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When you have diabetes, it is normal for you to feel irritated, depressed or angry. You are overwhelmed with so many emotions all at once. You would know what you need to do in order to stay healthy, but sticking to your plan can be difficult. This section provides tips on dealing with diabetes, eating healthy, and being active.

Eat Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

The Heart Association has assembled an online collection of delicious, diabetes-friendly recipes to satisfy your cravings, be it sweet, savory or salted.

Exercise daily

Physiologists and related professionals can help you find a routine that suits your fitness level. Regular exercise helps improve your blood sugar levels, balance, coordination, and overall health. Many senior centers also offer programs for older people as they tend to be the most affected by this disease.

Eat Healthily

There is no specific diet for diabetes, but the intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and animal products that are low, having adequate sweet content in them, and processed foods can control your blood sugar and prevent complications. It is also important to stay hydrated throughout the day. Registered dieticians can help you plan a meal specific to you.

Living actively

Consult your doctor if you have any questions about diabetes.
Set a goal to be active on most days of the week. Start slowly for 3 minutes, 3 times a day.

Work to increase the strength of your muscles twice a week. Use stretch bands, do yoga, gardening (digging and planting with tools) or try push-ups for your daily exercise. Stay healthy by following your meal plan, walking and jogging.

Reduce Stress

If you are undergoing a lot of stress then it will definitely affect your daily life. So make sure to avoid stress as much as possible and try to live a happy and healthy life free of diabetes.

Keep a check on your sugar level regularly and take the advice of a doctor. Do not take diabetes medicine on your own and always consult your doctor before taking any medication. You should be very cautious if you are pregnant. Pregnant women face a lot of issues if they are diabetic. Consult your doctor on a regular basis and be very careful of your diet.

Note: Ask for help when frustrated. A mental health counselor, support group, community member, friend, or family member. Anyone who listens to you and your problems would help you to get over it.

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Do you know what superfood is and how is it different from ordinary food? Today, the main focus of people is on their health. For this, people maintain their diet and food intake and also go to the gym regularly to stay healthy. There are many people who suffer from diabetes and therefore, their certain food items one can take to improve their condition. These food items are known as a superfood for diabetes and some of them are listed below.

Non-Starchy vegetables

Vegetables that are high in starch content will have higher GI and they are not suitable for diabetes patients. A diabetic person will have to eat non-starchy vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, bitter gourd, gourd, spinach, etc. Non-starch vegetables contain vitamins, fibers, and phytochemicals which constitute a heavy diet. As diabetic patients should avoid staying hungry, these vegetables could keep their appetite under control. These vegetables are also low in calories and carbohydrates. They have a GI level of less than 55.

Greek yogurt

Studies have shown that if you add Greek yogurt to your daily diet, then you will reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 14%. Therefore it is highly recommended to include Greek yogurt full of probiotics, calcium, and protein in your diet.

Cabbage and leafy green vegetables

Bananas, cabbage, and green leafy vegetables are full of vitamins. Vitamin A and K are found in abundance in such vegetables. Keel contains a chemical called glucosinolates that help neutralize the substances which are a cause for cancer. It is also full of potassium and helps to manage blood pressure. Hence, it is called a superfood for diabetes.

Tomatoes

Whether you eat a raw or cooked tomato, it is better than just food for you. Lycopene is an antioxidant and it eliminates the risk of cancer. Along with tomatoes, you should also intake fruits which fall in the non-starchy category and have a low GI. A diabetic patient should eat up to 200 grams of tomatoes every day.

Berries

Diabetes has a negative effect on your eyes, so to avoid this, it is important that you include berries in your diet daily. These fruits filled with vitamin C are considered to be the powerhouse of anti-oxidants. Berries are high in antioxidants and they reduce the risk of heart related diseases and cancer.

Orange or other citrus fruits

Citrus fruits like oranges and grapes are full of fibers and are said to be the enemies of diabetes. But remember one thing, do not drink their juice but consume them in their raw form. The GI score of orange is 40 while the GI score of orange juice reaches 50. The grape has the lowest GI score of 25.

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Note: The tips and advice suggested in the article is general information and should not be considered as professional medical advice. Consult your doctor before starting any kind of fitness program or making any changes in your diet.

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the blood sugar level in your body increases. The main source of energy in your body is the blood sugar stored in it and it comes by the intake of food rich in carbohydrates. The insulin hormone produced by the pancreas helps the glucose present in your food to be used for preparing and storing energy in your cells. Now sometimes it might happen that your body does not make a sufficient amount of insulin. The glucose then stays in your blood and does not reach your cells.

If the glucose level in your blood increases, you may incur some health problems. Most common of which is Diabetes. Although there is no permanent cure for diabetes, there sure are certain steps that you can follow to manage your blood sugar level and stay healthy. But for this, you will have to know the reasons behind diabetes so that you can overcome it.

When insulin reaches the pancreas, the level of glucose in the blood increases. This condition is called diabetes. Insulin is a hormone made by the digestive gland. This is the hormone that controls the amount of sugar in our body. In this situation, the increased level of glucose starts damaging various organs of the body.

Heart attack and stroke are the main cause of death among diabetes patients. For people who suffer from diabetes, the risk of heart attack increases by fifty times. Increasing the amount of glucose in the body causes hormonal changes which affect both blood vessels and veins. This may even cause an artery blockage leading to a heart attack. The risk of stroke also increases. The retina of a person would also be damaged if diabetes is not treated for a prolonged period of time.

Symptoms of diabetes

  • High level of thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Vision becomes Blurry
  • Healing of cuts or wounds would be slow
  • Tingling in the hands
  • tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability

These are some measures to prevent diabetes

  • Keep a regular check on your glucose level and be alarmed if it is more than 100-125 prior to and after your meal. Undergo the HbA1c test every three months to monitor your sugar level and accordingly take medicines only after consulting a doctor.
  • If you cannot go to the gym, then walk for three to four kilometers per day and do yoga exercises.
  • Eat low-calorie food. Completely eliminate the sweetened food items from your meal. Include vegetables, fresh fruits, whole grains, dairy products and sources of omega-3 fats in your diet. Apart from this, fiber should also be consumed in good quantities.
  • Instead of eating three times a day, eat at regular intervals.
  • Reduce smoking and alcohol consumption, or quit altogether if possible.
  • Do not stress over office work and get enough sleep at night. Less sleep is not good for health. To reduce stress, you should meditate or listen to music, etc.
  • Undergo a routine health check-up and monitor your sugar level daily so that it never exceeds the optimum level. Once the sugar level increases, it is very difficult to bring it down.
  • Take 2 kg of wheat and barley and mix it well with one kg of a gram. Eat chapattis made of this flour in your meal.
  • Diabetes patients should include drumstick, spinach, turmeric, turnip, radish, cauliflower, tomato, cabbage, and leafy vegetables in their daily diet.
  • In fruits include berries, lemon, tomato, papaya, melon, raw guava, orange, seasonal, pear in your diet. Mangoes, bananas, apples, dates, and grapes should not be eaten because they are high in sugar content.
  • Soak fenugreek seeds at night and eat it every morning.
  • Include almonds, garlic, onion, sprouts, etc. in your food and intake less potato, rice, and butter.

If you do not get timely treatment for diabetes, it can be very dangerous for you. Pay more attention to your daily lifestyle, balance your diet and include exercise in your daily routine, do not let yourself towards obesity. Therefore, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and monitoring your daily diet is the key to improving your blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of diabetes.

Dr. Arvind Gupta discussing management of Diabetes on the occasion of #WorldDiabetesDay | #DocTalk

Arthritis is an aggravation of the joints. It can influence one joint or numerous joints. There are in excess of 100 distinct kinds of joint inflammation, with various causes and treatment techniques. Two of the most widely recognized sorts are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid joint pain (RA).

The side effects of joint pain, for the most part, create after some time; however, they may likewise show up all of a sudden. Joint inflammation is most regularly found in grown-ups beyond 65 years old, yet it can likewise create in youngsters, teenagers, and more youthful grown-ups. Joint pain is more typical in ladies than men and in individuals who are overweight.

The most common type is osteoarthritis. Other normal rheumatic conditions identified with joint pain incorporate gout, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid joint inflammation (RA).

Rheumatic conditions will, in general, include torment, throbbing, firmness, and expanding in and around at least one joint. The indications can grow progressively or all of a sudden. Certain rheumatic conditions can likewise include the safe framework and different interior organs of the body.

A few types of joint inflammation, for example, rheumatoid joint pain and lupus (SLE), can influence different organs and cause broad indications.

As indicated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 54.4 million grown-ups in the United States have gotten a finding of some type of joint pain. Of these, 23.7 million individuals have their actions reduced here and there by their condition.
Manifestations of joint pain incorporate constrained capacity and agony in the joints.

• Aggravation of the joints from joint inflammation is described by joint firmness, growing, redness, and warmth. The delicacy of the exciting joint can be available. Loss of scope of movement and deformation can result. Certain types of joint pain can likewise be related to torment and irritation of ligaments encompassing joints.
• Joint inflammation can influence any joint in the body, including the knees, hips, fingers, wrists, lower legs, feet, back, and neck.
• The agony might be discontinuous or consistent.
• A few sorts of joint pain cause intense scenes of side effects (flare-ups).
A few types of joint pain are a greater amount of a disturbance than a genuine therapeutic issue. Be that as it may, a great many individuals endure every day with agony and incapacity from joint pain or its entanglements. Besides, a large number of the types of joint inflammation, since they are rheumatic infections, can cause side effects influencing different organs of the body that don’t straightforwardly include the joints.

Hence, signs and manifestations in certain patients with specific types of joint pain can likewise incorporate
• fever
• organ growing,
• weight reduction, weakness,
• feeling unwell (disquietude), and
• Indeed, even manifestations from variations from the norm of organs, for example, the lungs, heart, or kidneys.


Side effects of osteoarthritis may include:

• Joint agony
• Solidness when you wake up or after you’ve been sitting for some time
• Delicacy – the zone is sore when you contact it
• Absence of development – the joint won’t finish its full scope of movement
• Grinding – you may feel things scouring together inside the joint
• Bone spikes – chunks of bone structure around the joint


Side effects of rheumatoid joint pain may include:

• Joint agony, expanding, and delicacy for about a month and a half or more
• Morning firmness for in any event 30 minutes
• More than one joint influenced, particularly little joints in your grasp, wrists, and feet
• Similar joints on the two sides of the body are influenced
Indications of Infectious Arthritis

Side effects of irresistible joint inflammation may include:

• Fever
• Chills
• Joint aggravation
• Delicacy
• Sharp agony that is identified with damage or disease somewhere else in your body.

Side effects of Juvenile Arthritis

Side effects of adolescent joint inflammation may include:
• Fever that goes back and forth
• Loss of hunger
• Weight reduction
• Weakness
• Smudged rash on the arms and legs
• Joint solidness
• Limp
• Joint expanding

Treatment of Arthritis:

The treatment of joint pain relies upon which specific type of joint pain is available, its area, seriousness, steadiness, and any fundamental foundation ailments of the patient.

Every treatment program must be altered for the individual patient.

Treatment projects can fuse home cures, nonprescription and doctor-prescribed meds, joint infusions, and care tasks.
Some treatment projects include weight decrease and keeping away from exercises that apply over the top weight on the joint.
The objective of the treatment of joint inflammation is to lessen joint agony and irritation while anticipating harm and improving and keeping up joint capacity.

Dr. Amit Sharma discussing various Rheumatic Diseases & majorly Arthritis | #DocTalk | Jaipur

World Mental Health Day is seen on 10 October consistently, with the general target of bringing issues to light of psychological wellness issues far and wide and preparing endeavors on the side of emotional well-being.

The Day gives a chance to all partners chipping away at psychological well-being issues to discuss their work, and what all the more should be done to make emotional wellness care a reality for individuals around the world.

Our psychological wellness is much the same as our physical wellbeing: everyone has it and we have to deal with it. Psychological wellness issues influence around one out of four individuals at whatever year. They run from normal issues, for example, despondency and nervousness, to rarer issues, for example, schizophrenia and bipolar issues.

We as a whole need to deal with our psychological well-being and prosperity whether we have an emotional well-being issue or not.
Mental prosperity depicts how you are feeling and how well you can adapt to everyday life. It can change from minute to minute, every day, month to month or year to year.

We have a few hints on down to earth steps you can take to improve and keep up your prosperity including setting aside a few minutes for yourself, building positive connections and getting dynamic.

B12 underpins myelin (which permits nerve motivations to lead) and when this nutrient is inadequate, it has been suspected to drive manifestations, for example, dementia, different sclerosis, hindered walk, and sensation. Clinically, B12 might be best-known for its job in red platelet creation. Inadequacy states may bring about malevolent pallor. Be that as it may, shouldn’t something be said about B12’s job in mental side effects, for example, discouragement, tension, weakness, and even psychosis?

The one-carbon cycle alludes to the body’s utilization of B nutrients as “methylators” in DNA blend and the administration of quality articulation. There are three ideas that identify with B12’s job in interminable, long-inertness neuropsychiatric disorders:

Methylation This procedure of checking qualities for articulation, similar to little “read me!” signs, is additionally basic for detox and end of synthetic compounds and hormones (estrogen), fabricating and using synapses, and delivering vitality and cell films.

Homocysteine reusing B12 is an essential player in the one-carbon cycle and a co-factor for the methylation, by initiated folate, of homocysteine, to reuse it back to methionine. From that point, SAMe is delivered, the body’s busiest methyl giver.

Hereditary abrogate Sufficient stockpile of an actuated/bioavailable type of a nutrient (ie methyl folate versus folic corrosive) is considerably increasingly essential in the setting of quality variations, for example, transcobalamin II, MTHFR, and MTRR which may work less ideally in specific people and result in pathology under pressure.

A case of this is a report of a death in a B12-inadequate patient with hereditary variations who experienced anesthesia with nitrous (which makes pressure the framework). Outstandingly the B12 blood level was ordinary, so this lethal case was ascribed to useful inadequacy, proposing that entrance to B nutrients may not generally ensure legitimate use. Hence, enhancing with initiated types of B nutrients upgrades their probability of viably supporting cell forms.

Reasons for Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Nutrient B12 has an unmistakable instrument so as to be consumed by the body. The acidic condition of the stomach liberates the nutrient from nourishment, where it ties with R protein and goes to the small digestive system. In the small digestive system, the R protein is corrupted by pancreatic chemicals encouraged by the basic condition.

Inborn factor (IF) emitted by specific stomach cells ties with nutrient B12 in the terminal ileum, and the nutrient B12-IF complex is then assimilated. The retention happens by means of a receptor instrument within the sight of calcium provided by the pancreas and about 1% by aloof diffusion.

The most well-known reasons for nutrient B12 insufficiency are for the most part because of issues with malabsorption, given the muddled course of assimilation, instead of dietary inadequacy.

In noxious iron deficiency, an immune system procedure brings about the obliteration of the phones of the stomach prompting a twofold issue with B12 ingestion: diminished sharpness meddling with the partition of nutrient B12 from nourishment and antibodies to IF. This causes a decrease in IF, and along these lines the arrangement of nutrient B12-IF complex important for ingestion.

In the older populace, B12 malabsorption can likewise happen because of decreased gastric corrosive generation or pancreatic catalyst deficiency. Other causes are careful expulsion of stomach and segments of the small digestive tract, celiac ailment and tropical sprue, pancreatic inadequacy, liquor abuse, delayed utilization of gastric corrosive diminishing drugs, and AIDS. Less ordinarily, an exacting vegan diet low in nutrient B12 causes insufficiency. You may wanna check the official page here.

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40 is the age at which you feel that you are getting older but it is not like that as it is that age where you start your new journey of old age. So to get this journey of yours a fine one, a person above age 40 or 40 should go for preventive healthcare checkups regularly.

Even a simple test for your blood takes hardly 5 minutes which is used to detect that you have a sexually transmitted disease, or conditions like diabetes, anemia and many more. If you are thinking about special health packages for your overall health analysis one should go for Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory SURAKSHA Packages which contains different test parameters that a person of age 40 or above should go for.

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory offers SURAKSHA packages and these packages contain:

  • Complete Suraksha Package
  • Cardiac Suraksha Package
  • Diabetes Suraksha Package
  • Vitamin Suraksha Package
  • Diet Suraksha Package

Complete Suraksha Package: this package offers complete Suraksha means all the parameters that are to be covered for your whole body checkup. This Package must be used by the people who are above 40 years as it will definitely help them for preventive checkups. Preventive Checkup is necessary as it will help to-

  • Detect developing the disease and prevent them
  • Increases better chances for treatment and cure
  • Identifies health issues early and avoid future risk
  • Helps to increase productivity at work

The Complete Suraksha Package contains all the test functions that are to be covered. It contains Infection and Immunity check, Diabetes screening, Heart-related tests, Liver Function tests and associated tests, Kidney Function Tests, Thyroid, Bone health, and nerve function tests.

Cardiac Suraksha Package: This package helps to protect your heart. Approximately 17.3 million people die each year due to heart-related issues and every 1 person out of 5 develops heart disease. If a person goes for a preventive checkup he/she will definitely get an alarm before they develop a heart condition. This alarm will rise by going for Cardiac Suraksha Package.

This package is especially recommended for those who are above 40 years of age, who are diagnosed with any heart disease, with a family history of heart disease or those who have other risk factors for heart diseases such as diabetes, smoking, stress, obesity etc.

Diabetes Suraksha Package: Around the globe 422 million people have diabetes and out of which 3.7 million deaths are there every year due to diabetes and high blood sugar.  This package will definitely help those people who are seeking early diagnosis with diabetes and heart-related risks as well as recommended for people who are above 40 years as people are getting old, their immune system also gets old by time.

Vitamin Suraksha Package: Vitamin, An essential group of nutrients which is to be used by our body for various purposes for example

  • Vitamin A, C, E- Eye Function
  • Vitamin B6, B12, Folic Acid- Brain and Memory
  • Vitamin A, B1, B3, B6, B7, B12, C, D- Digestion, and detox
  • Vitamin B Complex, D, K, Omega 3, Co Q10- Heart and Blood
  • Vitamin B6, B12, Folic Acid- reproductive health
  • Vitamin B complex, Omega3, C, D, E- Muscular System
  • Vitamin D, K2 calcium, Magnesium- Bone Strength
  • Vitamin B12 magnesium, C0Q10- Energy Release

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory Recommends people who are above 40 years of age or people who are having Shortness of breath, Weight Loss, Muscle Loss, Chest pain, Mental Confusion, and Muscle Numbness should go for this package.

Diet Suraksha Package: with increasing age, a person starts to look after his diet. For this Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory provides 5 different packages under Diet Suraksha Package which includes:

These packages will definitely help people who all are looking after their diet and are very much serious to control it.

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is always there for its customers and helps them to get preventive checkups before they get close to any disease.

Around the Globe, 425 million people have diabetes out of which 82 million are in the south East Asia in which India is contributing at No.1. There were over 72,946,400 cases in India in 2017 and the prevalence level is gone to 8.7 %.

For the diagnosis of diabetes, the most common word which is associated with it is HbA1c which is also known as Hemoglobin A1c or Glycated Haemoglobin.

It is most important to know that, why is it also known as Glycated Haemoglobin?

This is just because of the hemoglobin a protein present within the Red blood cells that joins with the glucose present in blood and it becomes “Glycated”.

So, by measuring the Glycated Haemoglobin (HbA1c) in blood the clinicians are able to get the overall picture of the sugar level for over a period of weeks/Months.

The overall mechanism of measuring the accurate average of blood sugar is very simple. It is like that whenever our body processes sugar in the form of glucose it naturally attaches with the protein part i.e. Haemoglobin. So the amount of glucose that attaches to the protein part is directly proportional to the total amount of sugar that is present in your body at that particular time.

As in humans the RBC’s survive for 8-12 weeks before renewal, calculating the average HbA1c can be used to get the outcome of average blood sugar levels.

Different Levels of HbA1c has been observed and is used to know the different levels of Diabetes. It is used to Distinguishing the person from having:

  • Pre-Diabetic
  • Diabetic       
  • Non-Diabetic

If the value is less than 42mmol/mol than the person is normal and is not having Diabetic or Pre-Diabetic condition but if the value is 42-47 mmol/mol than the person is in Pre-diabetic condition and if the value is 48 mmol/mol or over he/she is definitely having Diabetes.

The benefits of lowering Hba1c Level have been proven by two large scale studies done by the UK Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) and the Diabetes Control and Complication Trials (DCCT) which showed that improving HbA1c by 1% in type 1 or type 2 diabetes it directly cuts the risk of having microvascular complications by 25%.

The microvascular complication contains:

  • Neuropathy
  • Retinopathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy

Other than this, there are certain findings have been done which shows that patients who maintained their HbA1c level lower than the 53 mmol/mol or below having a significantly lower risk of having cardiovascular problems and Kidney damage.

HbA1c Recommended Ranges:

The recommended range for HbA1c differs with the type of Diabetes. The people who are at risk of hypoglycemia are advised to keep their HbA1c level below the 59mmol/mol and the person who is having diabetes are advised to maintain or lower the value of HbA1c from 48mmol/mol.

When should a person go for HbA1c Test?

A person should go for HbA1c Test at least once in a year as it will be helping in Preventive diagnosis of Diabetes.

HbA1c is definitely a user-friendly and one of the stable test with minimum biological variability and it is not affected by the factors which otherwise is having an impact on the glucose measurement.

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is providing the best services that are helping out the people to know their HbA1c level and to go for preventive diagnosis rather than diagnosing after having diabetes.


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INDIA which is known for its culture, patriotism, and unity is now also known as the Diabetes Capital of World. A survey has been conducted by the Times of India, all over India to know the present stats of Diabetes in the country. According to that survey, there seems to be poor awareness across the country about the need to control fluctuating blood sugar levels, as well as the stats, which shows that all India Levels of HbA1c stood at 8.5% in May 2019 around 3% higher than normal sugar levels.

One of the major reasons behind the rise of Diabetes in India is that the people are not maintaining the lifestyle and their daily routine according to the type of diabetes they have or the sugar level they are standing at.

To maintain this one should know about the possible lifestyle changes that are to be made to control diabetes. There are majorly 6 Lifestyle changes is to be made to control your diabetes and these are:

  1. Eating Healthy Food – one of the crucial points to remember when you have diabetes, as the food we eat directly affects the Blood sugar levels of your body. So, eat more and more green leafy vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Avoid eating more carbohydrates as the carbs are converted into sugar inside the body. With this avoid overeating and always watch your plate size.
  2. Exercise – overweight and obesity are the major cause of causing Diabetes. So to avoid these you should Exercise daily. It is not that a person has to go for a Gym or going for any Training. It is simply just walking around, Avoid going from bikes to nearby, ride Bicycle or doing Yoga. Just keep in mind that every day you should give 30 minutes of your daily routine to exercise.
  3. Get Preventive Health Checkup – At least twice a year person should go to a doctor for a preventive checkup.  Diabetes is the major cause of Heart Strokes, therefore go for regular checkups of your heart. Other than this you should know the numbers of your blood pressure, cholesterol, and HbA1c (Average Blood sugar level over 3 months).
  4. Stress Management – The rise in the blood sugar level is directly proportional to your stress level. The more stress you are in the more is your sugar level. So always control your stress level. For this a person can do yoga, meditation, do those things which you like the most, or simply follow your hobbies.
  5. Quit Smoking – If a person is having diabetes, he/she is most likely to have health conditions like kidney disease, foot ulcers, Heart problems may a stroke, eye-related diseases, nerve problems, and vessel diseases. If you smoke it will definitely promote these diseases or problems in your body.
  6. Alcohol Consumption – Alcohol, Consuming more of it when you have diabetes will definitely fluctuate your blood sugar levels. The American Diabetes Association says that women who drink alcohol should have no more than one drink a day and men should have no more than two. Alcohol Consumption can make your blood sugar levels too low or too high.

Other than these points Menstruation and menopause, Illness, and Proper medication should be under observance for a person who is having diabetes.

Let’s discuss why you need a regular blood test. Getting routine tests at intervals can allow a person to see the way a body changes over time and thus empower one to make an informed decision about your health and lifestyle.

Your doctor will typically recommend that you should get a routine blood test work at least once every year, around the same time as you would like to go for a physical body health check-up. But this is just a minimum value. There are many major reasons you might definitely intrigue you to get a blood test done more often than that:

1. Prevention Is Better Than Cure

You want to reduce your risk of disease or complications. Regular blood tests can catch the early warning signs of almost any disease. Many hearts, lungs, and kidney conditions can be diagnosed using blood tests itself.

Regular lab testing can also take you a step further than just disease prevention. Taking tests annually will help you stay on top of your game and maximize the quality of your life. You can use them to improve your mood, libido, cognitive function, and overall energy levels.

It is always feasible that you go for regular blood tests to be sure instead of going nowhere with guessing. Without lab tests, it is hard to know exactly what is going on in our bodies.

2. Fluctuation in Weight

If you want to know the reason behind a sudden increase or decrease in weight than a blood test can definitely help you out.

A sudden increase in weight can increase your workout time and also be on a strict diet, also leads to many diseases related to heart and liver damage problems, and a sudden decrease in weight can also be a problem that leads to thyroid issues.

3. Total Blood Count

With the help of this, you alone can prevent many problems. Like from the count of WBC aware you from any kind of infection, Platelets counts will aware you from blood clotting issues, and many more just like that. You want to maximize your healthy life.

Knowing the levels of various blood components, such as HDL and LDL cholesterol, can allow you to take a look into your diet or fitness plan to diminish unhealthy habits (that you might not even realize are unhealthy). This can also optimize the nutrients you put in your body and well.

4. Sex Hormones

The blood test keeps a record of testosterone and estrogen levels in the body. If you experience low libido levels, erectile dysfunction, infertility issues, or disinterest in sexual activities, the reason could be a drop in the levels of your sex hormones which can certainly be detected with a blood test.

5. Donor

If you are a blood donor then you must be perfectly healthy and fit with nobody tattoos and your body should be as clean as a temple and by getting a blood test from time to time you will be more aware of your health status and also will be capable of donating blood and helping the world a lot more.

6. Different Bodies with Physical Appearances

If you are experiencing unusual and persistent symptoms. These could include anything from fatigue to an abnormal weight gain to completely new pain and vain. Every human body is different with respect to physical appearances.

From a regular blood test, you can have your exact requirements that your body needs. That will also be a profit to your physician and fitness trainer too.

7. Health Progress

You are getting older and older every day, with increasing in minor health issues. It’s a common risk factor that bothers all human beings all the time.

Some of them are heart diseases, diabetes, and many more. If something wrong occurs someday then you can take proper treatment and precautions.

8. Nutrients Requirements

Nutrients are an essential part of the body that are necessary for their healthy and smooth functioning. If there is a deficiency in any of these important constituents, it can lead to issues like fatigue, headaches, insomnia, body odor, muscle cramps, and constipation.

From a regular blood test, you can have a look at the requirements of minerals and vitamins which you needed.

9. Deceptive Appearances

Common sicknesses like fever, cough, cold, and headaches are generally not given much importance, with the belief that it will automatically be cured.

From just a physical examination even Doctors can fail to detect as that may lead to a serious problem. From a proper blood test, the exact status can be found.

10. Health is Wealth

The healthier you are the easier and happier your life will be. If you want to take care of yourself than have a blood test time by time, as you are taking care of yourself. From this, the vital importance/requirements can also be a good profit.

Lab test includes Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Complete blood count, Fast Blood Sugar (FBS), Postprandial Blood Sugar (PPBS), Lipid Profile, Serum Creatinine, Uric Acid and more. Booking a blood test is much easier and quicker.

Well at least I would recommend you to take the blood test more than just once a year but definitely, talk to your doctor first if you want to get a certain test more often than once a year.

Preventive health care or Preventive Medicine or Prophylaxis is accountable for the measures which are taken for the prevention of a particular disease. There are many factors that are responsible for disease and disability mainly these factors include disease agents, genetic predisposition, environmental factors, and lifestyle choices. 


To prevent the diseases Preventive Health care is required. There are many methods by which one can prevent itself from diseases. According to various health organizations, it is recommended that all adults and children should regularly visit their health care provider even if they are fit and fine. 

The main purpose of the visit is to –

  1. Look for diseases which can infect you in future
  2. Screening of diseases like high blood pressure or diabetes
  3. A personal discussion regarding the consumption of alcohol or how to quit smoking
  4. Vaccination update
  5. Discussion regarding the medications you are consuming

How preventive Health care is important?


Even if a person is fine, He/ she should regularly visit their health care provider. As regular checkups can help to know better about your health as well as to know that you are having a disease or you can have that disease in the future.

For example- high cholesterol or high blood pressure cannot be known by the external symptoms as these diseases do not show any symptoms in the early stages. So this can be only checked by the regular checkups.

Below are some tests which a person should go for on a regular basis

Cholesterol level
• Blood Sugar
• Blood Pressure
• Colon cancer screening
• HIV test
• Pap smear
• CBC
• Genetic testing for Breast cancer and ovarian cancer
• Tests for other sexually transmitted diseases 

Another part of preventive health care is to recognize the visible changes that are taking place in your body.

These changes may include –
• Weight loss without trying
• A lasting fever without any infection
• Cough
• Blood in stools
• A lump anywhere on your body
• Skin color changes or sores on the skin

What One can do to stay healthy?

  • Other than a regular visit to their Health service provider one can also remain healthy by following these steps-
  • Exercise daily
  • Quit smoking or don’t smoke
  • Don’t chew tobacco
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Don’t use drugs
  • Alcohol consumption should be moderate, not high
  • Always eat healthy vegetables other than junk food especially for youngsters