Your doctor and home health aide are in your life to provide help and to keep you healthy, but keeping secrets could prevent them from doing their job. If you’ve been experiencing any type of unexplained ache, pain or abnormality you should broach the subject with your health care provider as soon as possible.
If you’ve just recently got clearance to begin a new exercise program and are sore after the first session, there is probably no need to be alarmed but instances of unexplained pain are a different story entirely. A recent posting on WebMD reveals seven types of pain that could be potential indicators of something serious that requires medical attention.
According to the WebMD article, common problems like stomach pain and back pain could be signs of a heart problem; a severe headache could be your body alerting you of an aneurism and burning in your lower legs could be a sign of diabetes. These are symptoms that many people think will simply go away on their own or with the help of an over the counter medication, but unfortunately that isn’t always the case.
Hearing from your doctor or home nurse that your pain is nothing serious is wonderful news, but you can only hear that if you make the effort to discuss it with them. If you’ve got any unusual pain or problem, even if you think it’s nothing, the safest bet is to get yourself checked out and let the professionals make that determination. As the old saying goes – it’s always better to be safe than sorry.