Dr. Oz’s 60 Second Do It Yourself Tests For Acid Reflux, Heart Health, Sinus Infections & Keratosis Pilaris
A lot of time can pass between check ups and physical examinations at the doctors office. That’s why it’s important to know some simple do it yourself at home tests that you can do to help give you some clues about your health. Dr. Oz’s “60 second clinic” consisted of a tongue test,
Acid Reflux Tongue Test
The tongue is the “window into the body”. The tongue can indicate disease throughout various parts of your body. In fact the tongue can indicate as far away as the stomach.. For instance, if you suffer from acid reflux your tongue will be discolored and give you an early indicator that you should see a physician to be treated for acid reflux.
- A slightly pink tongue is normal and ideal
- A yellowish tongue can be an indicator of acid reflux
Dr. Oz said that people don’t take acid reflux as serious as serious as what they should. He said that you shouldn’t just tread acid reflux with antacids and not worry about it. In fact acid reflux is responsible for the fastest growing cancer in America (esophageal cancer). Acid reflux also ruins your teeth and gives you bad breath.
Acid Reflux Solutions
- Avoid spicy foods
- Take 2-4 tablets of antacids per day
- Call a physician if your symptoms persist for two weeks
The 5 C’s To Avoid For Acid Reflux
Tap Test For Sinus Infection
The tap test for sinus infection involves tapping on all of your sinus cavities.
- First you tap on your upper cheeks below your eyes
- Next tap above the eyebrow on both sides of your face on your lower forehead
If it feels tender in one of the areas that you tapped it could mean that you have a sinus infection.
How to treat a sinus infection :
Sinus infections can be difficult to treat and they often take quite awhile to go away. Recommendations given were
- Warm compresses
- Saline irrigation
If your sinus infections lasts for more than two weeks you should see a doctor.
Arm Bumps Test
Bumps on the of the arm are very common and nearly 1/2 of all Americans have this to some degree. The bumps often occurs on the backs of the arm. However, they also occur on the back of the thighs and buttocks. The conditions is called Keratosis Pilaris. Treatment remedies include :
- Moisturizing lotion
- Omega 3 supplements (1000 milligrams per day or consume fatty fish 2 times per week)
Sit and Reach Test
This is a test that Dr. Oz could relate to because it’s a test for your heart. You should be able to sit down with your legs straight out in front of you.. You should be able to touch your toes with your fingers. If you can’t touch your toes it could mean that your arteries have stiffened and you are at a higher risk for a heart attack or stroke.
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