It’s easy to get embarrassed about certain aspects of our health but it’s important to speak to a doctor who may be able to help you or put your mind at ease.
Is my hearing loss normal?
Some people think that hearing loss is a factor of old age that can’t be helped. In truth, most hearing problems can be treated, you don’t have to live with not being able to hear what the person next to you is saying. If you have any questions about hearing loss take a look at hiddenhearing.co.uk.
Why do I have to use the bathroom more than most people?
If you’re getting up a lot in the middle of the night or can’t wait until an advert break to pop to the loo then it could mean you have a problem. Of course, it could also mean that you are just well hydrated. If you’re worried or it’s affecting your life, you should speak to your doctor.
Why don’t I enjoy sex?
If you previously enjoyed sex but have recently begun to find it painful or uncomfortable then it could indicate you have a problem. Even though it can be embarrassing to speak to a doctor about your sex life, it’s the best thing to do and your GP should be able to help you.
Painful sex can be an indication of all sorts of problems including infections, STDs and even the menopause.
Am I at risk from weight related illnesses?
Weight can be a sensitive subject for a lot of people and you don’t have to be morbidly obese to be at risk of weight related illnesses. This is a question it’s worth asking your GP if you are even slightly overweight. Sore joints, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart conditions can all be related to your weight. To check your weight, a BMI calculator is useful.
Is it normal to sweat excessively?
Excessive sweating is known as hyperhidrosis and while it’s not normal, it is usually treatable. There are a few types of hyperhidrosis but most of them point to another problem. Anxiety, heart problems, nerve damage and certain cancers can all cause excessive sweating.
If you feel you swear excessively, speak to your GP to make sure you don’t have an underlying condition.
Can I do anything about my receding hairline?
Talking about hair loss can be a difficult subject and while there’s not a lot you can do about baldness when it starts to hit (save for a hair transplant), you can take steps to minimise it.
Eat a diet full of all the nutrients your body needs. Healthy skin means a healthy scalp and that means healthy hair. You can also find plenty of hair products that will help stave off balding.
If you are balding very prematurely or losing your hair rapidly then it’s worth speaking to a doctor as hair loss may be a sign that you have other problems such as stress, hormonal imbalances, scalp disorders and more.
Disclaimer:- This a guest post, but having had a health scare recently, this is something I feel strongly about.
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