Health Tips

Routine Diabetic Tests

Regular health tests of every diabetic helps in early identification of the complications of the disease thus decreasing morbidity and mortality from the disease.

CheckUps for Diabetics

Diabetes affect multiple organs in the body . Regular health check ups leads to early diagnosis of the complications and their prompt treatment thus increasing the overall healthy lifespan.

  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Complete Eye checkup once a year
  • Regular Foot inspection and care
  • Cardiac Examination including ECG & ECHO

Cancer Screening for Women

What is screening? Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat.

  • Common cancers found in females are cervix, breast , ovary and uterus
  • Cervix cancer- PAP Smear once every three 3yrs after age
  • Cervix cancer- Human Papilloma virus DNA Test
  • Breast Cancer-Self examination, Mammography, BRCA gene mutations
  • Ovary cancers- Regular screening in patients with positive family patients, BRCA gene mutations, Transvaginal Ultrasound, Serum CA125
  • Endometrial Cancer- Pap smear, Transvaginal Ultrasound, Endometrial sampling

Family history of Heart Disease?

If you have a close relative (first degree) who is less than 45 yrs of age suffering from coronary heart disease then you must undergo the following checkups after age of 30 yrs.

  • Regular BP monitoring after age of 30
  • Check your Cholesterol i.e complete lipid profile
  • Diabetes screening
  • ECG
  • Check your weight, Abdominal circumference
  • Consult a physician

Are you obese?

Heart disease and stroke.

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Gall stones
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Gout

Health check ups must for every one above 40

Blood pressure monitoring once every six months

  • Cholesterol monitoring( Complete Lipid profile)
  • Fasting blood sugar
  • Cervical and Breast cancer screening in women
  • Prostate Cancer screening in men above 50yrs
  • Dental check ups

Are you a hypertensive

Health check ups you must undergo

  • ECG- Increased blood pressure damages heart
  • Echocardiography- To check cardiac function
  • Renal function tests- Regular kidney functions assessment must be done in all patients
  • Eye examination-Once a year fundus examination by an ophtalmologist
  • Urine examination

Keep your heart healthy

By following these simple steps

  • Stop smoking- Smoking clogs the arteries and causes heart attacks
  • Improve cholesterol levels
  • Control your blood pressure-High blood pressure causes the heart to work harder eventually leading to heart failure Improve cholesterol levels
  • Be active-Exercise improves heart's contractility and circulation
  • Control diabetes-Biggest enemy of the heart and damages the heart without you being aware !!
  • Follow heart healthy diet -
  • Shed your extra kilos-Being overweight greatly increases the risk of heart disease

Prevent Diabetes

Are you prone to diabetes? Do you have family history of diabetes? Tips to reduce Type 2 Diabetes risk are -

  • Regular exercise
  • Control your blood pressure-High blood pressure causes the heart to work harder eventually leading to heart failure Improve cholesterol levels
  • Avoid junk/processed food
  • Eat whole grains, increase fibre intake
  • Regular blood sugar monitoring if strong family history of diabetes in family

Heart Healthy Diet

Following steps can be followed for healthy diet

  • Increase whole grains in diet - dalia, whole wheat atta and bread, oats
  • Eat more vegetables and fruits, preferably fresh
  • Limit unhealthy fats- reduce the amount of fried food
  • Increase fibre in diet - salads
  • Reduce the sodium intake in diet - No added salt, choose low salt snacks
  • Reduce the amount of refined sugar

Early Cancer Signs

Consult a doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms

  • Unusual coughing
  • Blood in sputum
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Bowel habit changes/ alternate constipation with diarrhea
  • Persistent back pain
  • Blood in urine
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Non healing ulcers
  • Painless lumps anywhere in the body
  • Lumps in breast
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Change in voice or Hoarseness
  • Unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • Persistent heart burn