These 8 Types Of Pains Are Linked To Dangerous Health Conditions

Ever wondered why pains occur? What are pains?

Pains are nothing more than a warning sign. They are your body’s way of signaling that something is wrong within. Now it’s upto you to put the pieces together.

Pains followed by injuries are explainable but any kind of pains which are not justifiable have hidden implications.

You might take nausea to be harmless, but do you know that it has a strong connection with gallbladder health? Surprised? Read on to witness more such symptom-disease connections.

Make sure you catch the trail.

#1. Splitting Headache

#1. Splitting Headache

Headaches might seem normal but if you experience a thunderclap headache, intensifying within minutes; beware! While it may contribute to a rising blood pressure, chances are it might also be a precursor to a bleeding stroke. Moreover, if you have a family history of brain tumors or hemorrhage you need to be extra cautious.

If you are feeling any pain, unless you’re sure of what caused it, please get it checked.

#2. Leg cramps

#2. Leg cramps

Leg cramps seem to be the most harmless of all. All you do is a massage or shake your leg a bit, and you are okay. But, do you know leg cramps are symbolic of the deadly DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), a blood clot that may occur in the leg’s deep veins? If you feel the pain, see a swelling, accompanied by warmth and redness in the area, see a doctor right away.

NEVER massage the painful part since it might assist the blood clot to travel to your lungs or heart.

#3. Constant pins & needles on your feet

#3. Constant pins & needles on your feet

You might be surprised to know that a dull numbness, burning or a tingly sensation on your feet could be possible nerve damage caused by diabetes. It is heavily possible that you are following the scary path where you might lose the sensation in your foot completely. In extreme cases, the damaged limb might also undergo amputation.

So take the safe road, see your doctor and take a blood glucose test.

#4. Chest pain

#4. Chest pain

Pain in the chest is often more of a worrying case than not. In fact, chest pain or discomfort is often linked to serious cardiac problems. It calls for immediate attention.

#5. Abdominal pain

#5. Abdominal pain

Abdominal pain may be linked to several health conditions, especially if it is sudden, sharp and intense. It may be indicative of gallbladder issues (including gallstones), pancreatitis, stomach or intestinal ulcers, and inflammation or bursting of the appendix.

Unusual or extreme pain in the stomach or gut area calls for an immediate trip to the ER.

#6. Pain in the back

#6. Pain in the back

Back pain is not just a byproduct of a sedentary lifestyle. It is beyond physical strain, poor posture and lack of exercise. If it is too painful, sharp and sudden, it might be due to a deadly tear in the aorta (aortic dissection), the main blood vessel connected to the heart. This is a critical condition, which needs medical attention straight away.

Furthermore, if you experience back pain between the shoulders, it might be a result of high blood pressure, circulation problems, diabetes, and smoking, so make sure you get it checked ASAP.

#7. Pain in the jaw or tooth pain

#7. Pain in the jaw or tooth pain

Dental pains relate to more than proper hygiene, eating habits and cleaning routine. Apart from pains that vanish after visiting the dentist, if you notice sores that don’t heal, pain that stays, white or red patches on the gums or tongue, or numbness of the jaw; it might be an indication of some kind of mouth cancer. In case the symptoms persist for longer than two weeks; the American Cancer Society suggests seeing a doctor.

#8. Severe menstrual cramps

#8. Severe menstrual cramps

If menstrual cramps worsen every month, or if you just started having severe menstrual cramps after 25, see your doctor. Your uterus needs to be checked.

If your bleeding gets significantly heavier month after month, if you start bleeding between periods, or if you have pelvic pain, ask your doctor for a transvaginal ultrasound to check for uterine, ovarian, or other vaginal cancers. 

So all in all, do not take your body for granted. Take care and pay proper attention to the subtle signs. Stay healthy and stay happy!

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