Health Advice in the Philippines for British Expats
Proportionally more British expats die in the Philippines than any other country in the world. So looking after your own health while in the Philippines is very important as is good Health Advice in the Philippines.
Back in 2014 realising the problem some expats had getting blood for transfusions Brits in the Philippines set up a blood donors database of Brits that were prepared to donate blood. We hope in the future we can do even more to help to reduce the number of British expats that die in the Philippines. If you are willing to donate blood to save a fellow expat please register as a possible blood donor here.
If you have any good health advice, ideas how we can improve our health advice, names of good hospitals and doctors that have treated you well without emptying your bank account please contact us.
When a hospital feels like a prison it can not be good for the recovery of the patient, and sadly hospitals in the Philippines often feel like a prison. I have often seen expats post comments like “Just escaped from […]
The amount of salt in a Filipinos diet is huge and it is causing major health problems. In the west, we have been warned for many years about the health risk of consuming to much salt. So it comes as […]
Head lice are a major problem in the Philippines, it is common to see people sat in the street pulling nits out of each others hair. Why the Philippines has such a problem with head lice The reason that head […]
At the weekend I met a Filipino nurse that has worked in many countries and he told me not to trust Philippines hospitals The conversation came about because we have been told my son needs major surgery despite the fact […]
After spending a lot of time at hospitals in the last 2 weeks seeing doctors and specialists I feel I have to speak out about drug company reps. They hang about in 2 and 3s sometimes more waiting to pounce […]
When you spit you might think you are just getting rid of your phlegm but you are doing far more than that, you are spreading diseases like Tuberculosis (TB) and it is killing Filipinos at an alarming rate, so stop […]
PhilHealth for Foreigners the Facts There is much confusion about the entitlement of PhilHealth for foreigners and how foreigners apply for PhilHealth. We hope that this will clear-up the confusion over PhilHealth for foreigners. There is no doubt that PhilHealth […]
Having you ears syringed in the Philippines is not as easy as it is in the UK. In the UK when you need your ears syringed you simply make an appointment at your local surgery, go to the surgery and […]
Preventing Mosquitoes in the Philippines Preventing Mosquitoes in the Philippines can be a real problem, made worse by the fact they seem to have a taste for British blood. Mosquitoes transmit many infectious diseases to people, the most common of these […]
Chinese Herbal Medicine Philippines Due to the extortionate cost of hospital treatment in the Philippines, Chinese Herbal Medicine can work out far cheaper and often have better results than hospital treatment. You can find Chinese Herbalists in some malls and […]
If you are willing to be a blood donor for any British expats in the Philippines that might need blood please fill out your details below. Your details will be kept private and the only people that who have access […]
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