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Silent Threats Those 40+ Should Watch Out For


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Cancer

Cancer is a disease that nobody would ever want to experience, whether personally or through a family member contracting the disease. If you do have at least one member of your immediate family who has cancer or has died from it, this means that you are already at greater risk of developing cancer than other people!

Causes of cancer :

  • Environmental factors and lifestyles cause 90% of cancer cases, with the remaining 10% being attributed to genetics.
  • Environmental risk factors, such as carcinogenic substances in food and beverages, air pollution, radiation exposure, certain viruses, bacteria and parasites.
  • Behavioral risk factors such as smoking, regular consumption of alcohol, foods that are high in unhealthy fats, very salty or sweet foods, preserved foods, foods containing preservatives and burnt foods.
  • Genetic risk factors such as abnormal genes inherited from the father or mother.

Complete a risk assessment for genetic conditions at:

Reference Cancer :
Oxford Desk Reference: Clinical Genetics and Genomics / Helen V. Firth, Jane A. Hurst, 2017

(Article by Ph.D. Objoon Trachoo, M.D.)
For more information or to make an appointment with a doctor, please contact info@samitivej.co.th

Recommended cancer screening programs

 

Genetic screening programs to identify initial risk factors

Screening for genetic mutations in anti-cancer genes that cause breast and ovarian cancer, alongside a general health checkup and obstetrics and gynecology assessment / Precision BRCA1 and BRCA2 | Checklist
Genetic screening for the 50 most dangerous genes which have the potential to cause over 30 types of cancer (males and females) / Precision Cancer Hotspot Mutation Panel (50 genes) | Checklist
Genetic screening to identify the 31 most dangerous genes alongside a general health checkup (males and females) / Precision Hereditary Cancer Screening | Checklist
Complete genetic screening to identify the risks of congenital diseases and conditions (males and females) / Precision CentoGenome Advanced-Solo for Men and Women | Checklist
Genetic screening to identify the genes responsible for causing colon cancer, alongside a general health checkup (males and females) / Precision Hereditary Colon Cancer for Men and Women | Checklist
For more information or to make an appointment with a doctor, please contact info@samitivej.co.th

 

Health assessment programs

Program Price (THB)
Premium Life Program / Includes 38 assessment programs (for women aged 50 years and over) | Checklist 42,400
Premium Plus Program / Includes 37 assessment programs (for women aged 55 years and over) | Checklist 48,000
Premium Life Program (for men aged 50 years and over) | Checklist 37,500
Premium Plus Program (for men aged 55 years and over | Checklist 41,900
Prestige Life Program / Complete health assessment program (males) | Checklist 72,000
Prestige Life Program / Complete health assessment program (females) | Checklist 81,000
Screening for various types of cancer risk factors, alongside basic health checkup (for women) | Checklist 15,000
Screening for various types of cancer risk factors, alongside basic health checkup (for men) | Checklist 14,000
Screening for skin cancer risk 3,500
Colonoscopy screening for colon cancer risk Starting from 18,500
CT scan screening for lung cancer risk 5,000
Ultrasound examination and mammography screening for breast cancer risk 4,800
Remark: Prices valid until December 31, 2019
For more information or to make an appointment with a doctor, please contact info@samitivej.co.th

 

Health assessment programs

Programs Price (THB)
Screening for various types of cancer risk factors, alongside basic health assessment (women) | Checklist 15,000
Screening for various types of cancer risk factors, alongside basic health assessment (men) | Checklist 14,000
Remark: Prices valid until December 31, 2019
For more information or to make an appointment with a doctor, please contact info@samitivej.co.th

 

Gastroscopy and colonoscopy cancer screening programs

Programs Price (THB)
Gastroscopy cancer screening program – Gastroscopy 15,000
Colonoscopy cancer screening program – Colonoscopy 19,000
Gastroscopy and colonoscopy cancer screening program – Gastroscopy & Colonoscopy 30,000
.

Terms and conditions for these promotional prices

  • Prices exclude special equipment fees and laboratory fees in cases where an irregularity is identified and tissue sample is further examined.
  • Prices are exclusive to services provided at Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital.
  • Services may only be purchased at these prices until December 31, 2019.

For more information or to make an appointment with a doctor, please contact info@samitivej.co.th

Liver fat level screening programs

Program Normal price
(THB)
FibroScan® liver fat level screening and liver cirrhosis assessment 4,500
Remarks:

  • Price excludes doctors’ fees, hospital outpatient service fees, fees for general health assessment carried out prior to the screening, medication fees and laboratory fees if irregular tissue has been identified and requires further testing.
  • Program may only be purchased at this price until December 31, 2019.

For more information or to make an appointment with a doctor, please contact info@samitivej.co.th



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Alzheimer’s

Forgetfulness and loss of memory are signals of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common condition related to brain degeneration. Although the disease most frequently affects the elderly, it can also occur in those of working age. Medical studies into the prevention and treatment of the disease have found that when diagnosed and treated early enough, Alzheimer’s symptoms can be eased and the disease’s development slowed. In some cases, treatment may even allow a return to normality for the sufferer.

Statistics show that:

  • Of all new diagnoses for brain degeneration, 50% of patients were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
  • Once a person passes the age of 65 years, their risk of developing Alzheimer’s increases twofold every five years.
  • Women are more at risk of the disease than men once they’ve reached the age of 85 years.

Alzheimer’s disease tends to affect memory function, thinking capabilities and various behaviors. The disease’s symptoms gradually increase over time, with sufferers slowly losing all memory of their past, forgetting how to carry out every day tasks and, most distressingly, losing the ability to remember the names and faces of family members. The causes of Alzheimer’s are numerous and include genetic mutations, exposure to heavy metals, chronic stress, high blood fat levels, depression and lack of physical activity.

Currently, techniques are available to prevent the disease through the use of genetic assessments and the most up-to-date devices that enable early diagnosis of the condition.

Complete a risk assessment for the conditions at:

Recommended Alzheimer’s disease screening programs prior to attending a consultation with a doctor

 

Program

Price (THB)

Genetic screening program to identify the risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease
(Precision Alzheimer’s disease) | Checklist
Program 1 – 4,500
Program 2 – 6,500
Screening program to identify the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (Brain and Stroke screening Program) | Checklist 17,300
Remark:

  • Programs may only be purchased at these prices until December 31, 2019.

For more information or to make an appointment with a doctor, please contact info@samitivej.co.th

 

Programs

Normal Price (THB)

Promotion Price (THB)

MRI scan to assess the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease – Alzheimer’s Screening Program with MRI Scan | more detail 30,000 18,000*
CT scan to assess the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease – Alzheimer’s Screening Program with CT Scan | more detail 25,000 16,000*
Annual Health Checkup for People with Brain Disorders and Alzheimer’s | more detail 6,300 3,500*
APOE genotype screening for Alzheimer’s disease (results available in 10 days) | more detail 3,360**
Remarks:

  • *Prices include doctor’s fee and outpatient service fee.
  • **Price includes doctor’s fee but excludes outpatient service fee.
  • Programs can be purchased until September 30, 2019, and used until October 31, 2019.
  • Promotions are available to Thai nationals and foreigners residing in Thailand only.

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact info@samitivej.co.th


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Stroke

Medical attention should be sought immediately if you experience frequent headaches and have high blood fat levels alongside high blood pressure.

Brain hemorrhages or strokes can be caused by a number of factors, including the process of aging, chronic congenital diseases such as diabetes, stress, atherosclerosis, heart disease , high blood pressure and high blood fat levels, as well as an unhealthy diet and a lack of exercise.

If someone is experiencing symptoms of a stroke, the person has just 270 minutes before the brain tissue begins to die. Statistics have found that two out of three stroke patients will be left with permanent disabilities if not brought to hospital for treatment within this time frame.

4 signs of a stroke (F.A.S.T.) that you should be aware of

  • Facial Palsy: Symptoms include weakness in the muscle tissue of the face, a drooping mouth, an inability to close the eyes properly, drooling, a corner of the mouth hanging down and an inability to smile or control the mouth properly.
  • Arm Drop: Weakness in one arm or leg, being unable to lift it at all or only being able to hold it up for a short amount of time before it drops back down.
  • Speech: Difficulty speaking, speaking unclearly, mixing up words or being unable to think of what to say.
  • Time: Take the patient to hospital as quickly as possible because brain tissue will begin to die after 270 minutes of the onset of a stroke.

There are currently several techniques available that can help prevent strokes. These include undergoing targeted health checks for people who are categorized as being at high risk.

(By Jitlada Samajarn, M.D.)

Complete a risk assessment for the conditions at:

Reference Stroke:

The latest innovative and highly accurate techniques to screen for stroke risks to prevent sudden loss of life or lifelong disabilities which could result from a stroke:

 

Program

Price (THB)

Premium Extra Stroke Screening | Checklist
(excludes doctors’ fees, hospital outpatient service fees and X-ray fees)
25,000
Extra Stroke Screening | Checklist
(excludes doctors’ fees, hospital outpatient service fees and X-ray fees)
15,000
Carotid & Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound | Checklist
(excludes doctors’ fees, hospital outpatient service fees and X-ray fees)
8,900
MRI Stroke Screening | Checklist 8,000
Remarks:

  • Prices exclude doctors’ fees, hospital outpatient service fees and X-ray fees
  • Programs may only be purchased at these prices until December 31, 2019.

For more information or to make an appointment with a doctor, please contactinfo@samitivej.co.th

 

Program

Price (THB)

Stroke Risk Screening Program – stroke screening program 27,000
Remark:

  • Program may only be purchased at this price until December 31, 2019.

For more information or to make an appointment with a doctor, please contact info@samitivej.co.th


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Heart Disease

You are at risk of heart disease if someone in your family has the condition

Heart disease is currently the second biggest cause of death worldwide after cancer. Heart disease comes in many forms, but the most common types are coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia and sudden cardiac arrest. The factors which cause heart disease fall into two categories, with factors under our control and factors which are not under our control.

Factors not under our control:

  • Genetics: If someone in a family suffers from heart disease, other family members are more likely to experience the same condition.
  • Aging process: It is recommended that those over the age of 40 years have regular health checks.
  • Gender: Research has shown that men are more at risk than women and that post-menopausal women are more at risk than pre-menopausal women.

Factors under our control which may even prevent heart disease:

  • Cholesterol, sugar and blood pressure levels should all be regulated so that they are within normal range.
  • Consuming a balanced and healthy diet alongside regular exercise, as well as trying not to become overweight.
  • Cutting out smoking and drinking alcohol.
  • Trying not to succumb to stress.

Your heart function can be analyzed when you attend your annual health checkup. Alternatively, targeted analysis of the heart function may be carried out by specialist doctors using the latest equipment.

(By Mann Chadavimol, M.D.)

Complete a risk assessment for the conditions at:

Reference Heart

Heart strength assessments to prevent sudden loss of life, either for yourself or your loved ones.

 

Program

Price (THB)

Heart Disease Detection Program – Heart Disease (EST) | Checklist 10,000
Heart Disease Detection Program – Heart Disease (Echo) | Checklist 11,000
Heart Disease Detection Program – Heart Disease (Stress Echo) | Checklist 12,000
Genetic screening to assess the risk of unexplained sudden cardiac arrest syndrome, alongside key health assessment for men and women | Checklist
Remark:

  • Programs may only be purchased at these prices until December 31, 2019.

For more information or to make an appointment with a doctor, please contact info@samitivej.co.th

 

Program Price (THB)
Heart health screening program – Maxcure Heart| Checklist 4,200
Heart health screening program – Comprehensive Heart| Checklist 6,800
Heart health screening program – Complete Heart | Checklist 18,500
Remark:

  • Programs may only be purchased at these prices until December 31, 2019.

For more information or to make an appointment with a doctor, please contact info@samitivej.co.th


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Fatty Liver Disease

Drinking more than two units of alcohol each day can increase the risk of fatty liver disease

Fatty liver disease is caused by a buildup of fat in the liver cells. This eventually leads to liver tissue degeneration, which can potentially cause hepatitis or the formation of a membrane. If left untreated for an extended period of time, liver tissue may die, causing liver cirrhosis and eventually liver cancer.

There are two types of fatty liver disease, namely alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

With regard to alcoholic fatty liver disease, if a person drinks more than two units of alcohol per day, it will speed up degeneration of the liver (1 unit of alcohol = 1 shot of liquor, 1 glass of wine or 1 bottle of beer).

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, on the other hand, tends to affect obese patients of any age, from children to the elderly. It can also affect diabetics, those with insulin resistance, people with high blood fat levels and those genetically predisposed to the condition. Some forms of medication or over consumption of sweet foods can also increase the risk of developing fatty liver disease.

(By Anupong Tangaroonsanti, M.D.)

Complete a risk assessment for the conditions at:

Recommended cancer screening programs

 

Program

Price
(THB)
Screening program using FibroScan® technology to detect fatty liver disease or liver fibrosis, which are factors that cause liver cirrhosis and liver cancer 4,500
Remarks:

  • Price excludes doctors’ fees and hospital outpatient service fees.
  • Program may only be purchased at this price until December 31, 2019.

For more information or to make an appointment with a doctor, please contact info@samitivej.co.th

Program

Normal price
(THB)
FibroScan® liver fat level screening program and liver cirrhosis assessment 4,500
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  • Price excludes doctors’ fees and hospital outpatient service fees.
  • Program may only be purchased at this price until December 31, 2019.

For more information or to make an appointment with a doctor, please contact info@samitivej.co.th


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Sleep apnea

Snoring and sleep apnea: signs of severe health issues

Snoring can be categorized into the following two types:

  • Normal snoring refers to snoring that only results in a loud noise which can potentially annoy our partner or those sleeping nearby but which does not have an adverse effect on health.
  • Snoring resulting from sleep apnea occurs due to a narrowing in the airways as a person sleeps, meaning that snoring happens constantly, even when sleeping lightly. However, during deep sleeping, an obstruction forms in the airways and this leads to a period where snoring ceases for a moment, which is a signal that obstructive sleep apnea is in effect. Such occurrences may sound similar to choking as the person gasps for air, which can lead to dangerously low levels of oxygenated blood and then affect the function of various organs, including the heart, lungs and brain.

The more someone suffers from sleep apnea throughout the night, the greater the chances they have of feeling sleepy or exhausted throughout the next day.

In addition to this, other health problems can arise as a result of continuous bouts of sleep apnea, including high blood pressure, arrhythmia, ischemic heart disease that is capable of causing an acute myocardial infarction, and stroke.

(Written by Kaseansom Viranuvatti, M.D.)

You can find out whether you are suffering from sleep apnea with a sleepiness test

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

References :  http://epworthsleepinessscale.com/about-the-ess/

Discover a program suited to you before making an appointment with one of our doctors

 

Programs Price (THB)
Sleep Lab Packages: Assessment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring (full night) 23,200
Sleep Lab Packages: Assessment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring (split night) 30,200
Today until December 31, 2019

For more information or to make appointment, please contact Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Clinic or info@samitivej.co.th

Remarks:

  • Prices are applicable until December 31, 2019.
  • Prices include doctor’s fees, but exclude medication fees.
  • Prices may not be used in conjunction with any other special offer or promotion.
  • The hospital reserves the right to change any of the conditions without prior notice.
  • Prices exclude fees associated with various assessments, such as laboratory fees, X-ray fees, etc.

Programs

Price (THB) From (THB)
Sleep Lab Packages: Assessment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring 18,000 26,000
Until December 31, 2019
For more information or to make appointment, please contact Neurology Center or info@samitivej.co.thRemarks:

  • Price excludes doctors’ fees and fees associated with the initial consultation.
  • Services and prices on offer can only be used at Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital.
  • For those paying through an online payment channel, please present payment evidence to the service counter.
  • For those who purchase via online channels, please present payment confirmation to staff.
  • Promotion is available to Thai nationals and foreigners residing in Thailand only.


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