Some embarrassing health problems and how to fix them

Seeing a doctor

Nobody wants to bother their doctor needlessly, but sometimes it's the embarrassment that stops us from seeking help. Whether it's excessive sweating or hemorrhoids, most people have had to deal with an embarrassing health problem at some point in our lives.

But some conditions are not only embarrassing but can also signal a greater health problem.

For example, nighttime bedwetting in adults could be due to an overactive bladder, medications taken for insomnia or mental illness, or problems with the signaling of antidiuretic hormone, which tells the kidneys to lower urine production at night. Studies show that at least 2 percent of adults can't control their bladder during the night, according to the National Association for Continence.

Some embarrassing problems can be remedied, or at least managed. So how can you deal with embarrassing niggles on your own - and when do you need to take the plunge and see a doctor?

Excessive sweating

Studies show 50% of people suffer from excessive sweating, yet only 5% of people seek advice for it.

How to fix it

There are a number of treatment options when it comes to sweating ranging from the use of the cotton vests. seek medical advice from a physician to rule out any medical condition.

Sexually transmitted disease

Many people were diagnosed with STD in the past years and it is very common nowadays. However, despite being common many people still forgo seeing their doctor about STD test.

How to fix it

The only way to not get an STD is to practice safe sex. However, it is still recommended you have an STD check at least once per year.


Constipation is ridiculously common and is caused by a lack of fluids or exercise, stress, anti-depressants, and high blood pressure, etc. Older women are also more at risk as their pelvic muscles weaken as they age.

How to fix it

Make sure you exercise for at least 30 minutes per day, drink plenty of water, and eat a healthy diet. If you are constantly constipated, it’s best to see a doctor as it can be an indicator of a more severe health problem.


Thrush can cause itching, irritation, and swelling and it’s a very common problem for women.

How to fix it

While over-the-counter treatments are available, symptoms of thrush are similar to symptoms of some STDs, so it’s best to get yourself to a doctor and get tested.

Bad breath

More often bad breath is due to poor oral hygiene, something that is very easily fixed. But it can also point to a number of other medical issues.

How to fix it

Make sure you brush your teeth with fluoridated toothpaste at least twice a day. Also, be sure to floss regularly and finish with a mouthwash. Bad breath can also indicate respiratory infection, sinusitis, bronchitis, diabetes, and kidney problems, so see a doctor if it persists.

Finally, most of us feel stressed at times, but don't ignore the warning symptoms of depression. If you've regularly been feeling down, depressed or hopeless, or don't enjoy things you usually look forward to, you could be depressed. Help is at hand - but you need to ask for it. $ads={2}
Geoffrey Nevine — IT Services and IT Consulting

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