4 signs you’re unhealthy that you probably ignore

4 signs you’re unhealthy that you probably ignore

4 signs you’re unhealthy that you probably ignore

Always feeling tired

This is a big sign of being unhealthy and influences the rest of our health. Frequently we are so overcome with stress that we treat it with band-aid solutions such as alcohol, cigarettes and processed food. All of this contributes to toxic overload and causes us to feel fatigued and burnt out.

Being tired can also be attributed to a poor functioning thyroid, adrenal fatigue, low iron or even poor sleep. Feeling tired occasionally is ok, but frequent fatigue is a sign of a bigger issue and shouldn’t be ignored.

Bleeding gums

There is never a circumstance when bleeding gums are normal. Bleeding gums is the first sign of gum disease and is a form of chronic low-level inflammation. Gum disease is linked to heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, kidney disease and stroke. Addressing your bleeding gums now can save you a lot of trouble in the long term.

Passing a stool less than once a day (or more than 2-3 times a day)

Going at least once a day is vital for good health. If your stool is banana shaped, easy to pass and free from undigested food it is a sign you have a healthy digestive system. If you are going less than once a day and your stool is hard, lumpy and difficult to pass it is a sign you may not be getting enough fibre or are dehydrated. On the other hand if your stool is loose, watery and mushy it is a sign of diarrhoea. Diarrhoea shouldn’t be ignored as it means you aren’t absorbing nutrients as you should be and may develop deficiencies.

Our digestive system is where we absorb all our nutrients. It tells us a lot about our health and without it working well we are exposed to a number of diseases. Addressing digestive issues is essential for good health and should never go untreated. Additionally if you notice blood in your stool it is imperative you visit a doctor to have it checked out, as it can be a sign of colon cancer.

Frequent headaches or neck aches

We often just take some painkillers, ignore our headaches and carry on with our day. One or two headaches a year is normal, but when somebody is suffering from chronic and persistent headaches it isn’t something to ignore. Headaches can be symptoms of more serious conditions. At SHDC we look closely at the connection between tension headaches and neck ache with oral health.

This list could go on and on. The main thing to take away from it is if you suffer from any type of ongoing discomfort, low immunity, poor digestion or feel unsure about symptoms you are experiencing it is essential to visit a health care professional.