Health is a big deal, but people will often ignore health warning symptoms and put off going to the doctor as long as possible. It may be because they don’t have the money for a checkup, they don’t want to deal with any health problem and don’t have to if they don’t know what’s going on, or they don’t realize that they’re experiencing symptoms of underlying health problems. Some symptoms are not always easy to recognize, especially as people begin to age and get used to aches, pains, and creaks that never used to be there before. It’s important to pay attention to your body and what it’s trying to tell you about your health through various symptoms, though.
Although many people think of symptoms of health problems as being physical, (such as pain), there are many non-physical symptoms of health problems that you need to watch out for as well. Although some symptoms may not be indicative of serious, underlying health issues, certain or recurring symptoms should be checked out right away
Findings show that approximately 25 percent of Americans suffer from acute insomnia each year. The good news is, around 75 percent of those are able to recover without developing chronic insomnia. Still, if you’re having trouble sleeping even just for one night, it can drastically affect your day. If you find yourself having trouble sleeping for more than just a few nights in a row, your body may be trying to tell you something. You should discuss the issue with your doctor since it can affect you in many aspects of everyday life and could be indicative of an underlying issue.
According to a poll by Amerisleep, nearly 52 percent of respondents confessed that they had taken a nap while at work. Everyone gets tired now and again and may be in need of a nap or two, especially as they get older; if you’re having sleeping trouble, then tiredness and fatigue during the day are no surprise. But if you find yourself feeling excessively tired, it would be a good idea to discuss it with your doctor since tiredness can be an indicator of certain health problems.
Brain fog is something that you may have experienced every now and again, perhaps when you’ve had a lot on your mind or if you haven’t been getting enough sleep, but if you find yourself having a hard time remembering things, thinking clearly, etc., then you should discuss the matter with your doctor. Brain fog and depression can go hand in hand, and it can be a symptom of something other than a long day or sleepless night.
Most people can agree that they worry more than they need to, but just knowing that doesn’t necessarily make the worries easier to deal with or make it easier to stop worrying. While it’s natural to worry about finances, your family, and other aspects of life, excessive worrying and even anxiety—especially when they manifest consistently—could be symptoms of underlying an underlying condition. If you are worrying about things excessively or that you don’t need to worry about and are finding yourself experiencing anxiety, especially if it’s for no reason, you should talk to your doctor to look into possible causes so that you can get the help and treatment that you need.
Unexplained Mood Swings
There are a lot of different factors that can affect your mood--even food can affect how you feel. While it may be normal to experience minor mood swings during the day, if you’re having unexplained, dramatic mood swings and find yourself swinging a lot, then it is a good idea to talk with your doctor. There are some things that would definitely justify some changes in mood, but if you’re finding yourself extra irritable or sad, your body could be letting you know that there’s something going on that you may not already be aware of.
Good health is important so it’s imperative that you pay attention to your body and are aware of the symptoms that it shows so that you can get the treatment that you need and avoid potential illnesses and issues becoming worse than they already may be. In some cases, the body may even show symptoms that aren’t physical at all and may let you know of issues by giving you brain fog, mood swings, or even make it difficult for you to sleep. While many symptoms are normal when experienced every now and again and do not indicate an underlying issue, if you’ve noticed them persisting or are ever concerned about a symptom, it’s important to see your doctor right away.
Are there any other non-physical health symptoms you would recommend watching out for?