It is a person’s sole responsibility to monitor his or her health, it is our way of knowing if there is anything our body is trying to tell us or if our body is in a crucial state that we are not aware of, and we need to pay attention to.
But when we say monitor health, we don’t mean going to the doctor every now and then, of course, that would be very pricey and impractical, that’s why we would like to share with you ways in which you can see if there is anything in your body which you might need to take action on.
Below is a list of body parts or areas in your body which you can monitor on your own, the ways you can monitor them, and why it is crucial for you to monitor them. We kept the list simple and easy to understand in order for you to be able to follow them and do them on a regular basis.
Without any delay, let’s dive into the article and get started.
How To Monitor Health
One of the most important things to monitor in our health is sleep, but it is also one that is often overlooked.
Whatever the situation may be, if you have problems with your weight, mental performance, and energy level, one thing you should consider is that lack of sleep may be one of the reasons for it.
Especially nowadays, where people have often forgotten to take care of themselves, even with just the simple sleep, one should be more cautious with how much hours of sleep one is getting. A few of the negative effects of not getting enough sleep are, unhealthy food decisions, poor mental and physical performance, and health complications.
One way of monitoring your sleep is by creating a scheduled sleeping time, in which your body will adjust and create a healthy body clock on its own.
Pulse and Blood Pressure
The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. One small complication can affect a multitude of other organs and body parts, this is why it is very important to make sure it is always in good condition.
One of the few ways to monitor your health is by checking through the pulse on your wrist, below your jawbone, and through a BP (Blood Pressure) machine.
Some of the dangers of having an unhealthy heart rate are hyperthyroidism, congenital heart disease, and heart failure.
If you have bad blood sugar levels then you most likely have diabetes, and if you have diabetes then you know full well that, no matter what type you have, you are bound to go to the doctor for life.
This is why it is important to keep your blood sugar in check and make sure it is healthy.
Having high blood sugar can lead to the following health complications, stroke, kidney damage, skin problems, and eye problems.
One way to check your blood sugar is through a lancelet.
Lipid or Cholesterol Levels
One of the hardest things people regulate and control are their cholesterol levels. With the number of fast food chains, artificial food products, and food commercial ads, it can be quite difficult to resist the temptations surrounding us.
Why it is important to keep cholesterol levels in check is that it helps your metabolism work efficiently, produces acid which helps absorb nutrients, and build of the membrane structure.
You can know your cholesterol levels through a blood test which can measure both your cholesterol and triglycerides.
Color of Urine
There could be many causes of urine discoloration, some are due to the foods we consume and the medications we take, however, the most common cause of urine discoloration is dehydration.
So basically, the more hydrated you are, the clearer and far from being yellowish your urine is bound to be.
Do not be fooled though, urine discoloration is not limited to yellow shades, but can also be blue, red, cloudy white, green, and dark brown.
However, should you see yourself producing urine with blood or with a dark color, consider consulting a doctor as these symptoms could mean, urinary tract infection, enlarged prostate, complications in the liver or bile duct.
Feces color and formation
As gross as it sounds, it is still very important to be observant with how your stool looks.
This is because the type of formation of stool that you can tell a lot about your health condition, most especially with your gastrointestinal tract, some of the medically related conditions you can determine through stool are infections, complications, and even cancer.
One way to determine what your stool says about your health is through the ‘Bristol Stool Chart’ which points out what a certain type of stool means.
For example, a type 1 from the Bristol stool chart, which shows severe hard lumps, can mean severe constipation.
Monitoring our health is a primary responsibility that we must all adhere to.
Other than it is for our own good, monitoring our health enables us to have a change of mindset and be more conscious about how we treat our body; what we consume and put into our bodies.
Also, having this kind of mindset, not only affects us in one way, it tends to be a string of events, affecting us not only physically and mentally but also emotionally and spiritually.
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