We all live busy lives, and sometimes in the middle of all the rushing around and hectic work schedules, our health can take a back seat to other things going on. It can feel like we don’t have the time to take off for doctor’s appointments, urgent care visits, and prescription refills.
Specific symptoms should not be ignored. Sometimes our bodies have a way of letting us know that there is something seriously wrong. Several patients who have experienced significant health concerns were first alerted to their diagnoses by a seemingly harmless symptom. Check out this list of issues that should be seen by a medical professional as soon as possible.
1. Migraine Headaches
Studies have shown that nearly 12 percent of the adult population in the US suffer from migraines, and there are approximately 4 million people who have chronic conditions. Migraines can be severe; it may start as a dull ache but quickly develop into throbbing pain.
One Reddit user reported that a sister suffered from severe and frequent migraines when she turned 22 years old. Although they were frustrating, she did not see a doctor for several weeks. When she did make an appointment, the doctor credited it to stress due to her husband recently being deployed to Afghanistan.