Going to the doctor is something most people want to avoid until it’s absolutely necessary. However, there are some signs that call for an immediate visit to your medical professional. Call a doctor if you have any of the following symptoms:
If you feel a tearing sensation in your back, it could be much more serious than just pulled muscles. It could mean that there’s an injury to one your major blood vessels, the aorta. An aorta rupture can give the sensation of sudden, severe, stabbing pain in the back. If this type of pain persists for more than 20 minutes and it’s accompanied by nausea, seek immediate medical attention.
Crushing Chest Pain
Crushing chest pain is one of the more well-known warning signs that you may be experiencing a heart attack. Other symptoms include tightness in your chest, pressure or squeezing sensation on top and bottom sides with an inability to breath easily.
Even if it’s not a heart attack, a crushing pain accompanied with nausea, sweating, and vomiting are signs to call 911 immediately.
Tingling in the Arms or Other Extremities
Tingling may be a sign of circulation problems and diseases such as anemia, diabetes or multiple sclerosis. If you feel tingly in your feet it could be a sign of kidney issues.
Dizziness and lightheadedness can be caused by a variety of factors including disturbances in the brain, gastrointestinal system or inner ear.
When you feel dizzy for more than an hour and develop other symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting, seek medical attention.
Various health issues can cause dizziness including high blood pressure, low levels or anemia. It’s also related to diabetes and thyroid disease in addition it being common amongst those who suffer from dehydration .
Sweating more than usual may be due to a variety of factors including hot flashes or even spicy food. Heavy Sweating can also signify thyroid problems and diabetes as well heart issues.
A numb feeling in the face, arms or legs can be a very serious signal, especially if the feeling is on one side of the body, as this could indicate a stroke.This symptom may be accompanied by sudden confusion, difficulty speaking or understanding, as well as blurred vision.
Numbness is also associated with several other illnesses, including Lyme disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome and diabetes, and a herniated disk.
If you are experiencing numbness in conjunction with other symptoms of a stroke, call 911 immediately.