When we are in our 20 s or’ 30 s we can still easily go over some symptoms, such as dizziness, pain in the stomach and thirst, but after 40 years we should pay more attention to this symptoms.
If you drink enough fluids and you do not sweat too much, sudden thirst you may feel, can be a sign of a terrible disease. Look at what you have to pay attention.
- Unquenchable thirst
What could that mean? Thirst can be a sign of diabetes type 2. This type of thirst is the result of water loss when glucose levels become high enough to be excreted in the urine.
When to see a doctor? Frequent hunger, weight loss and dehydration, with frequent urination are signs not to delay visit to the doctor.
- Sudden anxiety
What could that mean? Crowding in the 20 s is not a problem, but in 40 s or 50 s could be a symptom of a heart attack.
While chest pain, shortness of breath and nausea are classic symptoms of heart attack, in women it can be a crowding – perhaps due to hormonal and other biological differences.
When to see a doctor? If you have risk factors for heart disease and you feel anxiety for no reason, consult your physician.
- Facial flushing
What could that mean? You can still turn red if all eyes are on you, or maybe it was the rosacea, as dermatologists warn.
This damage to the blood vessels, usually in the middle of the face, is not dangerous. If you eat spicy foods and drinking alcohol and coffee, it can worsen the condition.
But rosacea accompanied by excessive sweating, rapid heartbeat, or high blood pressure can indicate hormonal problems.
When to see a doctor? The sooner the better. A dermatologist can explain what makes the problem worse, and overwrite creams and laser treatment.
- Inexplicable sadness
What could that mean? Low levels of progesterone affects the bad mood in women older than 40 years.
Like ovaries get old and production of progesterone decreases estrogen begins to dominate.
The culprit may be high or low levels of thyroid hormones.
When to see a doctor? If symptoms include irritability, mood swings, PMS, anxiety and interrupted sleep.
Vitamin C and lower intake of caffeine may help with lack of progesterone.
What could that mean? This can vary from benign conditions, such as lactose intolerance, to more serious, including pancreatic cancer, peptic ulcer, or an inflammatory bowel disease.
When to see a doctor? Pain definitely should not be ignored. Especially if it is persistent and getting stronger, if the pain wake you up at night and it is accompanied by fever, vomiting, if it prevents adequate intake of food and water or you have black or bloody stools.
- Dizziness, or numbness of the hands
What could that mean? Long cycling ride can bedevil the ulnar nerve, which causes muscle weakness and pain. You may also have carpal tunnel syndrome.
When to see a doctor? If your hands are numb or dizzy while lying down or during routine activities (other than sport or exercise).
Treatment may include anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid injections or exercise. In severe cases, your doctor may recommend surgery.
- Frequent fractures
What could that mean? Osteoporosis, which weakens bones and makes them more vulnerable. Stress fractures usually occur in the legs and lower leg with the repetitive intensive sports (such as running or jumping) or aerobics.
When to see a doctor? If the injuries are frequent. Check bone density. This is especially important if you have risk factors for osteoporosis.
What could that mean? The feeling may be due to low blood sugar, or heart rhythm disorders, and it can be life-threatening.
When to see a doctor? If you have frequent or persistent dizziness. The doctor can check heart rhythm during normal activity.
- Pain in the lower leg
What could that mean? May indicate deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot, which reveals swelling and redness.
Such clots can become an embolus, which can reach the lungs and create a pulmonary embolism, or blockage.
The causes may be contraceptive pills, long sitting or long car ride.
When to see a doctor? If you are running out of breath, it may be a sign of pulmonary embolism and requires immediate medical attention.