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As we all know that the impacts of Covid-19 are aggressively increasing day by day. As per information collected and verified, no antibodies have been introduced in the market that can effectively cease the cause of this disease. It cannot be cured, it can only be prevented with safety tools. However, it has been noticed that coronavirus is taking too much time to show up the symptoms. In other words, without even letting the effective person know, it may be serious. This is one of the major reasons why Covid-19 tests are necessary.

There are different types of Covid-19 antibody tests available that help us find out if you’ve had a past infection with SARS-CoV-2 and our body produces enough antibodies to fight against the infection. Let’s understand what the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein IgG antibody test is

SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein IgG Antibody Test

The SARS-COV-2 Spike Protein Antibody test is designed to detect the presence and amount of antibodies specific to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The SARS-COV-2 Spike protein IgG antibody test is designed to find out the protective immunity level achieved post vaccination. The motive of this test is to aware the people whether they have the antibodies that will fight against the spike protein. For this purpose, Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory has started the SARS-COV-2 Spike Protein Antibody test. So get your post vaccination spike protein IgG antibody test done today at Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory Today.

Importance of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein IgG Antibody Test

Despite lakhs being vaccinated daily, cases of Covid-19 are increasing day by day. Covid-19 vaccines help our bodies to develop immunity, and there are more than one vaccine available in India right now and all vaccines work in different ways to offer protection. But despite the various factors of vaccination, Covid-19 vaccine may fail to produce enough antibodies. Some factors associated with low immunity response after post vaccinations are old age, drinking regularly after post vaccination, genetic background and more(source). So how does one know whether the covid-19 vaccine has produced enough antibodies? With the help of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein IgG we can measure the level of antibodies produced in the body after vaccination. 

Conclusion

As we all now understand why after post vaccination, SARS-CoV-2 spike protein IgG antibody test is important. So book your test now, For more information call us at 9166125555 or visit www.blallab.com.

The number of active cases of COVID-19 has been slowly reducing since late September 2020 and it was then that most public places, colleges, offices, and schools began to open. Despite this, COVID protocols were being maintained with the maximum inspection in all such public places. As of February 2021, more than half of all the Indian states reported that there was not a single death due to COVID-19 and this opened the way in some much-needed hope(Source). But suddenly we are facing the worst result of Covid-19. With a massive second wave of coronavirus in India, one in five people in the world is currently being infected in India.

‘Why Covid-19 is spreading so faster’ has been a question that public health experts and scientists are trying to figure out — is it because the public is not strictly following COVID-19 guidelines (wearing masks and maintaining safe distance), or due to the new mutant of the COVID-19 virus or a combination of both? On the other hand, experts are trying to find the answer to another question- why is the second wave of Covid-19 so dangerous?

Why is the second wave of Covid-19 so dangerous?

As we know that the second wave of Covid-19 is spreading much, much faster than the first one. The double mutant variant of the coronavirus has produced a significant rise in the number of infected cases. Scientists believe that this hassle is about 70 times more infectious than the previous one. The second wave of Covid-19 disease, has brought the country’s healthcare system to its knees. 

(Source: JHU CSSE COVID-19 Data)

Experts say this quick increase shows that the second wave of Covid-19 is spreading much faster across the country.

Expected Duration of Second Wave

(Source: JHU CSSE COVID-19 Data)

Many states like Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh have been counting the number of cases peaking either equal to or more than their earlier records from the previous year. Scientists expect this Second Wave of Covid-19 to last more than 2 or 3 months.

Conclusion

We all need to be strong to face this second wave and follow all the guidelines decided by the Government. To fight with Covid-19 infection, Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is providing Covid-19 test and SARS-COV2 Spike Protein IgG antibody test. For more information visit www.blallab.com or call us at 9166125555.

Introduction

Each year on April 7, World health day is celebrated to spread awareness about global health. Every year the World Health Organization(WHO) chooses a theme to make people aware, and the theme of World health day 2021 is, “Building a fairer, Healthier world.” World health day is  a knock at our door to make us aware that health is the most important thing in life. As we know that the world is facing COVID-19 pandemic from the last 1 year, and during this duration we learned why health is really the real wealth.

Importance of Good Health

Good Health is the opposite of disease means the protection of the body from social, physical, and mental disorders. Most frequently discussed types of health are mental, and physical health. A person who has good physical health means that all parts of his body does not have any disease and bodily functions and processes working at their peak. While mental and social health is represented by the ability of a person to achieve social tasks assigned to him without fault or error.

Undoubtedly, good health is very important in a person’s life. Let’s see some point why health is important

  • Helps You Live Longer
  • Control Your Stress
  • Protect your Sight
  • Lower Medical Costs
  • Increase your Fertility
  • Consider your Self-Esteem
  • Feel Better About Yourself
  • Enjoy life well

Importance of health checkups

In this faster lived life, where we are always on the go, we hardly spare any time for ourselves – to review our health condition, check whether we are eating properly, taking ample amounts of sleep, exercising regularly, and so on. While we aren’t unaware of the fact that all these petty things are what exactly govern our lives and help us stay fit and healthy, we do not much care about our health condition, until we’ve run out of time. We fall sick only to discover we’ve been inactive and uninformed about our health issues we already knew were brewing for a long time.

Preventive health checkups can help find potential health problems before they become an issue. When you see your doctor regularly, they are able to detect disease early. Early detection of disease gives you the best chance for getting the right treatment quickly, avoiding any difficulty. By getting the correct health services you are taking important steps toward living a longer, healthier life.

One of the best benefits of getting tested on a regular basis is that you’re able to keep a tab on your health. Your test results help in examining your current state and diagnosing your chances of suffering from a chronic disease if necessary measures are not taken right away. In addition to this, if you’ve already been diagnosed with a disease and are going through a treatment, regular health checkup aids in keeping an eye on your condition and telling whether your condition has improved or deteriorated since the start of the treatment.

Conclusion

With Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory by your side, regular health checkups will never be an issue. To book now, call 9166125555 or visit www.blallab.com.

We all know how important and good exercise is for us, but we may not know why or what exercise can do for us. Getting the right amount of an exercise can increase your energy levels and helps to improve your mood. The health benefits of regular exercise are hard to ignore. Our body is designed to be regularly active, and it develops a problem if we spend most of the time sitting and minimize our regular exercise.

Physical activity or regular exercise can reduce the risk of several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer etc. If you do 30 minutes daily exercise you can enjoy these benefits

  • Improve your mood
  • Boost Your energy
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Prevents many health problems like heart attack, diabetes, depression, anxiety, etc.

Best Exercises to Lose Weight at Home

Planks

Plank exercise is one of the most important exercises for the stomach, and it can boost your metabolism. It is the best exercise to strengthen your core and work out different muscle groups at once. The best part of this exercise is that you can do this anywhere, and you do not need any special equipment for this exercise.

Planks strengthen your shoulders, quads, triceps, spine, core and lats when done properly. If you are feeling back pain while sitting at an office desk all day, planks can help to improve your gesture.

Push-ups

We all heard about the push-ups but few of us know about the benefits of it. Push-ups are a very popular exercise to strengthen your upper body and the core. If we include push-ups in our daily exercise routine, it improves muscle mass and cardiovascular health. Push-ups help to increase mental toughness, burn more calories and strengthen your muscle.

Push-ups are absolutely free, you don’t need to buy a single piece of equipment nor do you need to buy expensive gym memberships. Another thing that is great about push-ups is that they are very versatile. You can do them anywhere, in your bedroom, office, beach, gym, park and more other places where you can do push-ups.

Skipping Rope

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, most of the people can’t go to the gym, and it is difficult for them to manage a workout without a gym. But skipping rope is one of the easy, convenient and best exercises to lose weight at home. Skipping rope helps to build stamina, improve lung capacity and tighten your core. Skipping rope can burn 200 calories in 10 minutes and also strengthen your butt, legs, belly and arms.

Skipping rope is the best exercise to reduce the risk of heart disease & stroke. It also increases your concentration and keeps your body calm.

Squats

Squats are one of the best compound exercises to strengthen your body. You don’t need any special equipment for this exercise, and you can do this at home. Squats are considered as a full body benefit and most of the people thought that this is only for legs. 

Let’s look at the benefits of squats.

  • It is not only leg exercise, it can give you impressive physiques
  • Squats reduce fat and keep you slim and trim
  • It boosts metabolism
  • It helps to provide better posture
  • Prevent injuries
  • More mobility
  • Improve digestion
  • Perfect for back problems

Yoga

Yoga is an ancient practice that brings together mind and body. If you do yoga daily it will benefit you mentally and physically. Yoga is known for releasing stress and promoting relaxation. Most of the style is focused on breathing during yoga. There are different types of yoga like Hatha yoga, Kundalini yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Bikram yoga, hot yoga and many more.

There are lots of health benefits to do yoga

  • Improve posture
  • Increase flexibility
  • Muscle strength
  • Increase blood flow
  • Improves lung function
  • Help you sleep better

Conclusion

Health is very important in our life, and it is also important to maintain it. Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is providing dietician consultation service and various weight loss packages that will help you to reduce weight and live a healthy lifestyle.

Read More: Importance of Health Checkups for Obese People, Advanced Thyroid Test

World tuberculosis day is observed on 24th March each year. This day comes to build awareness about tuberculosis that still remains a pandemic for the world. One and a half million people die each year from this disease (Source).

If we talk about the impact of this epidemic on India it is very huge. Before the covid-19 pandemic, India was dealing with tuberculosis. This disease killed nearly 4,50,000 people in India and 2.64 million Indians were affected by this disease in 2019 (Source).

Tuberculosis is one of the deadliest infectious killers. It is one of the biggest health issues in India. Tuberculosis is caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and these bacteria attack the lung, kidney, spine, and brain.

Read This: What is Tuberculosis: Symptoms, Prevention, and Everything Else You Must Know

World Tuberculosis Day 2021: The Clock Is Ticking

World tuberculosis day is a worldwide event that is held by the World Health Organization(WHO) to spread awareness about tuberculosis. These events have different themes and slogans every year. This year Stop TB Partnership has selected “The Clock is Ticking” as the world tuberculosis day 2021 theme to boost awareness.

Tuberculosis is rising in India day by day and it is important to get treatment quickly that is followed by the doctor. Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is providing important tuberculosis diagnostics tests 

Let’s check out these tests

AFB- Detection of DNA (TB-PCR)Detects and differentiates Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) from non-tuberculosis Mycobacterium species (NTM) in a qualitative form using Real-time PCR.Sputum, BAL, Pleural fluid, Menstrual blood, Endometrium, Biopsy, Tissue, Urine, Ascitic fluid, Synovial fluid, Body fluid, Semen, CerebroSpinal Fluid (CSF), Fine Needle Aspirate Cytology (FNAC) 
AFB-GenoType CM (Common Mycobacteria) SCREENIdentification of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex as well as the following nontuberculous mycobacterial species- M. avium, M. chelonae, M. abscessus, M. fortuitum, M. gordonae, M. intracellulare, M. scrofulaceum, M. interjectum, M. kansasii, M. malmoense, M. marinum/M. ulcerans, M. peregrinum, and M. xenopi Culture Isolate
AFB-MDR Screen- First Line Drugs Detects presence of MTB and its resistance to Rifampicin and IsoniazidCulture, Sputum, BAL, Pleural fluid, Menstrual blood, Endometrium, Biopsy, Tissue, Urine, Ascitic fluid, Synovial fluid, Body fluid, Semen, CerebroSpinal Fluid (CSF), Fine Needle Aspirate Cytology (FNAC)
AFB-MDR Screen- Second Line Drugs Detects presence of MTB and its resistance to Fluoroquinolones, Kanamycin, Amikacin, Capreomycin and ViomycinCulture, Sputum, BAL, Pleural fluid, Menstrual blood, Endometrium, Biopsy, Tissue, Urine, Ascitic fluid, Synovial fluid, Body fluid, Semen, CerebroSpinal Fluid (CSF), Fine Needle Aspirate Cytology (FNAC)
TB Panel 1ZN staining, AFB detection by Rapid Culture and MDR First Line Drugs Sputum, BAL, Pleural fluid, Menstrual blood, Endometrium, Biopsy, Tissue, Urine, Ascitic fluid, Synovial fluid, Body fluid, Semen, CerebroSpinal Fluid (CSF), Fine Needle Aspirate Cytology (FNAC) 
TB Panel 2ZN staining, AFB detection by Rapid Culture and AFB- Detection of DNA (TB-PCR) Sputum, BAL, Pleural fluid, Menstrual blood, Endometrium, Biopsy, Tissue, Urine, Ascitic fluid, Synovial fluid, Body fluid, Semen, CerebroSpinal Fluid (CSF), Fine Needle Aspirate Cytology (FNAC)

Other than this we also do a manual culture for Tuberculosis detection.

Conclusion

As we know that TB is a global pandemic and can affect all age groups. We need to be aware of ourselves and others. It can be prevented by getting a diagnosis and treatment early.

Book an appointment: (https://www.blallab.com/

Read More: Advanced Thyroid Test – Everything You Need to Know, Importance of Health Checkups for Obese People

For some decades healthcare issues have been a major problem in both rural and urban areas of Rajasthan. 

Rajasthan is underperforming in the health sector; Health is one of the crucial concerns which Rajasthan state is facing right now. 

From the geographical point of view, Rajasthan is the largest state of India by area and most of the areas are distant and unapproachable, So providing healthcare services to such areas are very important.

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory has been working for the last 30 years with a motive, to provide the best diagnostic services for every citizen of Rajasthan either they belong to rural, or urban areas. For achieving this aim, Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is providing various business models, so that you can join us in this noble cause. 

Choose the business model according to your need

Point of Care Labs (POC)

This business model is for those who already have a small existing diagnostic laboratory setup in 500-600 square feet with paper proof. The laboratory setup should be owned/rented or on lease at a prominent location. 

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory will provide help to these diagnostic laboratory setups to contribute world quality diagnostic services to its customers with our largest test menu, laboratory management setup, latest technologies in diagnostic services. 

We have 500+ experienced team members in the Marketing, Sales, Admin, HR departments that will help you to grow your business offline and online.

Apply Now: https://www.blallab.com/Franchising-Opportunity.php

LAB Acquisition

In this business model, the partner should have 1500 sq. ft. or more with the existing diagnostic lab/radiology lab setup. 

This business model helps to empower medium-sized setup with our superior customer care services, quality assurance, and largest test menu. 

Apply Now: https://www.blallab.com/Lab-Acquisition.php

Hospital Lab Management

We know that laboratory service in the hospital is very important. It is a highly functional area, but most of the hospital does not give importance to it, and they may fail regarding profit and quality services.

Hospital Lab Management gives an extra edge to hospitals to offer the best quality diagnostic care services to their patients while maintaining a core focus on providing their basic healthcare services.

If you want to connect with us then you should have a minimum of 1500 sq. Ft. Space along with OPD’s above 100/day.

Apply Now: https://www.blallab.com/Hospital-Lab-Management.php

Why Connect with us?

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory has a center of excellence that brings expertise in Clinical Pathology, Biochemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Serology, and Molecular Biology. 

Let’s understand why you should connect with us.

  • Better Laboratory Management: The achievement of any laboratory depends on how you manage it. We have a fully qualified team with great experience in managing labs.
  • Enhance your quality: The quality of the lab depends on some factors like integrating, reporting, and sample testing. We will provide you a laboratory information management system (LIMS) that creates a conducive environment where data is transferred from machines to the software and vice versa in the easiest way possible.
  • Enhance your services: This depends on various factors like right people working, best possible equipment, advice from an experienced person so from all this sector Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory will guide you and provide you the best result.
  • Expand test menu: If you have a wide range of tests then you can reach a broad number of customers, so if you collaborate with us you have full access to 1200+ test menus.
  • Reach More Audience: If you connect with us you will gain more customers, which are engaged with us for a long time.
  • More Platform: Building an online presence is time-consuming because it is not something that happens overnight. We have a great presence on an online platform so if you connect with you will get that benefit.
  • The Latest Technology: We are using the best technologies in diagnostic services like RT-PCR, high-end technology BSL-2, and more advanced technology.
  • 5 Lac + customer: Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is providing its diagnostic services to 5 lac + customers every year in Rajasthan. This graph is increasing every year.
  • 50 Lac+ Test: 50 Lac + test is done every year in Rajasthan by Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory.
  • 50 + Collection Center: Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory started its journey in 1991 with 1 center. Now we are the only pathology network that has 50+ collection centers in Rajasthan and 5 regional laboratories at  Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Kotputli, and Sikar. 
  • NABL Approved: Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is approved by the National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL). 

The Power of Partnership

Name: Dr. Prashant Chaudhary

Position: Owner

Lab Name: Vijay Diagnostics Center, Fatehpur

Business Model: Point of Care Lab

Feedback: We have been running our path lab for the last 15 years and from this year we collaborate with Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory, which is helping us a lot in improving our business here with their experience in all the basic and important techniques in the path lab field. 

I hope in the future we develop a great bonding and improve our working environment with them. 

Name: Umesh Kumar Saini

Position: Owner

Lab Name: Getwell Laboratory, Bansur

Business Model: Point of Care Lab

Feedback: I am very grateful that you have given me a chance to work with you. My experience is very good and your support system is very strong. It’s a very short time and my business is increasing and people are also satisfied with the quality reports. 

Hoping for the best in the future and a long team association. 

How these business models are transforming rural healthcare across Rajasthan?

Let’s check out how these business models are transforming rural healthcare across Rajasthan. 

  • In rural areas, laboratories do not have a good infrastructure and they do not focus on cleanliness but Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory provides well infrastructure and clean laboratories. 
  • In the rural area, most of the tests are not available but Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is offering a 1200+ test menu. 
  • Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is using the latest technology for tests so that you don’t need to wait for a report too much. 
  • After the test, you can check your report on mobile with the help of Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory LIMS. You don’t need to go to the laboratory for your report.

Conclusion

Grab an opportunity to be a part of this fastest-growing diagnostic laboratory of Rajasthan.

Read More: Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory has Started 12 new (POC) Point of Care Labs in Rajasthan, Why Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is the frontrunner in diagnostic services in Rajasthan?

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is Rajasthan’s largest diagnostics service provider. The mission of Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is to provide the best diagnostic services in Rajasthan, and for the last 30 years, we are working on it.

We’re committed to serving our services to Small Cities, Towns, and Villages in Rajasthan. Our aim is to provide world-class quality diagnostic services to every place of Rajasthan.

With this determination, Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory has opened 12 new (POC) Point of care labs in Rajasthan, so that the people can get the right diagnosis.

Let’s see where we opened our 12 (POC) Point of care labs in Rajasthan.

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory, Bansur

Address: Opposite Government Hospital, Near Shiv Medical Hall Bansur, Rajasthan 301402 

Contact No: 8440844037, 7891277571

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory, Chomu

Address: jamuna tower, thana mode, above hdfc bank chomu, Rajasthan 303702

Contact No: 9166125555

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory, Churu

Address: Opposite D B Hospital, Near Line Police, Gate No. 1 Churu, Rajasthan 331001

Contact No: 01562-252705, 6375823116

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory, Fatehpur

Address: Vijay Diagnostic Center, Near Dhanuka Hospital, Fatehpur Shekhawati, District – Sikar Fatehpur, Rajasthan 332301

Contact No: 7073331173

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory, Jhunjhunu

Address: 1/120 Housing Board, Opposite Ambedkar Bhawan, Churu Road jhunjhunu, Rajasthan 333001

Contact No: 9983569555, 7413922222

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory, Kuchaman City

Address: Pyarelal X-ray and Diagnostic Centre, Near Government Hospital, Kuchaman City, Rajasthan 341508

Contact No: 9829193381, 9680561561

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory, Malpura

Address: Shri Krishna X-Ray & Diagnostic Center, Near New Government Hospital Road, Railway Station Road, Malpura, Tonk, Rajasthan 304502

Contact No: 6376328840, 9214439997

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory, Neemrana

Address: My Health Wellness, Shop No 155 to 159, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Neemrana City Centre Neemrana, Rajasthan 301706

Contact No: 9314241100, 01494294006

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory, Phulera

Address: Opposite New Government, Jobner Road, Phulera phulera, Rajasthan

Contact No: 9166823696

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory, Raisingh Nagar

Address: Block A, W.N. 22, Panchayat Samiti Road Raisingh Nagar, Rajasthan 322021

Contact No: 9875251598, 9610251598

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory, Tonk

Address: Jain Sonography & Diagnostic Center, Near Natraj Hotel, Mehandi Bagh, Patel Circle, Tonk, Rajasthan 304001

Contact No: 9828242457, 9828535253

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory, Sawai Madhopur

Address: First Floor, Opposite Government Nursery, Near General Hospital, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322021

Contact No: 07462-235533, 8209216925

Who can join us?

Already have Diagnostic & Radiology Lab Setup:

If you already have a lab setup and want to connect with us then you have to provide some information to us.

1.  Paper Proof

2.  Lab is on rent, lease and owned

New Setup:

If you don’t have any lab setup and want to become our business partner then you should have 500-600 sq. ft. Space for diagnostic laboratory setup and paper proof. You have to be strongly committed to quality, customer care, and trust.

Why Join Us?

Our partners will get some benefits and they are

  1. State of the art fully equipped central laboratory
  2. Largest test menu
  3. Direct excess to expert panel
  4. Logistics system
  5. Optimized It and information management system
  6. Access to regular CMEs, Conferences and Seminars
  7. A high-quality control program
  8. Extensive research and development support

Read More: frontrunner in diagnostic services in Rajasthan, Complete Suraksha Package in Rajasthan

Before jumping on the topic importance of health checkups for obese people, first, we need to understand what is obesity and its other factors.

What is Obesity?

If a person carries an excessive amount of body fat then the person is obsessed with obesity. Obesity is a medical disease and worldwide health concern. Obesity can be caused by genetic or environmental factors. 

If someone has obesity, they may be at risk of other diseases like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers. If someone’s Body Mass Index(BMI) is 30 0r greater, then they are overweight.  

What is Body Mass Index(BMI)?

It is hard to measure body fat directly, so it is measured by Body Mass Index. Healthcare providers use this tool to measure body fat. BMI measures the weight related to height. 

Formula of BMI calculation is BMI= weight(kg)/height(m)²

Ex. Weight= 68kg, Height= 1.65m

BMI= 68/(1.65*1.65)= 24.98

Now understand who is overweight, underweight, and obese. 

BMIClass
18.5 or underunderweight
18.5 to <25.0Normal Weight
25.0 to <30.0Overweight
30.0 to <35.0Class 1 obesity
35.0 to <40.0Class 2 obesity
40.0 to <45.0Class 3 obesity

What Causes Obesity?

There are many reasons for this

  • If you are consuming more calories without burning them, those extra calories can lead to obesity. 
  • If you are not sleeping well then it can increase the risk of obesity. 
  • Some people have genes that do not allow losing weight. 
  • Leading a sedentary lifestyle can also lead to obesity. 
  • What is your environment at home, school, and in your community, can influence how you are active and what you are eating. 

Now come to the topic

Importance of Health Checkups 

We all know that obesity is rapidly increasing in our country and being overweight may increase other diseases like heart problems, diabetes, cancer, etc. We all know that getting rid of being overweight instantly is impossible.

Weight Loss Packages

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is offering various weight loss packages and the packages incorporates all the relevant consultations and tests required to check the causes of obesity and also helps in planning early interventions. A consultation by our dietitian is an essential part of weight loss packages.

Let’s check out what this package is offering

  • Weight Loss up to 10 kgs
  • Inch Loss (2-3 Inches)*
  • Upto 20 Consultation Sessions
  • Customized Diet Plans
  • BMI Measurements
  • BP Measurements
  • Reports Consultations
  • Weekly Low Calories Recipes
  • 1 Blood Sugar Test
  • 1 Hb% Test
  • 1 Lipid Profile Test

Conclusion

We underestimate obesity, it is a very complex disease. It can diminish the quality of life. Obesity is a treatable disease but only if we understand the importance of health checkups. 

Also Read: Advanced Thyroid Test, What is Tuberculosis, Save Tax with Suraksha Health Checkup Packages

Before jumping to today topic about the Advanced Thyroid Test, understand the thyroid and its function.

What is Thyroid?

The gland is a small organ in our body that is located in the front of the neck. It is wrapped around the windpipe. It is shaped like a bow tie that extends around the side of your throat. That gland is thyroid or thyroid is a gland. 

This gland makes thyroid hormones that help or control many vital functions of your body. The hormones travel in your blood to all your body. When these thyroid hormones don’t work properly, they can impact your body.  

What does Thyroid Do?

The thyroid plays an important role in your body. It releases and controls the thyroid hormones that control your metabolism with specific hormones like T4(thyroxine), T3(triiodothyronine). These hormones tell the body cells how much energy to use. 

There is a supreme leader called the pituitary gland located in the center of the skull below your brain. This pituitary gland monitors and controls the amount of thyroid hormone in your blood. This pituitary gland is called the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). 

Thyroid Disease

A condition called hyperthyroidism occurs when your thyroid makes too much thyroid hormone, then your body uses energy quickly. When this condition occurs you feel tired, fast heartbeat, weight loss and feel nervous. 

There is another condition called hypothyroidism that occurs when your thyroid makes too few thyroid hormones in your body. It makes you feel tired, weight gain and feel cold. 

Now let’s understand the Advanced Thyroid Test

What is the Advanced Thyroid Test?

We know that the thyroid gland makes thyroid hormones like T3 and T4. The thyroid gland consistently releases these hormones in our body. So the blood test determines the number of hormones produced by the gland. 

A blood test finds out the amount of TSH, T3, and T4 in our blood. Some thyroid hormones are bound for certain proteins in the blood and only unbound thyroid hormones are active and effective. These free thyroid hormones are called FT3 and FT4(F stands for free).

Advanced Thyroid Test

If the number of thyroid hormones T3 and T4 is high or low in our blood, there is an imbalance. These tests find out the levels of substance and what is causing the imbalance. 

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

If the level of this hormone is high means hypothyroidism. And if TSH levels in the blood are low maybe a sign of hyperthyroidism. 

Free Triiodothyronine (FT3) and Free Thyroxine (FT4)

High levels of these free hormones in the body may be a sign of overactive thyroid, and low levels could be a sign of underactive thyroid. 

Conclusion

Now we know about advanced thyroid test and why it is important. If there are any symptoms of thyroid visit the doctor. 

Also Read: What is Tuberculosis, How to Save Tax with Suraksha Health Checkup Packages

What is Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis (TB),  is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs, caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria spread through the air from person to person, when an infected individual coughs or sneezes out the bacteria, spreading it through the air to be breathed in by others and mainly attacks the lungs, but it can affect other areas of the body such as the brain, kidney, or spine.

What Are the Symptoms of TB?

TB disease usually grows slowly, and it may take some weeks before you notice you’re unwell. Your symptoms might not begin until months or even years after you were initially affected. The infection may go through three stages:

Primary TB Infection

This is when the bacteria first arrive in your body.  Primary infection, occurs in people without specific immunity, In general, normal children and young adults who have not previously been exposed to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. 

In most people, this causes no symptoms but others may experience fever or pulmonary symptoms. 

Latent TB Infection

This TB bacteria can live in the body without making you sick. This is called latent TB infection. They do not have any symptoms but can possibly develop active TB disease.

Active Disease

Active TB disease is contagious. That means it can be reached from one person to another. It is most often spread through the air.

Symptoms

  • Cough that lasts two weeks or more
  • Pain in the chest        
  • Coughing up blood or thick mucous
  • Night sweats
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Weight loss
  • Not wanting to eat
  • Fever
  • Swollen neck gland(s)

How to Prevent TB?

Prevention is the key to stop the transmission of TB. Tuberculosis is a preventable disease if detected and treated early. It consists of early diagnosis and treatment of active TB to stop contagious.

If you have been in contact with someone who has active tuberculosis or thinks you may have, consult your health care provider. If you plan to travel to countries with high rates of TB, visit a health care provider or travel health care clinic 6 weeks before you leave. If you believe you are at risk of getting tuberculosis, ask about getting a skin test:

  • before your trip
  • after your trip

How Is Tuberculosis Diagnosed?

The most regularly used diagnostic tool for TB is a simple skin test, though blood tests are becoming more commonplace.

Blood tests

Blood is used to confirm or rule out latent or active tuberculosis. These tests measure your immune system’s reaction to tuberculosis bacteria.

Imaging tests

If your skin test comes positive, your doctor is likely to order a chest X-ray or a CT scan. This may show white spots in your lungs where your immune system has separate TB bacteria, or it may disclose changes in your lungs caused by active TB. CT scans provide more-detailed images than do X-rays.

Sputum tests

If a chest X-ray shows signs of tuberculosis, your doctor may take samples of your sputum — the mucus that comes up when you cough. The samples are tested for tuberculosis bacteria.

Treatment of TB

If you have TB, but do not have active TB disease you should get preventive therapy. The most usual protective therapy is a daily dose of the antibiotic isoniazid (INH) taken as a single daily pill for six to nine months. You are not infectious if you have latent TB.

In case of active TB disease, you will probably be treated with a combination of antibacterial medications for a period of six to 12 months. 

There are drugs currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating tuberculosis. Of the approved drugs, the first-line anti-TB agents that form the core of treatment regimens are:

  • isoniazid (INH)
  • rifampin (RIF)
  • ethambutol (EMB)
  • pyrazinamide (PZA)

Conclusion

A healthy immune system is very crucial nowadays. It is the best defense against TB.  It is very important to finish the medicine, and take the drugs exactly as prescribed. Know you know what is tuberculosis and how we can prevent it.

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