When it comes to keeping on top of your health, there are many things you can do to make sure you are neglecting yourself. Especially as a mom. you want to make sure everyone else is taken care of but at the same time, you shouldn’t neglect your own health. You can’t expect to keep on top of everything you need to do if you aren’t feeling at your best.
General aches and pains aside you should really be making sure you are keeping an eye out for any changes to your body and mental well being to help you stay in it the best possible health you can be to make sure you can keep up with your family and look after them when they need you the most.
So heading into a new decade, what type of things should you be keeping an eye on? Firstly, if you spot any major changes, you need to book in to see your doctor immediately so they can run some tests and catch the problem before it gets any worse.
Look After Your Smile.
One of the first things people notice about you when they first see you is your mouth. If you are wanting to make a good impression it pays to keep on top of your oral hygiene to keep your teeth and mouth in tip-top condition.
Visit your dentist regularly and keep on top of not only brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis. Practising good oral hygiene on a daily basis can help you look after your teeth and reduce the amount of work needed for cavities and the like.
One thing you should keep an eye on is bleeding gums and pain in your mouth or gums. This could indicate you have an issue you need taken care of by a professional. Pain towards the back of your mouth could indicate your wisdom teeth are coming through. If they are causing your problems, you need to look at having them removed. Make sure you visit a qualified dental practitioner who can advise you on the best cause of action and discuss any problems such as bone loss on your adjacent tooth.
Keeping on top of your dental routine and looking after your mouth as a whole can reduce the number of infections and toothaches you get related to poor oral care. If you have children. why not book yourself in when you book their appointments and make sure you are looking good when it comes to your pearly whites!
Can You See Me?
When it comes to the parts of our body we rely on our eyes are up there! We may take our sight for granted but the thing is if you ignore any potential signs of problems, one day you may find yourself wishing you hadn’t waited so long!
Problems with our eyes can be disastrous. But many people seem to put off appointments for eye checks as they can be expensive. Especially if you need glasses or contact lenses. But having regular checks can find any problems early and help you keep your sight as good as it can be for a long time to come.
It is normal to expect to lose some of your sight as you get older. This is a natural progression as our bodies change. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be proactive about keeping on top of your eye health during your younger years. If anything, you should pay more attention to your eyes to help keep them in good condition going forward.
So if you notice any small changes, floating shapes in your eyes, loss of vision, no matter how slight, pain, itching or anything else, make that appointment today.
Feeling Off? Can’t Put Your Finger On It?
You may put it down to be run down or overextending yourself but how long have you been feeling like this? Many parents of younger children tend to catch whatever is going around. And whilst this may not be ideal, it is perfectly normal. So how do you know when is the time to visit your doctor for a check-up.
This is the tricky part, as only you will know if you don’t feel quite right. This is why it is important to keep up with your regular health checks and make sure you are up to date with any screenings, blood tests or other check-ups you need.
The importance of having these can be, in short, life-saving. Having your texts can indicate if you are just run down or if there is something more serious at play.
So make that appointment, have the checks and keep on top of any issues before they escalate and really hamper your ability to basically be you!
How many people get squeamish when you mention a PAP smear? Chances are most women will have or will be shying away from having their PAP smear done. But honestly, there is no reason to put off this test. It takes literally a couple of minutes and for the moms out there, this is nothing compared to childbirth!
It is a small test that can have a huge impact on your life if it’s not done or taken too late. Whether you want to make sure you are good to keep on growing your family or you have a family history of cervical cancer, this test can give you the peace of mind you need when it comes to keeping on top of your body.
Along with your PAP smear, make sure you keep up to date with other tests relating to your reproductive health. Especially if you are looking at adding more children to your family. Knowing that everything is as it should be can make the process easier when it comes to getting pregnant and carrying your child.
In conclusion; there are so many things you can do to make sure your body is working as it should be. The last you want is to fall ill as you were too busy to take the time to follow up on your own health.