Thursday, 16 November 2017

PRECAUTIONS YOU MUST TAKE TO FIGHT AGAINST NORTHERN INDIA’S SMOG

The dense smog in which we woke up this Tuesday made breathing difficult and realized us that these is a public health emergency situation in North India. People were complaining about the zero visibility on roads and many other health issues like dryness in their throats, coughing, burning sensation in eyes, itchy skin and irritation in nose. The primary sources of smoke are lit garbage, stubble burning, road dust, factories, power plant and vehicles. There’s a major need to take steps to ensure that not only kids are staying indoors but other adults are also careful of the dangerous problems this pollution can lead to.


Dr LalChandani Labs suggesting some ways to escape the harsh air quality that has led to a public health emergency situation:

1. Try to stay inside as much as possible – People, who regularly exercise, shift their workout
sessions indoor for a time being. Schools are already closed for this week and if you can take
work from home option, take that leverage and avoid pollution as much as you can. Avoid
traveling at peak hours when pollution is relatively high.

2. Follow healthy diet and drink a lot of water – To flush off air pollutants that have entered your
body and detoxify your system, drink loads of water and follow a strictly healthy diet. Include
basil leaves and honey in your diet to boost your immune system. Eat jiggery (Gud) as much as
you can to save your lungs from Delhi air now.

3. Use a pollution mask – Buy a pollution mask from a nearby medical store. If unavailable, use a clean cloth to cover your mouth and nose.
4. Keep indoor plants –Keep plants inside and around your house so that the surrounding air is
clean and void of pollutants. This is the most effective way to breathe fresh air.

5. Use public transport or closed vehicles– Avoid using open vehicles to travel such as scooties, bikes, and autos. Take the metro or bus if the distances are far off. Avoid using cars and try car pooling as we don’t want the pollution levels to increase further than they already are.
6. Avoid bursting crackers – Due to any occasion/reason/celebration, no matter how happy or
tempted, AVOID bursting crackers.

7. Try using electric cookers instead of gas – In such circumstances, don’t add anything to the
already worse situation. Hence, using anything electric over anything fuel best is the way to go.


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

DON’T FORGET YOUR HEALTH ON DIWALI

The festive season is right around the corner. Many of you must have already started your Diwali preparations by this time. After all, Diwali is the biggest festival of India. It is during this auspicious time that families get together and celebrate. And no celebrations are complete without little indulgence. This often results in putting in some kilos of weight. But did you know that you can stay healthy even by indulging in some sweets. Let us see how you can do that.
This post provide you with some helpful health tips on how to stay fit and healthy even during the time of festivities by following some easy tips. Keep reading this post for more details.


Keep Your Airways Clean

Say not to crackers. If you have to burn crackers then make sure that you equip yourself and wear masks to cover your nose and mouth in order to prevent contracting any diseases. If you are already suffering from asthma or any respiratory problem, then wearing a mask when outdoors is mandatory for you.

Gift and Eat Smart

Since Diwali is also that time of the year to gift your near and dear ones with gifts and sweets, make a smart decision to switch to low fat or sugar free sweets. These days’ sweet shops prepare special sugar free sweets also. It’s just that you need to order for it slightly in advance. So plan well and make a conscious decision of protecting your as well as your near and dear ones health by opting for sugar free sweets.

Check Your Sugar Intake

In the euphoria of celebrating Diwali with your near and dear ones, we often buy packaged sweets from the supermarket without even looking at it for the second time. But that is not a correct practice to follow.
When picking up sweets from the supermarket or store rack, always make it a point to check the expiry date of that sweet. More often than not, supermarkets usually have the expiring soon products in the front while the fresh ones slightly behind just so that you pick those nearing expiry. So be careful and check the date before billing.

Avoid Roadside Food

Festivals are all about food. Another precaution which you must exercise is that you should, under no circumstances compromise on the quality of food which you consume or buy even for gifting. Always buy sweets from a reputed and known sweet shop or sweet mart as then you know that the products which go into making that box of mithai is of good quality, standard and hygiene level.
Avoid consuming sweets from a local sweet mart as for a lower cost, quality gets compromised and your health may go in for a toss resulting in you getting diagnosed with a number of health ailments like food poisoning, dysentery etc. So stay safe.

Limit Your Alcohol Intake

While Diwali is a festival of lights, it is also the season for having card parties which are more often than not, accompanied with cocktail parties. It is quite easy in such circumstances to go over board and have the extra pegs on the request of your friends. Nevertheless, it is definitely not a good sign medically and can be a cause for a wide range of severe medical ailments. So, this Diwali drink reasonably and stay healthy.
To be on the safer side, you should also undergo medical tests to see if you are suffering from any medical problem in case you tend to consume the outside sweets and other delicacies. You should get this test done at Dr Lalchandani Labs where you can get all the tests done under one roof and at affordable rates and packages.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Full Body Checkup – How Often One Should Get?

When does one visit a doctor? Only when you fell sick, an obvious answer. What if I tell you that in order to stay healthy, you should visit a doctor more often? Yes this is true, your busy schedule may not allow you to spare time, but it is really important for your own well being. A regular full health checkup is a must to screen onset of certain diseases, assess risk to any future medical problem, update vaccinations etc. Here is some useful piece of information.


How Frequently Should You Pay A Visit To Your Doctor?

While some people visit a doctor only when they are ill, there are some who visit them at regular intervals. If you are healthy and below the age of 40 you may not need visit the doctor annually. As soon as you cross 40 the health complications may occur and if you are taking some prescribed medicines, the number of your visits will considerably increase. For elderly, it is recommended to get a full body checkup after every 4 to 6 months and follow up as asked by the doctor. This would help them to live a healthy and disease free life. Also, the frequency of check-ups depends upon the sex of an individual. Females are more prone to breast cancer afterthe age of 30, so it becomes important for them to get it checked annually.

What Does the Full Body Checkup Include?

A full medical check-up involves testing and evaluating all the important body systems and their functioning. Tests such as uterine testing & breast cancer are only for women and the tests for prostate cancer are just for men. The common tests for both the sex are -
  • Diabetes blood test – To test your sugar levels
  • Cholesterol test – To check the amount of bad cholesterol
  • Urine Test – To ascertain the levels of glucose and proteins
  • ECG – To test the efficient working of your heart or any other problem pertaining to it
  • Eye Test – To check the efficiency of your vision.
  • Ear Test – Test the functioning of your auditory system
  • X-Ray or other imaging tests – If the doctor suspects ant abnormality in your reports he/she may recommend these tests.

How Much Does It Cost?

In India a full body checkup cost may range from ₹ 1000 to ₹ 5k. The cost also depends upon the lab where you choose to get the tests from.  Dr Lalchandani labs provide full-body checkups in Delhi.
So schedule an appointment today and visit your doctor to get checked thoroughly. After all nothing is more important than staying fit and fine.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Foods That Can Lower Inflammation in Your Body

It is not for nothing that the adage ‘health is wealth’ came to be coined. You may realize it only later, but there are some foods which can cause inflammation in your body meaning that some parts of your body like joints, fingers of both, hands as well as feet can swell up.  This can be quite serious and hence, in order to avoid such a situation, there are some foods which you must include in your diet and which have been listed below.

Consumption of some foods can help you keep inflammation at bay, if your body has the tendency of showing signs of inflammation every now and then. Let us now see some of these super foods which can help curb inflammation.



Fish
If you are a fish food lover, then this will be something which will make your day. Meat, especially red meat, although gives you protein, nevertheless, it can also be the cause of inflammation. So instead of that, you can switch to fish to get your protein requirement fulfilled. Fish varieties like tuna, salmon, cod etc are not just rich in protein but also give you essential omega-3 fatty acid which helps in curbing inflammation.

Garlic
Garlic is one super food considering the many purposes it serves. You can either consume it directly in its raw form or mix in any of the food preparations so that you will receive your requisite supply of garlic which helps in controlling inflammation in your body.

Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is believed to contain anti-inflammatory properties which can be a good solution in reducing inflammation in your body. So either you can start using coconut oil as a base for your cooking or you can even consume it orally, it really depends on your preferences nevertheless, it is an effective way to tackle inflammation.

Walnuts
Owing to the antioxidant properties which walnuts contain, walnuts can be a very good way to reduce your inflammatory levels of your body. Going a step further, walnuts are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids due to which they can also be quite effective for tackling type-2 diabetes.

Green Tea
Apart from many uses which it has, Green tea is kind of a quick fix to reduce inflammation. In fact, not just green tea, but even black, oolong as well as white teas are equally effective. So cheers to another glass of green tea!

Turmeric

Your grandmother and mother have always given you turmeric when you were ill and suffered from cold and cough. Turmeric is a one stop solution which can take care of all your minor illnesses as well as injuries including inflammation. All you have to do is to add a pinch of it while cooking and you are good to go! Apart from the medicinal properties which it contains, turmeric also helps in speedy recovery.
Besides this, there are some other foods also like blueberries, tomatoes, green leafy vegetables, bok choy, celery etc which are equally good and effective at targeting inflammation. However, the above mentioned foods are something which are present in almost every kitchen and hence easy to consume and cure.
If you get bouts of inflammation at regular intervals, then it is advisable to get yourself tested for it. Dr Lalchandani labs is one stop shop where you can get all your medical tests done under one roof and that too with the help of latest and most sophisticated technology and at reasonable rates.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Tips for a successful Kidney Function test By Dr LalChandani Labs

Most of us are blessed with a pair of kidneys because kidneys play a significant role when it comes to maintaining your overall health. However, with time certain symptoms may erupt which may require your physician to recommend you getting your kidneys checked just to see if they are functioning well. This post will help you understand how to prepare yourself before you go for a kidney function test or KFT.
Role of kidneys
Out of the several functions which kidneys perform, the main function which it performs is filtering out waste or excretory materials from the blood. These materials are released in the form of urine. Apart from this, kidneys are also responsible for regulating and maintaining the water as well as essential minerals level in the body. And last but certainly not the least, they are also instrumental in producing red blood cells, vitamin D as well as some essential hormones which regulate blood pressure.
Symptoms hinting at a Renal Function Test
With time and owing to a number of factors, your body may start showing some symptoms. It is highly recommended that you should not ignore these signs but instead get a kidney test done at the earliest. Some of the commonly observed symptoms hinting at a kidney disorder are as follows:
ü  Traces of blood in the urine;
ü  high blood pressure;
ü  frequent urination;
ü  pain while urinating;
ü  swollen hands and feet due to fluid accumulation in the body;
ü  Difficulty while beginning to urinate.
However, one thing which you must understand is that occurrence of any single symptom may not immediately mean that it is sue to kidney disorder. Only when all or most of these symptoms happen simultaneously, then you must understand that you need to undergo a kidney function test.
Different types of Kidney tests
Usually a Kidney Test comprises of a blood and a urine test. Only when you undergo this test that your doctor will be able to understand your Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR). It is this GFR which helps your doctor ascertain if your kidneys are performing their function of clearing excretory waste from the body. KFT cost in India is not is very high. KFT price is somewhere around eight hundred rupees which is quite affordable. 

Go for the best!
And if you opt for a reputed pathological laboratory like Dr. Lalchandani pathological laboratory which not only provides customers with the convenience of making a booking of KFT Online but also provides affordable check up packages as well. So if you want the best technology at affordable rates, then Dr. Lalchandani Labs is the perfect place to go! 


Thursday, 17 August 2017

Go on a health date with a complete lipid profiIe test!

Fast paced, hectic and stressful routine coupled with sedentary job, inactive lifestyle and dietary mistakes results in people getting detected with a number of lifestyle diseases like thyroid, blood pressure (both high as well as low), cholesterol, diabetes etc. As a result, it has become rather necessary for each one of us to undergo a lipid profile test every once in a while. This post will help provide some basic information about a lipid profile test.

Although the name ‘lipid’ may sound Greek or Latin to you, but in reality it is not that difficult to comprehend. To begin with, lipid test is a simple blood test which helps in giving you an overview of how healthy or unhealthy your heart is. This lipid or cholesterol test also helps you determine your cholesterol as well as the good as well as bad fat levels in the body.

Symptoms indicating a lipid test

Although it is recommended that everyone must undergo a lipid profile test regularly, but if you are already suffering any of the symptoms discussed below, then it is time that you plan a lipid test at the earliest. Some of the symptoms indicating lipid test are:

Obesity: Being overweight can invite lot of health problems like diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc. So if you weigh higher than the average range as per your height and age, then you must get a lipid test done on priority.

Smoking or drinking: If you consume alcohol or smoke even if occasionally, then it is a good idea to go for a cholesterol test. This is because smoking and drinking can a have a very bad impact on your heart. Hence, it is always better to get yourself checked.

Genes factor: If either of your parents or both suffer from medical ailments like blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid etc, then there is a strong possibility of the same getting transferred to you. In order to face any complications later, it is suggested that you get yourself thoroughly checked every once in a while.

Lipid Profile Test Cost and other considerations

If you think lipid test costs too much, then you are wrong! A Lipid Profile Test costs not more than five or six hundred rupees and that too, in some of the best pathological labs in the country like Dr. Lalchandani  labs which not just offer reasonable rates but also facilities like Blood Test, free pick up of samples etc and latest technology.


So a Lipid Profile Test Price at Dr. Lalchandani’s path lab will also entitle you for a free pick up of your sample at your convenience.  So taking care of your health has become all the more convenient!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD FROM STOMACH INFECTION DURING MONSOONS

Monsoons are a great relief after the scorching summer heat for children. Most of the parents do not allow the kids to venture out in the afternoon for outdoor play due to the heat. With the onset of monsoon, children are relieved that they would at least enjoy the outdoor sports in this rainy season. This rainy season not only lets them enjoy the sport of their choice, it also fulfills the fairy tale dream of every child of dancing in the rain. Not many of us have forgotten the paper boats, we used to drift in water during monsoon. Every child loves to do the same.
As a parent, you would love to see that sparkle in your child’s eye. But, your responsibilities of protecting them from the hazards of monsoons also increase manifold. Your child can suffer from stomach illnesses during this time mostly because of food or water.

The germs in the water or food during the rainy season can contaminate your food and can cause illnesses like gastritis, food poisoning, diarrhea, gastroenteritis, cramps, vomiting and nausea etc. To avoid the stomach infection in children, it is the responsibility of the parents to ensure that the children are given extra care during monsoons.

How to Protect Your Child From Stomach Infection During Monsoons

Serve Properly Cooked Food

 Rains are the breeding season for mostly all the animals. The same applies for germs. The germs can contaminate the food, which can only be avoided by serving properly and rightly cooked hot food. The rightly cooked food has least possibilities of infections as germs get killed by the heat. Serving hot food will reduce the possibilities of catching a cold also. Meat and eggs should never be under cooked to avoid infections.

Boiled Water

Boiled water is the only lifeline to avoid any infection caused due to water. Children are vulnerable to diseases and boiled water settles their stomach.

Avoid Unhygienic Food

This is especially for the mothers who allow their kids to eat street food or food from restaurants. In no circumstances it should be allowed. You do not know how hygienic the food is which your child is eating; neither do you know the sanitary condition in which it was prepared and the water that was used. Often uncovered food becomes a stage for the flies to dance on and spread germs. Do not give in to the temptations of your children.

Healthy and Nutritious Food

Healthy and nutritious home cooked food is the key to the good health of children. Maintaining the nutrition and the balanced diet, serve your kids home cooked food what they like to eat, even if it is pasta sometimes.

Washing Hands

This should be a habit children should follow not just during monsoons but throughout the year. Washing hands ensure that they do not have residue germs from outside dirt or after using the toilet. It is important to teach them and inculcate this habit in them to avoid the pains later.

Avoid Swimming


Avoid Swimming During Monsoons
 Swimming should be a complete no during rains. The swimming pool is a breeding ground for bacteria to grow manifold and spread diseases. The water eventually lands up in the child’s stomach even if it is in minuscule quantity.
You can ensure good health for your child if you follow these habits. Even after all the necessary precautions, your child catches the infection; you must see a medical practitioner. In the meanwhile, you can add asafoetida and ginger in your child’s diet as necessary precautions as these are found to be great home remedies to cure stomach diseases.
If you child has any symptoms of these ailments, get your child tested for these ailments at a trusted lab www.lalchandanipathlab.com.