Are you in pain?

Pain is usually your brain’s way of telling you that something is wrong that is triggered by damages or injuries to the body. Meaning, pain is never a good thing and can often be a bad sign.

Many people ignore or dismiss pain as something they should just tolerate. I’m one of those. For as long as I can still bear it, I don’t take medicines and delay visit to doctors.

A couple of months ago, I have been getting a severe headache and pain on my nape. Little did I know, if not for  what happened to my mom, I won’t be careful and go for a check-up. At 39, I was already advised and prescribed to take simvastatin as maintenance due to high cholesterol.

From then on, I have been very careful and aware that aside from the cause of pain, the pain itself can cause many harmful effect to the body including: 

  • Stress
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Poor attention span
  • Poorer quality of life

These effects are more pronounced when the pains becomes prolonged over months, then it is called chronic pain. What we don’t know is that sudden short-term pain can become chronic if not treated early.

So please, if anyone of you is in pain, don’t just ignore. It could be a sign of severe illness.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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