Do you have an embarrassing health problem?
Unfortunately, embarrassment can keep people from seeking solutions to their problems. And that’s a shame because there are simple, fast, natural solutions for most embarrassing health problems.
Caution: If nondrug remedies don’t work after a week or two, see your doctor—your health problem may have a serious cause that requires medical attention.
1. Bad Breath
In case you’re one of the people who struggles with this problem, one of the causes may be poor oral hygiene. Try some of these treatments:
Chew a handful of aniseed, cloves or fennel seeds. They are all full of antiseptic properties. You can also try with fresh mint, parsley or basil.
Use a homemade mouthwash to rinse your mouth with. Combine 1 cup of water, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and several drops of peppermint essential oil. You’ll manage to change the pH levels in your mouth and also kill all the dangerous bacteria.
2. Passing Gas
You need to pass gas—it’s a natural part of digestion, and the average person does it anywhere from six to 21 times a day. But passing it excessively is uncomfortable and embarrassing.
Most excessive passing of gas is caused by dysbiosis—an imbalance in intestinal bacteria, with “bad” bacteria such as Clostridium difficile outnumbering “friendly” bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus.
Solution: Take a daily probiotic, a supplement containing friendly bacteria.
Excessive burping can be pretty embarrassing.
You can change your eating habits. Don’t talk while you chew or gulp your food. You also need to avoid chewing a gum or drinking through a straw.
Drink ginger tea after your meals. It’s amazing against indigestion, belching and bloating.
4. Body Odor
These things will help you get rid of bad body odor:
Change your diet! Try to avoid fatty or sugary foods, caffeine, spices, garlic, alcohol, onion, and processed food. You must also drink a lot of water so that you can remove all of the toxins. Intake a lot of vitamin C and B, as well as wheat grass and chlorophyll, sage, basil, mint, parsley and rosemary. Try to decrease the intake of meat.
Apply witch hazel. It’s a natural antiseptic and it decreases our skin’s pH.
Perform a process of detoxification for your ‘pits..
5. Leaking After You Pee
A few drops of urine leak out after you think you’re done using the bathroom, leaving a wet spot. That embarrassing scenario is called post-micturition dribble, and it affects an estimated 12% of American men and 9% of American women. The cause usually is weakness and loss of tone in the bulbocavernosus muscle, which squeezes to force urine out.
Solution: Strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor, the area between the genitals and the pelvis, where the bulbocavernosus is located.
You might be familiar with Kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic wall—but most people do them wrong. Here’s how to do them right…
First, locate the muscles of your pelvic floor by slowing or stopping the stream of urine the next time you go to the bathroom. When you’re doing Kegels correctly, you will feel the same sensation you feel when stopping your stream of urine—a pulling sensation in your rectum or (for women) a lifting sensation in your vagina.
Several times a day—standing, sitting or lying down—squeeze the muscles and hold the contraction for 10 seconds. (If you can’t hold the contraction that long, start with a count of three and build up to a count of 10.) Breathe normally, and check to see that your abdomen is relaxed. (Holding your breath or squeezing the muscles in your abdomen or buttocks—neither of which isolates the muscles of your pelvic floor—are common errors.)
Do 45 Kegels a day—15 Kegels in a row, three times a day. You can do them during other activities, such as taking a shower, brushing your teeth or eating.
6. Nail Fungus
Crumbling toenails, thickening and yellowing are mostly caused by fungal growth. It’s usually a painful condition that you can treat with tea tree oil that you’ll soak your feet it as well as take a supplement of olive leaf extract. It’s full of antiviral, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.
7. Stretch Marks
Rapid weight gain can mostly cause them, but you can decrease them with the help of a homemade body butter prepared of coconut oil, Shea butter, vitamin E and vanilla oil. Another thing that can help you is Aloe Vera gel. It is full of therapeutic properties
8. Varicose Veins
These veins cause a low self-esteem, but luckily you can treat them with exercising such as swimming, cycling or walking as well as a herbal remedy in the form of horse chestnut extract. It’s an extremely effective way to treat this problem.
9. Keratosis Pilaris
This is a skin problem that is shown like small, but hard bumps on your upper arms, buttocks, thighs and face. You can remove them by increasing your intake of vitamin C as well as brushing your skin every day. You also need to moisturize it every day.