Pains are a part of everyday life- sometimes signaling that we might have overdone some physical activity while at other times, they might be an indication of something really serious going on inside your body and ignoring them for the simple reason that they might pass away might have adverse consequences in the long run. No matter with what intensity it strikes you, pain is never welcomed, but it might be termed as necessary evil as it your body’s way of telling you that something somewhere is wrong. So be alert about the ‘warning mechanism’ that your body has and keep a note of those pains that you need to take care of.
The Pains that Should Set your Alarm Bells Ringing
If you are experiencing pain that comes suddenly, lingers longer than usual or there seems something unusual about it, then read on. Brushing off the symptoms of the pain that you are experiencing might prove costly both in terms of health care being expensive as well as in terms of your health loss. Below is list of the pains that you should never ignore and which demand your immediate attention:
Jaw, Shoulder or Chest Pain
When we talk about heart diseases, chest pain isn’t the only sign that something’s off beam. Let us take a scenario: On a hot summer day you are working laboriously out somewhere and working up a lot of sweat. Suddenly your jaw starts hurting and you mistake for some abnormal sleeping pattern. But you need to seriously rethink as it might be an indication of a stressed heart or warning of an awaiting heart attack. Heart attack pains aren’t localized only to the chest region but they also show up in other places: arm, abdomen, shoulder and lower jaw or throat. Ignore the pains in these regions and you would invite trouble for yourself. Moreover if you are at a risk of heart disease and experience an abrupt pain in your jaw or shoulder area, then it might be calling for an immediate medical attention which in case not followed can lessen the years of your life.
Shooting Pain in the Abdominal Region
When your stomach is doing somersaults for reasons known like eating a food that has been left over for long, then there’s no doubt about the cause of the discomfort. But there might be times when there is no clear cause for the pain that you are experiencing and an unusual pain in your abdominal region should set the alarm bells ringing. Trouble in organs like lungs, kidneys r the uterus could result in shooting abdominal pain. If you are experiencing pain in your lower-right abdomen then it could mean that your appendix is inflamed, which might result in its quick removal. However a pain in the upper-right abdominal region might signal a problem in your gall-bladder whereas the former coupled with upper back pain means an inflammation of the pancreas. Intestinal Blockage could also cause severe abdominal pain which if not treated on time could result in intestinal tissue death. Abdominal pain is never good news and don’t take it lightly and consult your doctor if you have any of such symptoms.
Lower Back Ache
Backaches are no longer alien to us since many of us are seen plodding at our computers for long hours. However you should never take a lower back pain lightly as it might in turn make you unable to work at a desk job anymore. No wonder then back pain is the foremost root of job allied disability. Most of the infrastructure of the body is contained in the back – muscles, spines, tissues vertebrae and nerve bundles and in the case of mal-function of any of its constituent parts our body is rendered simply as a mass of flesh. So take care of the warning signal of your back pain. However, sometimes back pain might signal trouble in your kidney due to the formation of stones thereby causing the kidney to swell up resulting in back pain. It is highly recommended that you get yourself checked before the pain gets chronic and worsens with time. Your only safety option is remaining vigilant.
Calf Muscle Pain
After a good long run, sore calves often mark your day. But it might be the case that sometimes your calf pain isn’t linked to any type of injury and hence needs your immediate attention. The blood from your heart is moved to and fro from the arteries that are present in your leg. The vein that you can see just beneath the skin known as superficial veins help in moving your blood farther into the muscle towards deep veins. There are also little valves present in these veins that prevent the misdirection of blood flow. However, due to a bursting of the vein, damage to the leg or injury to the valve, clots may be formed which results in swelling and leads to a condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Your lung or your heart can also get damaged in case the clot breaks loose wherein the latter could travel all through your body to block the arteries in your brain or lung. This possibility is a rarity but in case such misfortune happens, it might land you in serious trouble.
Smoldering feelings in Hands and Feet
Sometimes a strange tingling or a burning sensation is caused when you tuck your legs underneath or nap in a wrong pose as it cuts off circulation. But if you find yourself experiencing this condition off and on, then it could mean that you are suffering from peripheral neuropathy meaning thereby that there is some damage in your nerves causing your hand and feet to burn. Dehydration, shingles, alcohol abuse, vitamin B12 deficiency or diabetes can also be a cause of this burning sensation, but in any case the condition needs to be treated either by taking the prescribed drugs or through a physical therapy session.
One of Your Worst Headaches
Those headaches that come as a clap of thunder are the ones that you shouldn’t ignore as they might be a signal of a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). When a loose blood clot ultimately makes its way to the brain, it might moderately block an artery causing TIA or fully block the blood flow leading to a stroke. Other troubles associated with such a headache are trouble in talking or walking, suddenly falling to the ground if standing, dizziness, visual troubles or problems while holding a pen. If you experience any of these symptoms, it high time that you get yourself thoroughly checked and treated.
Unclear, Arbitrary, Mysterious Pains
Pain benefits us at least in the sense that it signals that there is something wrong in your body which needs attention. Such pains might mean that you are suffering from fibromyalgia resulting in aches, sleep difficulties, increased sensitivity to pressure or pain and affects more women than men. Even depression can cause you to land in this trouble. Consult your doctor to get the best possible treatment for this disease.
Continual Joint Pain
It is so obvious that with age your joints will be in trouble but if the pain has appeared strangely then it could mean that you are suffering from hepatitis, osteoporosis or rheumatoid arthritis. Sometimes joint pain can be a symptom of hepatitis which is responsible for added liver transplants than any other circumstance.
If you have a habit of ignoring the pains that your experience, then let it be reminded that such a thing is by no means a good idea. If the pain continues for more than two days then you need to consult your doctor immediately. It would be surprising to tell you that many disorders that could be life intimidating in later stages of your life can just get identified by reporting a mysterious pain to your doctor and remember it’s never late to get started for a good treatment for any ailment.