Are you too shy to talk periods, pains and poo’s?
Here are six of the most embarrassing topics women hate to discuss…
“Itchy, odorous and swelling” are no doubt three of the most undesirable descriptive words to utter mid conversation, but they are merely describing the symptoms of an extremely common yeast and fungal infection known as Thrush.
Though not the topic of conversation among women, most women will get Thrush more than once during their lifetime.
This unavoidable monthly visitor is definitely another no-go topic of discussion for many but it is a healthy bodily function that tells us our bodies are working as they should be. You are not the only one who experiences this every single month, every woman does!
IBS affects twice as many women than men and 10-20% of people will suffer with it in their lifetimes. Otherwise known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS is an inflammation of the bowel causing abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation, bowel discomfort and cramps. All of these symptoms are not ideal when you’re out and about or on the move but adapting your dietary needs to prevent this inconvenience have become a winning notion among IBS sufferers.
Urinary Tract Infections are a bacterial infection of the urinary tract system that causes severe abdominal and vaginal pain and provokes the urge to urinate much more frequently. More than 50% of women will experience this type of infection at least once in their lifetimes and if disregarded by embarrassment are prone to worsening.
5. Urinary/Bladder Incontinence
No one likes to admit that they can’t quite hold on for the toilet or that they occasionally if not on regular basis wet themselves. Urinary or Bladder Incontinence is a condition that affects MILLIONS of people worldwide including men! It often occurs due to stress or ageing but there are numerous forms of effective treatment that can be used to help.
6. Cervical Screening
Cervical Screening is an internal test to detect pre-cancerous cells in the cervix. Just like Menstruation, Cervical Screening is something every woman has to endure on a set basis. We all dread the routine visit to the health clinic for this particular inconvenience but it has to be done, it is potentially saving our lives and shouldn’t be shunned for discussion.
Although these issues may seem somewhat personal and intrusive to talk about in day to day conversation, talking about them is one of the best ways to improve women’s health. If we don’t talk about things, how are we meant to solve them? Talking about these things will not only give you a sense of comfort but also help you to maintain a good mental health.
- Always remember doctors and most women have seen and heard all these things before, you are not alone!
- And whether it is an herbal remedy or a prescribed drug, there is 9 times out of 10 a medicinal alternative that can ease and cure all these embarrassing problems.
Author Byline: Naomi Clark is an English and Journalism graduate with an enthusiasm for blogging and all things creative. She specialises in Women’s lifestyle and the Arts. She writes about women’s health and highly recommends Dr Fox.