Having swollen ankles and knees may indicate fluid retention. To remedy this we must increase water consumption, reduce salt intake and avoid processed foods
There are a series of health check-ups that we can do at home to check our vision, food tolerance, digestive health and many other aspects that may indicate that something is happening in our body. Doing these medical checkups often can help us lead better health control and thus identify if it is necessary to go to a specialist. Do you want to know the check-ups you can do at home?
For this check you will need some blue dye, which you will apply on the tongue using a little cotton. Later you will observe the result with a magnifying glass and you will count in number of taste buds near the front of the tongue. If you count 20 or more blue dots, this means you have a good sense of taste and could be what is known as ‘supertaster’. But according to some article this may not be good, since the ‘supertaster’ is associated with an increased risk of certain types of cancers.
Some vegetables like broccoli , cabbage or cabbage contain bitter compounds that help protect against cancer, but these foods can be very unpleasant for the supertaster. Basically, the association between the supertaster and a possible higher incidence of cancer is due to the greater sensitivity to the taste of vegetables, which have antioxidants and vitamins that protect against cancer.
To check for fluid retention, press the thumb firmly down into three or four places on the top and bottom of the legs. If the areas you have pressed remain in a white tone a few seconds after you remove your thumb, you are effectively having fluid retention. It can also confirm if your ankles or knees are swollen. In this case, it is recommended to reduce salt in food and eliminate processed foods from the diet. It is also good to increase water consumption.
Lack of iron in the diet can lead to problems such as anemia . To check if you are suffering from anemia, extend your hand with your palm up and push your fingers back. If after a few seconds you notice that the palm of the hand and above all the deep lines in the hand look pale, you may actually be having this problem. In this case it is best to consult the doctor to confirm the diagnosis. If you are actually suffering from anemia, consuming red meats and green leafy vegetables can help.
Tolerance to food
Take a flat spoonful of baking soda, mix in a glass with water and drink. If belching right away is good news. Putting an alkaline substance in an acidic environment like the stomach creates gas. Not belching may be indicating that acid levels are low and that not all nutrients are being absorbed from food.
If you want to see how good your vision is , walk 20 full steps away from a parked car. Look at the plaque, can you read the numbers clearly? If you notice some kind of distortion or confusion, you are indicating that something is not right. It is best to consult the specialist.
If you want to check if your cholesterol levels are high, look at the skin above and below the eyes. Do you notice flat yellow bumps? These are fat deposits that may be indicating a very high cholesterol level. If this happens to you, it is best to consult your doctor to take the necessary action. These fat balls only appear in cases with very high cholesterol for a long time.
Many times, when we eat certain types of food we immediately begin to feel fullness, swelling or heaviness . If you want to know if this is a food intolerance, take the following test:
Before you eat the food you think you dislike, take your pulse. Then eat the food in a medium – large portion and take the pulse again. If you notice that you have increased by more than 10 beats per minute, you are likely to have an intolerance.
If you want to check the functioning of your lungs and possible problems, stand about 30 centimeters away from a lit candle and with your mouth open exhale strongly. Do you notice any strange sound? If this happens to you, it can be a warning sign for asthma, especially if you also have night cough. If you do not have these symptoms but feel your lungs are not as elastic as they should be, you may have poor physical condition.