You've probably read a ton of articles about heart disease, hypertension, cancer, and diabetes. These common health conditions fill hundreds if not thousands of web pages for news and online media.
But there are a variety of other health conditions people face every day that don't get as much news coverage. These medical conditions threaten the health of millions of people around the world every day.
They are more common and dangerous than you may think. As an informed reader, you need to know about these medical conditions because they may affect you or someone you love.
Without further delay, we present eight medical conditions you need to know about.
8 Medical Conditions You Need to Know About Here are eight medical conditions you need to watch out for.
1. Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Many men suffer from erectile dysfunction. It's very common, so there's no need for embarrassment.
Erectile Dysfunction is a condition that many men experience in their midlife to later years that makes it difficult for them to achieve or keep an erection.
Although the condition can occur at any age, [url=https://www.uwhealth.org/urology/erectile-dysfunction-ed/20537]50% of the male population[/url] contract it in their 50s and 60s.
Conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure can be the cause of ED. The initial step in treatment is to understand the root cause. If you think you may have ED, visit your physician.
2. Incontinence Another common medical condition is adult incontinence. This condition occurs when a person leaks urine by accident.
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The condition is prevalent with older women, but it can happen to either gender at any age.
The good news is that measures exist to control adult incontinence. And in some cases, it's curable. Visit a doctor if you think you may have adult incontinence.
3. Lyme Disease Lyme Disease spreads to people by black-legged ticks if they bite you. Keep in mind, not every tick carries Lyme disease. Symptoms to look out for include fatigue, fever, and a rash a week after the tick bites your skin.
The Northeast and Midwest regions of the United States report the most cases of Lyme Disease, although they can occur in other places. A way to prevent Lyme's is with insect repellent that contains 20 to 30 percent DEET.
To exercise caution, stay away from tick-infested regions. If you or your pet has a tick bite, remove the tick with tweezers.
Seek immediate medical attention. Your doctor can administer an antibiotic called Doxycycline that can prevent the infection from spreading.
4. Thyroid Condition Did you know that an estimated 20 million people have a thyroid condition? The thyroid hormone in your body manages your body's metabolism.
Many people don't even know they have a thyroid condition unless their doctor orders a blood test.
If you have hypothyroidism, it means your body doesn't produce enough of the hormone. Effects include weight gain and fatigue as well as other symptoms.
Your doctor can treat hypothyroidism with thyroid hormone replacement to improve symptoms of improper thyroid conditions.
5. Sleep Apnea If you or someone you know experiences daytime tiredness or snores loudly and sleeps poorly, they could have sleep apnea. Many people with sleep apnea stop breathing properly and don't realize it because they are asleep.
This condition can grow to be dangerous. The disorder affects millions of people. To detect sleep apnea, a physician must monitor your breathing, brain patterns, and heart rate while you sleep.
Your partner sleeping next to you may notice you have breathing problems when you sleep. If your partner notices you have breathing issues, you can get a CPAP device that delivers air into your nose and mouth when you sleep.
This helps improve your sleep and keeps your airways open.
6. HPV Many individuals contract HPV (human papillomavirus) during their lifetime. HPV can lead to cervical cancer or genital warts. Over the years, many [url=https://www.givology.org/~givologystaff/blog/673499/]grassroots organizations[/url] have helped to spread awareness about HPV. Currently, your physician can administer an HPV vaccine.
The government recommends that girls and boys receive the vaccine between the ages of 11 and 12. This vaccine defends the body against nine types of HPV.
People can take the vaccine if they have HPV because it can defend them against other HPV strains. These strains could cause cancer or genital warts. The vaccine is not recommended for people over the age of 45.
7. Genital Herpes Genital herpes spreads through sexual intercourse. Many people contract genital herpes and don't know it because they don't experience symptoms. Actually, one out of every six people gets genital herpes.
There is no cure for the herpes virus, but medication helps individuals decrease future outbreaks of sores and limits the spread of the herpes virus.
To avoid catching or transmitting herpes, practice safe sex. Using a condom during intercourse. It will reduce the risk of spreading the disease to a sexual partner.
8. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Five to ten percent of women get Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It is the number one cause for infertility in women.
The hormonal syndrome affects ovulation and causes infrequent periods, prolonged menstruation and irregular menstruation.
Many women with this medical condition have an excessive male hormone called androgen. They ovaries fail to release eggs for reproduction.
Physicians diagnose PCOS through pelvic exams by examining the ovaries, blood tests, physical exams, and questioning patients to learn about family medical history.
Final Thoughts on Medical Conditions More Common Than You Think Now you know about eight important medical conditions that are more common than you may know. Early diagnosis can help treat or even cure these disorders and improve your health or the health of someone you love.
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