Test Your Health in 60 Seconds
You need so little time to find out the state of your health.
With the help of these six short tests you can spot the messages that your body is sending to you so you can go to the doctor to treat a possible health problem.
* Check the color of the sclera, because it can help you detect potential health problems.
Stand in front of the mirror and take a good look of your eyes. If the whites of your eyes have a yellowish color, it is possible that you spend too much time in the sun without sunscreen. If the yellowing persists, go to the doctor to check out the possibility of liver problems.
Red eyes can be a symptom of many problems, from allergies to infections. It is necessary to distinguish between short-term redness that appears due to irritation or spending too much time in front of the computer, and long-term redness that lasts for days. It may be a symptom of allergies or infection, and you should consult a doctor in both cases.
Lack of physical activity is bad for your body and after a while it can lead to the development of various chronic diseases. It is easy to test your strength and stamina. Climb the stairs to the second floor of a building or a home. If you start sweating and lost your breath, it means that you are physically very weak, and possibly have some problems with the thyroid hormone – so check them out.
People who have extra weight around their waist and not on the buttocks, thighs or other body parts, have a higher chance of developing heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Dry skin (particularly after a shower) is an awkward problem, but also a warning that something’s wrong with your body. Test the skin by scratching your forearm with a fingernail. If there’s skin under your fingernail or the trace of scratching is very visible, it means that your skin needs a good hydration not only on the outside, but also on the inside.
It is known that the thickness of specific parts of the body can be dangerous. So people who are overweight around the waist have a higher chance of developing heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. Measure your waist and if it is wider than 90 inches for men and 80 for women, that means it’s time for a diet and an exercise.
Be sure to follow the state of your nevus, especially those larger and more pronounced. It doesn’t take long to have a body scan – stand before a mirror and look at them. Changes in the nevus, like redness, itching, bleeding and rapid growth are often quite benign changes that end up only removing the stain, but may be a warning of serious problems. So consult a dermatologist if you notice these changes.
Drink at least 1,5 liters of water a day to clean the body and skin.
6.Urine and stool
When you perform a small and a large “necessity”, look in the toilet, because that way you can learn about your health. A healthy urine is clear and light yellow in color. Dark and cloudy urine is primarily a sign that you do not drink enough fluids. If you notice blood in your urine, it is usually a sign of a urinary infection or inflammation of the kidneys. In this case, see a doctor immediately.
If you eat foods rich in iron (beetroot, spinach, blueberries, blackberries), your stool may become darker in color. However, if you have not eaten such foods, and you notice that your stool is very dark or even black, go to the doctor and test for stool bleeding. Maybe you have internal hemorrhoids or polyps that need to be cured or removed.