You probably don’t know about these little random things about our health as they may sometimes seem absurd, worse trivial. But you really should, as you might encounter them sometime soon and not knowing about them might eventually cost you dearly. So take heed of these seemingly innocent signals that your body tells you and you’ll be way better prepared because of it. Who knows they may even save your life.
Here are several examples of such little important things that could mean big things about your health. It is always recommended that you get yourself checked whenever you experience any of the symptoms indicated below as it might give you more chance of earlier recovery.
A constant sweet taste in the mouth may be an indication of taste impairment, or it could be also a sign of your body’s inefficiency in controlling its blood sugar level, a warning sign for undiagnosed diabetes. Diabetic ketoacidosis is the condition in diabetic persons wherein the production of insulin is severely impaired, causing the body to burn fatty acids as food instead of glucose. It usually results in the body producing more ketone, hence the sweet taste in the mouth and the sort of acetone smelling breath. Continued maltreatment of the condition may result in diabetic shock and even death.
Metal Taste in Mouth
The metallic taste in the mouth is a common side effect of ingesting antibiotics and antihistamines as well as several chemotherapy and radiotherapy drugs. It could be also a sign of Dysgeusia, a kind of disruption of the nerves that are in charge of taste recognition, and which is commonly experienced by people who have head injuries or have upper respiratory tract infections. Other conditions that includes metal taste in the mouth as a symptom includes: Bell’s palsy, Parkinson’s disease, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GED), and also of several head and neck cancers.
Rough Hair Growth in Chin or Nose
That annoying growth of course hair on either the chin or the nose, particularly in women, is a likely sign of ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer necessitates the over production of male hormones (androgens) in the ovaries thereby causing the overproduction of facial hair which is not common in women.
Split vision coupled with slurred or sometimes muted speech is a sure sign of an impending stroke. A stroke usually happens when there is a blockage of the arteries that brings blood to the brain. What split vision really means is that the visual cortex located in the back of the brain is beginning to wither because of the lack of blood flow in the area, same goes with the slurring of speech as it is also the brain that has direct control over it.
Fingers, Toes Clubbing
The seeming clubbing of the toes or the fingers is a symptom of several disorders in the body primary of which is pulmonary fibrosis or the scarring of the lung. Other causes of clubbing include congenital heart defect, Hodgkin’s disease, Bronchiectasis, and asbestosis.