Health Care

Non - Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Health check-up is more important than you think. It is the correct way to keep those unwanted health conditions away, especially non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that result from years of bad habits and manifest as severe health conditions in the future. 

Although NCDs may not quite show up on your annual health check-up, but if it shows borderline risk of NCDs, it should not be ignored. Continuous monitoring is the heart of reducing the risk of NCDs. 

What Are NCDs?

NCDs are a group of non-infectious conditions that cannot be pass from one person to another. Rather, they are caused by chronic, unhealthy behaviors that collectively contribute to and manifest as NCDs. If left untreated, your health may deteriorate quickly and leave unwanted mark on your quality of life in the long run.

The Faces of NCDs 

NCDs comprise of various conditions as follows:

How Bad are NCDs?

Although NCDs are not contagious, chronic conditions can lead to other complications that have negative health effects and become a leading cause of deaths for Thais. Unfortunately, the number of patients diagnosed with NCDs tend to increase annually, especially among working population who do not properly take care of themselves and have risky health behaviors that will land them in one of these groups more and more.

เช็กสุขภาพให้ไว แค่เกือบก็เสี่ยงโรค NCDs How to Prevent NCDs?

NCDs can be prevented by eating healthy food among the 5 food groups. Avoid food with high sodium, sugar or fat contents. Exercise regularly, at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Get enough sleep, refrain from cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption. Keep stress level at a minimal. Get an annual health check-up and follow doctor’s recommendations. 

How Can Annual Health Check-up Reduces the Risk of NCDs?

Annual health check-up is important because it helps to discover signs and treatment can begin in a timely manner and future risks can be prevented. Furthermore, even if the results do not reveal NCDs, but borderline risk of NCDs, continual follow up is detriment to reduce the risk, especially diabetes and high blood cholesterol, which can lead to mortality.