Many of us take our health for granted when we wake up every morning. As your alarm goes off you are able to get up, take a shower, get dressed and get on with your working day without a care in the world.
The truth is: There are many people out there who are suffering in silence with their health.
We need to get real about common health issues – and learn how to better prevent them and fix them!
It is very important to invest in your health and be aware of the ongoing health issues of loved ones – so you can support them as best as you can.
If you can become more aware of the struggles that your friends, colleagues and family members are going through, you will feel well equipped to keep supporting them on their journey.
Some of the following health challenges below might seem trivial at a first glance – but they can truly have a negative effect on a person’s life.
Open up your mind and get talking about the pain other people might be suffering. You might even be able to recognize some of these symptoms in yourself.
When you have trouble with your dental health it can make you feel hugely self-conscious.
Perhaps you lost a tooth in an accident or you have some decay on display, there will always be something that makes you feel slightly insecure about your smile.
If this is the type of problem you’re suffering with then you need to find a dentist in your area. They will be able to help fix your problem, so that you can feel truly comfortable with your lovely smile once again.
Although many people associate acne with a teenage problem, it can be a real issue for men and women of all ages. When it comes to caring for your skin, there is only so much you can do when you suffer with acne, cysts or blackheads.
Trying to cover them up with make up or picking at them constantly won’t help to clear up the problem. Go and see a dermatologist who will be able to provide you with tailored advice for your individual case.
The rate of obesity is at an all-time high and something needs to be addressed.
Understanding why someone has become obese is extremely important. It is very easy to judge somebody without actually understanding their background.
Doctors and nutritionists are the best people to consult with this type of problem, a change in diet or lifestyle will often help the individual become healthier over time.
Depression and anxiety is becoming more and more common nowadays, but it’s great that people are starting to talk about it more. It is so important to talk about mental health so that others can become aware of people’s struggles.
If you are suffering from any sort of mental health issue it is important to find someone safe you can confide in. Once you have got to the root of the issue you will be able to start moving forward with therapy or cognitive behavioural exercises.
If you suspect anybody is suffering in silence you can always approach them with a kind listening ear.
Millions of people are dealing with chronic pain on a daily basis and the people around them wouldn’t even know it. From chronic backache to fibromyalgia, there are so many different diagnoses’ that people have to live with all the time.
If you are dealing with any type of chronic pain and you’re struggling to cope with everyday life, make sure you speak to your doctor.
They might be able to prescribe stronger medication to help ease your pain.
It’s not just middle aged men who suffer hair loss, many people can go through this no matter what age they might be.
Alopecia is a health problem in which any hair on the body from the head to the eyebrows can fall out. It can be especially distressing for young adolescents as they might be seen differently by their peers.
There are some natural treatments for alopecia, but the symptoms can come and go depending on stress levels at the time.
Many people might not have heard of body dysmorphia, it’s a health issue that people tend to steer clear from because they find it embarrassing to talk about. This is a mental health issue that happens when a person sees their body in a completely different way that is actually looks. They usually believe they look much heavier than they really are which can then cause anorexia, bulimia and other disordered eating habits.
If you suspect somebody is suffering from body dysmorphia you should approach them sensitively and offer a listening ear if they want to talk about it. It is always recommended that anyone with a mental health problem speaks to a licenced therapist so that they can begin a tailored treatment that works for them as an individual.
Now that you are aware of just a few of the ongoing health issues in our society today, you will feel ready and able to talk about them honestly and openly.
It might even give you the courage to speak out about some of your ongoing health struggles.
Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself and talk about any pain, discomfort or insecurity you might have.
Everybody you see walking down the street with a smile on their face might be hiding a symptom, so always be kind. You never know what somebody else is going through in their life.
If you’re ever feeling low, or like you have an unusual health symptom, you should always seek professional support.
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.