Health and Medication

Maps:

A map of hospitals in Tsukuba included different types of treatments available there. Please, click to download the PDF file.

References:
http://www.jistec.or.jp/house/daily_info/hospital_map1.htm
http://www.city.tsukuba.ibaraki.jp/hp/e_hp/guide/hospitals.html

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Vocabularies:

In the following a list of some useful vocabularies that may be useful in a hospital
(Hospital vocabularies ver. 2)

Reference:
Japan Health Handbook, M. M. Maruyama et al., Kodansh International, 1998.

Another list (especially for pregnant women) is here. This list is prepared by Tsumra Women Group.
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Searching for a doctor:

Do you want to find a doctor in Tsukuba who can speak your own language. Please click here.

Reference:
TsukuBlog
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Searching for a drug:

A short list of the nonprescription drugs in Japan (i.e. available in the Drug stores) is here

Reference:
Japan Health Handbook, M. M. Maruyama et al., Kodansh International, pp 257-261, 1998.

 

Before reading the above list, please consider the following comments received from a trusted Moslem medical doctor living in Japan about the nonprescription drugs

1- They are too weak and too expensive (not covered by insurance).
2- Going to clinic and receiving full examination and medication may be cheaper, safer and faster than searching for these medications as many of them are not easy to find.
3- Many people underestimate their symptoms and the disease may deteriorate if they did not take the correct treatment from the beginning.

One Comment on “Health and Medication

  1. tafida

    i agree with the doctor,
    a simple head ache or fever can be just like a warning light of the car that is about to go into reserve.

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