Health Problems Women Would Not — But Should — Talk About
Dealing with certain health problems can be a bit tricky, and one reason may be because patients would rather not talk to anyone about these issues – including their doctor. These “secret inconveniences,” however, have accompanying treatment options, and for women, all that they need to do is to be up front about them with their physician.
A feature on WebMD talks about these health issues – why women should not be embarrassed about them, and why they should not keep mum about them.
The toilet is perhaps the most private place for a person, so it is understandable that most people – especially women – would rather keep toilet tales private. Conditions such as frequent urination and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are things that women would rather not discuss. One reason is that they feel that they are “different from everyone else”. Another may be that a leaky bladder, for instance, is something that an adult should no longer suffer and be able to control.
This is not true, according to the feature. For one, a person suffering from these conditions is most definitely not alone; the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, said that 10% – 15% of the general population, or even more, suffer from IBS. Women’s health expert Dr. Donnica Moore said that it is a known fact that 17 million American women suffer from bladder control.
That being said, Dr. Moore urges women to talk to their doctors about these conditions so that they will be given the appropriate treatment. Other issues discussed in the feature were gas, excessive sweating and vaginal odors.Tags: female concerns, female health, women health problems, women's health