18 Symptoms of Dangerous Health Conditions Hiding in Plain Sight

By The Captain June 3, 2021

18 Symptoms of Dangerous Health Conditions Hiding in Plain Sight 1

Frequent headaches

Most of us have had to deal with headaches that seemed to last forever, for one reason or another. In fact, according to data provided by the World Health Organization, almost half of adults have headaches every once in a while.

Given that they are so common, it’s pretty understandable that they manage to hide in plain sight even when they are caused by more dangerous health problems, such as a stroke. Headaches often go untreated but if you also experience symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, and vision problems, they could signal an imminent stroke.

Find out more about Strokes in Women: Risks, Symptoms and Prevention here.

Hiccups

One of the most inconspicuous signs of a stroke, especially in the case of women, is hiccups, says cardiologist Stephen Sinatra, MD.

Now, there’s no reason for you to call 911 if you have a short hiccup session but if the hiccups are accompanied by facial pain, shortness of breath, nausea and extreme fatigue, you might need to go get yourself checked by a doctor.

On that note, you might also want to know more about these 7 Signs You Should Call 911 Right Away (And 5 False Alarms).

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