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Let’s face it: sometimes, we get so wrapped up in our busy lives that we don’t take the time to slow down and take care of our health. However, our body is constantly sending us signs to indicate physical and psychiatric issues, and ignoring them can be extremely dangerous. These are five significant signs that something may be very wrong with your physical or mental health.

Emotional Instability And Mood Swings

If you have constant mood swings, don’t blame them on stress and brush them off. Severe mood swings can be frustrating and confusing, yet they likely aren’t a random happenstance. Sporadic emotional instability can be symptomatic of a larger mental health issue, such as a mood disorder, a personality disorder, or depression. Thankfully, more treatments have become available for these conditions that can help quell symptoms.

Abrupt, Painful Headaches

Yes, some headaches can be cured with Advil and an afternoon off. However, some are seemingly random and extremely painful. If you develop a sudden migraine that makes you feel like you’re being stabbed in the skull, get to the hospital as quickly as possible. You may be experiencing internal brain bleeding or an aneurysm, which can be fatal if left untreated.

Random Weight Fluctuation

You may not worry about watching your weight, but if your scale tips lower or higher than usual, don’t brush it off. Weight loss or gain could signal a number of issues, both in the realm of mental and physical health. It could be a result of stress, as skipping meals or overindulging is often a result of anxiety and depression. More drastic weight change could also signal a significant physical problem, such as cancer, diabetes, or gastrointestinal conditions.

Strange Bouts Of Confusion

If you’ve had recurring spells of confusion that impacts your emotions and personality, it may be a symptom of a much larger issue. It may signal a mental health condition but can also indicate issues with the brain and body, such as high or low blood pressure, low blood sugar, a tumor, or a potential stroke. Even if your severe confusion lasts only for a few minutes, its best to get checked out as soon as possible to ensure your safety.

Losing Your Hair

No one likes to deal with hair loss, but sometimes, it’s more than age that’s the issue. Losing more hair than usual can be a product of a number of problems, including mental stress, impaired metabolic functioning, and poor circulation in your body. Your hair can reflect a lot, huh? If your hair is coming out in copious amounts, play it safe and get in to see your doctor.