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    The silent killer that affects 13 million Thais and it's not the Farangs

    The silent killer that affects 13 million Thais



    At least 13 million Thais have suffered from hypertension for years with many not realising they had the condition, a health authority says.

    Less than half of people diagnosed with the condition realised they had the problem for a long time before the doctor’s diagnosis, the Disease Control Department warned Sunday.

    Hypertension — more commonly known as high blood pressure — contributes to a four-times higher risk of brain blood-vessel diseases and twice the risk of heart muscle paralysis, said department director-general Jedsada Chokdamrongsuk, citing information released by the World Health Organisation.

    The prevalence of hypertension among Thais continues to rise, he said, adding the country’s latest report of hypertension prevalence in 2014 shows Thailand has 25% prevalence of hypertension among Thais aged 15 and older.

    At least 13 million people are found to be suffering hypertension. Among those people suffering from hypertension, only 44% were aware they had the problem.

    They were left without proper treatment, which can lead to deadly complications.

    Hypertension heightens the risk of heart disease, paralysis and kidney disease, which are leading causes of deaths in Thailand, he said.

    In terms of health care costs, Thailand now spends about 25.2 billion baht per year on the costs of treatment for five leading non-communicable diseases — diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, brain blood-vessel disease and cancer, he said.

    Of the 25.2 billion baht, 2.4 billion baht goes to the treatment of hypertension alone, he said.

    In its early stage, hypertension normally doesn’t show any clear warning signs, he said.

    Only when the condition has developed to a severe stage, do certain symptoms show.

    They are headaches, drowsiness, palpitation (a rapid and irregular heart beat), blurry vision, fatigue, dizziness and disorientation, difficult breathing and other complications.

    He said Thais should get their blood pressure measured often as it can help alert people to early onset signs of hypertension.

    The ideal range is less than 120 over 80 (120/80) mmHg.

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    Ideal range guidelines for older folks has changed over the years.

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/874494

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    In 2014 I was diagnosed with the condition and its complications, chronic arrhythmia,(palpitations) high BP, high cholesterol levels, borderline diabetes, high sodium, low potassium, high calcium, low magnesium levels, headaches ,intermittent bouts of blurred vision, tired as fwk.
    Physically I was fkd, deteriorated rapidly between 2011 and 2014, couldn't walk more than 50 paces up a steepish slope without pausing for a rest, aching legs, puffing for air like a train.

    So, I went on a health kick, changed my lifestyle, diet, exercise habits, (daily gym, walking lots) went on a maxi course of VitB3 (between 3 < 6 gm a day, monitored by 6 weekly blood tests and weekly check-ups etc, so that 5 months later I was declared fit to take up extreme sports again.
    No smoking and just a little (a stubby) of my good homebrew, most days.

    Now I'm a very healthy and happy chappy, with BP of 115/65, pulse 59, low blood sugar levels, cholesterol etc. good mineral balance, good energy levels, lots of stamina, no headaches, no drowsiness, wake up feeling great every morning, exercise more or less every day, two days (4 hrs per day) a week intensive training.

    For me, the key was exercise, good nutritious diet, no smoking, very little alcohol, plus something to live for.
    “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? John 10:34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    For me, the key was exercise, good nutritious diet, no smoking, very little alcohol, plus something to live for.
    did you reveal to the inquisitors your need to be present on an obscure expat forum and ....

    what about the need to be the exercise and medicinal advisor ... blah blaqh

    maybe the best way to start controlling stress levels is to stop thinking everyone else thinks you are a guru

    it is coming to my attention that no matter how many millions of dollars you save via using real;ity it will always be trumped by someone who is prepared to create goalposts that make you look like a cnut

    I think you should just take the offers of a BJ by the admin assist and tell HR to prove it

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    For me, the key was exercise, good nutritious diet, no smoking, very little alcohol, plus something to live for.
    did you reveal to the inquisitors your need to be present on an obscure expat forum and ....
    Eh? R U still living in the dark ages?
    what about the need to be the exercise and medicinal advisor ... blah blaqh
    R U drunk?
    maybe the best way to start controlling stress levels is to stop thinking everyone else thinks you are a guru
    You flatter me.
    it is coming to my attention that no matter how many millions of dollars you save via using real;ity it will always be trumped by someone who is prepared to create goalposts that make you look like a cnut
    Losers.
    I think you should just take the offers of a BJ by the admin assist and tell HR to prove it
    R U in the know on such things?
    The plot sickens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    In 2014 I was diagnosed with the condition and its complications, chronic arrhythmia,(palpitations) high BP, high cholesterol levels, borderline diabetes, high sodium, low potassium, high calcium, low magnesium levels, headaches ,intermittent bouts of blurred vision, tired as fwk.
    Physically I was fkd, deteriorated rapidly between 2011 and 2014, couldn't walk more than 50 paces up a steepish slope without pausing for a rest, aching legs, puffing for air like a train.

    So, I went on a health kick, changed my lifestyle, diet, exercise habits, (daily gym, walking lots) went on a maxi course of VitB3 (between 3 < 6 gm a day, monitored by 6 weekly blood tests and weekly check-ups etc, so that 5 months later I was declared fit to take up extreme sports again.
    No smoking and just a little (a stubby) of my good homebrew, most days.

    Now I'm a very healthy and happy chappy, with BP of 115/65, pulse 59, low blood sugar levels, cholesterol etc. good mineral balance, good energy levels, lots of stamina, no headaches, no drowsiness, wake up feeling great every morning, exercise more or less every day, two days (4 hrs per day) a week intensive training.

    For me, the key was exercise, good nutritious diet, no smoking, very little alcohol, plus something to live for.
    But ya still gonna die.

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    True, but not in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    True, but not in a hurry.
    Ya might be plowed down by a local songtao tomorrow.

    All those high pretense and obsessive ideals of perfect health for not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Ya might be plowed down by a local songtao tomorrow.
    That's just what the doctor said.

    So stay alert!

    The world needs lotsa 'lerts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    You flatter me.
    Showing your usual poor reading comprehension again.
    I bet your brain only registered "...everyone...thinks you are a guru".

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    R U interested in a job fruit picking in Blenheim NZ?
    They're looking for Fijian cherry pickers.

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    [quote]
    Ya might be plowed down by a local songtao tomorrow.
    [quote]

    True, but if you're fit and healthy, at least you're leading a good life, feeling good, not coughing your ciggy smoke tar up in the mornings, not collapsing after running 100 metres, not having to inject insulin every day, not having to take BP pills blah blah blah.
    Groping women when you're old is fine - everyone thinks you're senile

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    it will always be trumped by someone who is prepared to create goalposts that make you look like a cnut
    You're onto something here, baldrick...A goalpost manufacturing plant...A sure winner...

    Have you done a market feasibility study?...

    "Hypertension" affecting 13 million Thais?...Out of nearly 70 million?...Call it 1 out of 5, or approximately 20%...

    How's that rate on an "international chart?"...

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    the fittest man in the grave yard. 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaches View Post
    But ya still gonna die.
    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    True, but not in a hurry.
    Don't hold back.

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    After you, little girl.

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    Plainly stalking.

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    You certainly are, blubber lips.

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