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5 Scary Health Symptoms One Should Never Ignore

Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 05:46 PM

Scary health symptoms are generally those symptoms which mildly disturb our daily routine. Very mild health symptoms like heartburn are often considered a part of day-to-day trivial health problem and are treated temporarily. However, it could be one of the scary health symptoms and a precursor to a life-threatening health condition. We should never ignore such health symptoms. Certain health symptoms could be scary and need to be handled carefully to avoid serious health hazards. You should act instantly if you or someone around you has such symptoms. Five common health symptoms, which could be scary, are chest pain, heartburn, breast lump, headache, and weakness.
 
Chest pain

Not all chest pain is indicative of a heart attack so not all chest pain is a scary health symptom. But chest pain is indeed a major preceding symptom of a heart attack. Some people confuse heartburn with chest pain. There is a need to differentiate between chest pain caused due to a heart attack and heartburn. It is a known fact that people who die of heart attacks are those who take chest pain very lightly. So, it is better to never ignore mild chest pain and consult a physician. Especially, chest pain in which the pain radiates to the left shoulder or arm is a scary health symptom and indicative of heart attack.
 
Heartburn

Heartburn is a burning sensation felt in the chest near the heart. Heartburn is usually caused due to spicy food or acid peptic disease. Heartburn is the most common problem faced by young. One should never ignore heartburn, as it may be indicative of serious health issues like heart attack, peptic ulcer, or stomach cancer. So, never ignore heartburn and exclude all other serious health problems by consulting a physician.
 
Breast Lump

It is very common in women of reproductive age to notice some firmness or nodule in the breast, which could be benign. However, it can be a scary symptom of underlying breast cancer. So never ignore it and take expert opinion for investigating any such lumps on time.
 
Headache

Headache is a very common health symptom, but it may be very scary sometimes. One should never ignore it as it may be due to brain tumor or stroke. Also, never ignore the doctor’s advice of taking up an MRI or CT scan to diagnose the real reason for headaches.
 
Weakness

One should never ignore sudden weakness in limbs or speech slurring as it may be caused due to stroke or very low blood sugar levels.

It is appreciable if you are well acquainted with these scary health symptoms and never ignore them to avoid life-threatening conditions. 

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Certain scary health symptoms, which are often treated temporarily, play a crucial role in the fate of the sufferer. People should never ignore mild chest pain, heartburn, breast lump etc., as they can prove fatal. There is a need to understand these health symptoms and take precautions.
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