HEALTH FHI CHECK UPS
Vaccination for adults: how it can save your life or that of your would be baby
Immunization or vaccination is for children, right? All educated Indians are aware that they should get their children all vaccines as per the immunization schedule.
Cancer prevention: screening tests for top Indian cancers
The incidence of cancer is rising in India and it is already the second biggest cause of death in Indian population (after CVD). There are no clear cut cancer symptoms, which are there in all cancers of any site.
Screening yourself for depression and anxiety: answer 4 questions
Today’s work and family life are quite stressful and leaves us with little time to think about it, but not taking care of yourself emotionally can expose you to health issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease etc.
Should you monitor blood pressure at home?
There is a lot of contradictory information available on home BP monitoring. Some Indian doctors also are distrustful of the automated BP monitors and put them down as inaccurate.
How to take blood pressure reading correctly?
High blood pressure is called a silent killer, because it can be present for years in a person without her having any symptoms. Often the first manifestations of high BP are its complications such as kidney damage, heart disease etc.
Diabetes symptoms: don’t wait for them, get tested for diabetes
India is often referred to as the ‘diabetes capital of the world’ and still people do not get tested for diabetes! Even the more aware of us may search for signs and symptoms of diabetes or look up the risk calculators to find out whether we have diabetes.
Hypertension: tests needed for comprehensive care in Indian BP patients
High blood pressure is one of the most significant risk factors for ischemic heart disease, heart failure and chronic kidney disease. Hypertensives are at increased risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and eye complications. In addition, the hypertensives who are obese commonly have metabolic syndrome, prediabetes/diabetes.
Annual tests for diabetics: make sure your list is complete
The routine tests for diabetics what all should they assess?
First and foremost: the level of blood sugar control is the most important group of tests.
Managing your family’s health and lifestyle
Families share hereditary factors, environmental factors and lifestyle risks, all of the three major factors which impact health of an individual.