Airline Pilot Forums

Airline Pilot Forums was designed to be a community where working airline pilots can share ideas and information about the aviation field. In the forum you will find information about major and regional airline carriers, career training, interview and job seeker help, finance, and living the airline pilot lifestyle.




View Full Version : 6 symptoms you should not ignore


Tech Maven
03-07-2006, 11:32 AM
According to WebMD, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should legitimately be concerned and seek medical advice:

From WebMD:

1. If you have unexplained weight loss and/or loss of appetite, you may have a serious underlying medical illness.

2. Slurred speech, paralysis, weakness, tingling, burning pains, numbness, and confusion are signs of a stroke, and you should get to an appropriate emergency center immediately. Early treatment may prevent permanent damage to the brain or even save your life.

3. Black, tarry stools may indicate a hemorrhage from an ulcer of the stomach or the intestine. It is important to stop the bleeding and to rule out cancer as a cause.

4. A headache accompanied by a stiff neck and fever is an indicator of a serious infection called meningitis.

5. A sudden, agonizing headache, more severe than any you have felt before, could mean you are bleeding in the brain. Go to an emergency room immediately.

6. For women: Vaginal bleeding after menopause is a waning sign of possible cancer.

6. For men: A lump in your testicle with or without a small lump in the groin could be serious. Testicular cancer is more commonly found in testicles that did not naturally descend from the abdomen to the scrotum.

For More, Visit:
http://www.webmd.com