Your health is one of the most important things in life and as they say, you only have yourself to protect. However hard we strive to remain healthy; we never know when we become sick. Sometimes the sickness is mild and sometimes chronic. That is the way of life.
A chronic condition is defined as a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects or a disease that comes with time. In most cases, an illness that lasts more than three months is deemed chronic.
A 2021 World Health Organization report estimates that 41 million people die annually because of non-communicable diseases, which is equivalent to 71 percent of all deaths. Additionally, more than 15 million people die between the ages of 30 and 69 years; 88 percent of these “premature” deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. In Kenya, non-communicable diseases account for 39 percent of deaths annually according to Ministry of Health reports.
Many people with chronic illnesses don’t know how to manage them because most diseases often have similar symptoms, sometimes puzzling medical practitioners. However, chronic diseases can be managed by reducing the risk factors that precede the conditions. Working with a medic or specialist in managing a chronic illness is always advised.
Teachers, just like everyone else, battle various chronic diseases due to their nature of work.
Luckily for them, the Teachers Medical Scheme managed by Minet, has them covered. The scheme supports them in managing chronic diseases such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Cancer, Asthma, Arthritis, Epilepsy, Peptic Ulcers, HIV, Mental Disorders, and Sickle Cell through a comprehensive chronic benefit and access to Chronic Disease Management Program.
Teachers can enroll in Chronic Disease Management through https://bit.ly/3BvFyQZ and access benefits such as:
- Full monthly dosage of chronic medication
- Shared health materials on managing different chronic conditions
- Chronic diseases health talks Webinars
- EAP services for chronic diseases members and emotional wellbeing issues on 0800720029
Teachers can also preventative measures that reduce the risks of chronic diseases such as:
- Quitting smoking
- Getting enough physical activity
- Reducing alcohol intake
- Eating a balanced diet
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Maintaining healthy blood pressure
- Checking cholesterol levels.
If you are a teacher and struggling with Chronic Diseases, reach out to Minet Kenya today and get enrolled in the Chronic Diseases Management scheme.