Benefits of Bandha and Blockage on Health

As we all know we are facing a month long Economical Blockage from our Neighboring Country and we are facing the scarcity for day to day lives’ goods, including the cooking Gas,  fuel, food and etc etc.


Amidst this tough times, there are few benefits as well.

1.     No fuel = less traffic. Less traffic=less pollution. Less pollution=Health benefits. The air in the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara has really improved in this past couple of weeks. The hazy cloud of smoke over the city is gone. This will lead to decrease in respiratory illness, allergies and good for people with asthma.

2.     No fuel = less transportation. Less Transportation = more walking (cycling). More walking = Health benefits. Regular exercise help in many ways, among which are it prevents Diabetes, prevents high blood pressure, controls Cholesterol, controls Obesity (over weight), helps depression, decreases mental stress, makes your bones and muscles strong.

3.     No fuel = less transport vehicles. Less transport = less variety of food products. Less food products = rely on local vegetables = healthy diet.

4.    Ultimately priorities will change from Luxury to basic needs, which will make us more happy, as our demands and expectations will decrease. This will lead to less mental stress. More happiness. Blood pressure will decrease. Just like the phenomenon we observed after the April 2015 Earthquake in Nepal.



Happy Dashain & Dipawali!

Happy Dashain and Tihar!

Be different! Buy Health and Confidence this Dashain! APC, offers 15% discount on Executive Health Plan (whole body check up) though out the month of October in its clinics in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Call 444-33-86 for Kathmandu and 522984 for Pokhara to book your appointment.

Or just Click here

Healthy Heart Choices for everyone, everywhere

Heart disease is a Number 1 killer today that claims 17.3 million deaths every year Worldwide! Heart disease has as well increased alarmingly in cities of Nepal like Kathmandu and Pokhara since last couple of decades. This is mainly due to change in our lifestyle, living in the cities.

There is a common wrong Myth that Heart Disease occurs mostly in Males and with aging. This Myth is absolutely wrong and heart disease can effect Children, young adults, women and men equally. Cardiovascular disease including Heart disease and Stroke is the leading cause of early death at young age. But most of these premature death due to Heart Disease are PREVENTABLE.

Apart from Premature Death, Heart Diseases cause huge economical burden to the patient, family and as a whole to the Country as well. As Nepal being a poor Country, we all must focus on PREVENTION, which costs almost nothing compared to the cost of treatment. Most of the Preventive measures are actually FREE.

Regular Exercise is the Best Preventive Measures to prevent most of the diseases. Medical Science is yet to find a better medicine than a regular exercise to prevent most of the diseases. And it is FREE. All you need to do is just walk 5 to 6 km in one hour (brisk walking). Or any kind of physical activity apart from Exercise.

Eat a Healthy Diet. And say No to Tobacco.

Another very important thing to remember on preventing Heart Disease is to Know Your Risks, which are high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol. It is important to know these numbers and keep your heart health under your control. Undergoing preventive health checkup packages like Executive Health Checkup or Comprehensive Cardiac Check up once a year or at least once every two years if you do not have any problem will help you prevent surprises like Heart Attack or Stoke.

The Theme for World Heart Day for 29th September 2015 is "Healthy Heart Choices for everyone, everywhere".

Every year 29th September is celebrated as a World Heart Day, in order to spread awareness on Heart Disease World wide. Advanced Polyclinic has also been participating in this event by organizing different campaign every year to spread awareness on heart disease in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal.

This year also during the last week of September: 26th, 27th, 28th,29th and 30th we are providing 20% discount on any heart related diagnostic services to encourage you to do routine checkup and know your risk factors.

These are Heart related services which are eligible for 20% discount. All you need to mention is "World Heart Day" to get the discount.

1. Blood Sugar (Fasting, PP, Random)

2. HbA1c

3. Lipid Profile (Cholesterol Profile)

4. ECG (electrocardiogram)

5. ECHO (echocardiogram)

6. TMT (Stress ECG)

7. Chest X-ray

8. Blood Pressure Measurement (FREE)

9. Cardiologists Consultation.

For more information or an appointment please call 444-33-86 (in Kathmandu) and 061-522-984 (in Pokhara).

Or E-mail us to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Pictures courtesy from World Heart Federation.


Spicy Food May Prolong Life!

Love Spicy Food? Good news! 

Eating spicy food regularly may prolong life, as shown by a recent research done on half a million people over the period of 7 years. This research showed that eating spicy food regularly, specially fresh chillies can decrease the chance of death up to 14%. It also showed that fresh chillies are better than the dry chillies. Regular spicy food consumption showed to decrease the rate of death from Cancer, Heart attack, Stroke and Diabetes. Such benefits of spicy food is believed to be from anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-oxidant bioactive compounds found in the chilly.

As Nepal being pretty much lover of chillies, as usual "Aachar" goes as a  part of every meal, most Nepalese consume chilly almost everyday. Why some consume them more and more, while some tolerates them less? The hot burning sensation that comes from biting a Chilly is due to a chemical known as Capsaicin. Once consumed it activates the nerve receptors in our tongue and mouth and sends the signal to the brain that gives us the Hot sensation. Eating spicy food is basically the habit and culture that we grow up, and with this habit we gradually increase our tolerance to hot chillies. 

There has been a myth for a long time that hot chillies causes Gastric Ulcers. However many researches over time proved that there is no relationship between eating chillies and the cause of Gastric Ulcers. 

So Spicy food lovers- enjoy your spicy food. It shows only to benefit your health and even may prolong your life! Bon Appetite!

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