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.
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
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
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
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.
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.
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
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 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.