staying healthy in paradise city ...
Hua Hin is situated in a semi-tropical country and as a result, there are a number of health issues that you need to be aware of if you're living here.
Quite simply the heat will mean that there are many more germs, micro-organisms and insects/parasites that can cause ill-health and worse than you'll find in the Western world. A lot of complaints can also be extremely virulent and difficult to get rid of.
In the main, though, Hua Hin is a safe enough place to live from the point of view of your health and if you follow sensible rules and guidelines you're unlikely to suffer from anything more serious than upset stomachs. Careful pre-arrival preparations are quite often the key. So make sure you visit a doctor for a health check before you come over and follow the inoculation guidelines the medical profession advise.
You will find that the longer you stay here, the less likely you are to suffer from any maladies as your body adapts to the climate and the inherent health dangers.
Medical facilities are improving all the time here and you will normally be able to find some hospital, clinic or pharmacy that can help you with any ailments. If your condition is serious, it may be preferrable to get to one of the top hospitals in Bangkok or Petchaburi. Medical care can get expensive, especially if you are admitted, so taking out some insurance policy is a wise move. The recent addition of The Bangkok Hospital, Hua Hin to the list of local health centres is a welcome one that will greatly improve the overall standard of health care in town.
Discussions about health issues can be followed in our Health forum.
As Hua Hin has grown as a tourist destination and the number of ex-pats living here has risen, so the medical facilities have started to improve.
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It must be stressed that this section has not been compiled by doctors. It is meant as a guide only to some of the more common health problems you may encounter in Hua Hin.
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Over the past few years, there has been a meteoric rise in the number of optical outlets in Hua Hin. You certainly won't be spoilt for choice as you wander round the centre of town.
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Fortunately, the number of dentists in Hua Hin has been on the increase recently as has their quality as well.
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