Things You Should Never Say in Public About Your Health
If you are ill or feeling ill, relieving someone you trust about your problem can be a liberating, substantial relief. Your friends and family can help you master the difficult time. Sharing makes caring easier.
However, not everyone needs to know anything about your athlete's foot, medical trauma or anti-vax petition. Here are 20 things that affect your health and that you should only share with those who want to hear them.
Talking about your weight with people you barely know is not possible for a variety of reasons. For one, it is a trigger for others who may be suffering from an eating disorder. Second, others may feel uncomfortable and need to respond, which can be awkward. Third, it is difficult to increase body weight unless you are talking to a close friend. If you feel unwell about your weight, talk to a doctor, nutritionist, or therapist about how to make it less problematic for you.
If you are sick and contagious, do not go public. When you have fully recovered, you do not have to tell the world about it. While you may think you are only having a conversation, you are likely to make people freak out thinking about how sick you have been – while shaking hands with them!
The decision to avoid certain foods because they are harmful to your health is a personal choice. But do not try to impose your reasons on others. Everyone has different health goals, and if you extend your nutritional strategy to those around you, you will not make friends.
Avoid unwanted weight loss. "Unless you ask someone specifically for information or techniques on how to shed pounds, others may easily misinterpret your tips and conclude that the person you're talking to could drop a few pounds and seek your guidance should do well." McNeil emphasizes.
We all want to be able to relate to others, but try to avoid putting yourself in the spotlight when someone else talks about their problems. "Please remember that the person having the health problem has his own version of it and does not feel or feel the same two health issues for the person who experiences them," says McNeil. "It's generally not helpful for someone to talk about their version of the health problem."
Fertility issues and decisions about whether or not you become a parent are your business and do not need to be validated or approved by others. "Making these decisions known to people who do not understand your decision may result in others trying to convince you that you have not found the right person, or worse, causing unwanted and unjustified compassion," McNeil emphasizes.
It's entirely up to you if you want to reveal your cancer diagnosis worldwide, but many people choose to share it only with close friends and relatives for a good reason. Sure, you will get a lot of support from everyone you know, but you will also ask people how you often feel during the day. This can be overwhelming for some people, especially when they are in a difficult phase.
It is certainly a personal choice if you go public to have a drink, but you may want to wait until you meet someone before sharing the information. Many people have misconceptions about the disease of alcoholism, and it can lead to unwanted judgment.
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Although mental illness is another disease you should not be ashamed of, it can also give you some biased opinions. For example, you may not want to share this information with your colleagues, as this may affect your treatment.
When you talk to someone about your health, you do not know if it can relate to it or not. Never assume that they do not understand. Even if they have not dealt with the same health problem, they may be able to contact you based on a similar experience.
If you're not serious about killing yourself, never comment or comment on how you want to kill yourself in public. Suicide is not something that should be taken lightly. Not only can this trigger others, but they will probably think you are serious and take action – whether that means you are addressing your family or the authorities.
Do not prescribe any medication unless you are a doctor! Never offer to share your prescription medications with others unless you feel responsible for the side effects they have. You may think you are helping by offering help, but you may not know what other things you are doing. If you give someone medication and things go wrong, you can also be legally responsible for the outcome.
While it is your personal choice to dispense with animal products, you should avoid disclosing the why in public, as this may make it legally more difficult for others. "Some people do not understand or appreciate your decision to give up meat, because it feels like they're judging by a different opinion," says McNeil. "Keeping this information in public can help you avoid conversations in which you need to defend yourself or respond to lengthy tales of how you have come to your spiritual or philosophical decisions."
Think of your audience before you reveal a state of health, especially if sexually transmitted. "The awareness that some people are not aware of the risks of transmission and may not have cultural sensitivity is important to evaluate prior to disclosure," said Dana McNeil, LMFT and founder of Relationship Place. However, if you want to have sexual relationships with someone, it is crucial to tell them about sexually transmitted diseases that you may be exposed to.
You may think that it is entirely your right to discuss your sexual problems in public. Aside from how uncomfortable it can be for other people, you might also want to consider your sexual partner. Sexual problems such as impotence can be incredibly embarrassing and most people probably do not want their sexual health issues to be discussed as a cocktail party conversation.
When you state with your superior health, other people may feel bad. However, it is misleading to claim that you are healthy because of a particular cause, your exercise habits, or some of the miracle supplements you are taking. Often it is very difficult to determine why one person is ill and another is not. That's why so many scientific studies are conducted every year.
Sometimes even the best of us have no time to take a shower. However, there is no need to send this to others. Nobody needs the picture of dirt, sweat and dirt that cover your body.
While you may think that you are immune to the same diet and nutritional guidelines as the rest of the world, this can give terrible feelings for yourself to those who struggle with their weight or maintain a healthy diet.
Vaccines are needed to prevent the spread of potentially deadly diseases. If you have not been vaccinated for any reason, be it due to ill health or religious beliefs, you do not have to tell the world – but be honest with your school, employer or doctor. If you address it in random conversations, prepare for a heated debate. And to live your happiest and healthiest life, you should not miss those 70 things that you should never do for your health.