10 (no 11) Self-Checks Women Should Do.

August 27, 2012
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I just read the article.. 10 Self-Checks Women Should Do Every Morning | Healthy Living – Yahoo! Shine.

and found it to be helpful. (The comments are hilarious!)

They missed one important thing to check.. Our Breasts!!

(maybe you don’t have to check your breasts every morning?..but in that same vein do you have to check anything else EVERY morning either?)

ANYWAYS..

Women, especially young women, should do self-breast examinations as often as possible. I say young women, because your personal physician(s) usually don’t start you on mammograms til you are around 40. However, there are many women who are diagnosed in their thirties and I have heard some cases of women in their twenties! Acck.

Check out this handy self-check guide from MetroHealth.org..download it and post it on your bathroom wall.

One tip: I was told to do self breast exams in between periods. Sometimes you might get lumps near your armpit areas that go away after your period. Those are probably not harmful, but if this is something you have never encountered before (and if you have questions..PLEASE don’t take the word of a blogger..) GO TO YOUR DOCTOR.

Also try some of the 10 self-checks that Yahoo Shine lists.. here is one suggestion:

Your Armpits
If you see a patch of rough, dark skin
It could mean Unless you’ve been going overboard with the self-tanner, you could have diabetes, says Michael Smith, M.D., WebMD’s chief medical editor. Excess insulin in your bloodstream can cause skin cells to multiply abnormally fast, leading to a buildup of tissue and melanin.

This makes the skin look darker and feel thicker. “It most commonly occurs in the armpits, neck, or groin,” Smith says. A simple blood test can determine whether you have the disease, which affects about 24 million Americans–nearly a quarter of whom are undiagnosed.

Read more.. 10 Self-Checks Women Should Do Every Morning | Healthy Living – Yahoo! Shine.

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Stay Healthy!

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