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7 Myths about Common Food Allergies You Should Stop Believing

The most common food allergies are milk, peanuts, wheat, eggs, fish, soy, shellfish and tree nuts like cashews and walnuts. There are a lot of misinterpretations and myths that surround common food allergies. Let us uncover them one by one- Food allergy and food intolerance is the same thing – Though both bad elicit ‘bad reactions’ to a certain food or food type, there are distinct differences between the two. Food intolerance means that your body does not have the enzyme to digest a particular food type. For instance, if you are lactose intolerant, you do not have the enzyme ‘lactase’... Read More

Worst Diabetes Myths

Is it sugar that causes diabetes? Can young people get affected by diabetes? There are various myths and unanswered questions that surround diabetes mellitus. While some of these myths can be dangerous, others are just petty misconceptions. Given below are some of the worst diabetes myths that you should be aware of. 1- You can’t get it unless it runs in your family It is commonly believed that diabetes is genetically inherited and you can only get it if it runs in your family - This is a myth. Genetics is a major risk factor but cannot be held solely... Read More

Must Do Health Tests If You’re A Woman Above 50

If you are a woman above 50 years, here are some health tests you must take. Women are the backbone of the family. It becomes very difficult to perform any activity when our backbone is not in shape. Similarly, a family’s well-being is next to impossible if the woman of the house is unwell. That is why is it important to take these health tests. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)Test: 60% of Indians suffering from thyroid disorders are said to be women. If your thyroid gland doesn’t function properly, it can lead to a drastic weight gain/loss, hair fall, depression, memory... Read More

Must Do Health Tests If You Are A Woman Over 35 Years

Women are always trying to balance their hectic life between home and office. Due to which they often forget to take care of themselves. As women get older, they are prone to more health problems and need regular medical health tests done. Here are a few tests that are a must for women who are 35 years of age and above: Thyroid test – When a woman goes through unexplained bouts of weight gain, hair loss, brittle nails and exhaustion, a common reason may be an under active thyroid or an over active one. The thyroid gland secretes hormones known... Read More

Must Do Tests If You Are A Man Over 35 Years

Our busy lives and work schedules leave us with little time to pay attention to our health. A regular health check is as necessary for men as much as it is for women. It’s imperative that men also get a medical check-up done to avoid any severe ailments to reach a critical stage. Here we have a list of crucial medical exams that a man over the age of 35 years requires: Heart risk tests–The most important heart test is the blood pressure test. BP is the biggest risk factor for heart issues and yet is the easiest to control.... Read More

IMPORTANCE OF REGULAR MEDICAL CHECKUPS

When was the last time you got a blood test done? Most probably the time when you were sick? But regular medical checkups are not meant just for times of illness. They are the first step towards preventive healthcare. Getting regular tests or checkups done is not only a normal but also a healthy habit. Here are the reasons why you should make medical checkups a part of your routine irrespective of whether you are sick or not. 1. To Live Longer: Many diseases can be cured effectively when detected at an early stage. But most of the times many... Read More

4 Foods You Should Avoid If You Have Diabetes

[caption id="attachment_3784" align="aligncenter" width="750"] If you are diabetic, bad food habits can lead to these health complications.[/caption] Diabetes not only impacts your body’s ability to produce insulin, but can also damage your heart, brain and limbs, and affect your kidneys, eyes and nervous system. Hence, it is extremely important to manage diabetes effectively. Following are some foods you should stay away from if you’re diabetic: Fruit Juices While a small amount of fruits is allowed, fruit juices can actually be harmful for diabetics as they contain extremely high levels of fructose. They are also less nutritious since a lot of... Read More

4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Diagnostic Centre

[caption id="attachment_3758" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Choose Apollo Diagnostics. Choose quality, assurance and affordability.[/caption]   When you or your loved ones fall sick, you ensure that you go to the best doctors. But what about diagnostic centres that conduct tests including blood tests, stool and urine tests, etc.? Your doctor’s diagnosis relies heavily on the results provided by the diagnostic centre, hence it is important to be particular about where you get tested. Following are some aspects to consider when choosing a diagnostic centre: 1. Experience and skill set of medical professionals The pathologists conducting tests and processing results at a diagnostic... Read More

Why do we have to fast for some blood tests?

If you are planning to take a blood test anytime soon, then do make sure you are ready. Sometimes before giving your blood sample, you need to fast which means you can’t eat or drink (except water) for a few hours before the test. It is because after the food gets digested, our blood absorbs all the nutrients from the food to spread them across the body. Due to this presence of fresh nutrients in the blood, some blood test results may alter. And naturally, an altered result will lead to a wrong diagnosis. Which means, getting treated for a... Read More

What does Lipid Profile mean?

[caption id="attachment_3627" align="alignleft" width="700"] Get a Lipid Profile to keep a tab on your cholesterol.[/caption]   The lipid profile test is a type of blood test used to determine the risk of developing heart diseases. What are Lipids? In order to understand the lipid profile better, it is important to first understand what lipids are. Lipids are fats or fatty acids that make up the cell membrane and are also a source of energy for your body. But an excess amount of lipids can cause high blood cholesterol which leads to heart blockages, heart attacks and strokes. Hence, to avoid... Read More

What is the desirable frequency to get health tests done?

‘Prevention is better than cure’ – We’ve all grown up hearing this famous saying, but how many of us actually practice it in our lives? Given the increasing number of health disorders, we should all get health check ups done regularly. Following are some health tests that you should get done regularly: - Diabetic Screen Check About the Test: A diabetic screen test will help detect the onset or presence of diabetes, thereby preventing further complications. Recommended Frequency: A healthy person should get a diabetes screen check done every 1-2 years. However, those at risk, including people who are overweight,... Read More

How accurate are blood sugar testing devices?

Every diabetes patient knows how important it is to keep a check on their sugar levels on a regular basis. And to help them with the same, many companies have developed home diabetes tests, which are basically pocket-sized devices that measure and display your blood glucose levels - where with a simple prick of your finger, you can do a daily test for diabetes. But have you stopped and wondered about the home testing device’s accuracy? While this device may be easy to use and very convenient, what if it isn’t an accurate diabetes test? If you don’t have accurate... Read More

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Patient Testimonials

“Finding the best place for a diagnostic test is as important as consulting the best doctor. The Apollo name was what guided me to Apollo Diagnostics and I am indeed glad that I came here. From attending us on time to sample collection, everything flowed so smoothly. I was particularly impressed by the hygiene. It was definitely a value for money experience. Thanks a lot Apollo Diagnostics…keep up the good work!”

Mrs. Ferha Jabeen, Old Bowenpally, Secunderabad

“I Have heard a lot of good things about Apollo Diagnostics from our family physician as well as from relatives and friends. So then next time I needed a diagnostic centre, I visited Apollo Diagnostics and I was really glad I did. For one, I didn’t have to wait. The technician was extremely good, and the place was really clean. It was certainly a value for money experience. Great job Apollo Diagnostics!”

Ms. T. Jaya, Nakkalagutta, Hanmakonda

“I must say Apollo Diagnostics places a great value on time and patient comfort! I am a fan of their home collection service which is not only on time and technically sound, but the hygiene and cordiality of the visiting technician is also commendable. Hats off! I’ll continue to recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my family and friends.”

Mr. B. Pochaiah, Mallikarjuna Nagar Colony, Old Bowenpally, Secunderabad

“I have always had a great experience with Apollo Diagnostics. The calls are unfailingly answered. The scheduled appointment is kept to the minute. The phlebotomist is well-trained in both technique and putting the patient at ease. Apollo Diagnostics undoubtedly delivers value for money. They will always be my top option for all the diagnostic needs of my family.”

Mr. Prasanta Kumar Jena, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

“I came to know about Apollo Diagnostics from my relatives and friends. So, when I required a check up to be done, I thought about trying their service once. From sticking to the appointed time to accuracy of technique, it was really a great experience overall. Hygiene of the technician and the centre as well, was also quite admirable. I certainly felt it delivers value for money service. From now on, I’ll always visit Apollo Diagnostics for all my checkups.”

Mr. Venkateshwar Rao, Hanmakonda

“I was looking for a good diagnostic centre to get some checkups done. I was confused as there are so many of them all over the city. Some of my friends recommended Apollo Diagnostics as the best one. I’ll always remain thankful to them. The technician at Apollo Diagnostics was not only punctual but his competency was certainly praiseworthy. I never felt any discomfort as he was so confident and compassionate. Great job Apollo Diagnostics!”

Mr. T Radhakishan Rao, Hanmakonda

“My experience with Apollo Diagnostics has been consistently good. Securing the appointment was very easy and the schedule was maintained to the dot. The behaviour of the technician was pleasant and he was well–versed with his job. The place was noticeably clean and I did not face any discomfort during the process. The reports were delivered as promised and surprisingly, the service was pretty affordable. I would recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my circle without any hesitation!”

Mr. Arif Ameer, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

“Apollo Diagnostics came highly recommended by my friends. I was particularly impressed by their cordiality, time management and process competence. Another must mention is the hygiene factor that is impeccable. Given the quality delivered, this is certainly a value for money experience. Thanks a lot Apollo Diagnostics…keep up the great work!”

Ms. A.Madhavi, Warangal

“Our family physician strictly instructed me to get the checkup done at Apollo Diagnostics. I am glad I respected his opinion. I was attended to as soon as I went in. The technician was a true expert at his job and made it a painless experience for me. I also observed that the centre was spotless and all the staff members were particular about maintaining hygiene. Apollo Diagnostics certainly delivers value for money. I’ll always recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my family and friends.”

Ms. Vimala, Hanmakonda

“My Apollo Diagnostics experience has thus far been truly amazing. Besides unfailingly maintaining the schedule – be it sample taking or report delivery, their sense of cleanliness is also tops. The technicians are well-trained and do their job with diligence and in a friendly manner that puts patients at ease at once. Apollo Diagnostics is setting a very high standard indeed! Now that’s what I call a fine job!”

Ms. G. Jyothi, Warangal