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DIY health checks to keep you healthy

A person’s body is the mirror of his health and provides with an evident understanding of the onset of any type of disease. You can have a clue of any disease by simply examining your body regularly within the comforts of your own home. This is also very important because you can easily prevent many serious diseases if diagnosed at an early stage. Here are for you few DIY health checks to be done at home.

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Skin cancer is a rapidly growing diseases in people below the age of 40 years and can be easily prevented is detected quickly. Changes in the color and texture of skin more specifically on exiting moles and freckles and appearance of new moles mark the onset of the disease. You should immediately consult your doctor if you find the skin at moles getting darker, ragged or bleed.



Early signs of oral cancer can be easily detected especially in people highly addicted to smoking and drinking and those below 45 years of age. Gingivitis causes mouth abscesses and damage of tooth fibers. Prolonged white patches, bleeding inflamed gums and sore red areas on the tongue that persist for more than three weeks are the warning symptoms to be looked for. However, you should keep in mind that these symptoms might also mark the occurrence of other diseases like diabetes, anemia and deficiency of vitamin C in the body.

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When it comes to checking your health, being careful at the toilet can help you to save your life. Bowel cancer is the second biggest cause of cancer in the United Kingdom while the number of male patients is much more than as compared to female patients. Prolonged constipation or diarrhea and changes in the bowel habits are very important symptoms that one should carefully watch for to begin treatment within proper time. Bleeding at the time of excretion may also be possibly due to piles.

According to Dr. Max McKay, who has his specialization in preventive medicines, our body is the exact replica of our state of well being and health. Many doctors suggest that a few careful health examinations at home can make a great difference in the prevention and treatment of many diseases.


Symptoms that seem to be minor may end up turning in a diseased condition of health. Hence it is necessary that if one observes any kind of changes in the body that persist for more than a week we should immediately contact the doctor without wasting time.

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