Common Health issues in today’s world


Due to significant technological advancements that have come with heavier workloads for some jobs, there has been a drastic change in peoples’ lifestyles. Most people spend most of their time at work which means they hardly get a proper meal or better still survive on take outs. This trend has led to the rise of several health issues. For instance, to date, there is a bone of contention about which are the most common health issues. Basing from inferences from various medical researches, there has been quite a number. Among that list of concerns is acne breakouts, constipation and diarrhea. These are normally sidelined as being petty but if not looked into early enough, could cause more serious health issues.


Everyone at some point in life experiences this dreadful breakout. Zit, blemishes, pimples or acne, is a very common health issue especially in teen years that erupts mostly when the hormone androgen is overproduced. This leads to stimulation of the sebaceous glands which in turn produces too much natural oils. Consequently, skin pores are blocked by too much oil or dead skin. In adulthood, they could be very stubborn and sometimes associated with other health problems. In adults, acne breakouts could translate to conditions like diabetes which beats the body’s ability to heal. In women, acne could be a sign that they have the polycystic ovary syndrome that is associated with missed and irregular periods. If not checked early enough, it normally causes infertility. There hasn’t been any permanent treatment for acne to date but there are various ways to prevent and control them.
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This is another very common and serious health issue that most people take so lightly. Whenever your bowel feels so uncomfortable and your stools are hard and tiny pieces, you are suffering from constipation. Normally, after digestion, the digestive system channels liquid waste to be release as urine or sweat and the solid waste to the colon to be release as sweat. This solid waste tends to stay a little longer in the colon if there is constipation. This only means that the waste products get another chance of being absorbed into the blood stream. This is very dangerous especially because the bad nutrients get another chance to go back to the body. Prolonged constipation could lead to other health issues like headache, body odor, bad breath, varicose veins and indigestion. Some patients may develop colorectal cancer. Constipation can be caused due to poor eating habits, lack of fiber in your food, lack of exercise, insufficient fluid intake and some medications. It is advisable to visit a physician whenever you develop any complications.
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Among the most common health issues, the ones that occur below the bowel, like diarrhea are the most embarrassing ones. No one feels comfortable bringing it up in any kind of conversation except with a doctor. This condition leads you to pass loose watery stool, say, three times a day. This could go away after 2 days but when it persists, then, there has to be some associated health issues. While there is no specific age bracket that suffers from diarrhea, its common causes can be said to be bacterial infections (mostly through consumption of contaminated food and water), viral infections, parasites, intestinal disorders and reaction to some medicines. Before any diarrheal attack, most people experience nausea, abdominal pains and cramps and the urge to use the washroom. Diagnosis for diarrhea can be done in several ways among them analyzing the patient’s stool in the laboratory, running a couple of blood tests, fasting tests and examining the medical and physical history of the patient. During these bad days, patients are advised to take as much water as possible because it causes dehydration.
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Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anus. This can be very painful but this ailment is not serious if prompt action is taken to curb the deterioration. Otherwise, infection may set in. About 10 million Americans suffer from this episode. Knowing how to cure hemorrhoids is very important.

If the veins swell inside, this is termed internal hemorrhoids but if external, then the hemorrhoids protrude out of the anus. For one, the exertion of too much pressure on the pelvic and rectal area may result in hemorrhoids. This is especially so when you have constipation which can be due to unbalanced diet. Any straining during bowel movement will cause the veins to swell and stretch. The vein walls can burst thus resulting in bloody stools.

Hemorrhoids are very common in pregnant women especially during the last six months of pregnancy. The carrying of the baby will exert extra pressure on the pelvic area. During labor, the hemorrhoids can even worsen.

Do not assume that all bleeding in the rectum is related to hemorrhoids. You just cannot simply assume that. You have to be really sure that your assumption is precise. This is so because rectal bleeding can be indicative of a more serious internal problem such as colon, rectal or anal cancer.

You can use surgery to remove hemorrhoids but why would you want to go under the knife if other alternatives are even better and painless? You also want to use rubber ligation so that the hemorrhoids will dry up? These methods are painful, no doubt about it. I would rather alleviate the problem by ensuring that we eat lot of fibers, such as fruits and vegetables. You need plenty of exercise, and drink plenty of water. Ensure that you take care of your weight because obesity can cause added stress on the pelvic and anal regions.

How to cure hemorrhoids? Simple. Just use home remedies that are readily available in the kitchen or at the nearest grocery store. Thousands of sufferers have experience positive effects on using home remedies and they claimed to have the hemorrhoids eliminated in 3 days.
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Talking about diarrhea, it is good to first know the meaning of the word. Diarrhea is the body’s natural method of removing toxic substances that get through the body through food and drinks. It happens that in our lifetime, we have all at one particular time been exposed to diarrhea and it is really a nasty experience.It hence becomes necessary that we know the symptoms and the available remedies.

There are several reasons why you may get diarrhea. In many circumstances, it may be just be a sign of food intolerance by the stomach, at other times it could just be as a result of change of diets while in rare circumstances it could be triggered by a bacterial infection.

Diarrhea can be sometimes dangerous since it dehydrates the body and can even lead to nausea, vomiting and serious abdominal cramps. It also leads to abdominal discomfort and one keeps on visiting the toilet after every couple of minutes. In cases it causes severe pains, it is recommended
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There are several ways that can be used to stop diarrhea. The first thing is to use clean water for drinking or cooking. If the water is drawn from wells, springs or any other open places, it should be boiled and left to cool down before drinking. Food and drinking water should be covered to keep it free from germs. It is also necessary to cook food properly and serve it in a clean environment. After eating food, the utensils should be cleaned immediately to keep fries away from the house. Fries are notoriously known for spreading germs and keeping them away can play a crucial role in stopping diarrhea. Pit latrines should be constructed away from the living rooms and should always be kept clean. Also it is good to ensure that there is clean water just next to the toilet where people can wash their hands after visiting the toilet.

If you are faced with diarrhea, you should take plenty of fluids to prevent your body from being dehydrated. Taking plenty of fruits especially bananas can help a great way to deal with diarrhea. The most effective way to stop diarrhea is to take anti-diarrhea pills which you can purchase in shops and chemists. However if it becomes severe, it is advisable to visit a medical center and get treatment. Consistent diarrhea can dehydrate your body to death.
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Final words

Health issues are a universal thing. An average person catches one of these at least once in a year. Research has shown that most of these health problems are associated with a lot of stigma which causes people not to talk about them more openly. Don’t be shy, at least it proves that you are a normal human being. Visit your doctor whenever necessary, keep your environment tidy, try as much as possible whenever it is within your control to have a healthy diet and you will have the breath of health!

Written By Jenny Brown, from New Orleans. Florida


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