Do a quick google search for whatever symptoms you have and you will likely see information on a disease or disorder that will kill you if remained untreated. Most of the time, those searches don’t reflect what we are really dealing with. Many problems we face are more embarrassing than anything else. Today we look at very common issues all of us have dealt with–some you might not realize were widespread!
It’s pretty normal to sweat heavily when you are out in the hot sun or working out extra hard. You might even sweat profusely when you get nervous. Teens often experience this while their bodies adjust to puberty. What isn’t normal is when the sweat is so bad that you have stains on your clothing and are constantly wiping your hands clean. It creates social anxiety for any individual who has the condition. Trust us, you are not alone. About 3% of the American population suffer from this condition and struggle mentally because they don’t see the others who also suffer. Fortunately, there are options for you to try! You can always try a natural deodorant to work with your body, try Botox injections every few months, or get a prescription medication to heal you from the inside. Have a discussion with your doctor about sweating issues because it is not the end of the world!
Our society has a stigma around hair loss and it’s a real shame. 95% of all men will lose their hair with 2/3rds losing it by age of 35. 50% of women also have their own patterned baldness. Although it’s a natural part of our aging process, we still tend to make snap judgments when someone has patterned baldness. We assume they are older and some people may even find that their appearance makes it harder for them to find employment. Men often try using Propecia to combat the effects of their thinning hair. Propecia is not approved for women since the causes for hair loss are vastly different. Many women have tried Nioxin or Rogaine to combat the loss. Others embrace it and choose to opt for shaving their head or keeping their hair very short. No matter what you choose to do, there are a lot of men and women out there in the same boat and you can try to connect with them for a bit of support.
Did you know that it is estimated that 80 million people have chronic halitosis? While almost everyone has bad breath, chronic halitosis is one of the most annoying disorders to suffer from. People make assumptions about your hygiene habits based on breath and most of us don’t want to emit offensive odors when in the company of others. It creates a horrible situation for the sufferer and their companions who are unaware of the condition. There is currently no known cure for chronic halitosis but there are ways to control it. Medicated mouthwashes prescribed by a dentist, scraping the tongue, brushing more often than usual, and using a lot of breath mints and cleansing minty gums can all be used to keep the smell of your breath under control which can make your life easier.
When we struggle with common life issues, we often feel alone when others just don’t appear to suffer the same. Thanks to the wide range of social media options, it is easier for you to find others to connect with. You can share your stories, learn about new products, and discuss what has or has not worked for you in the past. These simple acts of support help lessen the social stigma, make you feel empowered, and can help with the social anxiety you may be suffering.