Chances are, you keep track of some standard health stats—your height, your weight, perhaps even your blood type—but how much do you really know about your own body?
There can be real enlightening (if not life-saving) advantages to going beneath the surface when it comes to your health factors. From your mouth to your moles to your metabolism, medical experts say there are certain areas, numbers, and even letters that are more telling than you might think when it comes to assessing current—and perhaps minimizing or even avoiding future—health risks.
Read on as the pros share some of the seemingly small things that, if monitored and managed properly, could make a big impact on your well-being down the road. After all, with most things regarding health, doctors point out that early detection is key, and many of these assessments can be done yourself or with the help of an affordable device from the local pharmacy.
Remember, you are your own best health advocate. If you know these things about yourself now, if you get sick or are injured, you’ll be better equipped to get the care you need in a timely manner.
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