Easy Ways to Detect 10 Common Health Problems

Let’s admit the fact that not all of us are aware of the symptoms of diabetes, skin cancer, eating disorder and some few apparent illnesses. Nonetheless, doctors would always advise that early detection is always best and helpful in saving our lives.

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Here is a list of 10 diseases and their early warning signs that should never go unattended to. Consider the following;

1. Diabetes

Early signs of diabetes may include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Intense thirst
  • Frequently getting hungry
  • Weight gain or loss for no reason
  • Inconsistent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Wounds that don’t heal or heal too slow
  • Pain and numbness

2. Cancer of the skin

Common symptoms of skin cancer may include:

  • Moles
  • Jaundice
  • Skin lesions that hardly heal
  • Redness in the face and neck area
  • Hard red skin with silvery patches
  • Changes in moles on the skin

3. Joint or muscle disease

The symptoms of joint or muscle disease are:

  • Consistent muscle pain
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Swelling around the joint area
  • Stiffness and inflammation
  • Redness around area
  • A minimal range of movement of joints

4. Lung disease

Lung disease can be detected if the following signs are exhibited:

  • Problem breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing and finding traces of blood
  • Severe chest pain
  • Wheezing
  • Severe cough
  • Extreme productivity of mucus

5. Breast disease

Breast diseases can display symptoms that include:

  • Itching
  • Breast or nipple skin changes
  • Thickening in or near the breast area
  • Coloured nipple discharge
  • Breasts tenderness or pain
  • Pain in the underarm area

6. Female reproduction health issues

Common signs of female reproductive health issues can include:

  • Itching in the genital area
  • Urinating frequently
  • Extreme pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Painful menstrual flow
  • Spotting between periods
  • Unusual vaginal discharge

7. Stomach and digestive disease

Digestive problems may include:

8. Bladder issues

Signs of bladder problems would include:

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  • Painful urination
  • Frequent urination
  • Bloody urine
  • Uncontrollable bladder
  • Bed wetting at night

9. Weight problem and eating disorder

Common signs of weight loss and eating disorder would include:

  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Binge eating
  • Dehydration
  • Body image distortion
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Extreme hunger
  • Thirst
  • Compulsion for exercise
  • Starvation

10. Deep vein thrombosis

Thrombosis is commonly accompanied by the following:

  • Pain in the leg
  • Pain in the arm
  • Spasms in the leg
  • Spasms in the arm
  • Swelling in the leg and arm
  • Skin discoloration usually red or blue

It is best to seek the opinion of your doctor for professional advice and diagnosis. Don’t self diagnose please. I hope this was as informative as it meant for? Ever had any of the mentioned experiences? What did you do to get better? Share with us, please.

Oluwafemi Michael
Oluwafemi Michael is an online Mental Health Therapist, Advocate for Mental Health Awareness, a programmer, and also a content creator from Edo state, Akoko-Edo LG.
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