Sometimes we have unexplained pains and aches that are easy to ignore because they aren't too bad, but that doesn't mean we should ignore them. The fact of the matter is, your body is trying to tell you that something is wrong and if you don't listen, it may lead to something really serious.
Sure, there are some things that you know are caused by what you did yourself, but every once and a while something will happen that will make you think "this doesn't feel right." These are the 6 times you should trust that instinct without a doubt and seek medical attention immediately.
1. Weakness in arms and legs
If you ever have experienced a sudden weakness in your arms, legs and even face, you may have had a stroke without knowing it. You may also notice that you feel dizzy, can't see well, or may even have trouble speaking.
If caught early, the effects of a stroke can be reversible, so it's important to go to the hospital as soon as you can.
2. Chest pain
There are certain causes of chest pain that may not be as serious as others, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Medical attention should always be priority, especially if it is accompanied by sweating, shortness of breath or nausea. It may indicate a sign of heart disease, early warnings of a heart attack, or even a blood clot.
3. Pain in the back of your lower leg
Deep vein thrombosis (CVT) happens after sitting for a long time. A clot can form in your leg and you'll notice swelling, pain, and a red coloring. It's dangerous to let clots form in your body as they can lead to really serious issues.
4. Blood in urine
Blood in your urine can indicate several serious conditions ranging from kidney stones to cancer. It may be accompanied by pain in your sides and back, and pain when urinating. These symptoms would indicate kidney stones. If you have no pain but are seeing blood then you may be seeing early signs of cancer. Either way, medical intervention is necessary.
If you are noticing that your breathing has become increasingly wheezy or even a whistling when you breathe, then you need to have that evaluated. It could be a severe allergic reaction, asthma, or a severe lung disease. It's also linked to pneumonia and bronchitis, both of which need antibiotics if you want to get better.
6. Suicidal thoughts
There is no easy way to tell someone that you have been having suicidal thoughts, but it is incredibly important that you do. Whether you call one of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that's available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or go to a hospital, the fact is that it's the most important thing you can do.