A lot of people over the age of 40 are living out the happiest some years of their life. With that said, you’re familiar with how it feels to get older — and you know by now that those daily creaks, aches, and pains are probably here to stay.
You must keep in mind, however, that just because you may not be as agile as you once were doesn’t mean every slight problem you’re experiencing is normal. Your whole body may be sending you warning signs that disease — or even death — is in your near future. Here are the signs you must never ignore, especially if you’re older than 40.
15. Your vision is increasingly worse
What it could be: Too much aspirin
Many over 40 use aspirin to prevent heart disease. And if you’re in this camp, you should know how it can potentially affect your vision.
WebMD explains aspirin may be linked to macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults.
Doctors warn not to stop taking your aspirin if this scares you, however.
Many take low-dose aspirin for long periods of your time and it never leads to blindness, but you ought to even be aware that other factors, like genetics, smoking, high blood pressure, and age, can increase your risk also.