Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a serious autoimmune condition that develops when the immune system begins to attack the healthy tissues in the brain and spinal cord. It causes a wide range of symptoms, some of which may result in disability or loss of mobility. It also affects the patient’s vision, balance, and sensation. MS patients require long-term specialty care to help them cope with the debilitating effects of their condition. These treatments, which include advanced disease-modifying therapies, are now widely available in Southeast Asia.
When compared to going to the United States and other developed countries in the West, international patients seeking comprehensive care for multiple sclerosis can save up to 70% of the cost of treatment if they go to Southeast Asia. The region is home to some of the best medical facilities in the world with many of them accredited by the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI) in recognition of their cutting-edge equipment, world-class hospital rooms, and highly skilled teams of medical professionals who provide high-quality medical care that meets international standards.
Delivering superior quality medical services to achieve good treatment outcomes is not an easy feat given the complex nature of autoimmune diseases in general. It is thus good news that many hospitals in the region have in-house specialists who focus on the management of autoimmune problems and are ready to provide services at a moment's notice. Many of them have trained in Western countries and have decades of experience.
Southeast Asia is also very popular for its wellness treatments, especially those offered at its many famous globally recognised health and wellness specialty centres. Patients in the region can thus access both medical therapies and complementary treatments such as acupuncture and reflexology at the same time to further improve their prognosis.
The medical facilities, specialty clinics, and well-trained specialists in Southeast Asia are also supported by excellent nursing staff, impressive medical infrastructure, and continuously improving medical technology. This is thanks to the dedication and investments that countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore have poured into their respective medical tourism industry for the benefit of both local patients and medical travellers from all over the world.