The Most Embarrassing Health Problems for Women

By: Dr. Alwyn Wong | Aging Skin | Monday, December 17, 2012 - 10:55 AM

82556838You share everything with him– your deepest darkest secrets, your biggest fears, your greatest failures…but there are a few things you may be too embarrassed to share even with the man you love. If you struggle with any of the following health problems, take solace in the fact that you are not alone. The following health and beauty problems are actually quite common and there are some easy treatment techniques you can use to reduce them.

Embarrassing Health Problem #1: Body Odour

Women don’t always smell fresh as roses, that is just a silly old myth. Although sweat is natural and essential to good health, body odour is not. What comes out of your body is a reflection of what you put into it, and foul odours are often a sign of an overly toxic body. Deodorant is the most common treatment for body odour; however, it only temporarily masks the scent and does not address the root cause. The best treatment for body odour is dietary alterations. Reduce your intake of red meat, garlic, onions, and all highly processed foods. Also, try to eat a whole foods based diet and emphasize leafy greens, fresh fruits and vegetables, sprouts, healthy oils and raw nuts and seeds.

Embarrassing Health Problem #2: Gas

Another foul smelling problem that women may try to hide from their loved ones is gas. Although we all pas gas daily, the smell should be faint and not foul. Gas that smells is a sign that you are not properly digesting your food and as a result the food is fermenting in your gut. The best treatment for gas involves a multi-faceted approach. Be sure to eat your food slowly and chew thoroughly, and talk to your health care practitioner about taking a digestive enzyme with your meals. You should also reduce your intake of beans, cabbage, eggs and broccoli and if all else fails consider the possibility of unidentified food allergies.

Embarrassing Health Problem #3: Excessive Hair

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Approximately 10 percent of American women complain of excessive body and facial hair. Sometimes excessive hair is simply caused by your genes and there is nothing that you can do about it. However, if your female relatives don’t share your hair issues, then it may be a sign of a hormonal imbalance. High levels of androgens (a type of hormone), are often the cause of excessive hair in females, especially when the hair growth is in typically ‘male’ areas such as the upper lip, nipples and lower abdomen. Plucking, waxing and sugaring are all common treatment methods, and overtime they can reduce hair growth. However, if you want a more rapid treatment method, certain herbs can help to balance your hormones. Black cohosh and saw palmetto are both considered especially helpful for balancing female hormones; however you should always consult with a health practitioner before taking new supplements.

Embarrassing Health Problem #4: Wrinkles and Aging Skin

Wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging; however it doesn’t mean that you have to passively accept them. In fact, you can slow the skin aging process and reduce the appearance of current wrinkles and beauty spots with the following vitamin C based treatment techniques. The active ingredient in a lot of anti aging skin creams is Vitamin C and you can buy plain old vitamin C powder at your local health food store and make your own wrinkle reducing mask with it. Using a vitamin C mask regularly will help to enhance the production of collagen in your skin, and it will enhance your overall skin tone as well as your skin elasticity. A diet that is high in vitamin C and other antioxidants will also help to slow down the aging process and reduce the appearance of current wrinkles.

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