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


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

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:
Abdominal Pain
Loss of appetite

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

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 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. 

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Vitamin D, The Sunshine Vitamin- An Insight Into Its Investigation

Vitamin D is commonly known as the sunshine vitamin. It comprises of two major categories d2 and d3. Vitamin d3 or the cholecalciferol originates from natural sources such as sunlight, fish, fish oil, beef, egg yolks etc. whereas D2 originates from plants. 

Why vitamin d3 is essential for body
Vit d3testis recommended for all as vitamin d3 has a vital role in our body. It is essential for strong bones since vitamin d3 helps the body absorb calcium. Deficiency of it causes rickets in children which can cause severe bone deformities. It also helps kidneys push back the phosphate in blood to maintain the right ph.

Causes of vitamin D3 deficiency
People who generally follow a vegetarian diet are prone to be deficient in vitamin d as the natural source is mainly of animal origins. Moreover, people who have less exposure to direct sunlight and have dark skin are also prone to vitamin d3 deficiency.

Who needs to get it tested
Test for vitamin d deficiency is conducted on those who suffer from any kind of persistent musculoskeletal pain. Also elderly people, people who are confined to indoors, people with a history of rickets in childhood, people with severe anemia, people with calcium deficiency etc. need to take the vitamin d deficiency test.

Requisites of the test
Blood test for vitamin d deficiency can be taken randomly as fasting is not mandatory for this test. A minimum of .25 ml of blood sample serum is required to be extracted for investigation. 

Vitamin d3 test cost
The cost varies from one laboratory to another depending on various factors such as technology,  machine and place.  Individually It ranges between 1200- 1600 Rs depending on the quality of lab and promotional pricing. Its best these days to go for a full body health check which would includes Vitamin D3 along with many other tests and is designed to give you the most value for your money

Readings of the test
Any level between 20-50ng/ml is considered to be adequate.
The test for this vitamin deficiency is integral for our body as early detection can stop the onset of many diseases. Delaying the investigation unnecessarily aggravates the disease.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017


In today’s fast paced and stressful lifestyle, health often takes a backseat. This often leads to diagnosis of a number of ‘lifestyle’ diseases and medical problems which includes blood pressure, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, thyroid etc. Instead of getting diagnosed with such problems at a later stage, it is always a good idea to go for regular preventive checkups which includes full body checkups so as to understand where exactly you stand health wise.

Need to opt for health packages

Many hospitals as well as diagnostic labs have come up with a number of health packages for the benefit of working professionals who want to get themselves diagnosed but often avoid or postpone it, either due to lack of time or the high charges which these tests require. The best part about these health packages is that all the tests are to be performed at one time and are reasonable costs. Let us now take a look at some of the popular packages which are offered.

Complete Body Profile

This complete body profile package contains wide range of medical tests like sugar, thyroid (T3 and T4), lipid (heart) profile, liver and kidney related tests etc along with the complete blood count and electrolytes.

Diabetes Control Panel

This is the perfect package for all those of you who have been diagnosed with diabetes or blood sugar because this test includes all the organ tests which come into play and get affected due to blood sugar. Hence, this package typically involves apart from sugar fasting as well as PP, lipid profile, liver and kidney tests, urine screening etc.

Senior Male Package

Understanding how delicate the health of senior people becomes, there are health checkup packages for senior citizens as well.  These include some common tests like blood sugar, complete blood count, kidney function test (urea and creatine), liver tests etc. Besides this, for male senior citizens, there is the PSA total (Prostrate gland) test also which is conducted.

Female Wellness Profile

A woman’s body undergoes infinite number of changes whether it is during pregnancy or menopause. There are so many hormones which come into play, that they affect the woman’s body in some way or the other. In order to understand what is going on inside your body, there are specially designed female wellness profile package which includes all major tests which a woman must undergo right from complete blood count to diabetes to thyroid to bone strength, iron check etc.

Gold/ Platinum health check up

Want to go in for an all round or complete head to toe kind of a medical examination? Then go for the Gold or Platinum health check up. These packages cater and include all possible medical tests just so that you are sure that you leave no stone unturned when it comes to dealing with your health.

Final Words

 Preventive health checkups are a smart way to keeping good health. Not only are these cost effective and convenient, but at the same time, they help you to be aware of your health condition so that if you get diagnosed with anything, you can start your treatment right away. The checkup packages offered by at Dr Lalchandani labs is the best in the market because not only do they offer all medical tests at reasonable rates, but they also offer pickup and delivery options for collecting the samples and provide test results within approximately six hours which is impressive.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

How to create a Perfect Detox Drink at Home

Today’s fast paced and stressful life often takes a toll on your health. Owing to long working hours, there is hardly any time left for us to prepare meals on a daily basis. Moreover, situation becomes even worse when you have to stay away from your home in which case having outside food or tiffin service is the only option available to you. This often results in weight or rather fat gain which is the source of almost all other lifestyle diseases like diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure etc and so on.

Does everyone need to Detox?

Through Detoxification, you can rid of unwanted, unhealthy and unwanted substances from the body. This can be done in many ways. One popular DIY of flushing out toxins from your body is by simply drinking lots and lots of water. Cant drink too much water? Try this. Add a few other elements to your water to give a refreshing flavor. Apart from improving the taste of water, these elements make also firther aid in the detox process. So chug along to get those desired results of healthy body and skin!

Also, now that the summers are in on full swing, it becomes absolutely essential to keep our body super-hydrated not just with water but also with some key ingredients who act as coolants and at the same time also give us innumerable health benefits. Read this post for some interesting detox options.

Cumin and Fennel ‘detox’ water

Simplest and by far the most effective drink which you can try for detoxification is ‘jeera water’. For all those of you who may not know, jeera or cumin as it is also known as is a good coolant. All you have to do is to boil five cups of water and simply add one teaspoon each of cumin as well as fennel. Once this mixture starts boiling, take it off the gas and keep it covered for sometime.
After some time, strain the cumin and fennel and add lemon juice to the water. If you are seriously targeting weight loss, then this drink is an absolute must have for you and that too, before every meal. Simple, isn’t it?

Lemon, mint and cucumber water

When you add lemon, mint and cucumber to water, you can imagine the drink to be nothing less than a virgin margarita right? And if we tell you that you can actually have this drink for your detox process, will that not make detox more fun? All you have to do here is to put in handful of mint along with sliced lemon and cucumber to a bottle of cool water.
Once you do this, allow the mixture to settle for few hours and only then have it in order to get the best results. Let it sit for a couple of hours and your detox drink is ready. This detox drink helps in giving your dull metabolism a kick due to which you start losing weight easily. For best results, have this mixture after every two to three hours.

Apple to your rescue detox drink

We all know that ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’. So now that we are talking about good health, how can apple stay away? Just finely slice an apple and add few sticks of cinnamon to it. Add both the apple as well as the cinnamon to a bottle of chilled water and keep the mixture in the fridge for some hours and then have this yum but healthy detox drink.

Know the right person for detox

With so many doctors and diets coming into practice every other day, it becomes extremely difficult for common people like us to know which one is genuine and has the most effective weight loss or detox program. One such reputed place where you can enroll for a detox program is DrLalchandani Labs who work tirelessly to offer you the best and the most genuine aid and advice when it comes to detoxification.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Top 5 Natural Ways To Reduce Hair Loss

Curls, blunt, angular, pixie, the haircut styles change from season to season and women love to keep up with the latest trends. But what if you are plagued with hair loss woes? Well, if you are shedding about 50-100 strands a day, there is no need to hit the panic button. This is normal. Apparently, the old dead hair needs to fall out for new ones to grow. However, if your hair brush starts resembling a bush and you wake up each morning to find wisps of hair strewn all over your pillow it is serious cause for concern.

Causes of hair loss:

Hair loss is a common problem these days.  It could be attributed to genes, diet, underlying medical condition, hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiency, air pollutants, infection, the list is endless. In fact, beauty procedures like hair colouring, ironing, bonding, perming and undue use of styling products can also trigger shedding. The good news is that we can fight this menace and arrest hair fall by some simple remedies. We list a few for you to try.


A good old ‘oil champi’ at least twice a week can work wonders. Massage warm oil (coconut/almond/castor/olive) gently into the hair and scalp. Leave the oil overnight, and wash your mane the next morning with a mild shampoo. The hot oil treatment increases the blood circulation to 
the hair follicles, conditions the scalp, and helps strengthen the hair roots.

Henna & Curd:

A hair pack comprising of henna and curd is a great natural remedy to prevent hair fall. Leave the mask on for 40 minutes and then wash with water. While henna is very good for strengthening the hair roots the curd adds nourishment.


Another off-the-shelf kitchen remedy for hair loss is fenugreek seeds that contain nicotinic acid and proteins. Soak a cup of fenugreek seeds in water overnight and grind them to make a smooth paste. Apply the concoction to your hair and leave for about 40 minutes. Rinse hair thoroughly with tepid water. 
Alternately, you can steep fenugreek seeds in your bottle of hair oil and leave in the sun for a day. Use the oil normally twice a week for about a month. You will notice a significant reduction in hair loss.

Onion Juice:

Onion with high sulphur content is very effective in fighting hair fall. Grate an onion and squeeze out its juice. Apply the extract liberally to the scalp using cotton swap. Leave it for about 30 minutes and rinse out with a gentle cleanser.

Aloe Vera:

The mild alkaline property of Aloe Vera reportedly helps in replenishing the natural pH level of the scalp and promoting hair growth. Scrape out the pulp from the Aloe Vera leaf and apply it to the scalp and tresses. Wait for about an hour before washing hair with normal water. 
Egg white:

Egg white is a rich source of protein, vitamins and essential nutrients that rejuvenate and stimulate hair growth. Whisk two egg whites till you get a thick consistency. Apply the blend to your scalp and hair with a brush and leave it on for about 20 minutes. To prevent dripping cover your head with a shower cap. Rinse out the egg white with normal water and then use a mild shampoo.

Apart from these natural procedures, add vitamin B, zinc, and iron supplements to your daily diet. your blood work in check for any deficiencies or aberrations, with the help of a reliable testing centre like Dr Lalchandani Labs.  Also, keep yourself hydrated, treat your hair gently and try to relax.

Now that you have an action plan, embark on your battle against hair fall. Trust us, you will soon be flaunting shinier, luscious and thicker tresses.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Lifestyle choices that will reverse your age

In the past, whether it was our parents or parents’ parents or even before that, people used to never look very old even if they were in fact. This was primarily because they had an active lifestyle by which they used to all the physically taxing work all by themselves without any help. Moreover, even the food habits which those people practiced were very simple and pure without any adulteration. As opposed to that is what we have today. With so much of convenience and comfort of junk food, most of us do not indulge in healthy eating and living. That’s the reason why people from this generation start looking tired and old just after turning thirty or thirty years of age. However, if you make some basic lifestyle changes, you can surely postpone your aging process. Let us see what those things are.

Adopt a healthy diet
If you think going on a diet means having all those fancy and frilly salads which can be quite expensive, then you are wrong! Diet does not always mean that. Even if you follow some basic ground rules like avoiding eating junk food as much as possible or less use of oil while cooking, avoiding aerated drinks, chips etc more than half of your diet concerns vanish there itself.

Hit the treadmill

By hitting the treadmill we mean that you must engage in some form of physical exercise at least for an hour. Again, it is not necessary that you must do only gym, instead you can go in for some different mode of exercise like zumba or aerobics or swimming or playing some sport etc. The options are endless. When you do some form of physical activity, not only do you stay fit, but your stamina also increases, you look fresh and it helps you become positive.

Get your beauty sleep
All the wear and tear happening inside our body happens when our body is in deep sleep. That’s the most crucial time for the body to get all the repair work done so that the next day we look all fresh. That is the reason why it is imperative for us to sleep for at least 8 hours every day. If you don’t sleep for that much time then the body cannot carry out this process completely and this can result in a number of side effects like weight gain or obesity, diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure etc.

Enjoy those intimate moments
One of the most sure shot and scientifically proven ways by which you can set your aging process in reverse is to have sex on regular basis. Sex is considered to be very effective when it comes to improving your immune system as well as helps reduce chances of heart diseases. The endorphine hormone which is released during intercourse is responsible for these health benefits.

Be optimistic
Last but certainly not the least, the secret to a happy and healthy life is to always have a positive or optimistic approach towards everything whether professional or personal. When you are positive and relaxed, your body is also at peace and this helps in relieving you of all the unnecessary stress, tension and anxiety.
These are some of the simple ways and means by which you can actually set your body clock on reverse mode. Alternatively, there are even some doctors and medical professionals who are working tirelessly to give you a longer youth with the help of diet counseling, fitness and medication like Dr Lalchandani Labs.

Friday, 21 April 2017

How to boost immunity in children

Children, particularly those in their initial formative years are extremely delicate and fragile. One small thing which their body does not accept or have tolerance immediately shows on their health.  Like for instance, they may develop some allergies, fall sick, are in general weak, suffer from cough and cold frequently etc and so on. Hence, parents need to be extra careful towards their children in order to ensure that their kids don’t fall sick and that their immunity also gets a boost. This post will help understand some of the ways and means by which you can help build or improve your child’s immunity.

Allow him or her to sleep more
You will not believe this, but one sure shot way by which you can improve your child’s immunity is to allow him or her to take a long nap. This is because when your body is resting or asleep your body carries out the necessary repair work of your muscles and bones and makes them stronger. This process will not take place of your little one does not sleep at all thereby making him prone to endless illnesses and diseases and that too, at such an early age! So encourage him or her to sleep more.

Breastfeed as much as possible
We all know how beneficial breast milk is, right? But various research studies have time and again pointed out that breast milk also contains in itself useful bacteria which help in providing nourishment to the baby by making him or her more resistant to infections and illnesses easily. No wonder why medical practitioners always suggest mothers to continue breastfeeding even after the first six months of the baby are complete.

Encourage them to play outdoor games
Allow and motivate your kid to play some sport. By engaging your kid in any physical activity, you allow the body including all the muscles and bones to grow stronger and accept infections without surrendering to them. Also, it boosts up their natural immunity. Hence, enroll your kid for sports such as swimming, basketball, volleyball etc and help them build their immune system.

Maintain hygienic settings
Another potential reason why kids can become prone to illnesses and infections is due to unhealthy or unhygienic surroundings. Make sure that the house and all the interiors are in clean and tidy conditions at all times.

Give your kid a healthy and happy meal

No, we are not referring to the meal you get at Mcdonalds but homemade meal which is healthy as well as tasty. Inculcate in your child the habit of having green leafy vegetables, sprouts, lentils, freshly prepare soups, cereals and pulses etc. Apart from this, you can even start encouraging him to have different and fresh fruits as well. If your kid consumes all these healthy foods, then there is no possibility of any infection coming even close to him or her.

Include dairy as well
Children from a very young age must be inculcated with the habit of consuming dairy products in adequate quantities. Dairy includes milk and milk products including yoghurt, buttermilk, cottage cheese, butter etc as these products will supply them with calcium and proteins in adequate quantities keeping in mind their increasing nutritional requirements.

As parents if you are worried and want to know how to improve your child’s immunity, then Dr Lalchandani Labs is the ‘to go’ place for you because at Dr Lalchandani Labs you will not only understand how strong your kid actually is but you will also understand the diet which he or she needs to follow in order to have a strong immunity.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Regular Tests One Must Get Done After 30 – Dr LalChandani Labs

Very few people age gracefully. Rest of the population grows with complications and diseases after the age of 30. We know that people tend to get unhealthy and sick after they cross 30 as the bones, muscles, digestive system, immune system etc. are not as healthy as they used to be. Once the bar of 30 is crossed, one must get serious about one’s health. A routine checkup can be of immense help to stay carefree and take precautions before it’s too late.

Mandatory Test after 30
Cholesterol Test: The more is the cholesterol, the more we tend to get bulkier and unhealthy. This test is topping the chart of tests that need to be done by everyone. Slim and fit is the mantra to lead a healthy life. With the aid of this test, you are in control of the heart diseases which are likely to attack you. As there are no prominent symptoms of high cholesterol, getting a test done is the most feasible way.
Blood Pressure Test: As high blood pressure has a serious effect on heart and kidney, a test of blood pressure is a must. With the hectic lifestyle and food habit, people have gotten more prone to high blood pressure. Keep a check and stay safe.
Breast Examination: Off late, many women are detected with breast cancer and after 30 women are more vulnerable to cancer. Getting a routine screening of the breasts can be a better option. Apart from a physical examination by a gynaecologist,  there is a simple X-ray of each of the breasts and the process is called mammogram. This test is recommended as the detection is quicker and immediate steps can be taken if diagnosed positive without delaying the stage. After all, it is known to all how deadly and life threating the term Cancer is.
Thyroid Test: Thyroid test is done to check if there is any problem in the thyroid gland. This test should be done after 30 to check if the gland is in proper function and not creating any health related issues like weight gain, periods, constipation, weight loss and much more. After 30, males and females start putting on weight owing to the responsibilities taking over priorities of health. Getting this test done can release the stress of people especially women who are phobic to put on weight.
Diabetes Test: Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are quite common these days. These tests are mandatory to keep a check of high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and even heart disease. Regular diabetes tests such as HBA1C and blood sugar can keep a heck on one’s blood sugar level. HBA1c is a very good indicator of an average of 2-3 month of sugar level in your body. Many times it can tell you if you are in a pre-diabetic stage where you can still avoid diabetes through simple lifestyle changes without having to take any medicines before its too late.
Liver Test: A regular check of liver once every 6 months is highly recommended to those who love to drink alcohol. A simple blood test is good enough to indicate your liver’s overall health especially to rule out any possible effect of alcohol on liver, which is the number one cause of liver serosis. One can also get an ultrasound of abdomen to detect a fatty liver or possible kidney stones. If detected early liver serosis can be completely avoided and even reversed, as we know our liver is self-healing, all it needs are just some simple changes in lifestyle.
These are the important tests that need to be undertaken regularly for staying away from diseases. An apple a day keeps the doctor away is not suitable because the apple might not be as natural as they used to be. One thing is for sure “Regular tests a year can keep the diseases away”.

Health can’t be compromised with any luxuries in the world because, without health, no other luxury holds any meaning. Live life to the fullest and prioritize your luxury that is health before it is late. A healthy body is a food for the healthy mind too. It is time to beat the reasons of unhealthy life. It’s your life, own it!

Thursday, 6 April 2017


Depression is a state of mind that travels to an unhealthy and obnoxious way of leading a lifestyle. A person going through this needs help in every way possible from the closed relations. By help, if you stick to offering your shoulder to let the person shed tears, then it is a myth. You have to be ready for more than that as they need constant support and encouragement. It won’t be a task easily doable; it demands to understand and acting accordingly. There are proven ways to help a depressed person.

Five proven ways to help one in depression

There can be many reasons for depression; life, career, health and genetic.

Share Success Stories: Depression is a mental condition that needs the attention of the people living with the person going through it. Depressed people like to float in their small world of thoughts. Spend time with the person and share success stories of your life or maybe lives of others who have eventually come out of such situations. This can be inspiring.
Be all ears: A person going through depression likes to be heard. If you be all ears and spend some of your valuable time with the person, the person tends to feel important. This feeling of importance is a great way in helping one in depression. A good laugh with them can be positive in all aspects.
Stay Positive: Helping a person out who is depressed can take a toll on you as their behavior is unpredictable and you need to be ready for anything that comes your way. As a result, you might lose on your self-confidence. It is, therefore, imperative that you are keeping your mind positive and ready for helping the person. Your positivity should get transferred to the person in need. It shouldn’t be the other way around. Be in constant touch through social media platforms and share funny and motivational videos on WhatsApp, Facebook and get the person involved in social media groups if any.
Get the person encouraged to get into social work: Helping the needy has an amazing feeling that people can dive into and come out fresh. With such shift in focus from the negativity around the person, he or she will be motivated towards the next day and gradually reduce the level of depression that one is going through.
Help them identify their Core Strengths: Strengths can build the mind-power that no one can challenge. A person with depression hovering around can pull down a person from high to low and that can be really difficult in changing the thought process of the person. Spend time and help them identify their strengths. With this, they will have high self-esteem will more to do with life. Strengths are the keys to open the doors of weakness that can be killing every day.

Doing these small tasks for the ones you love can mean the world to them. You will see a gradual change in them, getting over the depression in subtle ways. You will be happier than them, trust me!
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