30 Symptoms Of Illnesses You Should Take Seriously

With how busy most of us are every single day, we tend to brush off the little signals that our body sends us.  How many times have you noticed something odd with your health and just shrugged it off, thinking that it’ll pass? Some avoid going to the doctor to have it checked out of fear that it might be worse than they think.

Remember that the first step to fighting a disease or an illness is facing the possibility that it’s there. To help you, here are some symptoms you might want to use your insurance for to get a checkup.

1.Forgetting People’s Names

Forgetting a co-worker or a neighbor’s name once in a while is normal. Especially if you don’t interact with them closely every day. It’s even more common when you’re stressed, overworked or running low on sleep.

However, if you notice and increase in the frequency of your forgetfulness, including the names of people you are very close with and common words you use, then consider getting checked for hypothyroidism. This disorder happens when your thyroid doesn’t produce the proper combination of hormones. Forgetfulness is a symptom of it, so it’s best not to wait. Step on the gas and visit your doctor immediately.

2.Sweating Excessively

Sweating is the body’s natural way of cooling off. You sweat during stressful meetings, during extensive workouts, or walking in the summer heat. It’s totally normal. However, if you find yourself sweating in situations that are neither stressful nor hot, it could be a sign that something else is going on.

Primary focal hyperhidrosis is a genetic disorder that causes excessive sweating on your feet, face, hands, and underarms.  It could be easily treated with medication. This symptom could also point to secondary hyperhidrosis, which is associated to menopause, lymphoma, and heat exhaustion. Visit your doctor and check if it’s really just your mortgage you’re sweating about.

3.Red Or White Dots Under Fingernails

Be honest, how often do you even notice your fingernails? Not very often, probably.Fingernails are actually a really good indicator of one’s health. The red or white dots or streaks under your fingernails are called “splinter hemorrhages”. They appear if your fingers experience some type of trauma, such as dropping something on them. However, if they appear without plausible cause, you should consider going to the doctor.

It could be a symptom of systematic lupus erythemastosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease that causes blood clotting, joint pains, and erratic circulation to the fingers. Make the most out of your insurance today.

4.Pale Skin

Some people are naturally pale, while others turn paler as the season changes. However, if you find your skin turning paler than usual, it can be a sign of reduced blood flow throughout your body. It could also be a sign that your body’s not producing enough red blood cells.

If that’s the cause, maybe you should get checked for anemia. Anemia is usually caused by iron deficiency and is easily solved with iron supplements and a change of diet. If you don’t cook red meat often, you can take online classes to learn how to do it the right way.

5.Change In Handwriting

Many people depend on computer keyboards nowadays to do their writing, so changes in one’s handwriting is often unnoticed. However, if you ever find yourself jotting down a to-do list and notice that your words are looking more crowded together, or getting smaller and smaller, it might be an early warning sign of Parkinson’s disease.

Make an appointment with your neurologist as soon as you notice the signs. Parkinson’s disease have no cure and no set treatment, but there are many medications that will help manage it. When caught early, Parkinson’s patients can continue living their life normally to a degree.


Millions of people in the world snore, but does it mean that they all have underlying illnesses? No, not really, but it doesn’t exempt them from the very likely possibility. It can be caused by alcohol consumption, allergies, or a cold. However, if your snoring becomes consistent, you may actually have a deviated septum or enlarged tonsils.

If your snoring is accompanied by high blood pressure, chest pains at night, and inability to concentrate, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. To make sure, visit a doctor for a diagnosis, preferably one that’s included in the network of your insurance policy.

7.Peeing A Lot More

On average, people urinate six to seven times in one day. Of course, there are numerous factors affecting this including the volume of water intake and even the weather. Although, if you find yourself urinating more frequently for no reason, it may be a symptom of bladder or kidney problems.

It could also be attributed to a urinary tract infection like chlamydia. In order to make sure, set an appointment with your doctor or visit a clinic after taking note of the frequency of which you pee for the doctor’s reference.

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8.Frequent Heartburn

Heartburn is the uncomfortable burning sensation that you might feel in your throat or chest due to stomach acid. It’s usually caused by eating spicy food or consuming alcohol, which causes acid reflux. It is most common in overweight patients and smokers.

If you find yourself wincing because of a heartburn more than a few times each week, you might want to lay off the heartburn pills. Frequent heartburns can cause inflammation in the esophagus, ulcers, and serious bleeding, when left untreated.Go to the doctor and get things checked in order to save yourself from a heftier, bigger credit card bill.

9.Cheek Rash

People get rashes due to all sorts of reasons. It could be caused by a change in the weather, a mosquito bite, an allergy or even a fever. However, if it isn’t any of these things, then it could be a sign of something more serious.

A butterfly-shaped rash on your cheek may be a symptom of a complex autoimmune disease called lupus erythematosus. It occurs in women between the ages of 15 and 44. Lupus treatment is very expensive and often causes its patients to take out cash loans. Thus, it’s best to visit a doctor early if you find this rash.

10.Numbing Sensation

Numbness in the limbs usually happens if pressure is put on it; like sitting on your butt for too long or sleeping on your arm. It just takes a couple of shakes to get the feeling back. However, if you’re getting the pins and needle sensation on only one side of your body, face or limbs it might be a sign of stroke.

Numbness is a symptom of stroke and it’s best to immediately contact an emergency line or a doctor. This is especially so if it’s coupled with sudden confusion, blurred vision, vertigo and a certain degree of difficulty in speaking. Call 911 immediately.