Welcome to Better Health, the magazine for patients and friends of Bumrungrad International Hospital. Bone and joint pain is among the most common health problems affecting people young and old. Pain can have a debilitating effect on quality of life and normal daily activities.
We begin our special focus on bone and joint health on page 4, by looking at the connection between inflammation and a number of painful conditions including arthritis.
Many people try to ignore their pain in the hope that it will clear up without treatment – only to see the problem go from bad to worse. Our feature on page 9 has some good news: Today’s generation of joint replacement treatments with the assistance of robotic surgery is helping more and more people re-discover pain-free living.
Our bodyweight is an ever-present source of pressure on bones and joints, especially the hips and knees. No matter your age, being overweight or obese increases your risk of osteoarthritis and other serious joint conditions. Our feature on page 16 offers a full serving of nutrition and food advice to help with weight loss and weight management, for a lifetime of healthier bones and joints.
As always, we welcome your feedback, comments and ideas about Better Health. Please feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to hearing from you, and here’s wishing you better health.
Dr. Num Tanthuwanit
Medical Director & Contributing Editor