Living with hypertension & diabetes
Like most people, you probably know at least one person who’s living with high blood pressure or diabetes. Despite greater public awareness and increased media attention, these two chronic diseases have grown
into major global health threats.
Every minute, someone in Thailand is diagnosed with a major chronic disease – hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, stroke or heart disease. That’s the sobering reality from a report released this year by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health.
This issue of Better Health takes an in-depth look at hypertension and diabetes – two of the most serious chronic diseases affecting millions of people in Thailand and around the world – that can wreak havoc with one’s health and cause numerous life-threatening conditions.