Embarrassing Topics

    Don't let embarrassment get in the way of action

    There are certain things you don’t bring up at the dinner table.

    I’m not talking about lightly embarrassing things, such as my love for easy listening music and Hallmark holiday movies. No, I’m talking about health-related topics. I’m guessing you haven’t had many conversations like this:

    Person 1: Hey, so glad you could finally make it over for dinner!

    Person 2: Happy to be here! Before we eat, can I ask you about my constipation?

    It’s okay to avoid discussing these things at length with friends and family. The problem arises when you feel too ashamed to mention them to your doctor or even research the topics yourself.

    We spent nearly a year creating brand-new health condition pages to help tie the Examine site together. Linked below are a select few that cover traditionally taboo topics. Remember that anatomy isn’t inherently shameful, so don’t let society’s norms interfere with doing what’s best for you!

    Gastrointestinal Health

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    Skin and Hair

    Hair Loss

    Men’s Health

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
    Male Sexual Dysfunction

    Women’s Health

    Female Sexual Dysfunction
    Primary Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Cramps)
    Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (Yeast Infection)

    What topics would you like us to expand our coverage in? Let us know!


    Kamal Patel
    Co-founder, Examine