3 Health Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

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Neglecting your health is a big no-no. When it comes to your wellbeing, there isn’t anything that should be ignored. In this blog, we take a look at three problems that you simply can’t afford to overlook and the simple steps you can take to overcome them.

1. Difficulty urinating

If you ever find it difficult to pass urine, it’s important that you don’t overlook the problem in the hope that it will go away. Struggling to go to the toilet can be the sign of a much bigger health issue, such as prostate cancer. When the prostate is enlarged, it can push down on the tube that carries urine from the bladder, making it harder for you to relieve yourself. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, with more than 30,000 guys in the UK being diagnosed with the illness each year. So if you’ve noticed a change in your toilet habits, it’s crucial that you seek help. If you have a hard time passing urine, or experience other symptoms, such as a burning sensation or a need to take regular trips to the bathroom during the night, you should get checked out by a medical professional.

2. Premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation (PE) is when a man ejaculates too quickly during sexual intercourse, and although there is no rule to say how long sex should last, it can be a distressing situation to be in. Occasional episodes of PE are a common, however if you find that you’re experiencing ejaculation problems on a regular basis, it’s vital that you get yourself checked out. PE can be related to a number of health concerns, including thyroid or prostate problems, or it could be as the result of depression, stress or anxiety. The good news is, there are a variety of ways you can overcome your PE. For example, your condition is triggered by an underlying health issue, treating this should resolve the problem. You could also try using a targeted medication. A popular choice is EMLA cream. When applied to the head of the penis, this acts as an anaesthetic, reducing the sensitivity so that you can enjoy sex for longer. To find out more about this treatment or the other options available, you could speak to your GP or a pharmacist.

3. Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get and keep an erection, and although it can be an extremely embarrassing problem to have to deal with, it’s important that you speak up if you’re struggling with this condition. There are numerous reasons why you may have ED. For example, it could be the first indication of a serious health problem, such as heart disease or diabetes, or it could be related to a psychological issue, like depression or anxiety. So, if you’re burying your head in the sand, you could be putting your physical and mental wellbeing at risk. Instead of ignoring the issue, you should speak to your doctor. ED is usually treated by tackling the root of the problem first, so they may encourage you to make some lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, to help relieve your symptoms. Alternatively, they might suggest you try using an effective treatment, like Viagra, or attend counselling sessions with a trained therapist.


Although the thought of speaking up about certain health woes may leave you in a cold sweat, ignoring them could be doing you more harm than good. Regardless of the embarrassing issue you’re dealing with, there is help available.


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

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