Friday, March 2, 2012

Beware of 7 Not to Avoid Pains

Health is the most important factor in human’s life. Wealth is of no use if you are devoid of a healthy life. Now-a-days people give less importance to the health factor, because of the hectic schedule of modern life. But this ignorance could even cost their lives. So no matter how busy your schedule is, never take any type of discomfort or pain lightly. Don’t wait until the pain or ache is converted into a serious illness. At certain phases of life everyone experience some or the other pain, which comes all of a sudden and disappear too in same way. Such pain can be ignored. However, if any part of your body starts paining suddenly and retains for a longer time than usual, then get medical attention as soon as possible.

Be aware of 7 Not to Avoid Pains

Pain is an alarm signal triggered by the nervous system in response to some type of damage in our body. As a result, it is the most important symptom in many serious medical conditions. This pain can be categorized as chronic pain and acute pain. The pain that lasts for a long time is called chronic and the pain that resolves quickly is called acute. Generally, acute pain does not last for more than 6 months and it vanishes on treating or healing the underlying cause of pain. At the same time if the acute pain is not treated, it might lead to chronic pain. And the chronic pain can remain active for several weeks, months or years. Common chronic pain includes low back pain, cancer pain, arthiritis pain, headache, etc.

Keep in mind the following seven pains, which you should never ignore and at once consult a physician.

1) Severe Headache:

There are several kinds of headaches ranging from mild to severe. The mild headache, which is caused by some minor problems like cold, eye strain or lack of coffee, is found to be very common. Almost each and every person experiences it in some or the other phases of life. But, headache caused by some serious reasons like brain tumors, meningitis, migraines and encephalitis are extremely severe and intolerable, and in this case the sufferer must immediately consult a doctor.

Most of the severe headaches occur due to problems in the blood vessels of the brain. And such headaches are commonly known as vascular headaches. In such diseases the sufferer could experience severe pain on one or both sides of the head along with other symptoms like poor vision, hearing problems and nausea.

2) Chest Pain:

The pain that you feel anywhere along the front of your body that is between your neck and upper abdomen is generally termed as chest pain. Majority of people are in a big misconception that chest pain leads to heart attack. But in reality, it is also a main symptom of number of serious conditions like heart attack, heart burn, peptic ulcer, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, pleuritis, and lots more. Be aware that it typically starts as discomfort and gradually converts into pain. So don’t wait until the pain reaches the extreme point. If you experience some sort of pressure in your chest, which lasts for more than few minutes or if the pain moves into your left shoulder, arm, neck, or jaw, at once reach hospital and consult the physician.

3) Rigorous abdominal pain:

There are many organs seated in the abdominal area like small intestine, stomach, liver, colon, gallbladder, pancreas and spleen. That’s why the pain can be felt in the abdomen even when it is arising from these organs or other organs that are too close to the abdominal cavity. As a result even the bad conditions of the kidneys, the lower lungs and the ovaries or uterus can cause abdominal pain. But the most common causes of abdominal pain that requires urgent consultation with doctor are appendicitis, intestinal blockage, pancreatitis and stomach ulcers.

In case of these diseases the pain starts in the abdomen and it gradually increases to severe and unbearable pain. Other symptoms include swollen and tender abdomen, nausea, sweating, fever, vomiting, mild jaundice and rapid pulse. In serious conditions, they have to be treated surgically. And if it is delayed, it can even lead to death.

4) Toothache:

The most common cause of toothache is severe tooth decay. If toothache becomes severe and lasts for long time then it would result in throbbing pain. Along with rigorous toothache, if you experience any other symptoms like fever, sensitivity of teeth to hot or cold, pain while chewing, bitter taste in mouth, foul smell to the breath, redness or swelling of the gums, swollen neck glands, uneasiness or ill feeling then it is important to see a dentist otherwise the infection may also spread to the bones supporting the tooth. If not consulted the dentist in time, it may involve the removal of teeth. And in extreme cases, a toothache can lead to serious, even life-threatening illness.

5) Severe leg pain:

Majority of people ignore the leg pain or take some pain killers and get temporary relief. But when such type of pain occurs repeatedly, it is better to take it seriously. As your leg pain could be due to an underlying vascular problem in which the artery connecting to the leg gets blocked, reducing the blood supply to the leg. Heavy smokers and Diabetics must be extra careful. If you are suffering through following symptoms then most probably you are having the vascular problem. The symptoms include pain in legs and hips while walking and get relieved by rest, changes in color and appearance of legs and feet, thin shiny skin on the legs, blue or purple toes, no hair on toes, thickened brittle toe nails, etc.

6) Back pain:

The back consists of numerous muscles, joints, nerves, bones and many other structures. Any problem in any of these structures would result in back pain. Normally back pain occurs due to strained muscles and ligaments. And nowadays the back pain has turned out to a common disease because of the regular usage of computers. But sometimes low back pain may indicate some serious conditions like kidney trouble or arthritis. A kidney stone or an infected kidney can lead to death of the individual. If the pain has reached to such an extent that you find it difficult to stand with your back straight or pain have extended down to your legs then danger alarm has rung and make sure that you immediately report to your doctor.

7) Aching joints:

The connecting points of two or more bones are called joints. The joint ache can start due to one or more reasons like old or recent injuries, strains or sprains. Also the aching joint could indicate some dangerous diseases like rheumatoid arthritis or arthrosis. If such pain is left untreated, it can end in a complex operation. If you have any unpleasant sensations in joints with the changing weather along with other symptoms like fever, weight loss, poor sleep, muscle pains and aches, etc. don’t take it lightly and straight away consult your doctor.


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