Simple Medical Tests You Can Do To Check Your Health !

As we grow older and reach above our 30’s, regular annual medical
check-ups are something that everyone should do. As a prevention or
simply, a measurement of caution. However, you don’t always have time or
medical insurance to cover these check-ups.

That’s why we suggest you take of yourself – by yourself.

There
are “special tests” that are quite simple, that you can do by yourself
and without any need for buying stuff in order to diagnose an illness or
some other disfunction.

Here they are – completely free, because we care about your health and wellbeing!

For stroke and dementia
 

The
only thing you’ll need in order to do this test is a timer. Lift up
your leg, making your hip parallel with the floor and start the timer.
If you can be in that position for 20 or more minutes, you shouldn’t
worry about stroke or dementia. If you have trouble to maintain the
balance, it is an indication for future problems with dementia or higher
chances of stroke, because you might have problems with vessels in the
brain.

For lung and heart diseases
 

Form
a reverse letter J with each hand, with your index finger and your
thumb. Hold them together, with your fingerprints pointing each other.
If there’s no space between your fingernails, it may be a sign of nail
clubbing, which is a sign of oxygen deficiency. This means you should
check your cardiovascular system or lungs. Also, lack of oxygen in the
blood may also be a sing of gastrointestinal issues.

Hormonal imbalance

This
test is done through your hair. First of all, your hair should be
freshly washed and dry. Pull out a small lock of your hair and if it
only has 2-3 hairs, it’s perfectly normal. If you have more and you
didn’t use much force to pull it out, you should visit a doctor, because
it might be a sign of hormonal imbalance, caused by stress, poor
hygiene or some other serious health issues.

Anemia

Stand
in front of a mirror and pull your lower eyelid downwards. If the
inside is colored pink, you are okay. But, if the color is pale pink or
even going towards a yellow color, it might be a sign you are developing
anemia. The lack of hemoglobin and erythrocytes in your blood are
causing your tissues in the body to function with a lack of oxygen and
the blood is more pale. Other symptoms to beware parallel with this test
is heavy breathing and getting tired while climbing more than 20 stairs
in a row.

Diabetes

For
this test you need a partner. Your partner needs to take a pencil that
has an eraser on the other end, and he needs to touch your foot and toes
from the down side, with the sharp end, and then, with the eraser. But
you shouldn’t watch. If you can’t fully recognize the difference
between the different touches, it is a sign of anemia, because this
disease affects the nerve endings, causing low sensitivity.

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Lift
your hands up, and make sure your forearms are parallel with your face.
Try reaching the base of your palm with your fingertips. If you feel
tingling after doing this for more than 2 minutes, it is a sure sign of
carpal tunnel syndrome, which appears when “ neighboring tissues press
on the median nerve, and the pain and numbness will surely get worse in
time, if you don’t treat this properly”. This syndrome is common among
office workers and bikers, because of the sitting position and their
hand always reaching out.

Hearing problems

sit
in a quiet room and put your hands close to your ear, rubbing your
fingers from each other. Repeat this from different distances on both
ears. If you can hear the sound every time, your hearing is just fine.

Problems with your arteries

Lie
on the floor and put your feet up facing the wall, at about 45 degrees
angle, holding them like this for 10 minutes. If the feet and toes
become really pale, you have a bad blood circulation. This condition is
called “peripheral artery disease”, or, PAD, and if you don’t treat it,
it might cause bigger problems, such as heart disfunctions and a stroke.

Cardiovascular diseases

Start
climbing stairs and sing a song or talk with high voice at the same
time. If after 15 stair you feel tired and your heart is pounding really
fast, it means you have predispositions to develop cardiovascular
diseases and should pay a visit to your doctor, to discuss further
preventive treatment.

Have you ever tried some of these simple trick-tests and have they been working out for you? Tell us in the comments below.

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