Telltale Signs You're Not As Healthy As You Think

We all have a natural tendency to believe that we're healthy. After all, the average person doesn't want to go about their lives, thinking that the next moment could be their last.

But this self-protective mechanism can sometimes backfire. Often, you can trick yourself into thinking that you're healthier than you actually are. And that can lead to serious problems down the road if left unchecked.

In this post, we take a look at some of the hidden signs you're not as healthy as you think.

You Snore A Lot

We like to laugh at snoring. It sounds kind of funny. But in many cases, it is no joke. It is often a symptom of a more serious underlying condition.

Humans shouldn't snore a great deal. If they do, it is an indication that something is wrong with their respiratory system, usually related to their heart or blood vessels.

Eating a healthy diet, losing weight, and getting plenty of exercise often reduces snoring symptoms over time, but it can be a long process.

You're Bloated All The Time

Bloating isn't normal. Over the eons, we evolved to live in harmony with a set of gut bacteria that shouldn't over-produce gas. It can, however, get out of whack, and you can experience issues.

Being bloated is easy to ignore if it is short-term. Usually, you can just go to bed and then wake up the next morning and feel fine. But if it persists, it can be a sign of inflammatory bowel or Crohn's disease - both of which are serious conditions.

You Feel Tired All The Time

Feeling tired all the time is not normal - despite what your coworkers might say. Usually, feeling tired results from stress, physical activity, and, sometimes, boredom. But it can also be the result of thyroid problems, arthritis, and chronic infection. If you notice that you suddenly feel very sluggish, don't ignore it.

You Can't Sleep

Being able to fall asleep easily is a hallmark of a healthy and happy person. Insomnia - a condition doctors frequently see at American Addiction Centers - is the opposite. Causes include medications, antidepressants, stimulants, and high blood pressure. But anxiety and depression can trigger it too,

You Have Bad Breath

If you have occasional bad breath, then it probably isn't anything for you to worry about. If, however, you notice that it just won't go away, no matter what you do, you could have halitosis.

Bad breath usually results from an imbalance of bacteria growing on the tongue. Certain species produce foul odors and multiply better in people with dry mouth, gingivitis, periodontitis, and poor flossing habits.

You Get Headaches All The Time

Healthy people shouldn't get regular headaches, so it could be a sign that there's a problem if you do.

Most headaches are tension related and involve the muscles that carpet the skull. More serious versions, though, results from something going wrong in the brain itself. If you have fever or convulsions, seek medical advice.

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