Without knowledge there is no wisdom; Without prudence, the quality of life is compromised.
Take note of these important signs and symptoms ranging from unexplained weight loss, the appearance of flashes in the eye, and know when to seek medical help.
Chest pain, sudden loss of vision or speech, and abdominal pain require immediate medical intervention.
In times of appearance, there is no room for the thoughts and considerations, any minute account must act promptly.
Think of it this way: It’s better to try a false alarm with a quick response, you have a real oversight. If there is a serious problem, all will be well, and be, the chances are good that everything will end up significantly higher.
1 Unexplained Weight Loss
Losing weight without any effort may seem like a dream for those who want, but can actually be a sign of a serious health problem. If you have lost up to 10% of your weight for no apparent reason, in the last six months you immediately see your doctor for an evaluation.
An unexplained weight loss can be caused by various conditions – including hyperthyroidism, diabetes, depression, liver disease, cancer or other conditions that could interfere with the absorption of food, so-called problems of poor absorption of food, for example, irritable bowel syndrome, etc.
2 high and persistent fever
An episode of fever is not necessarily a cause for alarm. Fever is a natural state of the body to eradicate simple infections such as seasonal virus. But if you have a fever for more than three days should be consulted immediately to the doctor.
A persistent fever may be the sign of a more serious occult infection, which can vary from a urinary tract infection to tuberculosis. Malignant cancers in some cases, such as lymphoma, can cause prolonged fever and persistent, even with the use of some medications.
If you have a fever over 39.4 C or more, see your doctor without delay, time is too valuable.
3 shortness of breath or breathing difficult
Shortness of breath that feels more severe than that caused by a stuffy nose or after exercise after physical activity, may signal a serious health problem. If you are having difficulty breathing, wheezing or shortness of breath or chest compression, seek medical help immediately. Shortness of breath at rest, is also a symptom that requires immediate medical evaluation.
Causes of shortness of breath or breathing difficulties may include: chronic bronchitis, chronic pulmonary obstruction, asthma, pneumonia, stroke (when a blood clot enters the lungs) and lung and heart problems.
The shortness of breath may occur in panic attacks – episodes of high anxiety which significantly increases the frequency of the heartbeat, causing sweating, shortness of breath and other physical symptoms.
4 Inexplicable Changes in bowel habits
What can be considered normal stool (bowel movement), the evacuation, the expulsion of gases varies greatly.
Consult your doctor if you notice any changes, break the routine, or changes with regard to what you consider your normal, such as:
Unexplained bleeding, we look dark or tarred, persistent diarrhea or constipation, frequent desire to evacuate, are instestinais changes in habits that may indicate an infection by bacteria, such as Campylobacter or Salmonella infection or a viral or parasitic .
Other possible causes may include Síndrone irritable bowel or colon cancer.
5 Mental confusion or change in behavior
Consult your doctor if you have:
A sudden feeling of confusion about time or place (disorientation), unexpected problems with concentration or memory. Unexpected changes in personality or behavior, such as increased aggression or disconnected thoughts, can be caused by many problems, including infection, anemia, hypoglycemia (drop in blood sugar), dehydration or problems mental.
Some medications may contribute to trigger episodes of mental confusion or personality changes.
6 satiety and gastric fullness after eating small portions
If you constantly feel satiated sooner than normal or after eating less food than usual standard, schedule a visit with your doctor. This feeling, known as the satiety, may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, belching (burping), fever and weight loss or gain.
Thus, informs your doctor about these symptoms and signs as well.
Possible causes include satiety and Irritable Bowel Syndrome or GERD. In some cases it may be a more serious problem that must be considered, such as cancer or pancreatitis.
7 Flashes (buds) of the light in your eyes
Bright spots or flashes of light and other visual disturbances may sometimes be the sign of a migraine attack.
In other cases, sudden flashes of light, or something as small floating spots or stains that seem cobwebs, could indicate a retinal detachment or risk of disruption.
Should seek medical attention immediately as a delay could mean irreversible loss of vision.