These days, most people are go-go-go all of the time, so it can be easy to overlook things with our bodies. However, we need to start listening to it more. We’re energetic and glowing when things are going well, but sad and fatigued when things aren’t. Below are a few major issues that should never ever be ignored:
If you know you have been getting less sleep due to parties, studying, or work, you most likely just need some shuteye for a cure. But if you get eight hours and you’re still fatigued, there could be something else wrong. Here are a few reasons why you may be fatigued:
Vitamin D Deficiency
Due to sunshine, our bodies naturally make vitamin D, but what if you don’t get enough sun? If you live in a place that’s cold for half the year (Like New York or Boston), your fatigue could be due to the lack of Vitamin D. If you live in a warmer area, a vitamin D deficiency is unlikely. Either way, you should still mention it to your doctor.
If you rarely have fruits and vegetables and you rely heavily on packaged food and sugar, you’re not doing your body any favors. You need to nourish your body with real food. If you know you have a poor diet, consider going on a cleanse for 30 days to see if you feel better. The Whole 30 plan is an excellent cleanse to start with. You could also just commit to not having soy, dairy, gluten, and added sugar for one month. It’s be a challenge, but you’ll feel so much better after. To make it easier, consider having a shake once or twice a day. The Vegan Smart protein powder by Naturade is excellent (chocolate and vanilla are the best).
Yes, a symptom of a UTI can be fatigue. In fact, some people don’t get the tradition symptoms at all and fatigue is the only factor. So if your urine is looking a bit cloudy and you’re exhausted all of the time, consider going to the doctor.
Headaches come and go, and they usually are nothing to worry about. Some woman get them during their periods, and sometimes they happen due to allergies or stress. An inflammatory pill like Aleve is most likely all you need. But what if you get constant headaches? Here are a few reasons why that may be the case:
Water is what makes the world go round, so if you’re not getting enough water each day, you may get chronic headaches. If you’re not getting enough water each day, get a quality water bottle and make sure your filling it up at least three times a day.
If you have never worn glasses, your chronic headaches could be a sign you need to visit an eye doctor. Especially if your friends are telling you you’re squinting often. If you already wear glasses, your headaches could be due to an expired prescription. You can’t get a pair of glasses and go on your merry way, a visit to the eye doctor is a must every year.
Blood in Stool
Let’s talk about blood in your stool. If that seems a bit uncomfortable, it is because blood in stool by nature is an uncomfortable situation that can actually lead to some heavy outcomes. While anyone that has ever had the inconvenience of dealing with this condition knows that it is not something that should occur in the first place, not that many people are aware of just how impactful, and not in a good way, blood in stool can actually be. Let’s take a moment and check out some of the leading affections that start with blood in stool, just so you get an idea of how dangerous it can actually be.
Anal fissures are one of the leading causes of blood in stool, as it could be expected. When it comes to affection that happen in that specific region of the body, anal fissures are generally high up on the list. Unfortunately, this is an example of how an uncomfortable situation can turn into an even more uncomfortable one in a matter of moments.
A cause for blood in stool that most will agree is even more dangerous and overall terrible is colon cancer. That sounds a bit extreme but it doesn’t make it any less true, and people that find blood in their stool have all the reasons to be concerned, but shouldn’t panic either because it isn’t a guaranteed cause or even outcome of having blood in stool.
Hemorrhoids are another affection that a lot of people are familiar with. The rather often seen condition can also display blood in stool as a symptom or rather result. Unlike the previous two causes, hemorrhoids are probably a lot easier to notice, since they come with noticeable pain thresholds. If you ever find yourself having hemorrhoids and blood in stool at the same time, it might not be a coincidence.
As you can see, these three issues need to be taken seriously. That being said, it is important to be honest with your medic as well, as any misinformative information can have consequences. The best thing to keep in mind is that the sooner a doctor is notified, the sooner you will start to undergo treatment for your problem.
*This article was contributed.