Every girl should have five health checkups.


You have a breast exam in the shower every month.

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take a look at the underarm part.

If you see: a rough, dark skin.

This may mean that unless you have a minor problem with self-tanning, you may develop diabetes.

Excessive insulin in blood can lead to abnormal rapid proliferation of skin cells and accumulation of tissue and melanin (also known as skin pigments). This will make your underarm skin feel thicker and look darker.

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How to follow up: According to the American Diabetes Association, a simple blood test can determine whether you have diabetes or not. Diabetes affects more than 12.6 million people, accounting for 10.8% of American women aged 20 and over.

Anyone aged 45 or older should consider taking diabetes tests, especially if you are overweight. According to the National Institutes of Health, if you are under 45 but overweight and have one or more additional risk factors, you should consider testing. Risk factors included diabetes, hypertension, family history of polycystic ovary syndrome, and at least one baby weighing more than 9 pounds. < p > < H3 > 5. Check your eyelids

If you see small soft masses that look white or waxy, not much eye makeup remover will take them away.

Smith says this may mean that there is a small amount of cholesterol deposited under your skin. Unfortunately, when they appear, your cholesterol level may be 300 or more. (Cholesterol levels below 200 are ideal.) Also, high cholesterol can clog your arteries and expose you to a serious risk of heart disease. According to the National Institutes of Health, one in four women in the United States dies of heart disease.

How to follow up: See your doctor and ask for a blood test to check your cholesterol level. Also, ask how you can lower your cholesterol level. Smith says that if you reduce your risk of heart disease by only 10%, you will reduce your risk of heart disease by a third.

Losing weight, exercising regularly, eating fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats all contribute to reducing the risk of cholesterol and heart disease. If your high cholesterol is hereditary and not influenced by lifestyle, your doctor may prescribe some drugs to lower your cholesterol level.