Some pains can be a red flag that the body sends us, it is not about simply reducing them, but paying attention to them, and these particular pains should never be overlooked.

Every day we usually suffer from some small pains that often go unnoticed or we do not give it due importance. A pain, no matter how small, warns that something is wrong in our body .

Pains we should never ignore

A study determined that we must consider these pains as a red alert , to avoid that there may be complications in the future or that their treatment is irreversible.

Chest pain

Preventive cardiologist Arthur Agatston explains that chest pains are closely linked to heart attacks , regardless of age or gender. If chest pain is frequent, you have difficulty breathing, and there are more pains in the rest of the body, the pains can also appear in the upper areas of the body, such as the neck, back, arms, with a tingling sensation or pain. Before this alert we must take precautions and consult with a specialist.

Severe headaches

The cardiologist and director of the Presbyterian Hospital Center for Women’s Health in New York , Elsa-Grace Giardina, explains that these severe headaches are usually migraines , but if they are accompanied by partial loss of vision, and the pain is sudden, may be signs that anticipate a brain aneurysm. If this is the case, we must consult with a specialist as soon as possible as time is of the essence.

Throbbing tooth

St. Paul, Minnesota, specialist dentist Kimberly Harms explains that a palpitate tooth announces that the tooth’s nerve is probably damaged, that the enamel is cracked or rotting; A problem that if not taken care of immediately can cause an invasion of bacteria to this area and spread rapidly throughout the body.

Sharp pain next to the belly

If you feel a sudden pain in the right side of the belly, and it is accompanied by nausea and fever; it may be the sign of appendicitis. In the case of women there is also the possibility that they have an ovarian cyst. But in this case we cannot speculate or let a long time pass, since appendicitis requires an emergency operation, since if the inflamed appendix is ​​not removed it can burst and the consequences can be fatal.

Abdominal discomfort with gas or bloating

The Gynecological Cancer Foundation in 2007 published an important national consensus, in which the first symptoms of ovarian cancer are abdominal or pelvic discomfort, gas and bloating, and difficulty eating. If you experience these kinds of symptoms daily for more than a week you should go to the gynecologist to rule out the presence of a tumor.

Back pain and tingling feet

The orthopedic and sports medicine specialist in Atlanta, Letha Griffin, explains that the association of these discomforts could be affecting the vertebral discs and that they could be putting pressure on the spinal nerve. Specialists should be consulted to avoid permanent damage.

Leg pain with swelling

If you have pain in your calf, it is red, hot to the touch, and noticeably swollen, it may be a sign of a deep vein thrombosis or also known as a blood clot.
Avoid touching or massaging the area as if that blood clot breaks it can cause problems that travel through the veins to the lungs and cut off your oxygen supply. It would be advisable to go to a specialist doctor so that he can recommend that you take a tomography or ultrasound to rule out the existence of a dangerous clot.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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