Category: health

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 […]

09 Jul

Is it heartburn, or a heart attack

Chest pain is one of the most worrying reasons to go to seek emergency treatment. While many of these people are having a heart attack, some folks may just have severe heartburn. Often, the pain from a heart attack and a severe heartburn episode is so hard to tell apart that doctors need sophisticated tests to discover what’s going on. […]

09 Jul

Private Hospitals

The government set an April 4, 2019 deadline for all private hospitals, regardless of size, to submit the data or face penalties under the 1999 Prices of Goods and Services Act. According to the Act, those that refuse to supply information to the regulator violate Section 18 and are subject to up to three months […]

23 Jan

Alcohol? What’s the problem?

Is there a fine line between a moderate or social drinker and an alcoholic? How much alcohol is too much? Some theories suggest that alcoholism has nothing to do with the amount people drink. A leading psychiatrist says, “Some people who drink just a little can become addicted, whilst others who drink a lot, are […]

23 Jan

Drugs that may slow down the escalation of prostate cancer by two years

They are probably the most difficult cancer patients to treat – around 150,000 men worldwide every year whose cancer is aggressive enough to defy standard hormonal therapy, though has not yet spread to the point where it can be seen on scans. These patients enter a tense period which can often end too quickly with […]