Medical Signs That Your Life is at Risk


Chest Pain or Discomfort

    Sudden, severe chest pain or discomfort, often described as pressure, squeezing, or fullness. Could indicate a heart attack, especially if accompanied by pain radiating to the arm, neck, or jaw.

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Severe Shortness of Breath

    Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath that comes on suddenly and severely. Could be a sign of a heart attack, pulmonary embolism, or severe asthma attack.

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Sudden Weakness or Numbness

    Sudden weakness or numbness, especially on one side of the body. Could be a sign of a stroke, particularly if accompanied by difficulty speaking or understanding speech.

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Persistent Vomiting or Diarrhea

    Continuous vomiting or diarrhea that leads to dehydration. Could indicate severe infections, food poisoning, or gastrointestinal disorders.

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Uncontrolled Bleeding

    Bleeding that won’t stop with pressure. Could indicate a serious injury, bleeding disorder, or side effect of blood thinners.

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Fainting or Loss of Consciousness

    Unexpected fainting or loss of consciousness. Could be due to heart problems, severe blood loss, dehydration, or other serious conditions.

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Persistent Coughing or Coughing Up Blood

    A persistent cough that lasts for weeks or coughing up blood. Could indicate tuberculosis, lung cancer, or a pulmonary embolism.

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