Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Don’t Ignore These Common Family Health Issues

Being a mom, you often have a lot on your plate. It can be pretty easy to let some of the little things slide, especially if the kids don't shout loud enough about them! They can just get lost in the din. But sometimes common and everyday health problems can signify a more worrisome underlying issue. Read on to find out what these are and how you can deal with them.

Tooth Ache

So toothaches are fairly common, especially in families where the kids are teething. It could even be you or your husband that are still having problems with your wisdom teeth! But it is worth getting any kind of toothaches checked out if they haven't gone away in a few days.

This is because sometimes toothache is a sign of tooth decay. This can not only be very painful but also runs the risk of becoming infected or causing a nasty abscess in the mouth. This is turn can be dangerous to the sufferer's overall health. That is why it is important to get to the dentist as soon as possible.

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Small areas of tooth decay can be dealt with, with a filling. This should stop any further damage and can save the tooth. Instead, of leaving it and having to go through the nasty procedures of removals.

Headaches

Everyone gets headaches now and again. They can be from stress, tiredness or even from not drinking enough water to stay hydrated.  But if you notice that you or your kids are getting regular headaches it should be a sign that something else is going on.

One reason for headaches can be eye strain. This is where you are struggling to read or look at the TV, but your eyes are having trouble making out the images. If you suspect this, then speak to a professional at your local eye center. They will be able to give the kids a check up and see if they need a prescription for glasses.

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There are also specific conditions that cause headaches such as migraines. These are a very extreme form of headaches that are disabling and can cause sickness and changes in vision. They can take a long while to recover from too. If you suspect migraines ask you doctor for advice on the next step to take.

Nausea

Feeling or being sick is something that we have all been through and will likely go through again. It is not uncommon, and there are many reasons for it. But some cases we should be look at more closely.  

For example, if you are vomiting a lot it can signify that there is something else wrong like an internal problem or food poisoning. It can also leave you dehydrated. In extreme cases, patients that cannot stop vomiting may need to be admitted to hospital.


If a person is feeling or being sick, a lot is can also be linked to depression and anxiety. If you suspect this, then getting them some help, either in the form of medication or counseling, can help them deal with this it a constructive way.
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