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Addressing Unseen Health Issues Without Sickness

A complete condition of emotional and physical well-being is referred to as being "healthy." To maintain this ideal level of health, people can access healthcare.


Nevertheless, despite this investment, Americans have a shorter life expectancy than individuals in other wealthy nations. This is caused by several things, including lifestyle choices and access to healthcare. To manage stress and live a longer, more active life, good health is essential.


What is health?


Health is a tool to support a person's role in a larger society, not a goal in and of itself. The means to live a full life with meaning and purpose are provided by a healthy lifestyle.


Health, according to experts who published their findings in The Lancet in 2009, is the body's capacity to adjust to new dangers and ailments.


This definition is based on the idea that modern science has made substantial advances in understanding diseases over the past few decades by learning how they function, coming up with new treatments to halt or slow them down, and admitting that pathology may never completely disappear.


The body gives out a variety of signs that it is not in the greatest of health long before that trip to the hospital becomes necessary with a threatening sickness. To determine if something is wrong and to prevent these symptoms from developing into more serious health problems, pay attention to the following indicators of an unhealthy body:

Unexplained Weight Loss


A doctor should be informed of any weight loss of more than 10% of body weight that occurs in a non-obese condition without a significant change in physical activity. There are many potential causes of unexplained weight loss, including an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), depression, diabetes, liver illness, malabsorption problems (inability of the body to correctly absorb nutrients), and cancer.


Shortness of Breath


Breathlessness frequently indicates an underlying medical condition. It may be brought on by physical activity, obesity, high altitudes, or temperature extremes. One must seek emergency medical attention if they have sudden, acute episodes of shortness of breath.


Diminished Appetite


If a person feels satisfied after consuming a small amount of food or considerably less than what is considered usual, they should see a doctor. Satiety, or the sensation of being full, might be accompanied by nausea, bloating, vomiting, or weight loss.


Poor Sleep


One of the first indications of a sick body is a lack of sleep. Insomnia or a disturbed sleep pattern are signs of a stressed-out body and mind. The cortisol hormone levels decrease when you sleep. Cortisol levels, however, deviate from normal under stressful circumstances and do not decrease when you are sleeping. This interferes with the body's natural ability to repair itself while it is resting. The immune system is less effective when the body is not properly rested after a period of downtime, making it more susceptible to other diseases.


Dark Yellow Urine


The general health of a person can be greatly determined by the colour of their urine. It is one of the most obvious symptoms of a sick body that one should watch out for. Sufficiently hydrated urine is nearly clear or pale yellow in hue. If despite drinking enough water, it is dark yellow, it may be a sign of a kidney problem. It demonstrates that the body is not adequately processing its waste. One must see a nephrologist to have kidney function evaluated if increasing water consumption does not make the urine colour better.




One could blame extra work or a daytime workout for feeling exhausted. Chronic fatigue, on the other hand, is a condition that persists after getting a full night's sleep and may be a sign of more significant health issues, such as thyroid dysfunction, adrenal gland burnout, toxic overload brought on by poor dietary and lifestyle habits, or other environmental exposures.

Dr. Gaganjot Kaur
Internal Medicine
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