Rabbit Care Reveals “3+1 Care Tips” to Fight Silent Killers. Statistics show Thais are at risk as NCDs cause more deaths than initially believed.
NCDs, or Non-communicable Diseases, are silent killers that kill 41 million people annually, accounting for 74% of all deaths worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 17 million people die worldwide each year from NCDs before they reach the age of 70. Statistics from the Department of Disease Control of Thailand, Ministry of Public Health’s 2019 NCDs Situation Report, indicated that NCDs have been the leading cause of death for Thai people over the past decade, with 400,000 deaths per year or at least 1,000 deaths per day, accounting for 75% of all Thai deaths. NCDs are silent threats that can strike anyone at any time and should not be ignored. However, NCDs can be prevented by changing one’s lifestyle or avoiding risky behaviors to reduce the chance of NCDs because NCDs are caused by our behavior and lifestyle.
NCDs include cancer, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, coronary heart disease, emphysema, chronic kidney disease, and obesity. These diseases result from unhealthy lifestyle and behaviors that put one’s health at risk, such as an unhealthy diet that includes eating excessively sweet, salty, and high-fat foods, as well as drinking alcohol, smoking, lack of physical activity, and stress. All these behaviors are risk factors for NCDs.
As NCDs are considered silent killers, Rabbit Care would like to do its part in helping people avoid risky behaviors by using these three simple care tips:
“CAREful Eating” means eating the five food groups, especially fruits and vegetables in the right amount according to one’s nutritional requirements; avoiding foods that are high in artificial flavoring, sugar, salt, and fat contents; and avoiding alcoholic beverages.
“CARE less about Stress” suggests spending your leisure time doing activities that interest you, such as cooking, painting, gardening, playing music, and traveling to new places to relieve stress. If you are feeling stressed, you should see a specialist doctor for the right advice and treatment.
“CARE more for the Body” refers to getting enough rest, exercising regularly for at least 30 minutes at a time, avoiding sedentary activities such as sitting for a long period of time especially when you work, as well as quitting smoking. Lastly, have your annual health check-ups regularly. Simply changing one’s lifestyle can help reduce the risk of NCDs, while also enhancing one’s well-being and total physical health.
In addition to adopting a healthier lifestyle, another idea that will help bring greater peace of mind is getting health insurance. Medical treatment of NCDs’ can be costly. Even if you have a social security fund or group insurance, it may not cover all the costs or treatment for critical illnesses and, as a result, one may pay the difference in additional medical expenses.
Health insurance will give you wider medical coverage as well as greater convenience in accessing services and admissions at private hospitals. It is therefore a wise plan to buy health insurance today. Buying health insurance when you are still young gives you the privilege of paying a lower insurance premium. Hence, choosing comprehensive health insurance that fits your lifestyle is essential. The CareOS from Rabbit Care is a first-of-its-kind operating system in Thailand that can compare health insurance for you and allow you to compare conditions and coverage options more quickly and comfortably in order to meet all your needs.
Rabbit Care offers V Prestige Care health insurance from Viriyah Insurance which covers medical expenses for up to 4,500,000 baht per treatment in more than 500 network hospitals nationwide. Plus, coverages for cancer treatment using radiotherapy of up to 100,000 baht and for treatment via chemotherapy of up to 100,000 baht. This insurance provides treatment coverage for outpatient visits of up to 2,500 baht per visit and covers from the age of 15 days to 65 years. You can renew the insurance until you reach the age of 100 years old without having a health check before purchasing insurance.
In addition, there is cancer insurance, as cancer is one of the NCDs, such as Cancer Saver insurance from Bangkok Insurance. When cancer is detected for the first time, you will receive the full lump sum payment immediately. This insurance allows you to pay insurance premiums at a fixed rate which does not increase even as you get older and continue to cover until the age of 70. If you renew an insurance contract for the second and third years, you will receive an increase in the sum assured from the first year according to the insurance plan. Get special benefits when you purchase insurance through Rabbit Care, which guarantees the best value and is less expensive than buying directly from the company. With our Health Caresultants, you may have your free online video consultation with a doctor instead of personally going to the hospital twice a year. We provide comprehensive care anytime, anywhere around the world, and available 24 hours a day. If you would like to take a look at Rabbit Care’s latest advertisement, please visit Rabbit Care’s YouTube channel or click (URL). You can check health insurance plans and more promotions here (URL).