8 Warning Signs From Your Body You Should Never Ignore if You’re Over 50

4. You suddenly start snoring

What it could be: Heart disease

It seems harmless, but snoring can actually indicate you’re going to have major heart problems in the near future. Science Every day explains research from Henry Ford Medical center in Detroit found snoring may put you at a greater risk for thickening or abnormalities in the arteries than having excess fat or high cholesterol levels.

No matter if you’ve just started snoring or you’ve been a long-time snorer, you must seek treatment. Snoring can cause sleep apnea, which has long been linked to cardiovascular system disease — the No. 1 killer in the U.S.

3. You’re nauseous after eating fatty foods

What it could be: Gallstones or gallbladder disease

You probably know someone who’s had their gallbladder removed — and they may have experienced this symptom, too.

Livestrong.com notes over 25 million Americans develop gallstones over time, which are from bile that hardens into stones in your gallbladder.

And you may notice nausea, pain, or vomiting following a fatty meal if you have issues with your gallbladder.

If your doctor finds gallbladder disease is the problem, it’s more than likely they’ll recommend a diet low in cholesterol as well as trans and saturated fats.

2. Your knuckles are inflamed or purple

What it could be: Cancer

This one seems odd, but it’s another sign cancer could be looming. The University of Rochester Medical Center explains dermatomyositis causes muscle inflammation and rash — and if you have it, you may notice red or purple spot developing on your knuckles.

This condition typically affects those from 50 to 70 years old.

The good news is even if you have dermatomyositis, it’s not a surefire guarantee something is seriously wrong with you.

In some cases, you may have just inherited the genes and will only notice the skin symptoms.

1. Your teeth are worn down

What it could be: Acid reflux

Certain foods and drinks can wear down your own teeth, but that’s not all. Reader’s Digest explains acid reflux can seriously damage your teeth — and you may not even know you have it.

Evan Dellon, M.D., tells Reader’s Digest, “I often get referrals from dentists with patients who don’t feel heartburn or other reflux symptoms, but their teeth enamel is totally worn down.”

Additional signs and symptoms of acid reflux include a sore throat that seemingly never goes away completely, wheezing, coughing and a bad taste in your mouth.

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