritation it causes. However, it could be a symptom of an underlying condition, such as hearing loss or a problem within your circulatory system, so if you can’t shake those pesky ringing noises, see your audiologist for tinnitus testing. Even if there is nothing seriously wrong with your health, you will at least get guided support on how to manage the problem (as well as a better night’s sleep).

#3: Bloating

Many of us feel bloated after having a large dinner. It’s that sensation of feeling full in the abdomen, which can usually be alleviated by a short walk and a glass of water. However, if you feel bloated on a regular occasion, it could be symptomatic of a serious health condition, such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or Crohn’s disease. Bloating might also be symptomatic of a gynecological condition, such as an ovarian cyst or endometriosis. Go and see your doctor for help if bloating is a constant problem for you, and check out the advice here on managing the everyday aspects of the feeling.

Final word

Today then, go and see your doctor, dentist, and audiologist, if you regularly experience the symptoms we have mentioned here. While there could be nothing wrong with you at all, you should still seek expert opinion on the off chance that you do have a more serious health condition.

Take care, and thanks for reading.

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Are Hidden Dangers In Your Home Making You Ill?

Are Hidden Dangers In Your Home Making You Ill?

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A home is supposed to be a safe haven from all the dangers of outdoors. But have you ever stopped to think that there could be hidden dangers lurking inside your home too. Many of our houses contain bad chemicals and bacteria that can make us ill. Here are some of the common perpetrators that are worth taking a stand against if you want to keep your home safe.

 

Fiberglass

 

Fiberglass is most commonly found in loft insulation, consisting of a thinly spun glass wool. There have been claims that it could be carcinogenic, although no evidence has found this to be true. Particles can however come off in the air and cause irritation to the skin, eyes, nose and throat. Keeping your loft sealed up, or covering over loft insulation if you live in a converted loft, could reduce the chance of this happening.

 

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Lead paint

 

The manufacture of lead paint was banned in many countries in the 70s and 80s, however it’s believed that many homes still have lead paint in them without owners knowing. Lead is renowned for its toxicity and it is possible that flecks of paint could come off and be ingested, causing lead poisoning. This should particularly be a concern if you have young children, who are likely to put anything in their mouth.

 

There are many companies such as LM Blast Cleaners that can professionally remove lead paint from your property. Victorian lead piping is also worth checking for – whilst most properties have had this removed, some old houses may still have it.

 

Asbestos

 

Asbestos is a material known for its incredible heat resistance and was once used in as an insulator in many homes. However, this material has since been banned in fifty countries after studies showed it was highly carcinogenic. This is caused by fibres, which can come off and float in the air when the asbestos is disturbed (which could include anything from drilling a hole in a wall to accidentally knocking it and causing it to flake). Like lead, asbestos is best removed by a professional.

 

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Other free art pieces, custom brushes and photographs can be found at
http://www.redfern.biz/Free%20Art%20&%20Tools.php
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Gas leaks

 

Carbon monoxide is a big killer and is hard to detect giving that it’s colourless and odourless.  If you’ve been feeling unusually nauseous or sleepy, this gas could be to blame. It’s usually the result of a gas leak, either from a faulty gas light or an oven ring. Carbon monoxide detectors can alert you if there is a leak in your home. Your first point of call should always be to turn off the gas if on and then get out of your home into the fresh air as soon as possible.

 

Unclean air con

 

Air conditioning units need to be regularly cleaned. When not used often, they can build up dust and mold and becoming a breeding ground for bacteria. This then gets pumped around the air the next time the air con is switched on, which can cause breathing problems and sickness (in extreme cases Legionnaire’s Disease). Using a company such as All Hours Air conditioning and heater repair service could help to prevent this. Regularly using air con can also reduce the chance of bacteria build-up.

 

Mold

 

Mold is a fungus that can appear in homes as a result of damp. Some people can be more susceptible to it than others – in some cases it can cause sickness, rash, wheezing, itchy eyes and other allergy symptoms. It can also quite often bring on symptoms of asthma. Fixing leaks promptly and buying an air dehumidifier can help to prevent mold from appearing. You can usually clean it off yourself with soapy hot water and a sponge, although bleach may be needed for more stubborn outbreaks (in these instance, wear gloves and protect your mouth).

 

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Your kitchen worktop

 

You might not consider your kitchen worktop to a common offender, but quite often it can be a leading cause of sickness and bugs in the home. Without thoroughly cleaning it on a regular basis, germs such as salmonella can easily breed. However, quite often it’s not forgetting to clean the worktops that does it, but the tools we use for cleaning. An overused sponge or dish cloth could simply be coating everything it touches in more bacteria. Replace sponges regularly and put dish cloths through the wash (given that they’re so cheap to buy, you can even replace them). Another way of limiting bacteria spreading is to use different chopping boards for meat and vegetables and to keep these thoroughly cleaned.

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