DISEASES&TREATMENT

10 Degenerative Conditions Related to Aging

Monday, June 18 , 2018 | Viewer: 162

As we are getting older, our body and organs begin to deteriorate and become more susceptible to a variety of diseases. The timing varies among individuals depending on several factors, including: lifestyle, diet, stress, etc. In order to maintain a perfect health, you have to take care of your body.

Botox Taking Years Off Your Appearance

Monday, June 18 , 2018 | Viewer: 114

As you age, your skin undergoes gradual changes. Some parts of the face are more susceptible than others to the signs of aging such as outer corners of the eyes, forehead, frown lines, and nasolabial folds. Botox injection is one of the most common nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. It is safe and effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles.

Coolsculpting | An innovative way to get rid of those stubborn bulges

Monday, June 18 , 2018 | Viewer: 375

Caring for Cambodia - Royal Phnom Penh Hospital

Tuesday, June 12 , 2018 | Viewer: 151

The opening of Royal Phnom Penh Hospital in November 2014 proved to be a significant milestone for medical care in Cambodia. As a member of the Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Group (BDMS), the modern facility quickly established a reputation as a centre of medical excellence, providing world-class healthcare services for Cambodian and international patients. In 2017, its standing was strengthened further when it became the first and only JCI accredited hospital in Cambodia.

Stroke

Wednesday, May 23 , 2018 | Viewer: 536

A stroke occurs when something blocks blood supply to parts of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. In either cases, parts of the brain become damaged or dies. It is one of the leading cause of death and disability. A stroke can sometimes cause temporary or permanent disabilities, depending on how long the brain lacks blood flow and which part is affected. Paralysis is one of the complications caused by a stroke. The patient may become paralyzed on one side of the body or lose control of certain muscles, depending on which parts of the brain is affected.

10 Degenerative Conditions Related to Aging

Monday, June 18 , 2018 | Viewer: 162

As we are getting older, our body and organs begin to deteriorate and become more susceptible to a variety of diseases. The timing varies among individuals depending on several factors, including: lifestyle, diet, stress, etc. In order to maintain a perfect health, you have to take care of your body.

Botox Taking Years Off Your Appearance

Monday, June 18 , 2018 | Viewer: 114

As you age, your skin undergoes gradual changes. Some parts of the face are more susceptible than others to the signs of aging such as outer corners of the eyes, forehead, frown lines, and nasolabial folds. Botox injection is one of the most common nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. It is safe and effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles.

Coolsculpting | An innovative way to get rid of those stubborn bulges

Monday, June 18 , 2018 | Viewer: 375

Caring for Cambodia - Royal Phnom Penh Hospital

Tuesday, June 12 , 2018 | Viewer: 151

The opening of Royal Phnom Penh Hospital in November 2014 proved to be a significant milestone for medical care in Cambodia. As a member of the Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Group (BDMS), the modern facility quickly established a reputation as a centre of medical excellence, providing world-class healthcare services for Cambodian and international patients. In 2017, its standing was strengthened further when it became the first and only JCI accredited hospital in Cambodia.

Stroke

Wednesday, May 23 , 2018 | Viewer: 536

A stroke occurs when something blocks blood supply to parts of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. In either cases, parts of the brain become damaged or dies. It is one of the leading cause of death and disability. A stroke can sometimes cause temporary or permanent disabilities, depending on how long the brain lacks blood flow and which part is affected. Paralysis is one of the complications caused by a stroke. The patient may become paralyzed on one side of the body or lose control of certain muscles, depending on which parts of the brain is affected.

Women and Stroke

Wednesday, May 23 , 2018 | Viewer: 413

A stroke occur when blood supply to parts of your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Each year more women have strokes than men. A stroke is a medical emergency. Prompt treatment is crucial. Early action can minimize brain damage, disability and potential complications.

Celebrating 6 Year Anniversary of FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence Accreditation

Monday, May 21 , 2018 | Viewer: 1,044

Bangkok Academy of Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM), Bangkok Hospital is proud to receive the first FIFA accreditation in Thailand and South East Asia, third in Asia, and the 26th in the world. “FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence” accreditation was given by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in 2012 and this year is the 6th year.

Migraine and Stroke – Is There a Link?

Monday, May 21 , 2018 | Viewer: 280

Many people wonder if there is a link between migraine and stroke. Migraine is a type of headache that causes severe throbbing pain, usually on one side of the head. Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours to days and can be so severe that the pain is disabling. Migraine is more common in females 30-40 years old. The recurring headaches can be so severe that it may interfere with the normal day to day life.

Electronic Cigarette

Monday, May 21 , 2018 | Viewer: 349

The popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has grown rapidly in several countries in the past decade. Electronic cigarettes may help cigarette smokers quit smoking, but they may also encourage transitions to start smoking cigarettes. Currently, the use of electronic cigarettes is controversial. The controversy persists because researchers do not yet know if electronic cigarettes are more beneficial or detrimental for the human population. This article will show you available evidences on electronic cigarettes.

6 Smart Tips for Diabetic Foot Care in Rainy Season

Monday, May 14 , 2018 | Viewer: 766

Diabetes can be dangerous for your feet. Even a small cut can cause serious consequences. Diabetes may cause nerve damages that take away the feeling in your feet. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infections. Due to these problems, you may not notice a foreign object in your shoe. As a result, you could develop a blister or a sore. This could lead to an infection or a non-healing wound that could put you at risk of amputation. In rainy season, one needs to be extra careful with their feet, as this is the time with high humidity and as a result is prone to several infections.

5 Signs to Know If You Tore Your Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

Monday, May 14 , 2018 | Viewer: 268

5 Signs to Know If You Tore Your Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) From Head to Toe

Monday, May 7 , 2018 | Viewer: 1,223

With advancements in medical technology, minimally invasive surgery is the new surgical technique that allows surgeons to perform safe, precise and less invasive surgical procedures. Bangkok Hospital, Bangkok Heart Hospital, and Wattanosoth Hospital are now offering minimally invasive surgery to patients with a wide range of surgical conditions.

The Diplomatic Council Certificate Awarded

Thursday, May 3 , 2018 | Viewer: 642

Founded in 2010, Temos International Healthcare Accreditation is the only worldwide independent accreditation body focused on the quality of international patient management from the medical and non-clinical perspectives. With regional offices spread around the world, the German-based Temos International serves providers and patients on six continents.

Dermoid Cyst Is it a mystery illness?

Wednesday, April 25 , 2018 | Viewer: 9,761

A dermoid cyst is a sac-like growth that is present at birth. It contains structures such as hair, fluid, teeth, or skin glands. Dermoid cysts are caused when skin and skin structures become trapped during fetal development. They grow slowly and are not tender unless ruptured.

Do Not Overlook Joint Injury

Wednesday, April 25 , 2018 | Viewer: 338

A joint is defined as the point at which two or more bones articulate. Synovial joints are by far the most common classification of joint within the human body. They are highly moveable and all have a synovial capsule (collagenous structure) surrounding the entire joint, a synovial membrane (the inner layer of the capsule) which secretes synovial fluid (a lubricating liquid) and cartilage known as hyaline cartilage which pads the ends of the articulating bones.

The Harmful Effects of Blue Light

Monday, April 23 , 2018 | Viewer: 784

Nowadays, most of us spend time staring at a computer or smartphone longer than 6 hours a day. The time we spend staring at our screens is time we spend exposing our eyes to blue light. Many eye doctors are concerned about the effects our screen time could have on our vision and our health, and the main cause of that concern is blue light.

Brain Fog: Solutions to Help You Improve Concentration

Monday, April 23 , 2018 | Viewer: 5,755

Most people have experienced mental fog or brain fog. It is often described as a cloudy-headed feeling. Forgetfulness is a common complaint among older adults. As we grow older, we experience physiological changes that can cause glitches in brain functions we have always taken for granted. It takes longer to learn and recall information. We are not as quick as we used to be. Also, lack of sleep, overworking, and stress can cause brain fog. Brain fog can be frustrating, but relief is possible. Do not ignore your symptoms. If left untreated, brain fog can impact the quality of your life and lead to other conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, memory loss, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Common Summer Illness in Children That You Should Watch Out For

Monday, April 23 , 2018 | Viewer: 2,552

We all want the summer months to be a time of fun and laughter for the little ones. However, just like winter months come with cold and flu, summer months bring few illnesses that we should all watch out for and protect our children.

 

Lazy Eye Can Lead To Blindness If Untreated

Wednesday, April 11 , 2018 | Viewer: 6,158

Although you have probably heard of the term “lazy eye or amblyopia” before, a lot of parents do not know much about this condition. It is estimated that 3 to 5% of the general population suffers from this form of visual impairment. If not treated early, an amblyopic eye may never develop good vision and may even become functionally blind. With early diagnosis and treatment, the sight in the lazy eye can be restored.

Common Eye Conditions During Songkran Holiday

Wednesday, April 11 , 2018 | Viewer: 1,868

The Songkran holiday season is a very busy time, and when accidents happen, we often take a wait and see approach. Now this strategy may work for some medical issues, but eye problems need to be evaluated right away. Delaying treatment for injuries, infections and sudden vision changes can result in vision loss.

Eye Allergies Often Overlooked and Undertreated

Wednesday, April 11 , 2018 | Viewer: 8,095

Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance such as pollen, pet dander, or food that may not cause a reaction in most people. Eye allergy symptoms are regularly reported as one of the top three allergy complaints. The focus for people with allergies is usually their skin, lungs and nasal symptoms but what people do not realize is that the burning, itching, watery, or gritty feeling they have in their eyes can and should to be treated. Anyone with these symptoms should see an allergist to have their allergies identified and resolved.

5 Things That You May Not Know About Maxillofacial Surgery

Monday, April 9 , 2018 | Viewer: 2,732

Maxillofacial surgery is the surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face, and neck. These include fall injuries, assaults, and car accidents. Our maxillofacial specialists focus on helping the patient return to normal functions again.

3 Common Hand Problems in Office Workers

Friday, March 23 , 2018 | Viewer: 2,964

Painful hand conditions usually have ergonomic causes among office workers.

HAND & MICROSURGERY Hand Injuries and Treatments

Thursday, March 22 , 2018 | Viewer: 3,233

The hands are one of the most important parts of human body. Hands are very complex organ with multiple joints, different types of ligament, tendons and nerves. Intricate in design and function, the hand is an amazing work of anatomic engineering. Form follows function in the hand. Therefore, any injury to the underlying structures of the hand carries the potential for serious handicap. To reduce this risk, even the smallest hand injuries require proper medical evaluation.

Lifestyle Tips to Manage and Prevent Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Thursday, March 22 , 2018 | Viewer: 8,281

Osteoarthritis is called wear-and-tear arthritis because it is a result of using joints every day. The older a person gets, the greater the wear-and-tear. Some risk factors of osteoarthritis include hereditary, age, gender, diet, and lifestyle factors. There is no cure for osteoarthritis, however you can manage symptoms and reduce risk factors. If you do develop osteoarthritis, there are many lifestyle changes you can make to slow the course of the disease.

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Thursday, March 22 , 2018 | Viewer: 5,187

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. A rotator cuff can be injured during activities that place a tremendous amount of force or strain on the shoulder, such as playing baseball or tennis.  The severity of injury may range from a mild strain and inflammation to a partial or complete tear of one of the rotator cuff muscles that may require surgery for rotator cuff repair. In such circumstances, medical care should be provided as soon as possible.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Early treatment can prevent osteoarthritis

Monday, March 19 , 2018 | Viewer: 14,017

            One of the most common knee injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament sprain or tear. The injury most commonly occurs during sports that involve sudden stops, jumping or changes in direction like soccer, basketball, and skiing. It may take months to return to full activity after the treatment. Therefore, it is better to consult a doctor immediately after the injury.

Finding Glaucoma Before It Is Too Late

Monday, March 12 , 2018 | Viewer: 9,314

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in older adults. Glaucoma does not usually cause any symptoms to begin with. It tends to develop slowly over many years and affects the edges of your vision first. World glaucoma week runs from 11-17 March this year. The World Glaucoma Association alerts people to have regular eye checkups to detect glaucoma earlier. Vision loss due to glaucoma cannot be recovered. So it is important to have regular eye examinations that include measurements of your eye pressure. If glaucoma is recognized early, vision loss can be slowed or even prevented.

Is It Really Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Tuesday, February 27 , 2018 | Viewer: 1,586

Have you noticed signs of distractibility, hypersensitivity, or forgetfulness in your child? It could be attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Data from the department of mental health in 2016 shows that there were 420,000 children aged between 6-15 years suffering from ADHD.

It Has Been a Bad Flu Season. Here Is How You Can Prevent It

Monday, February 19 , 2018 | Viewer: 1,780

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. While cold and flu viruses spread rapidly in indoor environments like offices, they can also spread at outdoor work environments. This occurs when they become airborne or contaminates a surface that many people touch, such as the handrail of a sky train.  People who get vaccinated are at lower risk of getting influenza than those who are not. An expert also recommends people in high risk group to get vaccinated.

Adults and Elderly People Need to Be Vaccinated Too

Tuesday, February 13 , 2018 | Viewer: 2,404

Immunizations are not just for children. Protection from some childhood vaccines can wear off over time. All adults need immunizations to help them prevent getting and spreading serious diseases that could result in poor health, missed work, medical bills, and not being able to care for family. As we age our immune system weakens and puts us at higher risk for certain diseases such as shingles and pneumonia.

Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy – New Thyroid Surgery Technique That Leaves No Visible Scar

Tuesday, February 6 , 2018 | Viewer: 2,098

Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy – New Thyroid Surgery Technique That Leaves No Visible Scar

Frequently Asked Questions About Rotavirus

Wednesday, January 24 , 2018 | Viewer: 3,365

Rotavirus is a highly contagious virus that causes severe diarrhea in children and adults. Many people are wondering what are the symptoms of rotavirus infection and when to see a doctor.

Common mistakes when trying to lose weight

Friday, January 19 , 2018 | Viewer: 6,611

Losing weight can seem very tough. Sometimes you may feel like you are doing everything right and yet unable to achieve satisfying results. It is important to understand the cause of weight gain and know how to lose weight in a healthy way. This will help you control your weight in the long run.

Dealing with A Child’s Anger

Thursday, January 18 , 2018 | Viewer: 1,599

Anger is a normal emotion. Children are not always able to control their emotions and sometimes burst out in anger.  Most children have occasional tantrums or meltdowns. They may sometimes lash out if they are frustrated or be defiant if asked to do something they do not want to do. But when kids do these things repeatedly, or cannot control their tempers most of the time, it may be more than just a typical behavior.

Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery New Treatment of Gynecologic Conditions

Thursday, January 18 , 2018 | Viewer: 1,092

Nowadays, gynecologic disorders among women are increasing. Women over 30 years have a chance of having myoma uteri, ovarian cysts, and endometriosis. The most common is myoma uteri.  Statistically, for every 10 women, 3 or 4 will suffer from these conditions and 30% of these women will have to undergo surgery. Therefore, an annual gynecologic exam is important to detect the disease early.

Treatment for Child Snoring or Enlarged Adenoids

Wednesday, January 17 , 2018 | Viewer: 1,000

Snoring can be found in 3-12% of children. It is common but may also be the first sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which is common in preschool and kindergarten children. It can have effects on daytime learning, behavior, and emotion. If your child makes noise when breathing during sleep or snoring becomes noticeable, you should consult a doctor.

Urinary Incontinence | Bladder control problems should not be overlooked

Monday, January 15 , 2018 | Viewer: 7,153

Urinary incontinence, the loss of bladder control, and related symptoms such as frequent urination and intense urge to urinate. Women who have had 2-3 vaginal births are more likely to have urinary incontinence. The leakage might happen when coughing and sneezing. This is called stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Obesity increases the risk of diabetes

Tuesday, December 26 , 2017 | Viewer: 778

Obesity may increase the risk of many health problems. One of them is diabetes type 2, which accounts for 95% of people with diabetes. 4 in 5 patients are overweight or obese. The symptoms might not be severe but being able to recognize them is important. The links between obesity and type 2 diabetes are firmly established. Without the intervention of a healthy diet and appropriate exercise, obesity can lead to type 2 diabetes over a relatively short period of time. Therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy weight.

“Do’s and Don’ts” Before/After ReLEx or LASIK

Tuesday, December 12 , 2017 | Viewer: 1,975

ReLEx is a new technique of laser vision correction. Due to the smaller wound by minimal invasive surgery, ReLEx results in less immediate post-operative discomfort and tearing

The Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity

Friday, December 8 , 2017 | Viewer: 14,430

Obesity is a common problem that is estimated to affect around one in 3 adults. In 2017, there were 2,200 million people who had obesity. Obesity has increased 3 times more in men and 2 times more in women. In Thailand, this is also increasing. As for the ranking of obesity in the ASEAN region, Thailand came second after Malaysia. There are 10 million people with obesity in Thailand – 4.7 million men and 11.3 million women.

Dental Veneer | Enhancing your smile

Wednesday, December 6 , 2017 | Viewer: 3,604

Dental veneer can enhance the brightness of your teeth, straighten your smile, and correct issues such as discoloration, fractures, or chips. It is a less intrusive option than crowns.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

Wednesday, December 6 , 2017 | Viewer: 7,111

Obstructive sleep apnea is common and affects between 1-5% of children, while snoring can be found in 4-12% especially in 2-6 years olds. Problems that obstructive sleep apnea can cause includes impacts on daytime learning, behavior, and emotion.

Newborn Critical Care Because every minute counts

Monday, November 27 , 2017 | Viewer: 4,378

A safe and healthy birth is every pregnant woman’s wish. In Thailand, there are 700,000 births a year and 100,000 cases are premature. The mortality rate of newborn is 6.7 in 1,000 births. This is the third among Asian countries.

Osteoporosis – Bone Fracture | Be proactive – Prevent – Get Treated Immediately

Wednesday, November 15 , 2017 | Viewer: 6,245

One of the major health risks in the elderly is bone fracture.  Bone fractures, however, are the consequences of “Osteoporosis” which is the loss of bone that occurs silently. Often there are no symptoms until the first fall or fracture.

8 Home Improvement Ideas to Prevent Falls for the Elderly

Wednesday, November 15 , 2017 | Viewer: 1,845

Falls are one of the most common accidents among older adults causing pains, bone fractures, paralysis and, in some cases, death.

Things Women Should Know About Endometriosis

Monday, November 13 , 2017 | Viewer: 10,832

Painful menstruation should not be overlooked as it may be a sign of an illness. Endometriosis is a kind of disorder in which tissues that normally lines the inside of a uterus grows outside the uterus. This can cause pain especially during your periods. Fortunately, there are effective treatments available.

Computer Guided Implant Surgery

Monday, November 6 , 2017 | Viewer: 1,322

Dental implants are a solution for people who have lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, trauma or injury, or other reasons. Implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed into the jaw bone and are used to support the crowns.

Dental Implants | Replacing a missing tooth, bringing back your confident smile.

Monday, November 6 , 2017 | Viewer: 1,230

A missing tooth should always be replaced. Dental implants is one of the best treatment option for a patient who have lost teeth. Patients will be able to eat normally and have a confident smile.

Myoma Uteri. A condition that should not be neglected.

Friday, November 3 , 2017 | Viewer: 8,390

Myoma uteri are a common condition in women. Only 20-30% of these women have symptoms. That is why myoma uteri are often neglected. Women who do have symptoms often find myoma uteri hard to live with. Therefore, it is best to treat it early.

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HEALTH TIPS

E-Newsletter 3rd Party Payers Issue 1 (March - May 2018)

Saturday, June 2 , 2018 | Viewer: 130

E-Newsletter June - July 2018

Saturday, June 2 , 2018 | Viewer: 5549

E-Newsletter April - May 2018

Wednesday, April 11 , 2018 | Viewer: 12467

E-Newsletter April - May 2018

Emergency Services Map Network

Friday, March 2 , 2018 | Viewer: 1075

Bangkok Hospital E-Newsletter Feb - Mar 2018

Friday, February 16 , 2018 | Viewer: 23196

Bangkok Hospital E-Newsletter Feb-Mar, 2018

Common Myths about Osteoporosis

Tuesday, June 28 , 2016 | Viewer: 11934

Common Myths about Osteoporosis

Maintain a Healthy Weight with the 2:1:1 Formula

Wednesday, August 19 , 2015 | Viewer: 9359

We can control our weight by following the 2:1:1 formula, this means avoiding foods high in animal fat (which are hard to digest), foods that are too sweet or too salty. Rather your diet should primarily compose of fruits and vegetables whilst maintain a regular exercise program.

Emphysema

Wednesday, August 19 , 2015 | Viewer: 10753

Emphysema is a Non-Communicable condition and is a form of chronic (long-term) lung disease. People with emphysema have difficulty breathing from a limitation in blowing air out.

NCDs (Non-Communicable Diseases)

Wednesday, August 19 , 2015 | Viewer: 10896

Non-communicable disease (NCD) is a medical condition or disease that is non-infectious or non-transmissible. NCDs can refer to chronic diseases which last for long periods of time and progress slowly.

Hypertension “A Silent Killer”

Wednesday, August 19 , 2015 | Viewer: 22539

Hypertension is a Non-Communicable Disease or NCD and refers to an individual with abnormally high blood pressure.

Metabolic Syndrome

Wednesday, August 19 , 2015 | Viewer: 17091

Metabolic syndrome is a Non-Communicable Disease or NCDs and is common metabolic disorder, which leads to early cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes.

Exercise for Disease Prevention

Wednesday, August 19 , 2015 | Viewer: 16398

The World Health Organization has encouraged every country’s population to exercise regularly to prevent sickness from the following 5 diseases

Excess Sodium Consumption

Wednesday, August 19 , 2015 | Viewer: 16826

Overconsumption of sodium can cause your kidneys to work extra hard
There are 10 million Thais living with hypertension, that is 1 in 6 of the entire population
Thais on average consume up 7,000 Mg. of sodium per day

The Dangers of Excess Non-dairy creamer

Wednesday, August 19 , 2015 | Viewer: 10380

One-Third of Non-dairy creamer is fat; the other 2 components are glucose syrup (sugar) and chemicals such as coloring.

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Patient's Experience : Spinal Injury

Monday, March 5 , 2018 | Viewer: 295
Patient's Experience : Spinal Injury