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Many people are willing to tough it out when they get ill. It might be down to their psychology, or they may be trying to save money. And, in most cases, they will recover just fine - albeit suffering a little longer without treatment. That said, there are several health problems that you should never ignore, no matter how resistant you are to the doctor’s waiting room. We’re going to look at five of them with you today - so read on to find out more. With a little luck, it might just save your health - or even the life of a loved one.
Crushing chest pains
Everyone experiences chest pains at some point, and most end up with nothing for people to worry about. However, if you start to feel severe, crushing chest pains it is vital to move fast. The worry, of course, is that you are suffering a heart attack. And the big issue is that heart muscle can start to die within half an hour of the onset of an attack, only giving you a small window to find help.
Medicinal side effects
Most of us take drugs and medicines on a reasonably regular basis. However, few of us ever bother to read the leaflets that accompany that medication. It is essential that you do so in the future so that you can watch out for any potential side effects. If your medicine is making you feel strange, it is vital to see a doctor as soon as possible. Some drugs can cause dangerous health conditions that can have a big impact on your life. Risperdal, for example, is sometimes given to children with ADHD, although it is more suited as an anti-psychotic. Because of its misuse, some boys are developing breasts and others are even developing Type-2 diabetes. A Risperdal lawsuit may give you some compensation, but the reality of life with diabetes is hardly worth it. Therefore, it is essential that you understand what drugs you are taking, and always act fast if you think something is amiss.
Constant anxiety or sadness
If you are feeling like you are always fighting against an impending sense of doom, get help immediately. The chances are that you are suffering from depression and need help from a mental health professional. Symptoms can get on top of you quickly, and the further down the rabbit hole you get, the harder it is to come out.
Lots of people get headaches, of varying strengths. Migraines and cluster headaches can be completely debilitating, and cause many people great pain and suffering. However, some headaches can be a sign of an issue far more dangerous than you might think. If you experience severe, sharp pain that hits you like a clap of thunder, it could be a sign of an aneurysm - or bleeding in the brain. Needless to say, this can be incredibly dangerous and needs immediate medical attention. You should also watch out for signs of slurred speech or droopiness on one side of the body. All those symptoms combined can be a sign that you are having a stroke, and you need to get help fast.
Take care out here, folks - and get help as soon as possible if you experience any of these symptoms.