It may be hard to admit, but everyone gets older, and with age comes various health issues. Many individuals tend to ignore the warning signs their body sends them as they age. They may chalk the little aches and pains up to aging, but these could actually be signs of a deeper medical issue.

Below is a partial list of warning signs your body may be sending you that you should never ignore. For more information, visit braceyourhealth.


This condition is more than a simple skin rash, although that is one of the major signs. Dermatomyositis is an inflammation of the joints and muscle weakness as well as red, swollen, scaly skin. It appears in women more than men, although no one is sure why. It can appear in individuals of almost any age, although older adults seem to be more susceptible to having this skin issue.

There is little known about the origin of this skin disorder and no known cure. There are treatments available to help control the spread and pain associated with this illness. It is best to seek medical advice if you experience the symptoms of Dermatomyositis, as it could also indicate a much more harmful illness.

Fatty Foods Make You Nauseous

If after eating fatty foods, you become nauseous, experience pain in your upper belly or vomit, you need to see a doctor and take this small sign seriously. Although you could avoid fatty foods, the issue may persist.

This could signal an issue with your gallbladder. When the bile within the gallbladder hardens, it becomes a “stone” and can cause severe pain. Removal of the gallbladder is often recommended, and the issue will go away. It is a small procedure and extremely common.

Inflamed Gums

You may think that your teeth and gums will deteriorate over time as you age, and to some extent, that is true. However, gum disease can be a sign of heart disease. You will want to check with your dentist before going to your general practitioner. Your gums and your heart are more connected than you think they are, but inflammation of the gums is not always a sign of heart illness.

Urinating More

This goes along with drinking more because you feel thirsty all the time. This could be a sign of diabetes, and you shouldn’t ignore this sign.

Your doctor can give you a test to determine if you have diabetes, which can often be controlled with a change in diet and adding exercise. Although there are individuals that will need to take insulin, either through shots or in pill form, to help control their diabetes.

For some individuals, it may be difficult to care for themselves as they care for their loved ones. But making yourself a priority in your life is an important step in helping your life have meaning and if you are healthy, you can take care of others better. Taking your health seriously will help you to avoid chronic pain and live a long healthy life.