Stroke, diabetes, cancer or heart disease don’t just happen out of the blues. You aren’t healthy one day and then chronically ill on the next day. Long before you’re diagnosed with a disease, your body gives you several warning signs.
The warning signs are subtle are often dismissed or ignored until it’s too late. How can you tell that you’re in danger? Here are 10 warning signs that you should be aware of and consider doing a body check:
10. You’re always tired
Sure, you could be tired because you’re burning the midnight oil and waking up early. But you could also be tired because your adrenal glands are worn out, your thyroid is not functioning properly and your body is working too hard to protect you from an onslaught of toxins from alcohol, processed foods, cigarettes or environmental exposures.
More commonly, you could be fatigued because you stress responses are full throttle at all times and your self-repair mechanisms are pushing too hard, trying to protect you from a serious illness like cancer. Chronic fatigue is often the only sign that your nervous system is stuck in repetitive stress response.
So don’t ignore or dismiss chronic fatigue. Pay attention and visit a doctor, which might actually save your life.