3 Sudden Warning Signs That Could Save Your Life

By knowing the 3 sudden warning signs associated with diabetes, ovarian cancer and stroke, you could save your own life.

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 If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment right away with your gynecologist. They will perform an abdominal exam and possibly order an ultrasound to look at the ovaries, among other possible tests. If ovarian cancer is suspected or found, you will be referred to a gynecologic oncologist. Use this ovarian cancer symptom tracker to help you detect the early warning signs of ovarian cancer

To ward off ovarian cancer, studies show that certain foods such as cruciferous vegetables (collard greens, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts) could reduce your risk. Get a full list of foods that fight ovarian cancer.

Sudden Warning Sign #3

Split Vision = Possible Warning Sign of Stroke

 

A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery, or a blood vessel breaks, cutting off blood supply to the brain. Strokes kill over 5 million people worldwide each year, and 1 occurs every 40 seconds in the United States alone.

Strokes can cause many different symptoms, including slurred speech or difficulty walking. Experiencing “split vision” in each eye – a lesser know symptom – can also occur. In this case, you have only half of a field of vision in each eye. For instance, if you were looking at a stop sign, you may only see the O and the P, while the S and T remain invisible.

This occurrence may last for only several minutes until vision is restored, but it still indicates that the visual cortex in the back of the brain has been impacted by loss of blood flow. A CT scan or MRI would reveal that this part of the brain controlling your vision experienced a cut off in its blood supply. Mini strokes may present themselves this way and are often a precursor to a major stroke.