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India Welcomes Medical Tourists with New Visa

India’s new M-type visas is good news for medical tourists. The visas are valid for a full year and are issued to accompanying companions and family members.

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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San Paulo Hua-Hin Hospital

Hua Hin, Thailand

Accreditation: HA

Languages: English, Thai

San Paulo Hua Hin Hospital is a private hospital in Hua Hin offering the high level of medical services, from general medical treatments to specialized medical care. The hospital is well equipped with...

BayView Hospital

Bridgetown, Barbados

Languages: English

BayView Hospital, a privately owned and operated facility, with 7 private rooms and 4 semi-private rooms, has been operational since 1989 and was born out of a desire to provide Barbadians, our Caribb...

Bumrungrad International Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

Accreditation: JCI, HA

Languages: Thai, English, French, Japanese, Arabic, Napali, Vietnamese, Bangladesh, Simplified Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, German

Bumrungrad International is a Joint Commission International accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Founded in 1980, it is one of the largest private hospitals...

HYGEIA Hospital

Athens, Greece

Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI

Languages: English, Russian, Greek

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large Private Hospital that has operated in Greece since 1974, and is currently one of the largest private hospital units in our country.

It was founded in ...

Asian Hospital and Medical Center

Muntinlupa, Philippines

Languages: English, Tagalog

Asian Hospital and Medical Center is the first major private hospital with tertiary care facilities in the Southern Luzon corridor of Metropolitan Manila. Officially inaugurated and opened to the publ...
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