Weekend Mega Linkfest: 20 September, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Kashmir: The end of victimhood politics (Ram Madhav)

The rotting away of democracy (Pankaj Mishra)

The rising tensions in the Middle East (New Yorker)

Inside the raid on N Korea’s Madrid Embassy (Guardian)

The loneliness of the Delivery Man (Mint)

The rise of the Zombie Mall (Smithsonian)

The Grandmaster Diet (ESPN)

Sambit Patra gets roasted (You Tube)

An aging marathoner tries to run fast after 40 (Wired)

Very bad NRI advice (J Mathrubootham)

Jadavpur University has fallen (Op India)

The many loves of the Mountbattens (Manu Pillai)

Goa’s Feni Story (LHI)

What do I call my boyfriend in Hindi? (Arre)

Why do some people love reading? (Atlantic)

Appendicitis & Health Insurance

( Disclosue : This post is sponsored by Royal Sundaram General Insurance)

There are many things in life which we take for granted and one of them is our health. Many believe that they would remain healthy forever. We know that this is not possible hence it is always advisable to have coverage via health insurance. In today’s times when there is a lot of consumption of junk food and increased usage of a sedentary lifestyle, it is always better to be insured via a good health insurance policy.

Your age, dependencies, health conditions, insurance premium to be paid, the network of hospitals which allows cashless hospitalization, health coverage, etc. are some of the important parameters that you should consider while looking for a health insurance policy. Royal Sundaram General Insurance also offers seamless migration to their insurance policy without any change in the insurance plan.

Health insurance cover from Royal Sundaram General Insurance is important for the following reasons

  • Patients can avail cashless hospitalization in their growing network of hospitals.
  • Depending on the insurance plan, pre-hospitalization and post-hospitalization charges are covered.
  • Tax benefits in 80D of the Income Tax Act.

Depending on your requirements, you can opt for health insurance for yourself and your family members. While choosing a suitable insurance plan, health insurance calculator can come handy as it suggests you the best plan and approximate premium depending on your requirements.

Though many diseases are covered under health insurance, some of those diseases are not age-specific i.e. they can occur at any age. One such health problem is called Appendicitis (also called Appendix). Appendicitis is common between the ages of ten & thirty. Since Appendicitis is so common, it makes sense to have coverage for the same.

What is Appendicitis?

Appendicitis is a medical condition where the appendix gets inflamed. Some studies claim that appendix plays an important role in immunity of the gut, though these claims are not 100% proven. Though a person suffering from Appendicitis can live without an appendix, it does require immediate medical attention.

If the surgery is not done on time, the appendix which is swollen will burst and the infectious content will spill into the abdominal cavity thereby causing peritonitis.

Common Appendicitis symptoms

Before getting treatment for Appendicitis, it is important to know the symptoms. Some of the common symptoms of appendicitis are below

Pain near the belly button which is later felt in the abdominal area.

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Swelling near abdomen
  • A painful sensation when the patient takes a deep breath, coughs or sneezes

Diagnosis of Appendicitis

Generally, doctors ask for the medical history of the patient to check if the patient has any other problems. Doctors also suggest CT scan, abdominal examination, and ultrasound to do a root cause analysis of the Appendix.

In some scenarios, the diagnosis might take some time since the symptoms are not directly visible. Appendicitis might be related to illnesses in other parts of the body like gall bladder, urinary infection, etc.; this is where diagnosing Appendicitis becomes a bit tricky.

Hence, it is always advisable to consult good doctors so that diagnosis and treatment can be done at an early stage. However, the average cost of treating Appendicitis is around Rs. 40,000 which can be a bit expensive for many of us. Hence, it is recommended to opt for a health insurance cover which also has Appendicitis in the list. Royal Sundaram General Insurance has good health insurance plans at attractive premiums with cashless hospitalization cover for many illnesses including Appendix.

Conclusion

All of us work hard for having a bright and healthy future and growing medical expenses can ruin those plans. Hence you and your family members should have a good insurance cover so that your savings do not end up in the payment of doctor’s fees. Royal Sundaram General Insurance has attractive packages to suit different types of customers.

It is better to be insured so that you are rest assured!