There are some health conditions that you wouldn’t think twice about going to see your GP about. However, there are other conditions that are seen as being a little more embarrassing, that it can be hard to discuss with your doctor or anyone for that matter.
The fact is that at one point or another, most people will end up suffering from a somewhat embarrassing health complaint. Whether it’s adult acne, an intimate infection or bad breath, that fact is that at one point or another, most of us will suffer from a somewhat embarrassing health condition.
The good news is that most, if not all, embarrassing health problems have easy fixes. It’s just a case of taking the step to ask for the help that you need to fix them. With that in mind, below is a guide to some of the most common embarrassing health problems and the best ways to deal with them.
Believe it or not, excessive sweating is a fairly common problem, and affects a lot more people that you would think. The fact is that excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis as it is also known, is not like normal sweating, as it can occur when the person’s body temperature is cool, and they are at rest. The condition is more prevalent in people with overactive sweat glands, as well as people who suffer from anxiety. Talking to your doctor about this kind of issue can be embarrassing, but it is better than living with the problem. If you see your GP, they will be able to prescribe you a specialist stronger deodorant, or may even be able to refer you for Botox treatment to block your sweat glands.
Bad breath isn’t just something that affects people who have just got out of bed; it’s a health condition and one that can be seriously embarrassing. A buildup of bacteria within the mouth from food, smoking or illness can cause a strong, sulfur-like smell to occur. In most cases, better dental hygiene is the answer to beating bad breath, but when that doesn’t work, it can sometimes be down to an underlying medical condition, which is why seeing a doctor is so important.
Adult acne is a more common problem than you would think, with up to 45% of people between the ages of 21 and 30 suffering from it. The issue with acne is that it’s seen as being a condition that affects teenagers, not adults, which is what can make it such an embarrassing problem to have. Acne is caused when the skin’s pores become clogged with oil and dirt. However, it can also be linked to poor diet, hormones, and a range of other lifestyle factors, such as smoking. The good news is that with a prescription from your doctor, adult acne can be cured. However, getting up the courage to seek medical advice can be difficult.
There you have it, a guide to some of the most common embarrassing health problems and how to handle them.