Good health is the greatest treasure in this world. If you are healthy you can achieve anything, and if you are not, your life takes a complete turn for the worse. All your time, money and effort goes into trying to be healthy again. To maintain your health you need to eat right, sleep well, and exercise regularly. If you contract a disease and your health goes for a toss, it may get difficult to get back on track depending on the severity of the disease. You need to know each part of your body well and should know if there is anything wrong with it and get it checked out by a doctor before it is too late. You don’t suddenly wake up with a chronic disease. Your body gives you hints and warns you in the form of pain. Pain in any part of your body should not be ignored, especially if it is concentrated at a particular area. Here are some body pains you should not ignore.
1. Chest Pain
You should head straight to the doctor as soon as you experience any form of chest pain. It may be an indication of a heart disease or you may be experiencing a heart attack. When you have a heart attack, the other symptoms that accompany chest pain are lightheadedness, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, and a feeling of the pain moving from your chest to your arms. Call for help before it is too late.
2. Pain In Your Neck And Shoulders
You may brush off shoulder or neck pain as a trivial injury and may not take any other action apart from taking a painkiller. This can prove to be a costly mistake because neck and chest pain can be much more than a sprain or a muscle injury. If the pain is recurring or persists longer than a day or two, get it checked by your general physician. You may be experiencing the neck and shoulder pain because of a lung or diaphragm problem. Liver or gallbladder issues will be indicated by pain on the right side of your shoulders.
3. Abdominal Pain
As soon as your abdomen pains, the first thing you think about the last thing you ate. Was it spoilt? Was it too spicy? Did it contain something you are allergic to? The food you eat may not always be the cause of abdominal pain. There may be other serious issues that it might be indicating. You may have a stomach or intestine disease and if the abdominal pain is accompanied by back pain then maybe you are suffering from chronic pancreatitis. Pain in the right side of your abdomen is an indication of appendicitis and pain on both sides of your abdomen may be an indication of an inflammation of the ovaries. You should waste no time in getting a check up.
4. Lower Abdominal Pain
If you experience pain between your genitals and your navel, which is accompanied by a burning sensation while peeing, then you may have a bladder infection. You should drink plenty of water, pee as frequently as you can, and visit the doctor if the pain lasts for over 2 days. Bladder infection is not too serious and can be treated easily, but if it is left untreated, it can lead to a kidney infection, which is difficult to treat, and in extreme cases, fatal.
5. Lower Back Pain
Persistent lower back pain should never be ignored, especially if it is accompanied by abdomen, pelvis, and thigh pain. You may be experiencing this pain due to a kidney infection or disease. Don’t wait till the pain is almost unbearable to go see a doctor. The quicker you get your kidneys get treated the better.
Precaution is always better than cure. Go for regular body check ups to see if your health is on point. If you develop any disease, the sooner you get to know about it, the easier it will be to treat.