Many health problems require close daily monitoring of the general condition, and the availability of home health test kits on the market has dramatically improved the lives of chronic patients who are now able to monitor their condition, while reducing the number of visits to the doctor. Home health kits available for urine and saliva pH testing include special pH paper to check alkalinity or the acidity in your system. These two are main factors in determining the stability of a health condition. It is not unusual for people to detect the risk of heart disease, diabetes or urinary tract infections by an analysis of their urine pH.
Some home health test kits include observation shits for patients to use at home. You need to collect a urine and a saliva sample early in the morning and test the pH; then write down the test results on the observation shit and continue to repeat the procedure every morning for the following two or three days in a row. The pH evolution results should be sent together with a urine sample at the laboratory for complete analysis and a professional diagnosis. There are a few measures you need to take in order to make sure the testing is correct.
First of all, saliva pH should be tested either early in the morning or late in the evening, making sure that you haven’t eaten for at least two hours before performing the test. Brushing your teeth or drinking water are also forbidden as they may compromise the test results. For urine, you’ll have to use the strips available in the health kit; place one in the urine stream and then check for the color interpretation. All the usage instructions are extremely easy so that there should be absolutely no problem in reading the pH results.
The test results and urine samples you are going to send to the laboratory also need to be accompanied by a detailed questionnaire about your medical record. Take your time and read all the questions carefully to make sure you understand them; past medical history is extremely important in order to determine a possible chronic or hereditary health problem. The use of such home health test kits should definitely simplify medical procedures; results are received within days depending on Read the rest of this entry »