Thursday, 30 June 2016
Embrace Health in Eternity
The word “health or healthy” is used differently by different people. When someone says, “I am worried about her health considering her hectic life style and back to back travel”, possibly he is talking about her physical health. When someone says, “he is taking so much of stress in the office, I am afraid it would affect his health”, he might be talking about the person’s mental health. In both the contexts, health does not refer to any particular medical condition, but talks about an overall goodness.
“Health” has been derived from an old English word “Hale” which means “wholeness, being whole, sound, or well.” However, in our day to day context, we mostly correlate this word with diseases or illness. If a person is having an ailment, he is not healthy. If he has no diseases, then he is healthy. In fact, health is a big word that encompasses a number of factors, and not only the diseases.
The question is to the point and needs exact answer. So, here we go defining a healthy person who has all the following attributes.
Emotional balance: A healthy person can tap his emotions well and display only what is needed. He can very well control his fear, anger, love, guilt, worries, or passion which is also a sign of his good mental health and strength. In person or in public, such emotionally balanced people behave adequately and maintain a good health throughout their life.
Mental stability: It is a reflection of your mental health. Your mental stability or stability of your thought shows that your brain generating millions of signal per day is working at a normal pace. A slight deflection in your mental status can adversely affect a number of systems in your body leading to diseases.
Freedom from medical ailments: You are healthy if you don’t have any disease, ailment, illness, or acute or chronic medical condition; all your organs, body systems, and body parts are functioning normally. A slight disorder anywhere can bring your health in trouble.
Social involvement: The level of your social involvement shows your behavioral health. Though, it is also a part of mental health, it can be considered a separate factor as it highlights your overall well-being significantly. A person with any mental disorder or temporary stress or depression would avoid getting along with people in the society. So a healthy person willingly gets involved socially and enjoys every aspect of life.
Genetically correct: Many a times, a person does not come to know that he is suffering from a genetic disorder. His physical and mental condition does not show any sign or symptom. Still, to consider someone healthy, he or she should not have any genetic disorder.
Well and fit: You don’t have any disease, but you cannot run for a few minutes, you look bulky due to sagging belly, your skin has no luster, and you have no interest in eating. Such condition show problem with your wellness though you are not diagnosed with any disease. In such condition, you do not need any medication, but at the same time you cannot be called healthy and you definitely need some health tips.
So, considering all the factors above, we can now conclude that JUST THE ABSENCE OF DISEASE DOES NOT MAKE ANYONE HEALTHY. It is much more that caters to the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of a person. To embrace health in eternity, awaken your mind, body, and soul together and feel the blessing of life. Be Healthy - Be Happy.
Sunday, 26 June 2016
We all love our families and are pretty much concerned about the good health of our loved ones. In case of any health condition, we encourage people to see a doctor and, at times, we may even drive them to the best doctor in town. Despite the fact, that it is one affectionate way to show love and care but it might become miserable if any symptom goes unseen. With advancements in the medical science, we can stop any disease to progress by carrying out variety of tests. Even if, you do not have any symptom at the moment, regular medical tests can help you to prevent develop one. Let us learn about the importance of getting tested and some common medical tests.
COMMON MEDICAL TESTS:
1. Blood Test & Blood Test Types: They are the most common of the tests and have the following types:
- Complete Blood Count (CBC): CBC is often done as a part of routine health checkup to detect disorders such as, anemia, blood cancer, infections, immune system dysfunction and clotting disorders. It measures the different components of the blood like RBC count, WBC count, Platelets, Hemoglobin and Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV).
- Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP): It is a group of tests that measures various chemicals, like blood glucose, calcium, electrolytes, blood urea and creatinine, present in the blood which is majorly done on the blood plasma to indicate condition of the bones, kidneys, liver and muscles.
- Blood Enzyme Test: Enzymes like Troponin and Creatinine Kinase are monitored as their abnormal values may result in heart attack.
2. Lipid Profile Test: This test indicates if you are at a risk of a coronary heart disease. It majorly informs about the cholesterol levels in the body. Cholesterol test confirms the HDL, LDL, Total cholesterol and Triglycerides levels in the body.
3. Thyroid Function Test: If you have been feeling abnormally lazy lately or have become obese/thin in a couple of months, then you probably should get a thyroid test done. Tests like T3, T4 and TSH confirm the functioning of your thyroid gland.
4. Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR): These tests are helpful if you feel any inflammation in your body. But remember, the reasons of the inflammation can be many and it can only be confirmed with the tests.
BENEFITS OF GETTING TESTED:
- Test in routine can pick up signs of irregularities
- Diagnostic Test can confirm the disorder based on the symptoms
- Can evaluate the severity and plan the treatment accordingly
- Monitor the response of the body to the ongoing treatment
We cannot help unfortunate situations in our lives but we can certainly prevent untimely mishaps with a little alertness and a much of awareness. These regular tests can help to keep you and your loved ones hale and hearty.