31. Your Sense of Smell Is Dull
According to a study published in Neurology, if your nose doesn’t catch various smells, your ears should at the very least perk up to the possibility of increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Three hundred people who had parents with the disease (and were considered to be at higher risk) were asked to take scratch-and-sniff tests (scents that varied from lemon to gasoline). The study found that people who weren’t as sharp odor identifiers also had markers for AD. Worry not, as this alone is not enough to diagnose a patient.
30. Your Child Has Sudden OCD
If your child suffered from strep throat and has suddenly developed an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the cause may be a group A Streptococcus infection. This condition is referred to as PANDAS, or pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections. Along with OCD, the child may also experience anxiety, aggression, or ADHD-like symptoms.
29. You’re Sweating Through Your ClothesRelated: 15 Signs You Need to Change Your Diet
If you experience excessive sweating on your hands, underarms or face, it is due to a condition called hyperhidrosis. The sweat is harmless, but it can also be a sign of an underlying medical condition that is responsible for the extreme wetness. Among other causes, such as side effects of medications, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can cause excessive sweating. Along with the sweat, you may also experience fevers, weight loss, or shortness of breath. If your doctor suspects it may be lymphoma, they will order a biopsy of any enlarged lymph nodes to confirm the initial diagnosis.