In ancient times, when there were no methods of biochemical and instrumental diagnostics, doctors, in order to determine the patient’s condition, relied only on external signs of trouble. Having looked attentively at the person for some time, the doctor confidently made him a diagnosis.
Today, the conclusion about the disease, as a rule, is made only after the patient has passed the necessary tests. But at the same time, experienced doctors, like their ancient predecessors, widely use diagnostics based on external signs. Actually, why should the patients themselves not adopt some of the observations of doctors? After all, it will help a person to quickly orient himself in his condition and not wrestle with what specialist to enroll to, and the reception, and in the office immediately clearly define his symptoms. This will greatly help the doctor in your treatment.
Here is a list of some signs of disease offered by American doctors
Legs. Legs hurt a lot of people, and in old age they bother almost everyone. After all, they every day carry a huge burden. Noting the places in which this load manifests itself most of all, one can understand what changes are taking place in your body.
So, if at the edges of the heels there is a tough callus “horseshoe”, especially with cracks, this indicates possible problems with the joints or the musculoskeletal system as a whole. For example, if the skin hardens on the outer edges of both heels, then you should pay attention to the state of the spine, if on the inside, closer to the rise of the foot, you should check the intestines. The coarse skin on the inner edges of the big toes should prompt you to visit an endocrinologist and ask him to examine your thyroid gland.
Looking at swollen calves and ankles , they usually speak of an excess of water in the body and, accordingly, of deficiencies in the work of the kidneys and the heart. But the reason for this may be the most banal – edema often occurs if a person sits at a desk for a long time or, on the contrary, is standing for many hours on his feet (such as hairdressers). In such cases, it is easy to get rid of the edema, as well as an extra static load on the musculoskeletal system, changing the body position every half hour and doing a little warm-up. It is also useful to redistribute the load of the foot: for example, to tiptoe, on the outer and inner edges of the foot, to massage the sole. The fact is that there are dozens of biologically activepoints associated with all internal organs, the kneading of which will activate these organs. If the state of the cardiovascular system allows you, let your legs have a feasible load: walk more, walk up to the upper floor not by an elevator, but by your own.
Leather. This largest organ of the human body can tell a lot about it. In particular, dry and flaky skin indicates a lack of vitamins A or B, white spots on the skin may indicate a shortage of a number of other vitamins, including C. They also serve as a sign of thyroid disease or developing diabetes.
It happens that the body remains “bruises” from the weakest pressing. In this case, it is necessary to consult a specialist in blood diseases, because the appearance of hematomas is a symptom of anemia and a number of other diseases of the circulatory system.
Nose. When red streaks appear on the tip of the nose, it is usually thought that the person is prone to alcohol. But it also points to problems with the heart muscle. If the entire tip of the nose turns red, you can think about reducing the function of the stomach and duodenum. The white tip of the nose indicates circulatory problems.