How Safe Is Medical Tourism in Thailand?

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Cosmetic Surgery | 0 comments

By: Benjarong

Medical tourism has become a growing trend worldwide as thousands of people travel outside their home country each year to undergo medical procedures abroad.

The reasons for medical travel vary greatly – but most commonly the simple fact is that many Westerners can find cheaper medical care abroad, where often the price of surgery or procedures plus the plane ticket and stay are cheaper than the price of surgery alone at home, and in many cases the quality of medical care found abroad matches the quality of care that can be found in the home country of medical tourists.

Medical travel allows tourists not only to take care of their medical needs but also provides an opportunity to experience a new place, all in one package. More recently, plastic surgery has been a booming market in the medical tourism field, and Southeast Asia is often the place to get it done – tourists from all over Australia and Europe visit countries like Thailand, South Korea, and Malaysia for a breast lift or augmentation, tummy tuck, or nose job, to name just a few of the vast plastic surgery options offered abroad.

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Using Vitamins to Treat Acne

Posted by on Nov 6, 2012 in General Health | 0 comments

Acne is an inflammatory skin condition that will affect people both physically and emotionally. The condition can range from a mild case of one or two pimples a month to a severe case of cystic acne that can envelope most of the neck, face or scalp. Some would like to believe there is one specific vitamin which will help treat acne in a miraculous way, to clear the condition and relieve the suffering.

Unfortunately, this is not the way the body works. Although research has shown that there are vitamins which assist the body in healing acne inflammation there is not just one. A combination of vitamins will make a difference in the ability of the skin to tolerate environmental pollutants and clogged pores while at the same time not develop acne.

Researchers know that vitamins and minerals are powerful antioxidants. In fact oxidants work to eliminate toxins from the body and play an important role in the health of all organ systems, of which the skin is the largest. One specific factor that has been shown to have a role in the development of blemishes is poor nutrition and the lack of essential vitamins and minerals. (1, 2)

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