Preventive Health Checkup – why are these important

We are leaving the life on a fast lane rushing from one thing to another without proper diet, sleep, rest etc. Prolonged abuse of our body system develops into diseases entailing later stage health complications. It is vital to keep a tab on one’s health. Health issues arise gradually over a period of time. Preventive Health Checkup can find the health problem early and the odds of treatment/ cure are better in the early stage. Preventive Health Checkup is one of the ways to ensure one does not spend a fortune for a disease. Cost of medical treatment in the early phase is much lesser than that in the advanced stage. Timely health check raises an early alarm to modify one’s lifestyle.

Simple routine blood test – like sugar, lipid profile (Cholesterol), Liver Function, Kidney Function, Complete Blood Count, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 etc are very effective in understanding one’s body system and take measures. These days Blood test can be easily done at the comfort of one’s homes at a convenient time. Due to economies of scale, these are quite affordable too. To book a blood test please click here.

Get to know Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) is an important Vitamin needed for nerve tissue health, brain function and red blood cell production. Vitamin B12 like all other Vitamin B is water soluble. Any excess Vitamin B-12 is discharged from the body in urine and hence is not toxic. Vitamin B12 is found mainly in animal products and milk products. A healthy and balanced diet goes a long way in ensuring the body is not Vitamin deficient. Lack of Vitamin B12 can entail into neurological and brain disorder. Depression, Tiredness, Loss of Memory, Numbness, Weight Loss are few symptoms of insufficient B12. Insufficiency of B12 can cause anaemia too. Symptoms of B12 deficiency can take a long time to show up and diagnosing it can be complex. Elderly people, Vegetarians and people with conditions that hinder/slow the absorption of the nutrients are more prone to have Vitamin B12 deficiency. It is important to find the level of vitamin-B12 in the body. If lesser than the desired level, proper supplements can be taken. There is a simple blood test to measure the level of VitaminB12 in the body. The test can be done at the comfort of one’s home at one’s convenient time.
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Importance of Balanced Diet

You are what you eat. Human body needs nutrients to function properly. Balanced diet provides all the essential nutrients to the body. Poor diet can hinder growth or can entail into obesity and other ailments. Micro-nutrients- Carbohydrates, fats and proteins are needed in large amounts. Micro-nutrients – Vitamins and Minerals are required in small amounts.
Balanced diet has for basic food groups :

  • Cereals, grains, pulses
  • Vegetables and fruits
  • Milk / dairy products
  • Fats

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health. Regular workout and balanced diets are two pillars of a healthy lifestyle. Healthy lifestyle reduces the odds of falling ill. Variety in food adds spice and taste to life and is equally important for balanced diet. There must be a balance between number of calories one takes (IN) and number of calories one burns by physical activities (OUT). It is also important to keep a tab on the levels of vitamins, minerals etc. in one’s body. There are simple and affordable blood tests to check these vital parameters – vitamin D, vitamin B12, Calcium, Iron, and Electrolytes etc.