Usually when something is off in our bodies, one of two things happens. Some people immediately panic, hop on the Internet, and within an hour have diagnosed themselves with some fatal disease or rare condition. Others ignore the issue, bury any stress, and hope that it will soon pass. It’s not ideal to indulge in either of these extremes, but there is a happy medium that can help you keep your body on track and assure that you’re not leaving anything serious undiagnosed.
“I think the most dangerous sentence known to mankind is ‘Maybe it will go away,'” says CEO of Physical Advantage Laurie Towers. “There are times when things are not going to be an easy resolution as far as healing, and we need to know when to seek out the right answers.”
Whether it’s something on your skin, an issue in your stomach, or overall malaise, it’s important you know what symptoms are normal and what you need to get checked out. To make sure you aren’t ignoring any important bodily signals, try not to dismiss any of these seven symptoms, and instead make an appointment with your doctor just to be sure. And whatever you do, don’t panic! Not everything is always a serious issue, but it can’t hurt to take precautions.