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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, and etc. We all know that getting rid of being overweight instantly is impossible.

You can diagnose obesity with the help of health checkups. It also helps you to determine your actual bodyweight you must have. If your actual body weight is more than what Dr. will treat you according to it. It helps in taking effective treatment of any disease. 

Obesity Management Package

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is providing a special package called obesity management package for obese people. You will get the proper dietician consultation with our experienced dietician consultant. 

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.

Also Read: 10 Proven Ways to Boost Your Immunity, 8 Foods That Are Good For Your Lungs, The 10 Necessary Vitamins & Minerals, Your Body Needs

Before we jump to the topic of How to Save Tax with Suraksha Health Checkup Packages Under Section 80D, first, we need to understand what is Section 80D and the Suraksha health package.

What is Section 80D?

Section 80D of the IT Act provides income tax deductions related to the medical insurance premium paid for you and your family members. You can claim a tax deduction for the health insurance premium paid for yourself, your parents, your children, and your spouse. 

What is the Suraksha Health Package?

Health packages are nothing but kind of diagnostic tests important for mapping the quality of one’s latest physical condition. Health packages are a great way to ensure a healthy mind and healthy body.

Various hospitals and diagnostic centers offered a variety of health packages according to your requirements. Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is providing the best preventive health packages like  Basic Suraksha Package, Vitamin Suraksha Package, Cardiac Suraksha Package, Complete Suraksha Package, Diabetes Suraksha Package, and Diabetes Suraksha Subscription. 

Now come to the topic of how to save tax with Suraksha health packages under section 80D. 

Let’s understand it step by step.

How to Save Tax with Suraksha Health Packages?

Many of us know that  Health Insurance premiums can be claimed for tax deduction under Sec.80D. But the majority of us don’t know that Suraksha Health Check-Up cost can also be claimed under the same Sec.80D. 

Now you can save tax by investing in your health with our Suraksha health packages. A taxpayer can Claim a Deduction of upto Rs 5000/- as a Preventive Health Check Up in Income Tax. 

It is not necessary that the preventive health check-up should be performed for the taxpayer only. Deduction for preventive health check-up is accessible even when the check-up is conducted for the spouse, dependent children, and parents of the taxpayer.

Who can Claim Deduction for Suraksha Health Check-up Under Section 80D?

Any individual or HUF (Hindu Undivided Family) can claim deduction in case of money spent on health check-ups for:

  • Self
  • Dependent children
  • Spouse
  • Parents (both non-dependent and dependent)

In the case of a Hindu Undivided Family, it is the HUF member who has to make the claim.

How Much Tax You Can Save?

The maximum amount that you can save for preventive health check-ups including that of family members is Rs.5,000. 

Let’s understand it with some example

ScenarioMedical InsuranceHealth CheckupTax Deduction
Scenario 115000500015000+5000=20000
Scenario 220000500020000+5000=25000
Scenario 324000500024000+1000=25000
Scenario 4Nil5000Nil+5000=5000
ScenarioIndependent ParentMedical InsuranceHealth CheckupTax Deduction
Self, wife, children, dependent parent          –20000500020000+5000= 25000
Self, wife, children, dependent motherIndependent Father(above 60 years)15000+20000(Father insurance)=3500010000+7000(Father health checkup)=1700015000+20000+5000=5000= 45000

Key Points to Remember

  • It is important to remember that one must keep the documented proof such as doctor’s prescription, receipt of medical tests undergone, and other documented proof in case the income tax department asks for proof. 
  • Payment for preventive health check-ups can be done in cash as well.

Conclusion

Now we all know why Suraksha health packages are important for health and tax savings. Do not compromise with your health anyhow. It is not just to save your tax but also very important for your health. 

Today with the increase in the number of diseases, lifestyle habits, and stress, preventive health packages become more important in life. People now become more aware and conscious about their health and they are taking medical advice on how to stay healthy. 

Doctors are advising patients to get regular health checkups to stay healthy. It is very important to know the importance of regular complete health checkup. Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is providing Complete Suraksha Package in Rajasthan to its patients.  

There are various advantages of Complete Suraksha Package include

Reduced Medical Costs

Many hospitals and diagnostic companies offer deals and packages which provide full body checkup at a reduced price compared to checkup performed once you need. 

Catch Critical Illness Early

Multiple illnesses, such as prostate cancer, high cholesterol, and hypertension show very few symptoms. If we ignore these, they can lead to being serious complications, such as stroke or heart attack. 

Complete Suraksha Package closely monitors the health statistics and take preventive action, immediately in case of discrepancies. It helps to reduce the risk of heart attack, heart problem kidney failure, etc.

It Helps Get Timely Treatment

Complete Suraksha Package help to timely treatment some problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, etc. can be easily controlled with proper and timely medical screenings. 

Minimize Stress Issues

Stress contributes to many health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. These can be avoided provided full body checkups are taken which helps to keep vitals and necessary health indicators in check.

Tests That Include in Your Complete Suraksha Package

Complete Blood Counts(CBC) Test 

A complete blood count is a blood test used to measure your overall health and disclose a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection, and leukemia. 

There are various reasons to do a CBC test 

  • To review your overall health
  • To diagnose a medical condition
  • To monitor a medical condition
  • To monitor medical treatment

Lipid Profile Test

A lipid profile (or lipid panel) is a blood test that measures the concentrations of fats and cholesterol in the blood and can be used to determine so-called ‘good cholesterol’ versus ‘bad cholesterol’ levels.

Parameter we check in this test are

  • Total cholesterol
  • Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL cholesterol)
  • High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL cholesterol)
  • Triglycerides

Liver Function Test

Liver function tests (LFTs) are a series of blood tests that can help you determine the health of the liver. They help diagnose inflammation or any other damage to the liver by observing the levels of proteins or enzymes in your blood.

Parameter we check in this test are

  • SGOT
  • SGPT
  • Alkaline Phosphatase
  • Bilirubin
  • GGT
  • Total protein
  • Albumin
  • Globulin
  • A/G ratio

Kidney Function Test

Kidney function tests are simple approaches that use either the blood or urine to help recognize issues in the kidneys.

Parameter we check in this test are

  • Blood Urea Nitrogen(BUN)
  • Creatinine
  • Uric Acid
  • Electrolyte – Sodium
  • Chloride
  • Potassium

Vitamin B12

A vitamin B-12 level test measures the number of vitamin B-12 in the blood or urine to gauge the body’s total vitamin B-12 stores. Vitamin B-12 is crucial for several bodily processes, including nerve functioning and the production of DNA and red blood cells.

Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy

Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium and maintain strong bones throughout your entire life. It can help them figure out whether too much or too little vitamin D is causing bone weakness or other abnormalities.

Blood Sugar Test

A blood sugar test is a procedure that figures out the amount of sugar, or glucose, in your blood. Your doctor may call for a blood sugar test to see if you have diabetes or prediabetes. The test will measure the volume of glucose in your blood.

HbA1c Test

A hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test measures the amount of blood sugar (glucose) added to hemoglobin. If your HbA1c levels are high, it may be a sign of diabetes, a chronic illness that can cause serious health problems, including heart disease, kidney disease, and nerve damage.

ESR Test

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate measures levels of inflammation in the body.

Calcium Test

A calcium blood test figures out the amount of calcium in your blood.

Conclusion

Now we all understand the importance of health and Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is serving its patients for 30 years in diagnostic services. So Book Your full body checkup and get the health benefit. 

To jump on today topic of how Suraksha health packages are different from regular preventive health packages, first, we need to understand why health packages are important.

We all heard this line “Prevention is better than cure” but we did not take it seriously. The intent of this line is very deep. We all know that we are living in a toxic environment where the lifespan is reducing and the number of diseases increasing. That is why we need regular health checkups to track our health.

We become so busy in life that we don’t have time for physical activities. Thіѕ іѕ аffесtіng us today wіth hеаrt dіѕеаѕеѕ, cancers, mental dіѕturbаnсеѕ, diabetes, and ѕеvеrаl hormonal іmbаlаnсеѕ. All of thіѕ саn bе prevented bу рlаnnіng and еxесutіng a health checkup tо рrеvеnt the dіѕеаѕе from spreading.

Exterminating a disease in the earliest stages is very simple and easy. However, as the disease continues, it becomes more difficult for the patient to battle the medical condition and sometimes, despite the finest treatment, impossible. 

Even if you believe that you are at the peak of your health, there may be certain signs and symptoms which are not noticeable but may cause serious illnesses if not treated. Early spotting, those diseases can be prevented, or cured with minimum medication, along with certain changes in one’s lifestyle.

Let’s come to the topic of how Suraksha health packages are different from regular preventive health packages.

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is offering Suraksha health packages to its patients which are different from preventive health packages. Let’s check out all Suraksha health packages one by one.

Basic Suraksha Package

In this health package, we are offering diagnostic tests like Complete Blood Counts (20 Parameters), ESR, Blood Sugar (F), Lipid Profile (Total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglyceride), Liver Function Test (SGOT, SGPT, Alkaline Phosphatase, Bilirubin, GGT, Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin, and A/G ratio), Kidney Function Test (BUN, Creatinine, Uric Acid, Electrolyte – Sodium, Chloride, Potassium), TSH, Urine Complete Examination (36 Parameters).

But the things that make this health package different from regular preventive health packages are

  • FREE Home Sample Collection
  • FREE BP & BMI Checkup
  • FREE Diet & Report Consultation 
  • 10% OFF on Other Tests
  • 25% OFF on Weight Loss Packages
  • 10% OFF on OTC, FMCG Products & Medicines from Dr. B. Lal Pharmacy

Complete Suraksha Package

In this health package, we are offering diagnostic tests like Complete Blood Counts (20 Parameters), ESR, Blood Sugar (F), HbA1c, Lipid Profile (Total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglyceride), Liver Function Test (SGOT, SGPT, Alkaline Phosphatase, Bilirubin, GGT, Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin, and A/G ratio), Kidney Function Test (BUN, Creatinine, Uric Acid, Electrolyte – Sodium, Chloride, Potassium), FT3, FT4, TSH, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy, Calcium, Phosphorus, Urine Complete Examination (36 Parameters).

But the things that make this health package different from regular preventive health packages are

  • FREE Home Sample Collection
  • FREE BP & BMI Checkup
  • FREE Diet & Report Consultation 
  • 10% OFF on Other Tests
  • 25% OFF on Weight Loss Packages
  • 10% OFF on OTC, FMCG Products & Medicines from Dr. B. Lal Pharmacy

Diabetes Suraksha Packages

In this health package, we are offering diagnostic tests like Complete Blood Counts (20 Parameters), ESR, Blood Sugar (F), HbA1c, Microalbumin, Urea, Creatinine, Lipid Profile (Total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglyceride), SGOT, SGPT, Urine Complete Examination (36 Parameters), ECG.

But the things that make this health package different from regular preventive health packages are

  • FREE Home Sample Collection
  • FREE BP & BMI Checkup
  • FREE Diet & Report Consultation 
  • 10% OFF on Other Tests
  • 25% OFF on Weight Loss Packages
  • 10% OFF on OTC, FMCG Products & Medicines from Dr. B. Lal Pharmacy

Cardiac Suraksha Package

In this health package, we are offering diagnostic tests like Complete Blood Counts (20 Parameters), ESR, Blood Sugar (F), HbA1c, Lipid Profile (Total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglyceride), SGOT, SGPT, Urea, Creatinine, TSH, Urine Complete Examination (36 Parameters), ECG, Digital X-Ray (Chest).

But the things that make this health package different from regular preventive health packages are

  • FREE Home Sample Collection
  • FREE BP & BMI Checkup
  • FREE Diet & Report Consultation 
  • 10% OFF on Other Tests
  • 25% OFF on Weight Loss Packages
  • 10% OFF on OTC, FMCG Products & Medicines from Dr. B. Lal Pharmacy

Vitamin Suraksha Package

In this health package, we are offering diagnostic tests like Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy, Vitamin B12, Calcium, Phosphorus.

But the things that make this health package different from regular preventive health packages are

  • FREE Home Sample Collection
  • FREE BP & BMI Checkup
  • FREE Diet & Report Consultation 
  • 10% OFF on Other Tests
  • 25% OFF on Weight Loss Packages
  • 10% OFF on OTC, FMCG Products & Medicines from Dr. B. Lal Pharmacy

Diabetes Suraksha Subscription (1 Year Plan)

This is a very popular and special health package of Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory. This health package is different from Diabetes Suraksha Package. This package is for 1 year and you will receive an extra benefit and saving for 1 year.

Benefits are

  • 4 HbA1c test
  • 4 Blood Sugar test
  • 4 Diabetes Management Consultation
  • 4 Sample Collection & Medicine Delivery
  • 10% Off on All Other Tests
  • 15% Off on Medicines and Selected OTC and FMCG Products
  • 25% Off on Diet and Weight Management Packages

Conclusion

If you book Suraksha health packages of Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory then you will not get only preventive health packages but extra benefits on sample collection, other tests, dietician consultation, extra off on weight loss packages, and discounts on pharmacy products also.

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory Pvt. Ltd. was established in 1991 with the motive of Serves Best, Serves All, and from that day we are working uninterrupted to provide Pathological and Diagnostic solutions that Include the best infrastructural and technological evolution in the world of the health sector. 

The motto to start the Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory was to provide the best quality healthcare services to the customer with uncompromised trust. And now we have completed 30 years in this sector and that shows that we are working in the right way with the pure intention.

Let’s check out how we become the frontrunner in diagnostic services in Rajasthan

Customer First

Customer satisfaction is the core value of Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory and we are working on it for the last 30 years. The concept of “CUSTOMER FIRST” is when customers come to Dr. B. Lal Labs we deliver them a wow experience and this is the main success reason that makes us the best diagnostic brand in Rajasthan

Accountability

Accountability is absolutely vital to your company’s success. In most organizations, employees don’t even understand what their organization is trying to accomplish so they can align themselves with that goal. But in Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory every person knows their own work. 

We encourage the practice of taking efforts at every level and across the whole organization for taking personal responsibility for every procedure. When an employee knows their work and take the responsibility for their work, that organization become successful and this made us a frontrunner in the diagnostic services in Rajasthan

Respect & Trust

Every patient is important to us and we treat everyone with respect and dignity. We do not differentiate between them and that is the mantra of success. 

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory started his journey to provide quality diagnostic services to his customer and never changed the path to compromise from the quality of service and that’s become part of the trust. 

We have done what we have promised and won’t break our promise. 

Excellence 

For most organizations quantity matters but for us quality matters. We have ensured the highest quality of our work from the beginning to the end and strive to the best in everything we do for our patients.

Technology

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory has always been in the Integration and application of new and advanced technologies in the field of pathology. 

No matter how much you care about patients, provide quality service but if you don’t go with the latest technology, then you can not succeed. Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory is never behind in terms of technology. 

We have all the latest technology that uses in diagnostic services like RT-PCR, i1000, automated urine analyzer, automated electrolyte analyzer, BA400, immunocap technology, architect ci 8200, MDR testing. 

Conclusion

Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory did not become the best diagnostic brand in Rajasthan overnight.  We are working for 30 years with one objective to provide the best healthcare services to customers. And we will not stop until we will not become the frontrunner in diagnostic services in India. 

When the world was waiting to celebrate the new year with new hopes and resolutions, suddenly something happened and everything changed. When the coronavirus entered the world no one knew how long it would last and how deadly it is. We have faced something that never happened in our entire life. 

All the world faced lockdown, honestly, that was horrible like something big was happening. We all were getting the information from news and social media that what is happening in other countries and we all were afraid. 

But now slowly things are changing, and we all know that vaccination of covid19 has started in some countries, and India is one of them. The Government of India has approved two vaccines, The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, and Covaxin.

But we all have some questions in our minds: Who will get the vaccine first? How does one register for it? Lets discussed all one by one

Who will get the vaccine first?

1. Healthcare Workers: Public and Private

According to the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC), health workers which are working in both Govt. and private hospitals will get the vaccine first. These health workers are doctors, nurses, medical officers, paramedics, and other staff included with the medical students. 

2. Frontline and Municipal Workers

Central and state department workers like the police departments, armed forces, prisoner staff, civil defense, revenue officials, and municipal workers will get vaccines after healthcare workers. 

3. Population Above 50 years of age

This category is divided into two categories.

  1. Above 60
  2. 50-60 years of age.

4. Areas with High Covid Infection

Areas, where the COVID-19 infection prevalence is high, can get the covid19 vaccines earlier. 

5. Rest Population

The remaining population will get the covid19 vaccine after priority lists are done. 

How does one register for Covid19 Vaccine?

First, you need to know that for covid19 registration you have to download the CoWIN app. But currently, CoWIN app functionality is not complete yet and it is in the pre-product stage. 

Once the CoWIN app functionality is done, you have to register on this app, and once the registration is completed you will get an SMS regarding the date, venue, and time of vaccination. You have to upload some Govt. document at the time of registration on a CoWin app like an Adhar card, Voter ID card.

Can We Get Covid-19 Vaccine Without Registration?

The answer is no, You have to register yourself for the Vaccination, and then you will get the date, venue, and time of vaccination. 

Is it free?

The covid-19 vaccine will be free of cost across all the country, said the Union Health Minister of India Harsh Vardhan. 

Is It Mandatory To Take The Covid-19 Vaccine?

According to the Union Health Ministry, getting vaccinated for COVID-19 will be voluntary in the country.  

Conclusion

Covid-19 is the major health problem for the world and experts in the medical field and other fields are working everyday to develop vaccines and reduce the effect of covid19. 

Now we all understand the value of health so do a health checkup every year to track your health.

Who does not love the season of breezy winters?

Other than those chilly and windy feels, the season of winters brings common illness as well. One needs to be extra careful regarding their health. One can always go for preventive health checkups for the same but before delving into benefits of health checkup let’s have look at some of the most common winter health problems.

Sore throat

Sore throat is a dry and painful feeling in the throat.

One of the most common illnesses of winters, this illness is caused majorly by viral infections. Other reasons can be environmental factors such as stepping out from cold to hot conditions.

Symptoms can be varied depending on the area of the throat affected but these are a few symptoms:

• Scratchy throat

• Dry throat

• Tender throat

• Swollen glands in the neck

• Hoarse voice

 Treatment

Warm salty water has anti-inflammatory properties. Gargling your throat with it is the easiest and effective remedy. Consult a physician if they are not getting treated by warm water.

Cold sores

Cold sores are another common winter disease that one cannot easily identify. Most people think that they are suffering from it due to stress. Cold sores are very contagious

 Treatment

• Buy a cream to ease pain and irritation from a pharmacist.

• There are antiviral creams to speed up healing time.

• Cold sore patches are also available to protect the skin while it heals.

Asthma

People suffering from Asthma very well know how it can be a harmful season for them. Winters can trigger Asthma Symptoms on a major level. The cold air of winters can cause shortness of breath. This makes people suffering from it to be a little more careful.

Treatment

Other than the medication suggested by your doctor here are a few easy remedies to save yourself.

• Cover your nose and mouth when it is very cold outside.

• It is good to stay indoors if it is a very chilly and windy day.

• Keep your reliever inhaler close by.

Painful joints

Joint pains become more evident in winters because as joints become stiffer. People with Arthritis have to suffer more during winters.

Treatment:

• Stress and Depression is the cause of many other diseases, it can make every other disease feel worse so keeping yourself fit in a daily basis is a primary thing (by Exercise).

• A walk in nature is also very effective.

• Swimming is also effective for the joints.

Dry skin 

The condition of dry skin is severe during winters. People with skin sensitivity suffer more from it.

Treatment

• Though hot water becomes a guilty pleasure for many, extra hot water is not good for your skin and hair. Take a bath with warm water.

• Moisturizing is a must during this season as the moisture from your skin keeps evaporating, apply after taking a bath.

Influenza

Fever, sore throat, Headache, muscle pain all these lead to influenza which is commonly known as flu.

Flu normally lasts up to 4-5 days. Flu is usually contagious.

Treatment

• Take prescribed antiviral medications which can shorten the duration of flu.

• Do not keep popping up antiviral medication, if it doesn’t feel effective, visit a doctor.

• The best option for children of 2-16 years is getting a flu jab.

• Getting an annual flu vaccine can prove as an effective treatment for stopping it to spread in the family.

Whooping cough

This is most common during winters and affects mainly infants and children of a young age. It is also known as pertussis and is spread by bacteria known as Bordetella pertussis. As it starts one cannot differentiate it from a common cold but it becomes severe as you cannot stop coughing.

Treatment

• The first remedy is drinking lots of fluids.

• Limit yourself from smoke or dust.

• Go to antibiotics when it starts to save it from getting severe.

It can lead to pneumonia if gets severe and not treated early.

Pneumonia

It occurs when lungs are infected which causes air sacs to fill with pus and other liquids. Viruses are mostly responsible for this common illness however Fungi and Bacteria can also cause it. It usually takes 1-3 weeks to recover from it.

Symptoms

• Fever

• Mucus producing cough

• Lack of appetite

Treatment

• Drink plenty of fluids.

• It can be treated with antibiotics.

• Fever and cough both can be treated with medication.

Common cold

No illness is more common than the common cold in winters. Rhinovirus is the virus that is responsible for the common cold. Though it is not as bad as other common illnesses like influenza or sore throat but does not make you feel good either.

Treatment

• Using decongestants and saline rinses

• A humidifier to open clogged pores.

Heart attacks

One of the most unfortunate health issues during winters is a Heart attack. The cold temperature is more prone to blocking the blood vessels and thus increasing chances of heart attacks.

There are more cases of heart attacks in winters than summers because the cold weather stops the supply of oxygen-rich blood.

Immediate treatment is needed after minor heart attacks the major can even lead direct death.

These treatments save from the major ones.

• Aspirin and other antiplatelets

• Beta-blockers

• ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors

• Statins

• CABG or coronary artery bypass graft

Benefits of a preventive health checkup

Precaution is always better than cure. It is always helpful if you get yourself a full body health checkup. So that one can always be clear about what he can suffer from in the near future and get treatment beforehand at the initial stages. They not only promote better health but also improve lifestyle. The doctors can guide you on how can you take extra care of your body to prevent you from potential health problems.

Most of the people become very negligent and only go to a doctor when the situation is critical however a whole body checkup (yearly or half-yearly, depending upon your choices ) can help you diagnose any disease which can potentially happen in your body and recommend you preventive measures for the same.

This is why it becomes important for you to have a regular checkup.

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that happens due to microbes. These organisms are too small to be seen with the naked eye and can only be seen by a microscope. Bacteria are the major cause of UTI is but some are caused by fungi and in rare cases by viruses. UTIs are among the most common infections that can happen in the human body.

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is an infection that can affect any part of your urinary system, which can be anywhere in kidneys, bladder, and urethra.

 Women have higher chances of getting a urinary tract infection. According to studies, the risk of getting a UTI in women is as high as 1 in 2, with many women having repeated infections, sometimes lifelong. However, in Men, only 1 in 10 men will get a UTI in their lifetime. Thus, UTIs in men are very low as compared to women.

Let’s have a look at how to handle UTIs and how to make it less likely that you’ll get one in the first place.

Types of UTIs

Urinary infection can affect different parts of your urinary tract. Each type has a different name, based on where it is.

  • Cystitis (bladder): The constant feeling of peeing a lot comes with this type of infection, or it hurts when you pee. lower belly pain and cloudy or bloody urine signify this type of infection.
  • Pyelonephritis (kidneys): This comes with fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, and pain in your upper back or side.
  • Urethritis (urethra): This infection causes discharge and sensation of burning when you pee.

UTI symptoms

There are different symptoms of a UTI but they usually depend on what part of the urinary tract is infected.

For instance, the Lower tract UTIs can affect the urethra and bladder.

 Symptoms of a lower tract UTI are as follows.

  • burning sensation while peeing
  • Increased frequency of urination without much amount of it.
  • Feeling of peeing quite often.
  • Blood is there in urine
  • Kind of cloudy urine.
  • Change in color of urine which makes it appear like cola or tea
  • urine with a strong odor
  • In women pelvic pain is persistent.
  • In men rectal pain is persistent.

Kidneys are affected by Upper tract UTIs. This can be extremely dangerous if bacteria move from the infected kidney into the blood. This is called urosepsis and can cause dangerously low blood pressure, shock, and death.

Symptoms of an upper tract UTI are as follows:

  • Constant pain and tenderness in the upper back and sides
  • chills
  • on and off fever
  • nauseous feeling
  • feeling of vomiting

Treatment of UTI

Treatment of UTIs depends on which part is affected and which microbe has caused it. It is easy for doctors to determine which organism is causing the infection from the test results used to confirm the diagnosis.

In most cases, the bacteria cause bacteria. These kinds of UTI’s are treated by Antibiotics. Antibiotics are the most common treatment suggested by doctors for urinary tract infections.

Some of the infections can be caused by viruses or fungi. Viral UTIs are treated with medications called antivirals are the best medications for treating such type of urinary infection. Often, the antiviral cidofovir is suggested by doctors. Antifungals are the Best Treatment for Fungal infections.

Other common treatments include:

  • Another home remedy is drinking lots of water to help shove off the bacteria from your body. 
  • A heating pad can also prove to be helpful
  • Cranberry juice has also been suggested from time to time to prevent or treat UTIs. what makes cranberry so effective is the fact that the red berry contains a tannin prevents E. coli bacteria which the most prominent reason behind a urinary tract infection. But researches are still not sure about these remedies’ effectiveness. 

UTI diagnosis

If a UTI is suspected based on your symptoms, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible. To confirm a diagnosis of a UTI, the doctor tests urine for microbes.

Different procedures used to diagnose urinary tract infections include:

  • Analyzing a urine sample. A urine sample is taken for lab analysis to look for white blood cells, red blood cells, or bacteria. If the sample contains a large number of white blood cells in your urine. This can indicate an infection. Generally, a urine culture is done to test the bacteria or fungi. The culture helps to identify what underlies the infection.
  • Growing urinary tract bacteria in a lab. After Lab analysis of the urine, urine culture is done. This test helps to identify which bacteria are responsible for the infection and which medications will be most effective.
  • Creating images of your urinary tract. The frequent infections can be a result of an abnormality in the urinary tract, for that, an ultrasound, a computerized tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is done.

Using a scope to check inside the bladder. Cystoscopy is performed if you have frequent infections using a long, thin tube with a lens (cystoscope) to detect inside the urethra and bladder. 

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