We are all well aware that are many issues we can face when it comes to our health. Some more so than others I agree, but there are also some hidden health issues that we are either unaware of the diagnosis of what we are actually suffering from or we are too embarrassed to share our symptoms with others. The thing is with our health, it’s vitally important that we do our best to stay in the best shape that we can. After all, we only get one chance at this life, so it’s best to live it the way we want to, right?
However, so many of us can be struggling in silence from an abundance of symptoms with no clue how to resolve it or even what might be causing it. Some people could be struggling in silence because they fear the symptoms that they have and what might be said about the cause. Whatever your reasons may be, it’s time to not suffer with them in anymore and to try and take some positive steps in the right direction to cure these issues or at least manage them in a better way. I thought I would share some of the most common hidden health hindrances we can all face at some stage in our lives and try and help with some tips and advice on how to handle them. However, I am not a medical professional, so it is always wise to seek help from your doctor or local surgery.
Mental health is one of the biggest issues any one of us can face at any time in our lives. It can be caused by anything and happen when we least expect it, but no one should be ashamed of having mental health problems and the more we talk about it, the less stigma there will be attached to the subject.
Depression is something that many people can easily hide. Faking a smile and how they feel in front of people only to struggle in silence about the way they truly feel. Depression is complicated. There isn’t just one issue someone faces and one cure. Depression is something that can be caused by all kinds of things in your life. It can be brought on by trauma or loss, it can stem from your self-esteem and how you feel about yourself. It is such a varied issue and what may be right for one person, won’t necessarily be right for another. But the one thing we can all come together on is the fact that talking about it helps. There are plenty of things you can do to combat depression such as taking Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or counseling. Even things like playing sports, exercising, and a change in diet can have positive influences on your life. But the first step is to admit you aren’t doing so well.
Anxiety, again, is a mental health problem that is far more common than we realise due to the fact people don’t share how they feel. Anxiety can come in all shapes and sizes from panic attacks, increased heart rate, or feeling isolated and wanting to detach yourself from a situation that makes you feel uncomfortable. Much like depression, there isn’t a one size fits all option, but there are plenty of things you can consider to ensure you feel better.
A healthy gut can be created through many different aspects of your lifestyle, but mostly from the diet, you choose to have. But you may be surprised to hear that it can also be affected by your sleeping arrangements and how you do it, as well as when you eat.
Many of us will be aware of reflux and what it is. Heartburn can be particularly painful and also quite common with there being plenty of over the counter medicines to ease the pain. However, silent reflux is another thing all together and can often be misdiagnosed or even missed before a diagnosis is found and the right treatment is given. Plenty of medical professionals could put your symptoms down to allergies, but this is not the case. LPR, which is when the stomach acid travels up into your throat, is something more people struggle with that you would know. However, while LPR is treated in a similar way as normal reflux, there are a number of important differences. There are variations in silent reflux, which means that there will often be a different way to resolve your particular issue. The best thing is to ensure that your issue is recognised, which will then help you to determine how best to tackle the situation moving forward.
Your gut can be an indication of whether you have an issue such as diabetes. Which has a lot to do with the sugar and insulin levels in your blood. An unhealthy gut could be an indication of diabetes, but it could also be the cause of other issues to do with your gut. This is when you need to place a lot of focus on your diet and well-being.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is something that affects your large intestine in your body, the colon. You can find yourself struggling with symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, excessive gas or bloating, constipation and diarrhoea. It isn’t a pleasant thing, but this issue is something that can often be diagnosed for a multitude of other health problems, or completely missed by medical professionals. It is a chronic condition that doesn’t seem to be able to be cured but is something you manage during your lifetime through diet and lifestyle, amongst other things.
Of course, there are plenty of other hidden health hindrances we can all face that gets missed or misdiagnosed throughout our lives. Allergies, especially, are something any one of us can face at different stages of our lives. I hope that this makes you more aware of some of the health issues you can face.