Ric Flair once said, “Without your health, you have got nothing going on”. This is so true when it comes to our daily lives. Maintaining good health is our responsibility. Bookmyscans has pledged to give good health to the society by helping them find the best place to get their Master health check-ups done and at affordable prices. Get a full body check-up today to understand the changes happening in your body better with age so that you can live a better quality of life.

Kolkata and its people

Kolkata is the capital situated in Indian state West Bengal. It is popularly known as the major commercial, cultural and educational center of East India. The city is generally observed as the “cultural capital” of India. Besides being a metro, Kolkata is also a tourist attraction. There are diversified people living in the city and their main course of the meal is the famous fish dishes, rice, and sweet mishtis. Bengali sweets are pretty famous all around India. It is said that people of Kolkata are born foodies. Every corner of Kolkata has a fast food center. The place is well known for its Fun, Food and Festivities and also called the City of Joy. Kolkata hosts a moist weather.

Kolkata is home for more than 5 million people (2017 census). The number of inhabitants in the city and its rural areas is around 14.1 million and the city is the third-most crowded metropolitan region in India. As a developing city of India, Kolkata faces challenges like pollution, traffic blockage and different issues like changing lifestyle, the burden of diseases, poor healthcare facilities, open garbage dumps and general lack of cleanliness or awareness with high numbers of sex workers in the city.

Disease prevalence in Kolkata

The largest problem of the city is considered to be pollution and according to the data from the Scientific and Environmental Research Institute, Kolkata is the most polluted metropolitan city in India. According to a study by the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI), 70% of residents of Kolkata suffer from respiratory diseases, like lung cancer, dyspnea, and asthma, caused by air pollution and 18.4 cases of lung cancer per 100,000 people are reported from Kolkata. Another issue is the water problem faced by the people in the city. Much of the drinking water in Kolkata is polluted with human waste. The ongoing water pollution problem is due to a leaky sewer system and water pressure abnormalities in the city, due to which diarrhea still remains prevalent.

Disease prevalence in Kolkata

The largest problem of the city is considered to be pollution and according to the data from the Scientific and Environmental Research Institute, Kolkata is the most polluted metropolitan city in India. According to a study by the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI), 70% of residents of Kolkata suffer from respiratory diseases, like lung cancer, dyspnea, and asthma, caused by air pollution and 18.4 cases of lung cancer per 100,000 people are reported from Kolkata. Another issue is the water problem faced by the people in the city. Much of the drinking water in Kolkata is polluted with human waste. The ongoing water pollution problem is due to a leaky sewer system and water pressure abnormalities in the city, due to which diarrhea still remains prevalent.

Kolkata tops the list of young people seeking medical consultations for mental and sexual health and lifestyle issues when compared with other cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, and Ahmedabad. The top lifestyle diseases that worry people of Kolkata are diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and hypertension along with obesity, vitamin/mineral deficiency, and COPD. The main causes for mortality registered in Kolkata are diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, cancers, and chronic respiratory disorders. The city has maximum fish eaters and about 30% of the women and 18% of men are obese. Kolkata has the highest percentage (55%) of the woman having anemia among the other metros and 20% of men in Kolkata are anemic. People also suffer from diseases like goiter and other thyroid disorders, though they have not caused many deaths in the city. 62.4% of NCD deaths were caused by heart diseases and strokes. People faced Ischemic heart diseases mainly due to hypertension and smoking. More than 45% of people with IHD have hypertension and 25% were smokers, a survey study in Kolkata revealed.

According to the Cancer Foundation of India, the maximum number of lung cancers reported from West Bengal. The reason behind the high cancer rate was the high use of tobacco and alcohol. 75% of the cancer population used some form of tobacco. Kolkata doctors also reported that every month at least two cases of lung cancer were found in the age group of 16-18 years. With all this prevalence of diseases in the city, it also faces a serious shortage of healthcare facilities. The ratio of Doctors and paramedical staff to people is around1.83 per 1000 population.

Most of Kolkata’s young people suffer from lifestyle diseases

As per WHO, an estimated 2.6 million young people aged 10 to 24 yr die each year and more than this number suffer from illnesses that hinders their ability of growth and development. Most of the deaths among young adults are associated with conditions or behaviors during their youth like tobacco use, physical inactivity, high-risk sexual behaviors, injury and violence, and others. These are also considered to be the risk factors for the development of chronic diseases in later years of life. Young people are prone to a number of health impacting conditions due to personal choices, socio-environmental influences, and lifestyle changes. Undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, overweight, and obesity, high-risk sexual behavior, common mental disorders, and stress are few other problems youngsters face today.

“About 45% of those between 20-25 years are endangered to diseases, hypertension, and depression”, says a study published in HT recently. Arnab Gupta, Kolkata’s famous oncologist said, “about 10% of lung cancer patients treated in his hospital is 18-24 years old. 90% of these cases are revealed at an advanced stage when radiation and chemotherapy are the only options of treatment”. According to the Department of Community Medicine of Midnapore Medical College in Paschim Midnapore, in West Bengal 18-25 years aged are mainly addicted to alcohol which is 70.20% of the population. Alcohol is linked to more than 60 health problems and a variety of social issues ranging from domestic violence to diabetes. Young adults face problems more than any other age group today and need extra attention to resolve health issues among them.

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Kolkata tops the list for young people in the age group of 20 to 45 suffering from lifestyle diseases, consulting doctors and seeking their advice on how to prevent these ailments. Some seek through direct consultation with the doctor and others through online doctor’s consultation platform. The study revealed that 29% of people in Kolkata have sought medical advice on their mental health and 27% have for sexual ailments. The data by online consultation platform revealed that the overall awareness about health ailments and their prevention among those in the age bracket of 18-24 years in Kolkata has increased significantly. The report also said that “India’s youth has become wary of diseases that are activated by a ruinous lifestyle, pushing them to reach out to doctors for help in their prevention and early diagnosis. About 45% of young people, in the age group of 20-45 years, actively seek the advice of doctors for prevention of diseases that appear out of lifestyle problems”.

Full body health check-ups include a detailed study of your body and its organs which help the doctors detect and diagnose problems earlier than they could show up symptoms. These tests include a series of Blood, Urine and imaging tests and scans that examine the current health situation of an individual. Let’s have a detailed look at what these tests include:

  1. A General physical examination that assesses vitals like weight, height, blood pressure, pulse rate, and temperature.
  2. A complete blood count (CBC) that helps in diagnosing infections, anemia or indications of other diseases.
  3. The lipid profile is a complete cholesterol diagnosis that helps find the cholesterol troll over your body. This helps in early diagnosis of diseases pertaining to the heart.
  4. Liver function tests help in diagnosing the functioning of the liver and detects liver diseases if any.
  5. Kidney functioning test helps to evaluate the proper functioning of the kidneys and detects kidney diseases at the earliest.
  6. Diabetes is diagnosed with the help of Blood sugar level blood test. This test detects the blood sugar level in the body.
  7. A chest X-ray studies the chest and the other organs located in that area.
  8. An ECG helps in determining the heart rate and uniformity of the heartbeat. This is a very effective tool that helps diagnose the heart attack in the present and past situations.
  9. Ultrasonography scans of different organs help in diagnoses of problems in the abdomen such as spleen, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, and kidneys.
  10. A Urine examination is a general assessment of health in terms of systemic or metabolic diseases.

Doctors face challenges in diagnosing diseases just on symptoms because many of the symptoms are very common and overlap with other ailments. More than 50% of patients are not aware of the diseases they are suffering from. Hence a detailed full body health check-up will help diagnose the correct health problem at the right time.

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Kolkata has a severe healthcare infrastructure.  The health care system in Kolkata is bearing 48 government hospitals, mostly under the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal, and 366 private medical establishments as of 2011. However, these facilities do not meet the healthcare needs of the city completely. More than 78% in Kolkata choose the private medical sector over the public medical sector. The reasons are same as other metros such as poor quality of care, the lack of a nearby facility, and excessive waiting times at government facilities. People also complain that they are being charged more than what is required at private hospitals for meeting their healthcare needs.

We have already seen the incidence of chronic non-communicable diseases and their effect on the people of Kolkata. And we have also seen how preventive the youth of Kolkata is when it comes to getting them a preventive master health check-up. Bookmyscans is a well established online guide that provides information about the health packages at a diagnostic center near you. We at Bookmyscans partner with centers that are approved and certified by AERB, ISO, and NABL. The partners are audited periodically and regularly to make sure they provide quality services and produce accurate results to avoid further unnecessary tests. The actual cost of a full body check-up in Kolkata is above INR 12,000 from a good and approved diagnostic center. But, with Bookmyscans you can get it at almost 50% discounts. The current packages available at Bookmyscans are :

Master Health Check-up in Kolkata

Health Check-up package Price
Master Health Check-up Bronze Rs. 1,999
Master Health Check-up Silver Rs. 2,999
Master Health Check-up Gold Rs. 3,999
Master Health Check-up Platinum Rs. 4,999

 
Our packages include more than 86 tests and 5 scans that help in early diagnosis of health ailments that analyze your body for the present condition and diagnose any risk factors that may lead to chronic diseases. The 86 tests includes 28 complete hemogram tests, 11 liver functionality tests, analyzes 9 toxic elements in your body, diagnosis 8 lipid profile elements and 6 cardiac risk markers, 5 kidney and renal functions, detects 4 iron deficiencies, checks 3 thyroid and vitamin profiles, 2 arthritis, pancreatic, electrolytes and diabetes tests each and checks for the male and female hormone levels. Along with this ECG, Chest X-Ray, TMT, 2D Echo, USG Abdomen & Pelvis, PFT are the scans included in the package.

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