Urine pH can tell you a lot about how your diet is affecting the pH in your body and how well your kidneys are working. Although diet is the major factor that determines urine pH, certain drugs and diseases can also have an effect. Urine pH is important when it comes to monitoring your risk […]
Are you looking for a good indicator of your fitness and heart health? One that is also inexpensive and easy to measure and track? Look no further. Your resting heart rate ticks all those boxes. Keep reading to find out if your pulse is normal and to learn more about low and high resting heart […]
Do you have high blood pressure and are not sure why? Is your blood pressure still high, despite lifestyle changes or medication? Renin may hold the answer. Produced by the kidneys, this enzyme helps control blood pressure and fluid balance. Without renin, our bodies would not be able to maintain blood pressure when we lose […]
Your MCHC can help diagnose blood and iron disorders. Keep reading to find out about how high and low MCHC can affect your health, and how to increase or decrease it.
Urobilinogen is a byproduct of bilirubin that is eventually eliminated through the stool and urine. Although urobilinogen is normally found in the urine, higher or lower levels may be a sign of a liver problem. Read on to find out what urobilinogen is, how it can be tested, what its levels may reveal about your […]
Knowing your z-score can help you compare your own bone mineral density (BMD) to those of a healthy person of the same age and body size as you, and help predict your risk of bone fractures or osteoporosis. Keep reading to learn about low and high BMD z-scores, as well as ways to increase it.
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) measures the amount of hemoglobin in your red blood cells. It can be used to help diagnose blood and iron disorders. Keep reading to learn more about the causes and health effects of low and high MCH.