As we grow older, a lot of things change. We grow wiser, but also, our body loses a lot of the natural elements we were born with, such as calcium, vitamins and thus, the immune system gets weaker over time.
It is recommended that an average person should make a doctor’s check- up once every year. However, with the enormous prices of medical insurance and bills, not all of us are able to do so.
That’s why in today’s article we recommend trying these short tests at home, to check if you suffer from some serious diseases, just to have your own peace at mind.
1. Squeeze your hand into a fist.
Make a fist and hold your hand in the very same position for 30 seconds. After releasing, your palm has turned slightly whiter, which is normal because of the reduced blood in the vessels while squeezed.
Check how long your blood will come rushing back, turning your palm red again. If it takes a while, and even more, if you feel numbness, it might be a sign of arteriosclerosis.
2. Squeeze the roots of your nails.
Take about 5 second to really squeeze the root of each fingernail. The blood should come rushing back for no more than 3 seconds, but if you feel intense pain while doing this, here’s what it means:
- Index finger – indicates colon problems as well as constipation
- Thumb – lung problems
- Middle finger – heart issues
- Ring finger – heart issues
- Little finger – problems with the small intestines
This is due to the fact that each finger is closely connected to each internal organ, as mentioned, and both, the middle and the ring finger are closely connected to the heart and have more blood vessels than the other fingers.
3. Holding legs up for 30 seconds
Facing the floor, keep your arms straight in the line with your body, and try lifting both your legs up, together, while the rest of the body stays on the ground. Hold in this position for about 30 seconds then release yourself. If you’re not able to do this without moving or separating your legs, or twitching your body, there might be problems with your abdomen or the lower parts of your spine.
4. Stretch the butt muscles
Lying in the same position, keep your one leg flat and straight, while lifting the other leg up, bent in the knee. Hold for 30 seconds. If this is a painful process for you, it indicates problems with the gluteus maximus, which is one of the strongest muscles in the body and it’s located right below the butt.
5. Lifting upper body part
While in the same position, try lifting only your upper body part, from the spine up, while the rest of the body and the legs stay straight on the ground. Hold for 30 seconds. Again, troubles holding still like this indicate problems with the lower spine.