How Good Health Leads to Building Wealth

Health is wealth. I always share this in my seminars and one-on-one sessions. Most people don’t realize this. It only comes to attention when they lose it.

Think about this. How many times a year do you get a simple cold? Do you know anyone having kidney dialysis because of Diabetes or High Blood Pressure? How much does paying for hospital bills really cost?

Drinking medicine itself can be quite burdensome especially if you’re the breadwinner of your family. Instead of allocating the budget for food and other necessities, part of it goes to buying expensive medicine, many of which have untoward effects. Imagine how many days you worked for that hard-earned money, only to go to medicine or paying for hospital bills.

I’ll share with you some of the common conditions we encounter in the Philippine setting. The following prices are estimates from pooled data from the different hospitals in our country, both from the government and private sector. These are just examples to illustrate the cost of care per condition. All prices are in Philippines peso.

Acute Watery Diarrhea

  1. Laboratory fees:
    Fecalysis – ₱40 to ₱300
    Electrolytes (if with vomiting) – ₱300 to ₱600
  2. Medicine: hydrating solution
    vein route – ₱50 to ₱200 up
    oral route – ₱7 to ₱8 per sachet

Pneumonia

  1. Laboratory fees:
    Chest xray –  ₱250 to ₱700
    Blood workup – ₱130 to ₱500
  2. Medicine: antibiotics depending on the severity of pneumonia given through:
    vein route- ₱2000 up
    oral route – ₱400 up

Hypertension

  1. Laboratory fees:
    Complete blood chemistry package (to diagnose) – ₱2,200 to ₱5,000
    Blood pressure monitor: ₱400 to ₱2600
  2. Maintenance medications (1 to 5 medicines or more):
    ₱200+ per month (1 medicine) to ₱1000 per month (if at least 5 maintenance medicine)

Diabetes

  1. Laboratory fees:
    Fasting blood sugar – ₱80 to ₱400
    HbA1c (to check for sugar control in the last 3 months) – ₱600 to ₱1000
  2. Maintenance medications: ₱20 to ₱1300 up per month
    Sugar monitoring machine: ₱800 to ₱1750 up plus strips ₱300 upFor patients with End Stage Kidney Failure:
    Dialysis (3x/week, every week = ₱300,000 to ₱550,000 or more a year)
    Kidney transplant: ₱600,000 (with PhilHealth coverage)
    PLUS anti-rejection medicine (taken for life): ₱500 up

Acute Appendicitis

  1. Laboratory fees:
    Blood workup – ₱120 to ₱500
    Urine exam – ₱40 to ₱120
  2. Operating room rates: use of the surgical instruments and the professional fee of the surgeon add up to roughly: ₱20-50 THOUSAND and up

In addition, for conditions that require admission inside the hospital, room rates depend on a per-hospital basis. In government hospitals, it can range between 900 – 3000 pesos depending on the room quality, while rooms in private hospitals range a thousand to fifteen thousand pesos and even more per day of hospital stay.

My friend, the numbers speak for themselves. Now, how do you see spending more on healthy quality food such as fruits, vegetables and fish compared to paying the more expensive hospital bills? Living a healthy lifestyle is FREE. For those who have already acquired “dis-eases”, You can still heal naturally. Natural holistic approach and modern medicine can work together to lessen the expenses.

Stay healthy. Stay happy. Stay wealthy.

 

Blessing and healing,

P.S. Build your wealth by having good health. Learn, unlearn and relearn the basic principles to a healthy life.
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