On the one hand it seems that as a culture we worry about certain types of illnesses. On the other, we overlook certain symptoms. We don’t pay attention to the symptom of not being able to sleep. It’s annoying, sure, but we don’t worry about it until we can’t function. We don’t worry when our body can no longer eat as much as we used to. We think it is great to not be hungry. In fact, an easy feeling of fullness and bloating can be an early warning sign of stomach cancer.
What about weight gain? We all worry about it. The vast majority of people diet. What if weight gain is a symptom? Arcane Bite has a thought provoking article on weight gain as a symptom.