We’re all going to die. You could be struck by a disease or by a speeding bus. Lifestyle choices, along with environmental factors, can lead to an early death. (Seriously, you won’t believe these terrible diseases you could have without knowing it.) But we can do many things to buy ourselves more time. And you can look for several signs to gauge whether the reaper is on your trail. If the following signs apply to you, death may come knocking sooner than you’d like.
1. Swelling and inflammation
Experiencing constant, consistent swelling and inflammation in your joints and extremities should be yet another red flag. There are, of course, many reasons that you may experience inflammation. But if it’s a chronic problem, it can mean your cells are dying and your body is actively deteriorating. If your joints, ligaments, and other body parts are swollen constantly, seek medical care.
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