Entries tagged [pathology]
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Posted on 11:39AM Jun 07, 2018 in General
IMPORTANCE OF PREVENTIVE HEALTH CHECK-UP
When was the last time you went for a check-up without a doctor’s discretion? Probably never.
That’s the sorry state of our busy, stress-filled lives today. We are left with no self-care given the nature of our hectic lives. And only when a situation worsens do we take it to the doctors.Read More
by Health Please
Posted on 11:21AM May 08, 2018 in General
World Asthma Day
What is Asthma?
It is respiratory condition marked by attacks of spasm in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It is usually connected to allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity.
Causes of Asthma?
Exposure to allergens or irritants such as cigarette smoke, chemicals, mold, dust, or other substances commonly found in the person's environment (e.g. home or work place) might trigger the first asthma symptoms in an adult. Different illnesses, viruses, or infections can be a factor in adult onset asthma.Read More
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Posted on 06:49PM Apr 23, 2018 in General
Know Your Blood Group with Blood Type Chart.
The most important purpose to know your blood group is for the times of medical adversity. At the time of an emergency like lack of basic health components in the body like hemoglobin or at an event of an accident where in an external supply of the blood (transfusion) is essential, the knowledge of your blood group becomes vital. Hence it is essential and extremely crucial to get a blood test done.
What are Blood Group or Blood Types
A blood type (also called a blood group) is a classification of blood based on the presence and absence of antibodies and based on the presence or absence of inherited antigenic substances on the surface of red blood cells (RBCs). These antigens may be proteins, carbohydrates, glycoproteins, or glycolipids, depending on the blood group system. Some of these antigens are also present on the surface of other types of cells of various tissues. Several of these red blood cell surface antigens can stem from one allele (or an alternative version of a gene) and collectively form a blood group system.
ABO types -
ABO types were the first of the discoveries.
- Group A – Antigen A with antibody B
- Group B – Antigen B with antibody A
- Group AB – Antigen AB has no antibodies
- Group O – Antigen nil (group O) with antibody A and B.
Rh types -
There are 5 main Rhesus (Rh) antigens on red cells – C, c, D, E, e.
The most important of these is the Rh D group. The positive (+) or the negative (-) after the letter A, B, AB or O is given by the D antigen on the red cell. In general practice, Rh negative blood is given to Rh-negative patients, and Rh-positive blood or Rh-negative blood may be given to Rh positive patients.
The universal red cell donor has Type O negative blood type.
The universal plasma donor has Type AB blood type.
It is essential to know the blood matches as that decides the availability of blood and the readiness of transfusion from one body to the other.
- Group O can donate red cells to anybody. It’s the universal donor O
- Group A can donate red cells to A’s and B’s
- Group B can donate red blood cells to B’s and AB’s
- Group AB can give blood only to other AB’s but can receive from all others
Blood Type Determination
It is inherited. Like eye color, blood type is passed genetically from your parents. Whether your blood group is type A, B, AB or O is based on the blood types of your mother and father.
This chart shows the possible blood types you may inherit.
|Possible Blood Type of Child|
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by Health Please
Posted on 06:06PM Apr 23, 2018 in General
Best Diagnostic Services and Pathology at Home – Health Please
If you have ever been to a laboratory or a hospital, chances are that you have ended up spending numerous hours for the tests and the reports associated with it. The long waiting period and the waiting hours for the reports to be in your hands end up in great inconvenience to the patients and their relatives. Often there are situations where in you are in a discomfort of collecting the reports and then running places to show it the concerned docs.Read More
Posted on 08:59PM Jan 23, 2018 in General
Clinical pathology tests are crucial to understand one’s well-being be it a blood test or a urine test or other important tests like lipid test, complete thyroid or hemogram tests. The clinical tests provide a vital information to the docs which help them understand the gravity of the health issue that one is facing. Having the knowledge and the know how’s of pathology lab test helps every individual in the long run as far as health stability is concerned.Read More