Three Life-Saving Warning Signs You Need to Know, Pt 1 (5:25)
Diabetes. Ovarian cancer. Stroke. These serious medical conditions can stop a woman in her tracks.
The three sudden warning signs associated with diabetes, ovarian cancer and stroke may seem unusual and are often overlooked. Commit them to memory, and you’ll gain a leg up on how to detect potentially major health problems.
Sudden Warning Sign #1
Your Breath Smells Like Nail Polish Remover = Possible Symptom of Diabetes
Over 80 million Americans suffer from diabetes. Disturbingly, almost one-third of Americans living with diabetes are unaware they have it.
The sudden warning sign of one’s breath smelling like nail polish remover occurs when your body is unable to utilize sugar properly, and burns fat for fuel instead. The chemical compounds released during this process are known as ketones. The ketone, acetone – a key ingredient in nail polish remover – produces the telltale diabetes warning sign of fruity-smelling breath.
You may also experience a fruity taste in your mouth that persists even after you’ve brushed your teeth. Referred to medically as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), this symptom can result in a diabetic coma if left untreated.
Additional warning signs of diabetes include:
- Frequent thirst and urination
- Craving sweets