When it comes to things your health is telling you, there are some health symptoms to never ignore. And sometimes, when it seems like it's not a big deal, it's easy to. Maybe you're busy, and don't have the time to pause and see a doctor. Or maybe you're the type to press on with your day when you're not feeling great. This is fairly typical — especially when so many health symptoms can be attributed to the likes of PMS, such as fatigue and bloating. But when it comes to certain health concerns, it's important to pay attention to anything that seems odd, and chat with a doctor ASAP.
"Being your own health advocate means getting regular check-ups, taking care of your mental, physical, and emotional well-being outside of doctors visits, and taking care to notice when new health concerns emerge," board-certified naturopathic physician Dr. Maria Geyman tells Bustle.
Even if something seems trivial, it's important to keep following up. "Addressing a health issue preventatively or when it is emerging is often far less invasive than treating it once it has escalated," says Geyman. "Regular follow ups with medical care ensures that a treatment plan is running an appropriate course and that the health condition is resolving." So if you are experiencing one of these 11 symptoms, it may be a good idea to see your doctor.