A Medall for Women
Is the greeting Medall Laboratories welcomes you with.
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Each for Equal’, which means collectively each one of us can help create a gender equal world.
Medall Labs invited a few Chennai based Women Bloggers to their Laboratory in Guindy to talk about women’s health. Stay aware – Stay healthy is their motto, and their centralised, well equipped laboratory which conducts 2500-3000 sample tests per day is helping people do that.
Medall is India’s leading integrated Healthcare Diagnostics and the 4th largest Diagnostics player in India. With 7000 + customer touch points in 9 States and 70+ Districts, 24 NABL Accredited Labs and 108 ISO Certified Labs, Medall provides both Radiology and Pathology services under one roof. Medall has served over 10 Million customers and performed over 40 Million tests in 2019.
Dr. Akila Ravikumar, (M.B.B.S, Dip.in Diabetology, M.phil), Physician at Medall Diagnostics says, “Lifestyle changes have spared none. Today’s working women face equal amount of stress vis-a-vis their male counterparts and are bearing the brunt of many lifestyle disorders. These lifestyle disorders have a significant impact on their reproductive health during the child bearing years, amplifying the need for women to go for preventive healthcare and take steps to address them”
Dr Akila believes that moderation is the key, in all spheres of life. There was so much to learn from her talk.
For instance, did you know that;
An estimated 68% of Women suffer from Lifestyle induced diseases.
53% Women skip meals and binge on Junk Food or Fast Food to meet work pressure or deadlines.
80% of Urban Indian Working Women in the age of 25-45 are over-weight due to stress, a sedentary lifestyle or unhealthy eating habits.
Cortisol is a stress hormone that is secreted when you exercise in excess.
Indians have more Visceral Fat than other nationalities do.
Non-communicable diseases like diabetes and hypertension are higher causes for concern than communicable diseases.
Early detection leads to better prognosis.
Women’s lifestyle choices put them at a growing risk of chronic diseases. More women are unhealthy than men according to the GOQii India Fit Report 2020. A staggering 71% of women fall in the unhealthy category and young adults in the 19-30 age group have the unhealthiest habits and demonstrate a high propensity to be afflicted by lifestyle diseases.
Fortunately today preventive healthcare is gaining popularity. With a plethora of opportunities and cost-effective options, it is helping prevent irreversible damage. Coinciding with International Women’s Day on March 8th, Medall, among India’s leading integrated diagnostic services provider, is raising awareness in the space of preventive health among women, through a slew of initiatives and specially curated packages.
Medall walks the talk of being a preventive healthcare services provider with a vision. SASH (Stay Aware, Stay Healthy) is its health initiative which encourages people to get proactive about their well being . With 57 tests covering 8 major vital organs, SASH is a comprehensive, clinical test package priced at only Rs 640/- and has touched 150,000 customers within a year of its launch.
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