Physical Signs of Radiation

Although we are exposed to small amounts of radiation every day through cell phones, microwaves and other common appliances, too much radiation exposure from x-ray machines or toxic waste can cause extreme illness and even death. There are several physical signs of radiation. If you have any of the severe physical signs of radiation it is important to contact a health care professional immediately and seek treatment before the radiation sickness worsens.

  1. Hair Loss

    • Hair loss is a symptom of a variety of diseases and also a result of a person's heredity. Hair loss can be inherited and a completely normal process. It can also be caused by an illness or radiation poisoning. Hair loss is one of the most common results of radiation poisoning and happens quickly after exposure to large amounts of radiation.

    Internal Bleeding

    • Internal bleeding is one symptom of radiation poisoning. If you experience internal bleeding it may be difficult to diagnose because, as the name suggests, the bleeding is internal and hard to discover. Internal bleeding may result in extreme fatigue, nausea, unaccounted for pain and bruising and discoloration of the skin in random areas. A medical professional will be able to run diagnostic tests to determine whether or not you have internal bleeding and if it is a result of radiation poisoning.

    Severe Vomiting

    • Vomiting is a common symptom of many illnesses. Vomiting may be a symptom of the flu, morning sickness or a result of altitude sickness. If you believe that you may have been exposed to excess radiation through x-rays, exposure to nuclear waste or any other exposure and you experience severe vomiting, it may be a symptom of radiation poisoning.

    Bleeding From Multiple Areas

    • While nose bleeds may be a result of allergies, dry air or many other causes, bleeding from multiple areas of the body may be a symptom of radiation poisoning if you have been exposed to radiation. If you experience bleeding from the nose, gums, rectum, mouth, ears or other areas of the body where bleeding is not normal, contact your medical professional.

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