Apparently, some illnesses travel in pairs. Doctors don’t know much about WHY it happens, they just know that people who have one condition often have the other.
–So according to Prevention.com, here are four health problems you should never ignore, because they might be a sign you have something even worse . . .
#1.) MIGRAINES. If you have one every few months, you’re 50% more likely to have a heart attack. And if you have at least one migraine a week, you’re three times more likely to have a stroke.
#2.) HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. According to a ten-year study by Harvard Medical School, if your blood pressure is constantly high, you’re twice as likely to develop diabetes, regardless of how much you weigh.
–But you can reduce your risk by getting more exercise, losing weight, eating less salt, and quitting smoking.
#3.) PSORIASIS. The rough, itchy patches of skin are uncomfortable, but according to a five-year study of 500,000 people, they might also increase your heart attack risk. It all depends on how bad your psoriasis is. If it’s severe, your risk is doubled.
–They’re not sure WHY it happens yet. But they think your arteries might get inflamed when your body tries to fight off the disease.
#4.) ASTHMA. Studies show a strong connection between asthma and psychological problems like depression and anxiety. Researchers think one can lead to the other.
–If you have breathing problems, it can cause anxiety. And if you have anxiety, it can cause breathing problems. So if you think you have either, ask your doctor about both.