a few days ago I was often tired, decreased appetite, seriny chills during the day and at night and likes sudden bruising and red spots on the skin of the hands.
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Tired easily, decreased appetite, easy chills, bruises, and red spots on the skin can be caused by one or different triggers, including the one you are worried about, namely leukemia.
Leukemia, also known as blood cancer, is a malignant tumor that occurs in the tissues that make up blood cells, including the spinal cord and lymphatic system (lymph nodes). In leukemia sufferers, white blood cells, which normally function to protect the body from infection, are produced massively but with an abnormal function. As a result, your body is more susceptible to infection, so you will experience fever and chills more often. Not only that, people with leukemia will also experience other complaints, such as fatigue, weakness, weight loss for no apparent reason, swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver and spleen, easy bruising, easy bleeding, experiencing reddish rashes on the skin, sweating. excessive, and bone pains.
There are various types of leukemia depending on the progression and also the type of cells involved. The cause of this leukemia is not known with certainty. However, it is suspected that this disease arises from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Several factors that can increase a person's risk of developing leukemia include having a genetic disorder (such as Down syndrome), having had previous cancer treatment therapy, being exposed to chemicals (such as benzene), smoking, or also having a family history of leukemia.
In addition to leukemia, you may also experience various complaints that you are currently experiencing due to other causes, such as viral or bacterial infections (for example, dengue fever, typhoid fever, measles, hepatitis, Singapore flu), allergies, cancer (malignant tumors) in other organ systems. , drug side effects, immune system disorders (eg lupus, rheumatoid arthritis), and so on.
If your complaint has been going on for more than 3 days, we urge you to visit the doctor directly at the nearest health facility so that further evaluation can be carried out, including if further examinations are needed, for example blood tests, X-rays, bone marrow smears, and so on.
At this point, all you need to do is:
Get more rest. Keep eating, even if a little, but often Exercise as much as you can to maintain stamina Drink lots of water, especially water. Keep yourself clean. Hopefully this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah