People can guess whether they have a certain health problem or not before going to the doctor. For example, you can know if you are near sighted easily if you can’t see from afar too well. You can also do some health checkups at home to know if you have a cancerous lump somewhere. Stomach disorders such as gases, bloating, diarrhea, ulcer, and many other usually refer to some abdominal health problem. You will find in this article simple checkups you can do yourself to detect one health problem or another.
1- Water retention. Press your finger against the flesh of your leg in different areas and notice what happens. If the area turns white and stays white for a few seconds, then there is a big chance that you are suffering from water retention in your body. For treatment, eat bananas (potassium), get rid or at least decrease sodium and drink more water.
2- Intolerance for food. Dissolve a tablespoon of baking soda in a cup of water and drink it right away. What happens to you after that? If you burp immediately then you have no problem as the acid levels in your gut are normal. On the other hand, not burping means low levels of acid in your gut which means a poor ability of digestion.
3- Cholesterol check. You can conduct a cholesterol check by checking your eye circles. If they have what looks like yellow zits or bumps, then it means that your cholesterol levels are high enough to show in that area, which isn’t good.
4- Candida checkup. Get a glass plate and spit in it as soon as you wake up and watch what happens. If the spit turns grey then you might have candida. Candida growing inside your body is usually a sign of a poor lifestyle with all its repercussions such as fatigue, allergy digestive disorders.
5- Pelvic problems. Try to apply kegel exercise, which is tightening your pelvic floor muscles as if you are holding your pee. Try to tighten this muscle for 10 seconds 16 times in a row. If you can do this without any problem, then you are fine. However, if it pains you, then you must have a problem in your pelvic floor muscle. If you do have a problem, visit a gynecologist.