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The guide to Thai language: Health Problems

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Every month, the team of The Guide Phuket gathers some words and categories to help you learn the Thai language. This month, we are talking about health issues and symptoms you can describe to your doctor.

Health Symptoms

Allergic – แพ้ Pae
Faint – เป็นลม Pen Lom
Itches – คัน Khan
Pain – เจ็บปวด Jeb Puad
Burn – แผลไหม้ Plae Mai
Headache – ปวดหัว Puad Hua
Stomachache – ปวดท้อง Puad Tong
Toothache – ปวดฟัน Puad Fan
Sore throat – เจ็บคอ Jeb Kor
Hypertension – ความดันโลหิตสูง Kwam Dan Lor Hit Soong
Rash – ผื่น Peun
Cut – บาดแผล Bat Plae

Diseases and more

Diabetes – โรคเบาหวาน Rok Bao Wan
Rabies – โรคกลัวน้ำ Rok Glua Nam
Diarrhea – ท้องร่วง Tong Ruang
Influenza – ไข้หวัดใหญ่ Khai Wad Yai
Pneumonia – ปอดอักเสบ Pod Ag Seb
Anemia – โรคโลหิตจาง Rok Lo Hit Jang
Asthma – โรคหอบหืด Rok Hop Heud
Cancer – มะเร็ง Ma Reng
Heart Disease – โรคหัวใจ Rok Hua Jai
Bronchitis – หลอดลมอักเสบ Lod Lom Ag Seb
Food poisoning – อาหารเป็นพิษ Ahaan Pen Pit

Appendicitis – ไส้ติ่งอักเสบ Sai Ting Ag Seb
Hay fever – ไข้ละอองฟาง Khai La Ong Fang
Tuberculosis – วัณโรค Wan Na Rok
Infection – ติดเชื้อ Tid Chua
Inflammation – อักเสบ Ag Seb
Swollen – บวม Buam
Wounded – บาดเจ็บ Bat Jeb
Sick – ป่วย Puay
Cold – เป็นหวัด Pen Wad
Cough – ไอ Ai
Sneeze – จาม Jaam

Visiting a hospital in Thailand

While we certainly hope you won’t have to visit a hospital while you are staying in Thailand, rest assured that the quality of treatments you would receive in private hospitals in Phuket and Thailand, in general, are on par with what you could be expected in the West, if not better. After all, Thailand is a big player in the medical tourism industry, and for good reasons; most doctors have international experience, translators are readily available if needed, and of course, the costs of treatments are much cheaper than what you would be asked to pay in other countries.

Now that you’ve become an expert on the various body parts, feel free to have a look at our previous episode where we talk about the various body parts in the Thai language.

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