Crucial Health Check for Women

Your health condition is what matters the most. We all know that even the smallest ailment can influence your power of concentration or your mood. But sometimes there are more serious health problems that you tend to ignore because the symptoms seem insignificant. What is worrying is the fact that many of these diseases hidden behind such symptoms may threaten your life.

crucial health checks

This is why it is so important for you to check your body regularly. In fact, you are the one who knows your body the best, so only you can notice any changes. Paying attention to them may keep you away from many troubles.

Nails

Many people don’t know that skin cancer can develop under your nails, too. A real reason to be worried is when you notice dark strips on your nails. They may be caused by melanoma, one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer. Other signs of melanoma can be brown and yellow lines on your nails. These are symptoms that cannot be ignored. American Cancer Society revealed that melanoma kills one person per hour, and this type of cancer is more and more often diagnosed in young women. The solution is to see a dermatologist as soon as you have noticed the changes to your nails. There is also good news. If diagnosed early, skin cancer can be treated in 98% of cases.

Armpits

It is recommended to check your armpits too, as they can also reveal some hidden diseases. If your underarm skin has become dark and rough, it is a potential sign of diabetes. A too higher level of insulin in your blood is what can cause this pigmentation and roughness, by determining the skin cells to multiply very fast.  However, you should do a blood test. A simple analysis can say for sure if you suffer from diabetes or not.

Some of the risk factors for diabetes are age (over 45) and being overweight. Also, your family history has a major role when considering if you should take the blood test for diabetes. Cases of diabetes and high blood pressure in your family are risk factors, too.

Eyelids

After removing your makeup, pay attention to your eyelids. If you notice some soft white lumps on your eyelids or around the eyes, they are most probably fatty lumps. They can reveal an alarming level of cholesterol in your body. The lumps are in fact deposits of cholesterol. Why is this worrying? Because a high level of cholesterol seriously increases the risk of heart diseases. In other words, you probably have cholesterol deposits on your arteries, too, blocking the blood’s way to the heart. As this is a serious risk to your health, you should see a doctor. As in the case of diabetes, a simple blood test can show your level of cholesterol. Besides medical treatment, there are many ways in which you can help your body to lower the cholesterol level, such as a healthy diet and exercising. Dietary fiber can reduce the cholesterol in your blood. So, a solution would be to introduce in your diet foods that are rich in dietary fiber, such as vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.

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