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.


Friday, 28 July 2017

Facing the Symptoms of Liver Damage? Get Liver Function Test Today!

Every organ of a humans body has a significant role to play. One small damage cannot only cause problems but can also pose a threat to ones life. Among various diseases that has just become conventional these days, liver damage is one of them. A life-threatening condition that it is, liver fail simply delineates that a large part of the liver has been damaged and is unable to function properly; thus, the need of immediate medical condition. Generally, liver damage is a slow process that occurs over many years. However, in some exceptional cases, it can occur rapidly as well. And, the cause can be detected by liver function test.



So, how do you know that your liver is damaging? Here are some symptoms:
Nausea
Fatigue
Vomiting
Abdominal Pain
Loss of appetite
Diarrhea 

With a progress in the disease, the symptoms tend to change as well:
Easy bleeding
Jaundice
Mental disorientation
Swollen abdomen
Coma
Sleepiness

Initially, the symptoms of liver failure as normal as it can be for some regular flu or viral. However, if you are even a bit suspicious, you must instantly go for liver function blood test. Here is everything you need to know about it:

What is a liver function test?

A liver function test is to check out the condition of the liver. In this test, level of proteins, bilirubin in blood, and liver enzymes are checked. With the advancement in technology, these days one can also go for a simple blood test to know about the health of the vitals that determine proper functioning of the liver.

Liver Function Test Procedure:

For a liver blood test, you would be required to get your blood drawn. This can either be done in a hospital or a good testing lab. The procedure includes:
Cleaning the skin before the test to prevent test contamination by microorganisms on the skin
Drawing few samples of blood from the vein
Sending the sample to a lab for testing via home collection of samples

In a good lab setup, usually a fully automatic biochemistry machine is used to process the blood sample which may take few hours or sometimes a day as well to process.



Results of LFTs are usually evaluated together. Several sets of results from tests performed over a few days or weeks are often assessed together to determine if a pattern is present. Each person will have a unique set of test results that will typically change over time. A doctor evaluates the combination of liver test results to gain clues about the underlying condition. Often, further testing is necessary to determine what is causing the liver damage and/or disease.


With minimal LFT cost which may typically vary between Rs 300 to 1200 depending on quality of lab, you can easily detect the problem that your liver is going through. If you find anything unusual, it is important to contact the doctor as soon as possible. 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Zika Virus: Five precautions that can save your life

The deadlier Zika virus is spread by day time mosquitoes, more commonly known Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus. Even though these daytime mosquitoes are the vector of this disease, it is advised to stay away from mosquitoes in night-time too.

As recently, three persons in India are diagnosed of Zika virus, it is predicted by WHO that the virus has the possibility to spread in rest of India as well. The virus is passed from one human being to another through reproduction or through mosquitoes.

Please note, that Zika virus has no existing vaccines and available treatments in the world, thereby causing the virus, one of the deadliest threat to humankind. However, adopting certain precautions would ensure that you are not affected from this virus. The following precautions if taken have high possibility from keeping you isolated from the virus:

Firstly, remove sources of fresh standing water, especially if you follow the routine of string water in your house, try to use the water within twenty-four hours and cover the water with a lid, steps needed to detach the water from contacting air.

Secondly, live in closed spaces, like air-conditioned rooms or rooms with proper doors and window filters and screens

Thirdly, wear protective clothes, preferably long sleeve shirts, which cover your bodies and expose very less amount of skin, especially during daytime. When outdoors, wear long-sleeved pants and tuck your pants in your socks.

Fourthly, use mosquito nets when sleeping, use mosquitoes repellent smoke or gas, use mosquito repellent coils and refills if necessary, it is advised to keep anti-mosquitoes lights in your house to be kept switched on, at all times during the day, at least. Apply mosquito repellent creams and seek advice from the doctor as to which cream to be applied at the time of pregnancy.

Fifthly, use Permethrin Spray on your clothes as per the instructions on the bottle and spray eucalyptus oil in your house as per the instructions in the bottle. Please refrain from spraying permethrin on your body.


Get yourself and your family tested periodically from a premier lab like Dr Lalchandani Labs and stay safe from this deadly virus.


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Importance of a Regular Health Checkup

It is rightly said that ‘Health is Wealth’. Just like wealth which reaps profits only when you invest in it, similarly, if you invest in your health at the right time, then you will be able to enjoy the benefits of good health devoid of any ailments in the later time of your life. One of the things which you should follow if you want to enjoy a healthy life is to go for regular health checkups. This post brings to you some of the hidden benefits of regular health checkups.


Good quality of life
Your body is your temple and the way a temple or any place of worship is maintained, even your body also needs to be maintained. Apart from healthy eating and engaging in some form of physical activity on regular basis, regular health checkup packages also help you achieve the holistic version of a healthy lifestyle. This is important particularly in today’s fast paced and stressful lifestyle which tends to attract so many lifestyle diseases and ailments.
Timely diagnosis and treatments
This is one of the most important benefits of undergoing routine health checkup. When you go for a monthly health check up, you are aware of the condition of your body. You know whether all your organs are performing well or not. Even if you get diagnosed with any ailment, like for example, blood pressure or thyroid, you can start your treatment well in time as compared to if you get to know about it when the problem becomes more severe. This is of particular significance if you have a family history of some ailment like diabetes. In such cases, it is utmost important that you go for regular checkups.


Stitch in time saves nine
Regular health checkups also helps in saving lot of unnecessary costs which you otherwise have to incur if you fail to undergo your routine health check up. And with the rising costs of all the medications as well as treatments, it is always better to opt for some preventive care rather than undergoing surgeries and treatments which are costly, time consuming and at times risky also.

Dr Lalchandani Labs is a reliable name when it comes to comprehensive full body medical checkup. Not only do they have a qualified and well experienced team of medical experts but they also guide their patients in the correct way based on their medical reports.


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Recommended Health Checkups for Adults

Good health requires sincere and dedicated efforts. However, owing to the fast paced, busy and stressful lifestyle coupled with the many responsibilities which we have to take care of, health often takes a backseat. Result? You become susceptible to a number of ailments and health problems like diabetes, blood pressure or hypertension, thyroid etc. In fact, in the past few years these ailments have become so common that every second person suffers from it. That is why there are some medical tests which adults must get done if they want to avert bigger and severe health crisis in the future.

Blood pressure

Simply speaking, blood pressure when your heart beats, it pumps and pushes the blood through the arteries to the different parts of your body. This force with which the blood comes creates pressure on those blood vessels and it is this pressure which is measured. Initially blood pressure was considered to be a genetic disorder. However, today’s modern lifestyle can also be responsible for causing high blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension as it is popularly known as.  If not diagnosed, high blood pressure can also result in a number of heart related ailments. Hence, it is advisable to get your blood pressure checked on regular basis.


Diabetes Checkup
In a recent survey, it was observed that almost every second person in India suffers from Diabetes, more particularly Type II diabetes. Type II diabetes can either be hereditary or again due to the hectic lifestyle combined with unhealthy diet and lack of exercise. Like blood pressure, if not detected and taken care of in the initial stages, it can lead to a number of other disorders and ailments like kidney failure etc. Hence, a fasting as well as a PP test is a must for all adults.


The key element which causes thyroid is ‘stress’. It is owing to the mental stress which a person undergoes which results in the body, especially the thyroid gland which is in fact responsible for carrying out all the metabolic functions in the body. Hence, undergoing the T3 and T4 tests to find out if you are suffering from thyroid thus becomes essential in order to prevent any further complications.


Cholesterol

Cholesterol is present in your blood and circulates in your blood. An increase in the level of the blood cholesterol levels can be quite risky and dangerous. Hence, it is extremely important that you go for a regular Health checkup to known your LDL which shows the presence as well as the level of bad cholesterol in your blood.

There are so many other medical tests that you can actually get confused while deciding which must be done and which isn’t that important. But at Dr Lalchandani Labs not only will you be accurately guided on the kind of tests which you need to undergo but you will also get customized packages of body tests. So why go anywhere else when you get so much convenience under one roof?







Friday, 23 June 2017

Seven signs your child is not eating properly

Because of our hectic schedule, we tend to ignore the eating habits of our child, or the common symptoms our children show on a regular basis. However, eating disorder of a child, if persistent and ignored for a long time, may lead to serious health repercussions, which would be difficult to avoid and rectify in future.


A balanced diet with proper nutrients is a must for every child’s growth. Some of the food habits and feeding problems can be triggered by medical reasons like low birth weight, allergies, respiratory problems, premature birth, etc. and some of the food habits are activated because of psychological and emotional effects like depression, anger, etc.
You must be observant towards your child’s reception of food and food habits on a regular basis, so as to accordingly modify the diet, or to take further diagnostic and medical steps. Listed here are some of seven important signs which indicate to the fact that your child is not eating properly:
1.       Poor, excessive or improper weight gain.
2.       Repetitive respiratory problems.
3.       Incessant occurrence of common flues.
4.       Extended feeding time.
5.       Denial of hunger and avoidance of meals (that also include situations which involves food).
6.       Spitting and vomiting after in taking certain kind of foods (includes self-induced vomiting).
7.       A change in dressing, wearing skimpy clothes to sport weight loss or wearing body-covered clothes.


If you see any of the above-mentioned signs in your child, you need to confront him/her immediately and understand his/her situation, if necessary consult a physician and/or a nutritionist. You might also need to get blood work done to check for nay deficiencies from a premier testing lab like Dr LalchandaniLabs.

Being observant to such early signs in your child would help you, as parents, to tackle the medical or psychological situation in your child at the earliest. Take care of your child with pride as these days are not going to come back.