Our body often sends us warning signs and symptoms when something is wrong in our body. Many people either completely ignore these signs and symptoms or find excuses for them. For example, if you feel excessively tired and weak, you may attribute it to stress at work. While this may be true, your body is still trying to tell you that your health needs your attention.


Partial loss of consciousness and disorientation can be due to several reasons. It can be due to dehydration, the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, as well as vitamin deficiencies.

Hair loss

Everyone suffers from hair loss, but very severe hair loss is most often not normal. Excessive hair loss can be caused by malnutrition, anaemia or an autoimmune disease. It can also be caused by stress.Make sure you pay attention to how often your hair falls out (every day) and at what time of year. This will help your doctor to make a diagnosis.

Skin rashes

Skin rashes are usually found in autoimmune diseases. These can be acne, eczema, dry skin rashes, dermatitis or allergies.

Sudden weight loss

Sudden weight loss is a very worrying sign. It is therefore necessary to see a doctor straight away to find out what exactly causes the weight loss.

Change in stool

This may indicate type 2 diabetes. It may also indicate gastrointestinal problems. Depending on the nature of the changes, the doctor will be able to diagnose and prescribe treatment.

Unexplained bleeding

If there is no wound but your body is bleeding – for example, if you find blood in your urine or stools – this might indicate internal bleeding. If this happens, you should see your doctor as soon as possible.

Changes in vision

People with type 2 diabetes often report sudden visual impairment. Nervous system disorders may also affect the quality of vision.

Frequent sensation of thirst

This symptom is also characteristic of diabetes and may also occur with SjΓΆgren’s syndrome, which is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects the mouth and eyes.

Dark yellow urine

This indicates dehydration. It may also be a sign of liver disease.

Dry/chapped lips

This is usually linked to vitamin B deficiency and/or dehydration.

If you notice any of the above signs, as well as any others, consult a doctor (preferably more than one) as soon as possible. Don’t try to diagnose yourself and don’t panic – it might be much more harmless than you think. And if it isn’t, you’ll be given the treatment you need.

Ask your doctor to tell you which specialists you should see and what tests you should take. It is also important to have annual check-ups so that you are aware of any changes in your body. And remember – you are the expert of your own body and only you can tell exactly how you really feel.