â€śBlack marksâ€ť of a disease are easy to identify
English writer Jerome K. Jerome said that a person after reading the medical encyclopedia will discover he has all the diseases specified in there. It is partially true, because the symptoms of many diseases are similar to each other. It is increased by the tendency of people to hypochondria and to panic whenever there are occasions.
In order to escape from this fear and panicking we have to learn to identify diseases and their â€śblack marksâ€ť. In the opportune moments it will help us to make the right decision and to preserve our powers. We are the main doctor for all our diseases. So we must keep accumulating knowledge.
If you permanently want to drink and there is no real reason for that (you didnâ€™t eat anything salty and carried no physical activity), your skin became dry, you loose weigh and have a huge appetite, the â€śblack markâ€ť was probably sent by the diabetes. Check the level of your sugar in blood. If you are lucky and the amount of sugar is in norm, but you still have a huge appetite and continue to loose weight and to sweat, check your thyroid gland, it may be the cause of your problems.
If you feel a burning in your eyes, your eyelids are swollen, the accuracy of vision is lower, the first thing that you should do (in this case the advice is for women) is to get rid of cosmetics, in order to avoid the suspicions of an allergic reaction. If not the make-up is the reason, it is possible you have conjunctivitis (an infectious disease of the eye cornea, or the so-called â€ścold styâ€ť in the inner side of eyelid). In this case wash your eyes with cold tea infusion and use eye drops you can find in drug stores. It is also recommended not to postpone the visit to ophthalmologist.
In cases when the spasms of feet muscles became more frequent and in the evening become critical it may be the case of varicose veins dilatation. This happens often in cases you have a job when you stand most of the day. It is not recommended to stand motionless, it is recommended to do exercises, to move as much as possible. If you sit permanently at your work, there may also be several consequences. Try to change the position of your feet; donâ€™t put them on each other. It is recommended to consume vitamins rich in magnesium which is useful for the walls of blood vessels.
There is a little advice for women. Women have to limit themselves from wearing many adornments. It is considered that rings and bracelets are cause of certain diseases. If the ring is permanently on your finger it is possible to get radiculitis or osteochondrosis, hypertension, problems with endocrine system, diseases of gastrointestinal tract and duodenum. If itâ€™s not possible not to wear jewels or rings, at least try to take them off before your sleep. Give your hands some rest.
What is a Symptom?
Symptom: Any subjective evidence of disease. A symptom is a phenomenon that is experienced by an individual. Anxiety, lower back pain, and fatigue are all symptoms. They are sensations only the patient can perceive. In contrast, a sign is objective evidence of disease. A bloody nose is a sign. It is evident to the patient, doctor, nurse, and other observers.
What is a Sign?
Sign: Any objective evidence of disease. A sign can be detected by a person other than the affected individual. Gross blood in the stool is a sign of disease. It can be recognized by the patient, doctor, nurse, or others. In contrast, a symptom is, by its nature, subjective. Abdominal pain is a symptom. It is something only the patient can know.
Symptoms/Signs you should not ignore
Following are some symptoms that you should not overlook. Don’t ignore them. You should consult a doctor as soon as possible.
1. Unexplained weight loss, which may signal such things as chronic infection, depression or in serious cases, cancer.
2. Unexplained changes in bowel habits may be due to inflammatory bowel disease, ulcers, cancers or infections.
3. Chest pain with a pain in the jaw or arm can be a sign of heart disease.
4. Shortness of breath, breathing trouble may indicate lung or heart disease.
5. Sudden unexplained headaches, especially in people over 50. It may be nothing or it may something serious in the brain like an infection or a tumour.
6. Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg on one side of the body.
7. Loss of speech or trouble talking or understanding speech or blurring or loss of vision. This may indicate a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack.
8. Confusion, changes in behaviour or thinking, disorientation, hallucinations are the warning signs of possible low blood sugar, possible head injury, side effects of drugs.
9. Flashing lights in someone who has otherwise normal vision may be the beginning of retinal detachment.
10. Hot, red or swollen joints indicate arthritis or joint infection.
11. Fever (over 37.5 degree C) persisting over a week may mean a chronic underlying infection, cancer or some other illness.
And the most important thing is DONâ€™T treat serious health problems at home!
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July 05 2009 04:51 pm | Miscellaneous