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Doctors are faced with questions everyday regarding even the most common ailments. Many people who experience these symptoms write them off as minor and may not seek medical attention when itâ€™s needed. Here we provide you the information you need to determine whether your symptoms may indicate a greater medical issue.
What could it mean when youâ€™ve experienced unexpected weight loss?
â€¢ Diabetes (symptoms include weight loss, intense thirst and frequent urination)
â€¢ Depression (experiencing weight loss, apathy and insomnia)
â€¢ Stomach Ulcer (indicated by weight loss, severe and recurrent upper abdominal pain)
Why is your cough persisting even after youâ€™ve recovered from a respiratory illness (i.e. the flu)?
â€¢ Pneumonia/lung inflammation (cough worsens as opposed to improving)
What might the sudden onset of an itchy rash mean?
â€¢ Anaphylactic shock; a severe allergic reaction to medication, food or bug bite (signs may include the appearance of hives, and swelling around the mouth or face). Emergency treatment is required!
When might your severe headaches be telling you?
â€¢ Tumor (symptoms are blurred/double vision, loss of peripheral vision, instability when standing or walking, nausea and/or vomiting)
â€¢ Aneurism/mild stroke (sensation described as â€œunlike anything youâ€™ve ever felt before, with a sudden onset of symptoms)
When could your chest pain be more than indigestion?
â€¢ Heart attack (experiencing severe pain in center of chest, also felt in shoulders, arms or back, nausea and sweating and/or shortness of breath)
â€¢ Angina/ arteriosclerosis; hardening of the arteries (symptoms include dull heavy chest pain brought on by physical strain or extreme emotion which disappears with the reduction of physical and emotional stress)
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or have concerns about any persistent medical issues, please contact your physician as soon as possible.