It's really easy to brush off small health issues — such as headaches, fatigue, and irregular periods — when you have a super busy schedule. Life get it's in the way and sometimes, small symptoms like these don't always seem like a priority. But even though they don't seem like a big deal, there are certain health issues you should not ignore, and get a checkup anyway.
That's not to say you need to run to the doctor every time you feel slightly "off." But you should monitor your body for changes and subtle symptoms, as it may be trying to tell you something.
When it comes to things like headaches, tiredness, and even anxiety and depression, your doctor needs to know about it. "Whether physical or mental, some symptoms should not go unchecked," Caleb Backe, a health and wellness expert at Maple Holistics, tells Bustle. Issues like these might be a sign of a larger problem, and one that needs to be treated right away. But even if the symptom isn't life-threatening, you owe it to yourself to feel better.
Sure, you could soldier on — as many women do. But why not set aside some time to make your health a priority? Here are a few small health symptoms that are easy to ignore, but shouldn't go unchecked — especially since experts say many are a sign of something more.