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Know Your Test: Sputum

Sputum is a substance which is produced when the passage between mouth and lungs get irritated due to something such as smoke or air pollution. This is when your body makes sputum. It is also called phlegm. It is a substance that is produced from the chest when your lungs or airways are infected. When you cough continuously your body tries to get rid of that phlegm and it indicates that you might be suffering from some illness. In this case, doctor suggests you get a sputum culture test so that he can assure the reason behind the illness. [...]

Know Your Test: LFT

LFT means liver function tests. It is done to diagnose liver diseases or damage. LFT measures the levels of bilirubin, liver enzymes and proteins present in your blood. It is a group of blood test. There are some certain conditions in which liver functions test is prescribed by doctors such as; Liver infection, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B. Monitor the side effects of certain medications. Side effects of heavy alcohol drinking. If you already have a liver disease, to monitor the disease and how well a particular treatment is working. In case of any liver disorder. If you are already a patient of diabetes, high [...]

Know Your Test: KFT

KFT or kidney function test is performed to check the condition of your kidney. Kidneys perform an important function in our body. Their work is to filter waste material from the blood and remove them from our body through urine. They also help to control the level of water and various essential minerals in the body. Kidneys take part to produce vitamin D, hormones that regulate blood pressure, and red blood cells. Our body tells us if our kidneys are functioning well are not through some symptoms. High blood pressure, painful urination, blood in the urine, swelling of the [...]

Know Your Test: HBA1C

The HBA1C test is conducted to keep a record of the blood sugar level of a diabetic person. This test helps keep a track of average blood sugar level. For a diabetic person, this test is very necessary to conduct regularly to keep a close eye if their blood sugar level is staying within range. This is also used as a measure to diagnose diabetes. How it is conducted Our blood contains a type of protein haemoglobin and this test is conducted to know if the sugar or glucose presented in your blood is binding the haemoglobin in your blood cells [...]

Know Your Test: Fibroscan

It is very important to keep our liver healthy to lead a healthy life. Doctors suggest for a biopsy if a person feels abnormality related to liver. Fibro scan is another way to check liver condition. Fibroscan uses elastography, a technique similar to ultrasound that does not involve a needle, the risk of complication or pain. The main function of fibroscan is to measure the stiffness of the liver. It is an noninvasive and painless alternative to liver biopsy to look for liver damage from conditions such as cirrhosis or hepatitis C. Fibroscan provides more information about your liver disease, [...]

Know Your Test: Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a drug treatment, which is done by killing fast-growing cells in the body with the use of powerful chemicals. This treatment is generally used to treat cancer patients as cancer cells tend to grow and multiply at a much faster rate compared to most cells in our body. Chemotherapy is provided generally to cure the patient or may aim to increase life or reduce symptoms of the patient. Chemotherapy is used in the case of advanced-stage breast cancer, which helps to kill the cancer cell as much as possible. Each chemotherapy treatment can last a few hours [...]

How to Get RTPCR Covid-19 Test Done?

What is RTPCR for COVID? It is the mandatory lab test that helps in determining the virus infection of COVID-19. The test is designed to detect the SARS-CoV-2. It helps in providing a clear report whether the individual is suffering from COVID-19 or not. Why is RTPCR done? The test is done to determine the following: Individual suffering from or displaying influenza like symptoms withtravel history within 14 days. If anyone is suffering from such illness, then they should visit a lab for RTPCR test. Even healthcare workers, frontline workers and others who are working in close association with containment of COVID-19. Patients [...]

Pain Management & Rehabilitation a New Approach in Managing Chronic Pain

Pain Management Rehabilitation is all about bringing relief to the sufferers of chronic pain through the advance, multi-disciplinary approach that helps bring it all under control. The service is designed as per the individual needs of the patient. Patients living or lived with chronic pain for years are treated and medically provided assistance regarding it. However, it is to be well noted that due to dependence on system and medications the quality of life of these patients deteriorate, and so pain management & rehabilitation. What is it all about? Focus is not just on symptoms, but providing betterment to the [...]

Advice by Apollo Doctors and health experts regarding who should not get vaccinated

Government officials and many Apollo doctors too agree upon the most crucial step of getting vaccinated and is providing vital information regarding who should not get the shot. It is essential that even though the drive is meant to help control the spread of COVID-19, but there are some exceptions regarding health conditions of individuals who should refrain from taking the shot. A list of all the possibilities that should clarify any concern for the public is issued by the government. Guidelines accepted by Apollo Doctors and issued by central government The following are the guidelines that are followed and [...]

Tips by a Cardiologist for Better Heart Health

The best way to avoid your frequent visits to a cardiologist is to take preventive steps towards your heart health. Leading cardiologists at Apollo suggest that even small changes made regularly to maintain good heart health can go a long way. It is not always necessary that you begin watching your heart health after a certain age, beginning young is the key. So, given here are a few valuable tips by Apollo cardiologist for better heart health. Tips Getting regular check-ups is essential as there are some subtle signs that can be detected early on preventing against serious illness. Cholesterol [...]

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