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.
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.