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Early Signs That Can Help You Identify 10 Serious Diseases in Time

Admit it, not all of us know the symptoms of skin cancer, diabetes, or eating disorders. But if you have ever watched the Dr. House TV series, you should remember that early diagnosis can save your life.

We at Bright Side have come to understand which health warning signs of 10 serious diseases we shouldn`t ignore. We`d like to share this important information with you.

1. Diabetes

The signs of diabetes include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Weight loss or gain, without reason
  • Blurred vision
  • Intense thirst
  • Constant hunger
  • Bruises and cuts that slowly heal
  • Fatigue
  • Numbness and pain in hands

2. Skin cancer

The most common symptoms of skin cancer are:

  • Thick, red skin with silvery patches
  • Redness of the face and neck
  • Jaundice
  • New moles
  • Skin lesions that don’t heal
  • Changes in skin moles

3. Muscle or joint disease

The symptoms of joint or muscle disease are:

  • Constant muscle pain
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Swelling, inflammation, stiffness, or redness in or around the joints
  • Reduced range of movement of any joints

4. Lung disease

Lung disease can be accompanied by these signs:

  • Coughing up blood
  • Chronic cough (lasting for a month or longer)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chronic chest pain (lasting for a month or longer)
  • Wheezing
  • Chronic mucus production (lasting for a month or longer)

5. Breast disease

The most common symptoms of breast disease are:

  • Unusual breast tenderness or pain
  • Nipple or breast skin changes
  • Thickening near or in the breast
  • Thickening in the underarm area
  • Nipple discharge

6. Female reproductive health problems

The common signs of female reproductive health problems can include:

  • Painful menstrual bleeding
  • Itchy genital area
  • Frequent urination
  • Severe abdominal or pelvic pain
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Spotting or bleeding between periods

7. Digestive and stomach diseases

Symptoms of stomach and digestive problems are:

  • Diarrhea
  • Blood in the stool
  • Black stools
  • Inability to control your bowels
  • Vomiting blood
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Heartburn
  • Acid reflux
  • Constipation

8. Bladder problems

The signs of bladder disease can include:

  • Painful or frequent urination
  • Blood in the urine
  • Wetting the bed at night
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Excessive urination at night

9. Eating disorders and weight problems

The common signs of eating disorders and weight problems are:

  • Distorted body image
  • Dehydration
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive hunger
  • Starvation
  • Preoccupation with weight and food
  • Compulsive exercise
  • Extreme thirst

10. Deep vein thrombosis

Thrombosis can be accompanied by these symptoms:

  • Swelling in the leg, and sometimes in the arm
  • Leg or arm pain
  • Leg or arm spasms
  • Bluish or reddish skin discoloration
  • Leg or arm is warm to the touch

Disclaimer: Please remember that this article serves for informational purposes only. In order to get professional advice and a diagnosis, please see your doctor.

Do you listen to your body? How often do you visit your doctor?

Illustrated by Yekaterina Ragozina for Bright Side