10 Potentially Embarrassing Health Moments and How to Fix Them

From rumbling stomachs to unsightly sweat stains, get quick and easy solutions to awkward body issues.

10 Potentially Embarrassing Health Moments and How to Fix Them

Try as we might take care of ourselves by eating the right foods and getting the right amount of exercise, our bodies have ways of calling attention to themselves – often in embarrassing ways. You’ve embarked on a seven-day cruise only to find, within the first hour at sea, that you have motion sickness. You’ve just sat down for a sunny outdoor brunch and noticed that sweat stains have begun to appear on your clothes. You’ve finished a delicious meal with friends, and now your stomach is performing an experimental song for all to hear. These and other health issues, however minor, can be a drag. Thankfully, there are several quick fixes you turn to when your body is trying to cramp your style. Look to these top embarrassing health moments and the simple measures you can take to address them.

Losing Balance


People lose their balance for a variety of reasons, including vertigo, lightheadedness, exhaustion or bad footing. Since dizziness is often brought on by dehydration or hunger, try refreshing your senses by having a drink of water and a bite to eat (preferably something with natural sugars). Breathing deeply and focusing your attention on a fixed point in space can also help. For more persistent vertigo problems, you can try canalith repositioning exercises, or Epley maneuvers. The easy-to-do head movements (which you should first try out under the guidance of a doctor) help to address vertigo by rearranging the ear’s calcium carbonate crystals.

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