Doing regular health checkups is essential for maintaining good health and well-being. It is very important to prevent something if it’s diagnosed in its early stage.
Except for regularly visiting your doctor you should always listen to the warning signs your body gives you. You are the one who knows your body the best, so you need to learn how to recognize any kind of symptoms and signs and take them seriously.
In this article, we would like to urge all women not to ignore some of the subtle signs of lung cancer, which is actually one of the leading causes of death among women. This form of cancer kills more women a year than any other cancer type, but few women are familiar with the common symptoms, especially those specific to their gender.
All women should be aware of the following 7 subtle signs of lung cancer:
- Constant Fatigue
One of the warning signs of respiratory infection or illness is feeling constant fatigue and exhaustion. Provided that you are feeling extremely tired all the time and have trouble sleeping, it is best to consult your doctor as soon as possible.
- Shortness of Breath
It is common to feel breathless during exercise or any strenuous activities, but sudden shortness of breath should not be ignored. If you are feeling short of breath just by getting out of bed in the morning, then it is possible that you are experiencing a respiratory issue.
- Constant Coughing
Persistent cough that is not getting better may also be an alarming sign, as this is your body’s natural reaction to some sort of irritation in your respiratory system. You should make an appointment with your doctor right away.
- Pain in Shoulders and Back
Back pain cannot be linked with lung issues, however, pain and sharp aches felt in the shoulder area might be telling you something’s ‘off’ in your body. In fact, this symptom is a common sign of a particular form of lung cancer women are more susceptible to develop.
- Unexplained Weight Loss
Although many women want to lose weight, they often find it quite difficult to achieve their weight loss goals. However, if you suddenly lose 10 to 15 kilograms without any special efforts and in a short span of time, then something must be wrong with you. For this reason, consult your doctor as soon as possible.
- Trouble Swallowing
The presence of swelling and inflammation in your respiratory tract can make you experience difficulties in swallowing.
- Hoarse Voice
Hoarse voice is usually associated with smoking, but there are few cases where it may also be a symptom of spreading cancer. There is a possibility that cancer in the respiratory system can cause irritation to the vocals and make voice raspy.
Share this information with your friends and family, and help others detect lung cancer before it is too late.
Sources: Home Remedies Daily
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