Signs and Symptoms Regarding Your Health Not to Ignore

Nobody wants to see a doctor if it’s not necessary, but there are certain symptoms you don’t want to ignore. Here are some examples, although not all-inclusive.

  • Chest Pain – could be associated with a heart attack.
  •  Sudden loss of vision or speech or difficulty in speaking, confusion or personality changes, facial weakness, arm drooping – could be a associated with a stroke
  • Unexplained weight loss – could be a lot of things including overactive thyroid, diabetes, depression, liver disease, cancer or disorders that interfere with how your body absorbs nutrients
  • Fever of 103 degrees or higher for more than 3 days.
  • Call your Regular Physician or your pediatrician for your child’s fever.
  • Shortness of breath – could signal a number of possible health problems, especially if it comes on suddenly and is severe.
  • Bloody or black colored bowel movements – could indicate intestinal polyps, irritation or cancer.
  • Flashes of light or bright spots – could indicate a migraine or signal retinal detachment. Immediate medical care can help prevent permanent vision loss.

* If you have any of these signs and symptoms, you should call your doctor and follow their instructions or go to the nearest hospital emergency room

May we, like our patron, St. Brendan, trust joyfully in the guidance of our God and in the goodness of our fellow travelers.

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