There are 9 self-exams that show you have serious diseases!
Date: 2018-11-13 03:26 AM
Healthcare is essential and necessary, especially as most people avoid visiting a doctor or disregarding the symptoms of most of the time.
Dr. Sarah Jarvis, a clinical expert at patient.info, has taken part in a self-administration home health check:
1. Check urine and stool
The color and consistency of urine and faeces can identify many health problems. "If the color of urine is too dark, this shows you are dehydrated, and the presence of blood in the water can be an early sign of bladder cancer," he said.
Color and consistency can vary according to a number of factors, such as diet, digestive health and underlying diseases.
Small changes can be observed daily, but significant changes in bowel movement are a "red" sign of bowel cancer, so check with your doctor.
He explained that brown color is typical of a healthy stool, and it can be green in case you eat a large amount of vegetables, and it can turn red after eating the beet.
If the color of the stool is red or black, it may be a sign of internal bleeding, which requires a visit to the doctor as soon as possible.
2 – touch the dough
This is a very easy task, but you'll be surprised how many people can not touch their toes. If you are one of these individuals, it can be a sign of heart disease.
3 – Jump in place
This procedure helps you to know how much of your body's vibration is fat, stating weight, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and 11 different cancers.
4 – Stand and sit and stand again
"Try to sit and stand several times in 30 seconds to measure the strength of your legs and stamina, and if you are in your 60s, you should be able to do this at least 12 times," said Sarah.
The inability to stand and sit several times in a row can identify chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which causes breathing difficulties.
5 – make a comparison between ankles
When we think of various veins, we often look for thick purple veins. But there is a varicose eczema of this name, a small change in skin color. Sarah recommends a comparison between the ankle color, to avoid chronic ulcers on the legs.
6. Look at a solid and straight face
This test can tell you that there are eye problems. The rotation vision shows age-related macular degeneration.
7- Kissing the knees
Parents can use this screening to prove if their children get meningitis. If the child suffers from fever and pain, ask him try to kiss his knees.
"If the child can do that, it's unlikely to get meningitis," he said.
It should be noted that meningitis occurs in the lining of the brain, and moves from the head to the bottom of the spine.
8. Make sure that heart palpitations
Do not ignore serious heart palpitations, which can be a sign of atrial fibrillation, making you more likely to have a stroke.
9 – ticking fingers
Damage to the blood vessels leads to high blood sugar, and can damage the kidneys or eyes or damage their nerves.
So ask someone to tick or touch your fingers, and if you do not feel, you are suffering nerve damage.