I have been waiting to do this post since ages. Chronic Fatigue is a lifestyle disease of this age. I too am suffering from the same since two years! The irregular office timings, easily available fast food options, lack of time to take care of health, everything culminates into a poor diet and weak body. People hardly have time to go for even a blood test or doctor’s consultation.
Similar thing has been happening to my other half. He had some severe stomach ache for which we had to consult a doctor. She asked him to get some blood tests done. We did everything required but the major issue came when he had to go and give his blood sample after breaking his fast and collecting the reports. Either we would forget or some or the other work would come. It took us two months to just collect those reports and, for the record, the clinic is just 2-3 kms away.
The same scenario is repeating again. I have to get my blood tests done but I am a certified injection screecher and a horrible one at that!! I used to shout when getting pricked for haemoglobin testing. Blood test was a huge step for me. Now, I am used to it but still I like to have someone with me. But, Mr. P hardly has time on weekdays and on weekends we promptly forget our health needs! This when I recalled how Thyrocare had come to our aid a few years back.
Two years back, my father-in-law had booked the appointment for the blood tests collection at our home and the person in charge had promptly arrived a convenient half hour before we all started for work. Thankfully, he was very skilled at taking the blood so it was not much of a hassle. He took all our samples and our reports arrived in two days. We had probably taken one of the Thyrocare Arogyam packages which involves all the major tests. I should do the same this time as well to know the root cause of my chronic fatigue.
Coming back to the real reason behind Chronic Fatigue, any doctor would ask you for a few standard blood tests which you can even get done regularly to just keep an eye on your vitamin and other levels. The doctors I have visited in the past two years have all been saying one thing. There is a marked vitamin deficiency in people around 25-35 which is causing their health issues. So, which blood tests can you done even without wasting your fee on doctor’s consultation.
I have talked about this deficiency so much on the blog that you would be bored by now but it is real and it makes you weak. It causes joint pains and makes you feel tired all day long. If you do not take care now, it could really mess up your immunity levels as well.
The problem is the package blood tests do not include the specific test to find this vitamin deficiency. There is a generic test but results are not accurate. So, add this test to your annual health package. Mostly, all add it for an extra cost as it is the most in-demand test.
Again, this vitamin acts the same, makes you feel like there are no bones in your body and your bones become stiff and act weird and your mobility is impaired. But, this is generally included in all the blood tests packages and gives accurate results.
You can have a good haemoglobin count and still be anaemic. Yes, it is possible because it happens with me. Easy way to find out if you are anaemic is to see your eyes. If the red part is not enough red, you are mostly anaemic. Also, if you have been noticing frequent swelling in your body without any apparent reason, it could be either due to high blood pressure or anaemia. But, it is always better to know your iron levels.
If you lack both iron and B12, your body can not generate new red blood cells and your body functioning is affected due to the lack of oxygen. Depression, loss of appetite, feeling of not liking anything are just a few common symptoms of all these deficiencies. In the long run, they can affect your immunity, nervous system and joints health.
There is something called pre-diabetes which if you are tested positive for, you will definitely fall in the bucket of ‘most likely to have diabetes’. Your sugar profile, especially after 30, must be checked regularly to prevent extreme cases. If you are falling in border line, the doctor can always tell you how to control it.
A small weather change and everyone starts suffering from flu. Did you know that this could be due to allergy? Yup, these allergies can be found out through a few specific blood tests. And, you can get treated accordingly.
These days you can book the appointment at Thyrocare on their website, via phone call, email or Thyrocare app. You can decide for which health check-up package to avail and book date and time of appointment according to your convenience. Once the appointment is fixed, the date and time are messaged and mailed to the customer on their phone and email respectively. An authorised lab technician will come to your house at the said date And time and collect the blood samples. They are supposed to display their identity cards for confirmation. The syringes and needles are opened in front of you and the blood samples would be labelled accordingly to leave no room for doubt and mix-up. Once the collection is done, all the samples are sent to Bombay for processing. The reports are delivered at your place at an additional nominal fee.