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10 Serious Diseases That Should Never Be Ignored

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While we have all heard of diseases like skin cancer, diabetes or eating disorders, few of us actually know the symptoms. But, knowing them can save your life, because the rule in medicine is usually – the sooner the treatment the much higher chances of successful treatment and even a cure. So the more knowledgeable and aware you are, the better your chances of getting off much lighter. Here are the health warning signs of 10 serious diseases you shouldn’t ignore.

1. Diabetes

This disease affects your blood glucose or blood sugar – in which they tend to be too high. Signs of diabetes include:

• Constant hunger
• Bruises and cuts that slowly heal
• Weight loss or gain, without reason
• Fatigue
• Intense thirst
• Numbness and pain in hands

2. Skin cancer

10 Serious Diseases That Should Never Be Ignored

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Cancer exists in many forms. In skin cancer, it is the abnormal growth of skin cells which most often develops on skin exposed to the sun. The most common symptoms are:

• Skin lesions that don’t heal
• Thick, red skin with silvery patches
• Jaundice
• Redness of the face and neck
• Changes in skin moles
• New moles

3. Muscle or joint disease

Multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and polymyalgia rheumatica are three types of autoimmune disorders that affect the muscles, joints, and nerves. Symptoms of muscle disease include:

• Swelling, inflammation, stiffness, or redness in or around the joints
• Numbness or tingling
• Constant muscle pain
• Reduced range of movement of any joints

4. Lung disease

10 Serious Diseases That Should Never Be Ignored

Any problem in the lungs that prevents them from working properly is considered to be a form of lung disease. Watch out for these signs:

• Chronic chest pain (lasting for a month or longer)
• Coughing up blood
• Chronic cough (lasting for a month or longer)
• Wheezing
• Chronic mucus production (lasting for a month or longer)
• Difficulty breathing
• Shortness of breath

5. Breast disease

Breast changes such as lumps, bumps, and discharge are common. Some causes can be aging, hormones, and medicines. Nevertheless, it’s always recommended you be aware of the symptoms of breast disease, which include:

• Thickening in the underarm area
• Thickening near or in the breast
• Unusual breast tenderness or pain
• Nipple discharge
• Nipple or breast skin changes



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