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Saturday, March 29, 2008

5 Warning Signs You Should NEVER Ignore

Watch out for these signs when you feel or see them. While some symptoms aren't worth worrying about, in these cases you should get checked out-stat!

  1. Chest discomfort or tightness. This classic heart-attack sign requires an immediate visit to your doctor or the emergency room.

  2. Unusual Bleeding. Any blood that's coming from an unusual location-the rectum, urine, coughed up from the lungs-could be sign of a serious condition.

  3. Slurred speech or sudden vision problems. These are common signs of a stroke.

  4. Severe headaches. Debilitating headaches that last longer than a few days could have a dangerous underlying cause.

  5. Diarrhea that lasts more than 5 days or a fever above 101F. Seek treatment to rule out a possible serious case of food poisoning.