Hair has been called crowning glory as it is symbolic to the person’s health, beauty, and overall personality. A luscious thick mane is always considered healthy and so to achieve that people use a lot of products and provide a lot of TLC to the hair.
Have you ever wondered what your hair is trying to tell you? Just like your nails, your hair has a lot to say about the health of your body. The condition of your hair can hint at serious diseases, like thyroid, anaemia, etc. as well.
In today’s blog, ILS Hospitals, one of the best hospitals in Kolkata and Agartala, will tell you what your hair is trying to tell you about your overall health. So, without any further ado, let’s proceed further.
Dull and lifeless hair
Dull and lifeless hair can happen due to a variety of reasons. You might make your hair dull and lifeless when you undergo chemical treatment, like hair colouring, rebonding, and other heat treatment or when you use harsh chemical-based products at home. From the medical point of view, dull and lifeless hair strictly indicates poor nutrition.
Solution: Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, and meat. Drink plenty of water and avoid harsh chemicals on your hair.
Grey or white hair
Grey or white hair is normal after you turn 35 years. But if you have white hair in your twenties then it is a matter of concern. The hair becomes white due to insufficient melanin, a pigment that gives hair its natural colour. This can happen due to vitamin B deficiency and stress.
Solution: Stay away from stress and eat vitamin B rich foods, such as eggs, fish, chicken, mutton, oysters, milk, whole grains, almonds, broccoli, spinach, bananas, avocados, bananas, and so on.
Hair thinning or receding hairline occurs due to nutritional deficiencies or thyroid. Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can cause hair loss in men and women. If you wish to know more about thyroid, read this blog: Your Complete Guide On Thyroid
Solution: Consult your medical professional, preferably visit ILS Hospital and get thyroid function tests.
Excessive hair fall
Losing 50-100 strands of hair a day is completely normal but if the hair strands exceed this normal range then it can indicate towards iron deficiency or anaemia.
Solution: Eat foods rich in iron, like chicken, fish, cashews, whole grains, fortified cereals, spinach, legumes, lentils, tofu, raisins, apricots, and so on. Also, get a blood test to check your haemoglobin levels.
Dry hair and scalp
Dry hair and scalp can mean that you are not getting healthy fats in your body. Also, dry hair and scalp can happen due to scalp diseases, like psoriasis.
Solution: Eat healthy fats, like eggs, cheese, avocados, fatty fishes, coconut oil, almonds, cashews, etc.
As Benjamin Franklin had rightly said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The standard procedure of treatment that onsets after the symptoms begin to persist, and home remedies don’t work. After a series of discussions and screenings in the hospitals, a particular disease is recognized and suitable medications begin accordingly. This situation is far more delicate for the children.
To mitigate such long procedure and to ensure that children stays in good health, the hospitals are taking initiatives regarding the same. Meanwhile, we have introduced one of the best screening for children. It is called the ‘child checkup package’ and it comprises of the following tests-
- Complete hemoglobin with ESR profile
- ABO and Rh blood grouping
- Fasting blood sugar
- Urine test and
- Stool test
Each of these tests has its own significance. For instance, knowing the exact blood group will help greatly to deal with any serious medical emergency that need blood transfusion. Precious minutes can be spent to collect the suitable blood group, instead of doing a blood test and awaiting its result.
The stool and especially urine test in this season is very helpful to keep a track on the excretory system of children. During winters, children tend to drink a very limited amount of liquid and often this habit clings on to them even when summer arrives, which causes a higher concentration of salts in urine. A timely screening would disclose the exact condition and thus, the child can be guided to be more careful.
The best feature about this checkup package is that it comes with a complimentary session with a pediatrician. Thus, instead of simply handing over a bunch of paper with numbers and ranges on it, this package gives parents some quality time with a doctor for consultation. This way, the parents become aware which aspects of their child to be more careful for.
The child checkup package offered by ILS Hospital is very economical and affordable. It is best to keep these mentioned vitals in check and take preventive measures on time, rather than let them bloom over time and then take corrective measures for the same.
Thus, the child checkup package is recommended for every child to ensure a healthy childhood, growth and development.
As someone had rightly said, “Time and tide wait for none”. Aging is inevitable, no matter how careful one remains. Reaching at the threshold of old age various changes follow, like in terms of emotional change or physical. Due to aging, diseases effect elderly people easily and they need immediate treatment in hospitals.
Keeping this fact in mind, ILS Hospitals offer a unique health checkup package for the senior citizens. We offers a set of 12 screenings and tests combined together to ensure the complete well-being of the elderly individual.
It has been integrated, keeping in mind, the medical condition and medical needs of an elderly. It is suitable for both male and female, the test procedures differ depending upon the patient.
It comprises of the following tests and screening
- Complete hemoglobin with ESR
- Total cholesterol profile
- Random blood sugar profile
- Serum creatinine
- Urea profile
- Echocardiogram screening
- Chest X-ray
- Pap smear for Women/ PSA for Men
- USG- entire abdominal screening
- Dental screening
- Eye screening
Apart from all these screenings, this package includes a consultation of doctor to help the individual understand the screening results even more clearly. Often it is found that people understand very little regarding their diagnosis report and thus, providing them a consultation shoots always this problem.
It is not unusual to find several elderly people coming up with medical issues at such a chronic stage that very little medical help can be provided to ease their pain and discomfort. Availing this health care package at particular intervals ensure that they keep a tab on their health, in several diversified aspects.
Early detection of any abnormalities will ensure the timely treatment. In simple words, most of the diseases can be cured completely if diagnosed and treated in early stages. And this is the best way to do it. The price is another factor which plays an important role in any medical procedure. That is why this package has been designed with an optimal cost, so that everyone can avail it.
Thus, it is recommended to every senior citizen to avail this package at least once in a year. This way, you can be sure to be in good health.