5 Embarrassing Medical Conditions and How to Fix Them

If you are embarrassed about a medical condition it can make you feel very isolated and stuck. Now you have all heard this before but try to focus on the positive and understand that many other people have gone through the same situation so you are not alone.

Here are five common embarrassing medical conditions and how you can fix them.


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1. Extreme Blushing

When you feel yourself blushing at the slightest embarrassing moment it’s a vicious cycle of getting more embarrassed by your blushing – and blushing even more.  You may feel it stops you from perhaps meeting a guy you like or going to job interviews. This problem should not prevent you moving forward with your life.

One possible solution is to use Beta-Blockers drugs which help control anxiety and its outcomes like blushing and heart palpitations. For more severe cases you could consider botox which numbs some of the nerves in your cheeks which stops blushing.

2. Flatulence

Sometimes you can laugh off a cheeky guff with your friends and family – but there are occasions where it is inappropriate. You could try changing your diet or check out some over-the-counter medicines to help it.

Charcoal Tablets are available in pharmacies that help absorb gas in the digestive system.
Enhance the amount of probiotic- in your diet that help friendly bacteria to grow and reduce symptoms of flatulence especially in those with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

3. Acne

Acne is common among teenagers as their hormones are raging but adults can also suffer from acne. Acne can be a result of a hormone imbalance or just oily skin. Acne can lower your self-esteem but   there are so many different ways of treating acne so find out what is best for your skin.

There are many creams, lotions and cleansers on the market but try find one with benzoyl peroxide in the ingredients as this kills bacteria. A light cleanser with a PH balance may be best.

Prescribed antibiotics are available as well as contraceptive pills for women which may help balance the hormones.

The last resort laser and intense pulse light treatment target the acne bacteria directly but this is an expensive treatment.

4. Snoring

Both men and women can snore and sometimes it can cause relationship problems if your partner can’t sleep. But, of course, you also don’t want to be wide awake worrying about snoring too loud.

There are many natural cures for snoring such as exercising, losing weight, avoiding alcohol and smoking but these can’t guarantee you to stop.

You could try the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure which is a mask you wear the helps keep your airway open during your sleep. Wearing a mask may be uncomfortable so you could try a mouth guard that lowers your jaw and brings your tongue forward during your sleep to stop the snoring.
If neither of sound appealing then there are medicines and throat sprays you could try but may not be as effective. It’s a matter of trial and error.

5. Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction can be embarrassing at any age but it often occurs in men between 40 and 70. This could be due to injury, narrowing blood vessels, hormones, anxiety or relationship problems.

Dealing with erectile dysfunction can be difficult and you may not want to visit a doctor about it.
There are many different types of Viagra on the market for you try or if it’s a psychological problem such as anxiety then you could try sex therapy.

You may feel going to see your GP is too embarrassing and would rather diagnose yourself at home. The internet has endless amounts of information. For example,  Doctor Fox Viagra, Cialis and Levitra comparison chart will help you find a preferable medication for erectile dysfunction and make you more aware of the options and the outcomes.

If you are unsure of your medical condition then it is definitely advisable to go see you doctor for a proper diagnosis and the best treatment.

Have you any embarrassing medical conditions and how have you dealt with it? Share in the comments.


Bio: Charlotte Brimstone is an enthusiastic painter and blogger who also takes a keen interest in health and education.


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