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Minor signs that indicate serious health problems

Arm numbness or chest pain is a sign of a serious health problem that everyone probably knows is the hallmark of a heart attack. And while it’s easy to admit that a serious condition comes with symptoms like these, that’s not always the case.

Many health problems have minor symptoms that are seemingly innocent. To help keep you safe, we’ve compiled subtle and unexplained changes that indicate a larger and more serious health problem.


Bad breath is definitely bothersome and can be a sign of a serious health condition.

Bad breath that persists even after brushing and making sure you clean your teeth; It can be caused by things like diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease. Do not ignore serious causes and if you complain of bad breath without any reason, consult a physician.

Metal taste in the mouth

Here’s a scary statistic: 90 percent of adults with kidney disease don’t know they have kidney disease. That’s because the symptoms of kidney disease can be subtle and easy to ignore. So, what should you pay attention to in subtle symptoms? Different wastes accumulating in the body can cause ammonia odor on the breath or an ammonia or metal taste in the mouth.


When the kidneys are working properly, they remove excess water from the body. But when they can’t do their job, this fluid stays in the body. The fluid that the kidneys cannot remove may remain in the tissues. Therefore, another symptom of kidney disease is swelling in the feet, ankles, hands or face.

Frequent urination

Constant needing to use the toilet is definitely an inconvenience, but not something everyone considers an inconvenience. . However, frequent urination can be a sign of diabetes. If left untreated, it can lead to many health problems, including problems with the kidneys, blood vessels, and infections. If you’re urinating more than usual, contact your doctor before it’s too late.

Headaches that do not go away

According to the World Health Organization, half of all adults suffer from headaches. This is why headaches are not taken seriously, even if they are a symptom of a more serious problem, such as a stroke. Persistent headaches can be a sign that a stroke is imminent, especially when accompanied by vomiting, nausea, and visual changes.

Double vision

Double vision and drooping eyelids may be signs of a brain aneurysm. If you are seeing double, this should be evaluated by a doctor immediately.

A stiff neck

Neck pain can be caused by the flu or other harmless virus, but extreme neck pain should be taken seriously as it can be a sign of meningitis. This infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord can lead to severe neck pain. If left untreated, meningitis can lead to permanent neurological damage and even death. Therefore, neck pain and strain should be taken seriously.

Redness of the arms or legs

If you notice pain or tenderness in a red area, typically in your leg or arm, it should be taken to the doctor’s notice. value. That’s because it could be a sign of necrotizing fasciitis, a rare but deadly bacterial infection that attacks your skin. It can develop from a minor cut, injection site, or a minor injury from a normal daily occurrence. There are several conditions that have the same signs and symptoms as necrotizing fasciitis in the early stages. This is a very difficult diagnosis to make, even for experienced clinicians. If you have all the symptoms of this potentially fatal infection, be sure to tell your doctor.


No symptom is more effectively concealed than fatigue. Therefore, you need to trust your instincts when it comes to this symptom. If you constantly feel restless and very tired after eight hours of sleep, it could be a symptom of deadly diseases such as cancer, diabetes or heart disease.

Facial puffiness

Facial puffiness is quite common, especially if you have recently consumed more salty foods and alcohol than usual. However, if the swelling on your face does not go away or is more pronounced than usual, it may be a sign of a tumor. Because tumors can restrict blood flow, they can cause blood pooling and facial swelling.

Frequent heartburn

Heartburn is quite common and is not usually considered a serious health issue, but it can certainly be a sign of one. Heartburn that does not go away can be a symptom of a condition called ‘Barrett’s esophagus’. People with Barrett’s esophagus are at risk of developing cancer of the esophagus, so it’s important to have your heartburn checked by a specialist.

Serkan Sıtkı Şahin /

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