When it comes to our own health, it’s kind of like driving a car – you might ignore some of the minor creaks and groans, but at some point you have to bring it into the garage for a checkup. The same goes for health symptoms – while you may have minor illnesses here and there, sometimes a visit to the doctor’s office is in order.
But how do you know when you should walk it off, or book an appointment with a medical professional? Well, usually it’s because you’re suddenly dealing with something that wasn’t there a couple of days before, and in some cases it can be serious. Here are eight health symptoms you shouldn’t try to ignore…
1. Chest Pain
In some cases it may just be gas, but if you’re experiencing “extreme discomfort” that feels like there’s weight on your chest, then you should be concerned. UC San Diego Health explains you should be even more concerned if the pain if accompanied by other symptoms such as pain radiating down your arm, or nausea/vomiting.
You actually might be having a heart attack, definitely not something you can let pass as it’s life threatening. Another possible cause is acid reflux, which isn’t overly serious, but you should probably let a doctor make that call.