12 Strange Signs That You Might Have a Serious Illness

By The Captain December 9, 2020

Wellness Captain Strange Signs of a Serious Illness

In this day and age, we’re lucky enough to be able to find any piece of information on Google. Whether we talk about medical conditions, remedies or diets, it’s all just one click away.

When we experience weird symptoms, it’s usually something normal: irritations are caused by clothes or beauty products and your throat pain is nothing but a common cold. Even stranger signs such as persistent headaches might be just due to poor eating and sleeping habits.

But what about those stranger things we don’t experience normally? What if, after all, that one sign is part of a serious health issue?

Although rare diseases are called ‘rare’ for a reason, we should still take into account every possibility. Today, we’ll have a look at 12 signs which could potentially signal a serious disease.

Wellness Captain Strange Signs of a Serious Illness

  1. Bloodshot eyes

This is a fairly common symptom which can be caused by many reasons. Cory Fisher, family medicine physician at Cleveland Clinic, says the most common reason is conjunctivitis, a superficial eye infection which can be easily treated.

However, if the problem persists for more than a week, there may be a more serious reason for concern such as glaucoma or deep eye infection. The same goes for experiencing additional symptoms such as pain or blurry vision.


  1. Sweating excessively

Some people naturally sweat more than others and that’s perfectly normal. Women may also change their usual sweating due to hormonal balance and might sweat more during pregnancy or menstruation.

Sometimes, excessive sweating can be caused by hyperhidrosis, a disease affecting about 3% of the world population. However, in isolated cases it can also be a sign of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a rare type of cancer which alters the lymphatic system. Those diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma experience heavy night sweats and skin rashes.


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