Warning signs to watch out for if you’re over 40. Problems indicated by bloating, dizziness, heartburn

Warning signs to watch out for if you’re over 40. Problems indicated by bloating, dizziness, heartburn
Warning signs to watch out for if you’re over 40. Problems indicated by bloating, dizziness, heartburn

Knowing the health warning signs is crucial as we age. From loss of smell and bloating to changes in vision and anxiety, our bodies are sending us important signals. Understanding these signs and seeing a doctor can make the difference in early diagnosis and treatment of serious conditions.

Loss of smell

While loss of smell alone is extremely distressing, it can also lead to memory loss and can be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.


While the causes can often be benign, abdominal bloating can also be an early sign of ovarian cancer, according to Health Direct.

Unexpected weight loss

If you start losing weight unintentionally, it could be a sign of type 2 diabetes. People aged 45 to 64 are most at risk of developing this condition.

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Blurry vision

Vision naturally deteriorates with age. However, if you experience sudden changes, it could be an early sign of melanoma.


There can be many reasons why a person may feel nauseous. But nausea and stomach pain can be a warning sign of heart disease.

Gingival retraction

If you’ve experienced receding gums or even worse, tooth loss, this may be a sign of osteoporosis, which weakens the bones.

Neck stiffness

While neck stiffness could just be caused by a bad night’s sleep, it could also be a sign of polymyalgia rheumatica, which is an inflammatory disease.

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Many people of all ages can experience anxiety. But this could be symptomatic of Parkinson’s disease, which mainly affects people over the age of 50.


It is natural to feel tired because our body needs sleep. However, if it becomes chronic, see your doctor as it could be related to vitamin D deficiency or even heart disease.

Sensitivity to light

Lupus is more common in women. When exposed to the sun, symptoms can include rashes, fever, fatigue and joint pain.

Mood swings

If someone suddenly develops a much darker sense of humor, it could be a sign of frontotemporal dementia or Alzheimer’s.

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Numb hands

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If you experience tingling or numbness in your hands, it could be a sign of carpal tunnel. Most people diagnosed are between 40 and 70 years old.

Knee pain

If you feel pain around the knee joint, this may be an indication of early arthritis or degeneration.

Stomach burns

While heartburn can be caused simply by eating too much food, it can also be a sign of esophageal cancer, which is most common in people over 50.


There are a lot of reasons why someone might develop a cough, but one of them is because of mesothelioma, which can occur when people have been exposed to asbestos.

Excessive thirst

If you can’t quench your thirst, this could be a sign of type 2 diabetes, especially when accompanied by weight loss.

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Red face

While the visible symptoms of rosacea are not dangerous, they can cause you embarrassment. If you also experience high blood pressure and excessive sweating, it could be a hormonal problem.


Low progesterone levels can lead to altered moods in women over 40. High cortisol levels or low thyroid hormone levels can also be a contributing factor.


While a stomach ache could be symptomatic of an allergy or intolerance, it can also be a sign of inflammatory bowel disease or even pancreatic cancer.


Numbness can indicate low blood sugar levels, which is treatable, but it can also be a sign of a heart rhythm disorder.

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