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Chronic Diseases Treatments

Diseases that we can control but not cure are called chronic diseases. They are not acute diseases in that they progress slowly and usually build over a long time. Examples of chronic diseases are diabetes, chronic kidney disease, stroke, some forms of cancer, coronary artery disease, autoimmune disease, etc.

The world health organization has reported that chronic diseases account for 63% of deaths in the world and are the leading cause for death. Chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s disease may also lead to loss of motor functions.

Chronic diseases may be the most common diseases in the world, but they can also be prevented and effectively controlled. One of the reasons for chronic disease is physical activity or rather the lack of it. Other causes are poor nutrition, excessive consumption of alcohol and tobacco use.

Symptoms of chronic diseases may include pain - diseases like arthritis, nerve pain in diabetes, fatigue - in heart and lung conditions. Weight gain is another symptom. For example people with gastrointestinal diseases may develop weight problems. Weight gain is also a problem in diabetes and hypothyroidism. Depression often classified as a chronic disease is also a symptom of other chronic diseases such as lupus and hypothyroidism.

Apart from Western or conventional medicine, many types of alternative medical treatments such as Acupressure, Yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic medicine, and herbal medicine are also popular in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases.

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Bangkok Hospital Phuket

Phuket, Thailand


Accreditation: JCI, HA

Languages: Bulgarian, Arabic, Cantonese, English, German, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Laotian, Mandarin, Panjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Tea Chiew, Thai

Bangkok Hospital Phuket, located in southern Thailand in the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean on Phuket Island near Patong beach, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Phuket.

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Bangkok Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, HA

Languages: Thai, English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Cantonese, German, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Laotian, Panjabi, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, Tea Chiew

Bangkok Hospital welcomes more than 3,000 patients each day while also providing medical services as ‘the institution for referrals’ from smaller hospitals that may not have access to spec...

BNH Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: JCI, HA

Languages: Thai, English

Over 100 years of medical experience caring for Thais and expatriates. The BNH hospital, formerly known as the Bangkok Nursing Home Hospital, was established originally to provide nursing care for exp...

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

Pattaya/Chonburi, Thailand


Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI, HA

Languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Flemish, Italian, German, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu

As one of the health care institutions, under the Bangkok Hospital Group, for Thailand’s medical tourism, we are recognized as a tertiary hospital – a highly awarded status representing th...

Piyavate Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: ISO 9001, HA

Languages: Arabic, Thai, English, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese

Piyavate International Hospital is a publicly-owned health care services facility in Thailand. Since it beganserving patients in 1993, the 27-story hospital on Rama 9 Road in Bangkok has continually d...
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