WARNING : You Should Never Ignore These Types Of Pain, And Here’s Why !
All of us often ignore the small pains and choose not to visit the doctor. After all, small amount of pain is expected here and there due to a number of factors. In most cases these pains go away like nothing has happened, without need of medical attention. But there are some types of pain we should never ever ignore!
1. Burning Pain or Numbness in the Legs or Feet
If you ever feel a burning pain or a numb/tingling sensation in the legs or feet, you could be suffering from neuropathy, or more specifically, diabetic neuropathy. Unfortunately, much like 23 million people in America, many individuals tend to ignore the symptoms of diabetes, leading to eventual serious consequences. The following are some other symptoms that would be present alongside this pain:
• dry mouth
• constant thirst and hunger
• itchy dry skin
• slow-to-heal wounds or cuts
• frequent and urgent urination
• blurred vision
If any or a number of these symptoms arise, make sure you see a doctor immediately.
2.Unexpected, persistent pain in the jaw, chest, throat, arm or belly
We all know that chest pain may be a sign of heart attack. However, minor pains in the throat, arm, jaw or belly could also indicate serious cardiac problems.
Most of the people with these symptoms mistake them for intestinal issues. Heart issues can mimic acid reflux. But, if you felt any of these minor pains recently, pay a visit to your doctor as soon as possible!
3. An Excruciating Headache
Headaches are common pains we experience as a result of dehydration, sinus congestion, or stress, and could be avoided by drinking lots of water, using a neti pot, and making time for some meditation or restful sleep. However, if after trying out these possible solutionsyou see that your headache is still persisting in an unbearable manner, take it as a serious warning sign. Extreme cases are hard to ignore, but make sure you take urgent medical action, as causes for an extremely excruciating headache could signify brain bleeding.
4.Sudden or nagging back pain
In these times we all sit on a PC for extended periods of time and rarely work out. That’s what gives us back pain sometimes. Many people suffer from it chronically. But a sudden back pain can mean a fatal tear in the aorta – and that tear is critically serious! If you have a back pain that can’t be accounted for visit a doctor immediately so you can rule out a serious health issue.
5. Extreme Abdominal Pain
Pain in the abdominal area may be linked to several health conditions, especially if it is sudden, sharp and intense. It may point to issues in the gallbladder(including gallstones), pancreatitis, stomach or intestinal ulcers, and inflammation or bursting of the appendix. Suffering from unusually extreme pain in the stomach or gut area calls for an immediate trip to the doctor. Investigating the problem early on would enable you to get necessary medical treatment as soon as possible.
6.Pain or swelling in the calves
An annoying (often at night) leg cramp can happen once in a while. However if it’s accompanied by a swelling or constant ache, it could spell DVT, or deep vein thrombosis.
DVT happen when a clot forms in one of the veins and breaks away so it travels to the lungs, becoming a pulmonary embolism – a deadly issue. Other DVT symptoms are:
- Warmth in the skin of the affected leg;
- Red or discolored skin on the affected leg;
- Visible surface veins
If you had any of these symptoms go to the doctor at once.
7. Odd, Vague, Unexplained Pain or Combined Pains
Unlike the types of pain we’ve seen so far, there are certain ones that may not be concentrated in a particular area of the body, but are more spread out and subtle. However, you should not let these aches go unnoticed, since they could signify a less obvious underlying health problem, such as depression. This mental condition frequently causes unexplained chronic pain, and is anticipated by psychological problems such as lack of interest, inability to think effectively and focus, and becoming less social. If you notice signs like these, do not hesitate to talk to your doctor or a counselor, so they can help you deal with the problem.