Five Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
Chest Pain. Such pain could be a symptom of indigestion, a heart attack or another condition.
Coughing up blood. Blood in sputum could indicate simple bronchitis or irritation of the trachea -- but it could also be the result of pneumonia or lung cancer.
Blood in the urine. Though it may indicate a simple kidney or bladder infection, this symptom could also mean something more serious, such as a kidney stone or even a malignancy.
Rectal bleeding. Blood in the stool could be from hemorrhoids, or it could be caused by an active ulcer or colon cancer. Bright-red blood indicates active bleeding.
Unusual sores, lumps or lesions. Usually, these symptoms are benign, but you should have them checked by a doctor to make sure theyâre not cancer.
Slurred speech and/or weakness on one side. These symptoms may likely indicate youâre having a stroke.
IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THESE ABOVE CONDITIONS, YOU SHOULD SEEK MEDICAL HELP IMMEDIATELY!
Submitted by Chris Hess who teaches PE at Willow Springs Elementary in Killeen, TX. These were adpated from Vitality Wellness magazine. Chris is the Mangaging Editor of PE Central's Wellness Tips of the Week. Thanks for contributing to PE Central!