Category: health

02 Aug

What is the Process for COVID-19 Testing?

Although the symptoms of COVID-19 can vary slightly from person to person, some of the symptoms are far more common. These include a raised temperature, a dry and persistent cough along with loss of taste and/or smell. Other widely reported signs include fatigue, sore throat, diarrhoea and muscle aches. However, many sufferers are regarded as being asymptomatic, meaning that they don’t display any symptoms.

02 Aug

The Importance of Daily Exercise Routine and How They can Minimise Your Risk of DVT

Most of us are aware that we should do regular exercise. However, due to modern lifestyles, many of us neglect this fundamental fact. Often a lack of time is blamed, but more often than not, this is merely an excuse and an easy way out. Partaking in regular physical exercise has been proven to reduce the prevalence of type 2 diabetes, various cardiovascular diseases, and some forms of cancer. The benefits of regular exercise can be felt in both the short and long-term and require only 30 minutes of daily exertion.

02 Aug

Should we adopta vegetarian diet several times a week?

Meat has formed a crucial part of the human diet since before pre-historic times as it was seen a vital way of attaining the levels of protein required to survive and prosper. However, we have moved on from the hunter-gatherer mentally, and an increasing number of people are adopting vegetarian or vegan diets. There are many reasons for this, such as protecting the planet, the welfare of animals, because of their religion, or perhaps more commonly, health reasons.

02 Aug

Smoking versus Vaping The Effects on your Body

There is no escaping the fact that both smoking and vaping carry some serious health risks. The risks associated with smoking tobacco are well known, but the long-term risks associated with electronic smoking are unknown. However, all evidence seems to suggest that they are far from a safe alternative to traditional smoking.

31 Dec

Medical Marijuana in Thailand

The use of marijuana for medical purposes has been proposed by many activists and even medical professionals globally. In December 2018, the use of marijuana for medicinal and research purposes was legalised in Thailand. The legislation meant that cannabis, marijuana and kratom, a locally grown opioid, could be used for medical conditions that are recognised […]

31 Dec

Healthy Living – The Importance of Exercise and Healthy Diet

We are all encouraged to lead healthier lives which are usually centred on adopting a healthy diet, doing more exercise and avoiding things such as alcohol and tobacco. Leading a healthy lifestyle has physical, mental and emotional benefits leading to improved overall wellbeing and increased self-confidence.

31 Dec

How Rising Medical Costs in Thailand Will Impact on Your Insurance Premium

Thailand is an extremely popular destination for expats and tourist alike with Bangkok repeatedly voted the world’s top destination according to Mastercard. Medical tourism is a rapidly expanding sector in Thailand with the country being recognised for its excellent standards of healthcare which is available at affordable prices.

31 Dec

Health Insurance Requirements for Thailand’s Retirement (O-A) Visa

As of 31 October 2019, foreigners entering Thailand on a Retirement (O-A) Visa will be required to purchase adequate health insurance, and this will form a mandatory part of the visa requirements. It is suspected, although not yet confirmed, that this will also apply to those renewing their Retirement Visa.

09 Jul

Stroke Rates on the Rise

Stroke Rates on the Rise Stroke is the second most common cause of death globally, although, paradoxically, the problem tends to receive less attention than many other disease processes from healthcare providers. As the world population ages, the burden due to stroke is likely to increase in regions such as Asia, where an increase in […]

09 Jul

Air Quality Index PM 2.5

Air Quality Index PM 2.5 Chocking air pollution and thick smoke in Bangkok has adversely affected the health of many. Hazardous dust particles known as PM 2.5 have exceeded the safe level around the capital, according to the Department of Pollution Control. PM 2.5 is a mixture of liquid droplets and solid particles that can […]