Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Thursday, 28 September 2017
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
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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!
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
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
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.
Thursday, 3 August 2017
Friday, 28 July 2017
Every organ of a human’s body has a significant role to play. One small damage cannot only cause problems but can also pose a threat to one’s 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:
Loss of appetite
With a progress in the disease, the symptoms tend to change as well:
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.