There are a lot of times we experience subtle symptoms that we let slip off as casual events. It’s time to know their bigger health impact.
April 7 World Health Day is celebrated to create awareness of a specific health problem which is a priority area of concern for the world. This year celebrates the work nurses and midwives and reminds world leaders of the important role they play in maintaining a healthy world, in the midst of an ongoing pandemic coronavirus.
There are little things in life that we enforce think they mean anything. Whether it’s a persistent cough, or drastic weight loss, or even broken sleep. However, this could be a precursor to some serious health conditions.
On World Health Day, here seen some conditions you should be aware of and get immediately checked for a healthier future.
1. Broken sleep
Many of us are not able to get a long sleep soundly at night, fretting over nothing and constantly waking up. While we may not think much, NHS England said regular lack of sleep puts someone at risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. It also shortens the life expectancy of a person.
Difficulty sleeping can also mean that a person suffers from obstructive sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome or delayed sleep phase disorder.
While obstructive sleep apnea is caused by a blockage of the upper airway, restless legs syndrome causes uncomfortable sensations in the legs causes a person to wake up repeatedly.
2. Persistent cough
While you may avoid a persistent cough you as anything extraordinary, persistent cough really could be a precursor to asthma. According to Harvard Health, while wheezing and shortness of breath are common symptoms of asthma, not all patients with wheezing.
Some cough only. According to them, in many cases, cough-variant asthma produces continuous, dry cough that occurs throughout the day and night. Exposure to allergens, dust, cold or even exercise can trigger the condition.
3. Climbing stairs
There were young and healthy people for whom climbing stairs may be a problem.
While one might think it was because of fatigue, it could be that the person who has lungs that are not healthy or suffering from high blood pressure. Someone with high BP will easily fatigue when walking fast or climbing stairs. They are more prone to heart attacks as well.
A medical term for low blood pressure, it really could be a precursor to Parkinson’s disease. A 2016 study published in Movement Disorders Clinical Practice found that about 25% of people suffering from postural hypotension Parkinson’s disease experience.
Hypotension occurs when blood pressure drops rapidly and significantly after standing from sitting or lying down.
A number of people suffering from intestinal problems every morning. Some people even suffer fewer bowel movements. Constipation can, however, be a forerunner of certain diseases such as stroke, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease.
The condition could also point towards hormonal problems including an underactive thyroid gland. As per a study in the journal Medicine, in a total stroke population of 1385 people who were investigated, 601 patients, having suffered from constipation.
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