10 Serious Diseases That Should Never Be Ignored

6. Female reproductive health problems

10 Serious Diseases That Should Never Be Ignored

Women experience specific sexual and reproductive health issues throughout their life. Common signs of female reproductive health problems include:

• Unusual vaginal discharge
• Painful menstrual bleeding
• Severe abdominal or pelvic pain
• Itchy genital area
• Frequent urination

7. Digestive and stomach diseases

Digestive diseases exist in many forms including polyps and cancer, infections, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, malabsorption, short bowel syndrome, and intestinal ischemia. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, and hiatal hernia. Symptoms of stomach and digestive problems are:

• Changes in bowel habits
• Vomiting blood
• Rectal bleeding
• Diarrhea
• Heartburn
• Blood in the stool
• Black stools
• Inability to control your bowels
• Acid reflux
• Constipation

8. Bladder problems

10 Serious Diseases That Should Never Be Ignored

The bladder is a hollow organ in your lower abdomen that stores urine. A number of conditions can affect your bladder. The signs of bladder disease can include:

• Wetting the bed at night
• Painful or frequent urination
• Excessive urination at night
• Loss of bladder control
• Blood in the urine

9. Eating disorders and weight problems

People who suffer from an eating disorder intentionally avoid eating and often starve themselves to achieve an excessive amount of weight loss. Common signs of eating disorders and weight problems include:

• Starvation
• Depression
• Distorted body image
• Excessive hunger
• Dehydration
• Compulsive exercise
• Fatigue
• Extreme thirst
• Vomiting
• Preoccupation with weight and food

10. Deep vein thrombosis

10 Serious Diseases That Should Never Be Ignored

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs. Thrombosis can be accompanied by these symptoms:

• Leg or arm spasms
• Leg or arm pain
• Leg or arm is warm to the touch
• Swelling in the leg, and sometimes in the arm
• Bluish or reddish skin discoloration

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