Diseases That May Lead to Long-term Confinement

October 18, 2019

Long-term confinement refers to a lengthy stay in the hospital which normally exceeds more than two weeks. Prolonged hospitalizations could potentially drain your savings or cause your family to experience a financial crisis.

Sometimes, simple medical emergencies or accidents may result in long-term hospital care. However, there are also certain medical conditions, auto-immune diseases, common diseases or lifestyle diseases that require 10 to 40 days confinement such as a person with a chronic illness, needs to be seen by a physician daily or a person who needs convalescence period in a hospital setting.

Familiarize yourself with the different illnesses that could lead to long-term confinement and learn how to prevent them to save yourself and your family from any financial trouble.

Heart Disease

High blood pressure is a major factor for heart disease which, in the past years, was common only for elderly people. But due to the lifestyle of most Filipinos today and the stress they encounter every day, the risk of acquiring this disease has increased. That’s why many individuals who are in their 20’s and 30’s are prone to heart attacks and stroke.

There are cases of heart disease that cannot be controlled, but there are still many cases that are controllable. To help lower your risk of having this disease, avoid consuming too much salty food, drinking too much alcohol, smoking and eating fatty and oily food as these damages the lining of the arteries that are connected to the heart and brain. You must also engage in a healthy diet, have an active lifestyle, maintain a healthy weight, manage your stress, get enough sleep and take medicines as recommended.


Diabetes is a disease when your blood sugar is abnormally high because your body does not produce enough insulin. Last 2017, there were 3.7 million cases of diabetes in the Philippines and the number is continuously increasing at an alarming rate.

The Western Pacific Region of the International Diabetes Federation noted that 50,000 Filipinos died due to complications of diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, nerve problems, eye problems, etc.

People who are 45 years old and older are at a higher risk of acquiring diabetes especially if you have a family history of this disease or you are overweight. Surprisingly, even children under the age of 16 are not exempted from developing diabetes.

To lessen your chances of developing diabetes, eat in moderation and do some exercise. Go for a low-carb diet to help stabilize your blood glucose.


Cancer is one of the top 3 killer diseases in the Philippines. It is characterized by an uncontrollable dividing and spreading of abnormal cells in the body.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, there are more Filipino women who died of cancer compared to men, with 30,954 annual cases reported.

No one is really safe from cancer, children and adults alike. In fact, every year, there are 4,000 Filipino children who are expected to be diagnosed with cancer.

As the Philippine government continuously strives to provide access to more responsive, affordable health care and financial risk protection for patients with cancer, early detection is still recommended to increase the chances of successful treatment.

To prevent cancer, have a healthy lifestyle, eat fruits and vegetables, be active, avoid exposure to cancer-causing substances and get vaccinated.

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