Month: 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.

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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.

Thyroid Function Test

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.

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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?

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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.

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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 intaking 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.

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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 Lalchandani Labs.

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.