Everyone has those strange questions about their health that they are a little scared to ask. This could be because the subject is embarrassing or because it is so odd there probably isn’t an answer. While there are many weird health questions out there, here are five answers to relieve your wonderings.
Is it normal that I drool badly while sleeping?
When you are a baby, you drool all over the place because you have not mastered how to control the muscles that keep saliva in your mouth. As you age, you learn how to work these muscles. However, when you sleep your body relaxes making you more likely to drool.
Drooling while sleeping may also be contributed to allergies or a sinus infection that force you to breathe through your mouth instead of your nose. Start sleeping on your back and find supportive pillows for back sleeping to drool less.
Is it weird that, as soon as I step outside, I am bitten by dozens of mosquitos?
There are a few theories explaining why mosquitos are attracted to certain people more than others. Each person puts off a different scent because of different bodily chemicals. Some people have a scent that attracts mosquitos.
Those with high cholesterol are more susceptible to mosquitos because these bugs need that cholesterol, but cannot make it themselves. In addition, people who are well-hydrated or sweat more will attract more mosquitos.
Should I be worried if I bruise very easily?
As people age, their skin becomes thinner and their blood vessels more fragile. Some medications, such as ibuprofen and warfarin, can also thin the blood so bruises appear more easily. Certain dietary supplements also have a blood thinning effect. If you are experiencing frequent nosebleeds along with large and painful bruises, visit an urgent care center immediately.
Am I more likely to get breast cancer because I have larger breasts?
The size of your breasts has no effect on how likely you will get breast cancer. However, being overweight does increase the risk in both men and women. Make sure to visit the doctor regularly to check for lumps, if you have large breasts. The size can make it difficult to feel lumps or tumors because there is more tissue.
Is it strange that I crave sugar constantly?
One reason people crave sweets is because the brain has low levels of serotonin, the chemical that makes you happy. Sugar increases the absorption of tryptophan, an amino acid used to produce serotonin. Your body telling you to eat sugar is its way of creating serotonin.
If you notice you crave sugars when you are stressed or feeling unhappy, this could be the cause. Low blood sugar is another reason for sugar cravings. Make sure to eat three healthy meals a day to keep blood sugar levels normal.
There is usually an explanation for the odd little things related to your health. Sometimes there are multiple answers depending on your unique situation, so it is important to check with your doctor about these weird health problems.
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