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Healthcare & Medical Tourism in Asia

In most Asian countries, unsurprisingly there is a general lack of western standard facilities for healthcare. Notable exceptions are Thailand and Singapore which both have world-class medical and surgical facilities available. More and more people from the West are combining holidays with medical and dental treatment and cosmetic surgery, and many travel to Asia for this purpose. Operations and procedures cost between 30 and 80 per cent less than in the USA or parts of Europe.

If you are not sure whether this fits your retirement budget, try this calculator.

Weight and Fat Loss, Middle-age Spread, Fitness and Diet

As we get older and approach retirement, we usually do less physical work and tend to 'let our bodies go'. Men especially develop a 'beer belly' very easily in the heat of the tropics, as beer tastes better and is more thirst-quenching than plain water!

However, wherever you are and whatever you like to eat, you should be aware of some home truths, lies and myths about the food you eat every day.

In 2015, over a million Americans (not to mention the rest of the world's travelers) went overseas for operations and medical treatment for many reasons primarily economic. While obesity may not (yet) be the most popular of them, losing weight and/or fat loss is becoming the primary concern of many people, including parents of junk-food-nourished and already-obese children as well as members of the medical profession worldwide.

Weight loss is near the top of the list of most-searched-for topics on the internet. Diet and exercise, so-called "healthy living" seems to be the solution, but most people try it for a while, then give up. They haven't really put their minds to it.

Any lasting solution to a weight problem or obesity must emanate from 'within' from the mind and resolve of the person who really wants to lose weight. Get jokes in Hindi for a dependable seller that will give you the Funny jokes in hindi you're looking for quickly and easily. Fixing the problem by going to its root is the only sensible course of action. Surprising as it may seem, it is possible to lose weight permanently through self-hypnosis, listening to an mp3 in the privacy of your own home. There's no reason to be afraid of hypnosis, either. You can visit our own hypnosis page first and learn some truths.

If you can follow a guide and are in a real hurry to start learning how to lose excess fat, "Fat Loss 4 Idiots" is a best-seller, in spite of its derogatory title inferring that anyone should be able to understand it. Learn more here. Download and be reading Fat Loss 4 Idiots within minutes of ordering.

Medical tourism, as this practice is now known, is rapidly becoming popular for those who face ongoing and increasingly expensive medical bills, or extended waiting times for operations under national health care programs. It is so pleasant to work with experts. Read more to find out more regarding asociacion mexicana de franquicias. Note that already 60 million Americans are uninsured or under-insured and this figure is likely to increase rapidly in the next few years and global medical tourism became a $60 billion-a-year industry by 2017.

In Southeast Asia, relatively low cost medical care is available in Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia.

Health Insurance & Emergency Treatment Overseas

Top Health Insurance Options For The Retiree Abroad If you do suffer the misfortune of an accident or other severe medical crisis while travelling or living overseas, you need to be sure you will get good treatment and care, and if they are not available where you are at the time, that you can be evacuated, by air if necessary, to where there are proper facilities and doctors. Click above to download a travel healthcare kit.

Pharmaceuticals and Medicines

Drugs, medicines and treatment for less life-threatening ailments and conditions can often be obtained cheaply and OTC (over-the-counter) in many countries both brand name and generic drugs. There is an increasing danger of fake drugs being supplied, but this is not confined to Asia by any means they now reach Europe and probably the US too. At least in Asia they are cheap!

For itches and skin conditions like eczema while you're in Thailand or Laos, try ZEMA lotion (strong) or cream (milder). Available everywhere, it's very cheap and provides effective itch relief from insect bites and rashes. Surprisingly, Zema can help clear up other skin conditions including psoriasis. Use the lotion sparingly as it is powerful and will dry and flake the outer skin layer. We know from experience!

Back and Joint Pain in Middle Age and Beyond

One of the lesser joys of ageing are joint or back pain, gout and especially  arthritis which you can learn more about on our Arthritis page. Fortunately there are now various medical and natural remedies for these conditions, and many of them are very cheap. In Thailand and Laos, for example, you can buy a whole month's supply of pain prevention over the counter for the equivalent of a few dollars. For effective gout control, allopurinol (GSK's Zyloric is one brand name) is very effective. For other joints and back pain, try generic diclofenac, glucosamine or chondroitin. In the US these may be more expensive.

Prostate Cancer and Related Problems in Men over 40

Prostate cancer is one of the biggest cancer-related killers in industrial countries, affecting over 500,000 men worldwide every year; this number is expected to increase with the ageing population.

Antioxidant levels are the key to reducing prostate cancer risk in men. A recent US study, as well as many other epidemiological studies, encourages dietary increased intake of selenium, vitamin E and the tomato carotenoid lycopene. According to US researchers, these nutrients have been shown to reduce prostate cancer in one out of every four Caucasian males, or those who inherit a specific genetic variation that is particularly sensitive to oxidative stress.

Hemorrhoids (Piles)

This is a common ailment among adults and although there are many creams and ointments on the market that are supposed to clear this condition, there are still many sufferers. However, there is a 100% natural way to cure haemorrhoids once and for all, within a few days.

Hypnosis

The realities of hypnosis and ways of obtaining relief from a variety of ailments and conditions by using self-hypnotic techniques correctly are often misunderstood. Hypnosis is actually one of the most natural and 'human' forms of self-help. Visit our hypnosis pages to learn more about the many conditions that can be alleviated.

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