Our bodies every so often will experience random body aches and pains, which can be uncomfortable. For most people, depending on the severity of the pains, they may ignore it, and it goes away on it’s own. For other people, the pains indicate an underlying problem.
Some people will experience body aches after doing exercises while others may experience it when standing for too long at work, walking long distances, or carrying heavy things.
However, there are body pains that are persistent and won’t go away. These indicate an underlying problem, like stress, flu, or Anemia. Read on to learn more.
Stress is one of the factors that lowers your body’s immunity, and so your body will be easily attacked by infections. When you have a low immunity, it means your body’s capacity to fight infections is compromised, and you become more prone to infection and inflammation leading to aches.
Other stress symptoms, such as increased blood pressure, cold sweats, or hot flashes, abnormal physical shaking, headaches, and migraines – all lead to body aches.
If you realize that the body pains and aches are due to stress, then try to reduce it. For instance, meditate every day for a few minutes as you take your focus off stressors and concentrate on your breathing.
Also, leave a stressful environment by taking a walk, or talking to friends or colleagues. The best way to reduce stress is identifying the stressors and learning to work with it.
Lack of Sleep
Your body needs enough sleep to stay healthy. Also, your brain requires enough rest to rejuvenate and stay alert. Therefore, when you deprive yourself of sleep, your cells and tissues miss the process of rejuvenating and regenerating.
This is why people that don’t get enough sleep are prone to poor judgment, low mood, reduced concentration, and it affects your productivity generally. Body cells and tissues that are not replenished lead to aches and pains.
The Flu or Colds
The flu and colds are viral infections, which cause inflammation. When you constantly suffer from such infections, they lower your immune system, and the body can’t defend itself from other infections.
Also, the flu and colds cause inflammation of your throat, lungs, and chest, which can be painful. As the body works hard to fight off the inflammation, it ends up aching and paining all over.
Other symptoms of colds are a hoarse voice, coughing, sneezing, earaches, headaches, or sore throats, etc. All these cause pain especially when the symptoms are severe. To minimize the effects of the flu, drink plenty of fluids, get enough rest, and gargle salt water.
Our bodies are made up of 60% water. Therefore a deficiency in water means your body tired, and it is an essential ingredient necessary for it’s normal functioning.
Most of your organs, like the lungs, skin, muscles, and kidneys are made up mostly of water. Therefore, when your body becomes dehydrated, these organs don’t work effectively. For instance, if your lungs have to work extra hard to supply oxygen to your body, it causes pains and aches.
Also, the body parts that are not receiving sufficient oxygen will cause physical pain. Ensure to drink about 8 glasses of water every day to avoid dehydration and it’s symptoms.
They include exhaustion, dark urine, extreme thirst, dry pale skin, and dizziness or disorientation. Drink enough water especially on hot days and after exercises so that your body maintains normal body functioning.
Anemia is the condition that occurs when your body doesn’t have enough red blood cells leading to a lack of oxygen in your tissues. Oxygen is vital for the cells to replenish and function properly.
Also, body tissues use oxygen to get energy, and if it is sufficient, the body will feel fatigued. Other symptoms of anemia, include pale skin, exhaustion, abnormal heart rate, chest or head pain, etc.
All these will lead to aches and pains all over the body, and will need to be corrected to avoid affects of severe anemia.
Random body aches and pains can be caused by your lifestyle or other underlying causes. Make sure to consider this information if you are experiencing these aches.