Stay healthy - here's what to lookout for

5 health issues and symptoms NOT to ignore

Our body is a flawless machine that works in equilibrium.

Sometimes there are signs and symptoms (such as sudden flashes of light or unexplained weight loss), that our organism gives us in order to warn us.

Don’t neglect this important information and take the necessary measures as soon as possible.

Check out these 5 health issues which you must not ignore and should seek immediate medical attention.

Permanent or high fever

Fever plays an essential role when the body tries to fight infection. When fever becomes persistent, this may be the signal for hidden infection. Remember to call your doctor in case your temperature is 103 F (39.4 C) or higher. In addition, if the fever continues more than three days, it’s also a reason to worry about. See

Strange weight loss

Losing weight not in purpose sounds like a dream come true, but in fact, this may show a problem. This weight loss may be caused by various factors, such as depression, diabetes, liver disease or even cancer.

Flashes of light

Sudden flashes of light or in other words, bright spots may be a sign of a migraine. In other cases, they may signal retinal detachment. There is no place for hesitations; you need to search for medical help immediately.

Shortness of breath

This problem may be provoked by various factors. For instance: massive obesity, strenuous exercise or extreme temperatures.

Besides these examples, there is no doubt, that shortness of breath reveals a medical problem, so seeking emergency medical care is quite necessary.

Bleeding gums

Bleeding gums is a sign of gum disease or periodontitis. Periodontitis is an infection in the structure of the teeth including gum and bone and can cause pain when brushing, flossing or eating.

Look out for signs such as inflamed, tender or red gums. You may also have loose or separated teeth.

If you have any of these symptoms, we suggest calling a specialist dentist to make an appointment as soon as possible. Click here to see specialist periodontists in Essex.

Catching gum disease at an early stage can prevent permanent damage and you will be able to control the effects. If you are based in London, we recommend this practice.