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Affects of Drinking and remedies to be taken

Insight Diagnostics introduced revolutionary LifeChecks which are specially designed for various lifestyle related issues like excess drinking.

Alcohol and Health

  • Too much of alcohol can cause a large range of health problems
  • One of the most common is liver problems – starting as fatty liver and then livercirrhosis and even liver cancer
  • Alcohol can also increase the risk for several other cancers
  • It can lead to high blood pressure leading to strokes
  • Heart problems including heart rhythm disturbances can also happen.
  • Because alcohol has calories and also makes you eat more, there is a high risk of obesity and other problems
  • Can contribute to the causes of diabetes

What can you do

  • Try and reduce your alcohol consumption to acceptable minimal levels
  • Have specially designed checks to check for any damage
  • Have treatment where necessary at an early stage.

The Drinker’s LifeCheck by Insight Diagnostics

  • Is designed to focus on specific needs of drinkers
  • The advanced package includes advanced studies like MRI of the liver for fat

Drinker’s LifeCheck (Basic)

  • Liver function tests
  • Clotting tests
  • Viral markers – HIV, HBsAG, anti HCV, VDRL
  • Ultrasound Abdomen
  • 2D Echo, TMT
  • CBP
  • FBS
  • Lipid profile
  • Lifestyle Assessment
  • Diet and Stress Management
  • Basic Body Measures: Height, Weight & BMI
  • Vital Signs: Pulse & BP
  • Gastroenterologist Consultation
  • Counselling to reduce or quit drinking (optional)

Drinker’s LifeCheck (Advanced)

  • All of the above tests
  • MRI of the Liver for Liver Fat – using advanced technology to see the amount of fat in liver without need for needle biopsies.

Introductory offerDrinker’s LifeCheck (Basic): Rs 3250/-Drinker’s Life Check (Advanced): Rs 5850/-

Written by Dr. Sreekanth Appasani

Dr. Sreekanth Appasani is a Consultant Medical Gastroenterologist at Continental Hospitals in Hyderabad since 2013. In his long standing career, he has worked under several prestigious institutions and organizations in India. Beginning as an Internist at King George Hospital in Visakhapatnam in 2002, he has worked in hospitals and institutes such as NIMS Hyderabad, Lazarus Hospital Visakhapatnam, Andhra Medical College, PGIMER Chandigarh and CSIR New Delhi.

His expertise in the field of Gastroenterology comes from his outstanding academic background and career. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree as the best outgoing student in 2002 from Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam under the NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh.

With a 1st Rank in entrance, he joined for MD in Internal Medicine at Nizam’s Institute of Health Sciences in Hyderabad, finishing it in 2006. He secured another 1st rank in PGI entrance and joined for DM degree specializing in Gastroenterology at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh, completing it in 2011.

In addition to being an excellent doctor, he is also a member of the Advisory Board of the World Research Journal of Gastroenterology. With 16 research papers, he is also a Reviewer of the European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and the academic editor of Medicine journal.

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