It’s likely that most of us care deeply about our health and wellness and pay attention to warning signs. That said, it’s shockingly common for women to bury their heads in the sand when it comes to certain aspects of their health. This could stem from embarrassment, social stigma, fear, or some combination of all of these things. With that in mind, here are some areas of health areas to take seriously and talk to your doctor about.
Hearing loss is one of those things that can come on slowly, which often makes it easy to ignore. That is, right up until it has a marked negative impact on your quality of life. The best thing you can do is to speak to your health care provider sooner than later about any changes that concern you. Your doctor can help you identify hearing problems as quickly and accurately as possible. That way you can actually do something about it before it gets worse.
Let’s face it, talking about sex and sexual health can be extremely challenging for some women. Don’t worry if this is you, it’s common and perfectly normal to be shy about those things. After all, most of us have been programmed from childhood to keep our private matters…well, private. Hell, this might be the case when talking to our close friends and partners, let along to a medical professional.
The truth is that sexual health can have a major impact on overall health. Make sure you’re having open discussions with your doctor about anything that concerns you. This includes any changes in your sexual activity that could affect your health. Though you can get some good information online, do not rely on it for diagnosis and care.
There’s still a tragic amount of social stigma surrounding mental health issues even now. This means that there are a whole lot of women out there not talking about mental health concerns and symptoms. This leaves a large gap in health care that can lead to major problems down the road.
Truthfully, mental health symptoms can be a sign of other underlying health problems that can fester for years. Things like parasites, toxins, and heavy metal toxicity can have a negative impact on mental health and cause common issues like depression, anxiety, and OCD.
Unfortunately, the majority of people suffering from mental and neurological symptoms get put into the system of mental health labels and put on medication that merely masks the symptoms. Talking about brain and mental issues early can help to uncover root problems if you have the right kind of doctor who will listen to you.
No matter what signs or symptoms you’re having in any area of your health, there’s never a good reason to hide them. And, just so you know, “getting older” does not qualify as an excuse to ignore changes to your body and symptoms that don’t go away. Your doctor needs to know what’s going on in order to help you stay well.
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