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When Not to Worry

by Lori Sciame July 20th, 2018 | Men's Health
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manIn today’s hyper vigilant society, people often overreact when it comes to health concerns. For instance, have a pounding headache? Don’t automatically assume it’s a brain tumor. For the most part, many health issues end up being just a normal part of living. Read this post to find out when there’s no need to worry about a particular symptom.

My Head Aches!

Most headaches do not signal a brain aneurysm or a cancerous tumor.  They usually occur as a result of harmless triggers. For instance, drinking too much alcohol can cause a pounding headache the next day.  Also, caffeine withdrawal can cause headaches that can be so severe that one must go to bed to recover.  Other benign causes of headaches: stress, tension, eye strain due to overuse of technology, illness, dehydration, and being nervous.  The headache remains one of the most common physical complaints in people, and unless the pain feels like a thunderbolt, there’s no need to worry.

Is My Brain Leaking?

Recently, I’ve heard cases of people who thought that the clear fluid running out of their noses consisted of brain fluid.  In reality, the brain rarely leaks into the nasal cavity.  Instead, this fluid merely represents an allergy or minor cold.  Again, don’t worry if a clear, watery substance drains from the nose for a few days, as it’s most likely an allergic reaction.

Do I have MRSA?

MRSA has been in the news the last few years, and because of this, many fear that they will catch it.  As outlined by they Mayo Clinic, “Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by a strain of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat ordinary staph infections.”  The Mayo Clinic also alludes to the fact that most cases of MRSA have resulted from exposure to that particular bacteria in a hospital or other health care setting.

The lesson here is don’t worry about painful pimples on the leg, as small skin irritations do occur even on the skin of healthy men. One should investigate the sore only if it quickly grows and becomes infected.  In essence, if a tiny pimple turns into a golf ball sized lump, visit the doctor for help.

My Penis is Bent!

Young men worry that something may be wrong with the penis if it bends or curves a bit while erect.  The notion that a penis must be as straight as an arrow when erect proves to be false. In fact, this slight bending of the penis can be a common occurrence; therefore, a man should not worry about a slightly bent penis UNLESS the twisting hurts or if it resembles the shape of a hook.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Overall, a man should not worry about minor health symptoms.  A transitory ache in the shoulder will probably go away, as will the rash on the forearm.  Be patient, don’t jump to conclusions, and try not to worry.

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