waiting times

Clínica Particular AlgarveShopping

00h00m

Medical Emergency

Clínica Particular de Vilamoura

00h00m

Medical Emergency

Hospital Particular Alvor

00h25m

Medical Emergency

00h00m

Paediatrics

Hospital Particular Gambelas

00h19m

Medical Emergency

00h17m

Paediatrics

Centro Médico Internacional VRSA

00h00m

Medical Emergency

Hospital São Camilo Portimão

00h00m

Medical Emergency

Smoking Cessation Consultation



A Medical Consultation is now available for smokers that wish to stop smoking. 

An assessment of the smoking habits is carried out and a personalized individual treatment plan created. 
 

Methods used:
  • Treatment for the physical dependence
  • Treatment for  the psychological  dependence
  • Behavioural Therapy 

Necessary Examinations 

  • Chest X-Ray
  • Respiratory Function Tests
  • ECG 

Main Pathologies/diseases: 

Major benefits can be obtained from cessing to smoke. Tobacco is a major risk factor for many diseases:
  • Lung cancer;
  • Chronic bronchitis and emphysema of the lungs (COPD);
  • Acute miocardial infarction;
  • Stroke;
  • Peripheral arterial disease.

Common Symptoms

A smoker’s most common complaints are:  
  • Cough;
  • Tiredness;
  • Pain in the lower limbs.

ADVANTAGES OF THIS MEDICAL SPECIALITY NOW AVAILABLE AT THE HPA HEALTH GROUP

  • Psychological tests for the evaluation of nicotine dependence, anxiety and depression.
  • Psychological support during treatment.
  • Prescrition of scientifically proven medication.
  • Screening and treatment of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

 


LINKS



Article in the Jornal Algarve Resident, by Dr. Lígia Pires:

“Tobacco Addiction - Do you wish to stop smoking? Help is at hand!”
Algarve Resident, December, 21 2012 (English)

 

medical specialty available on the following units

  • Clínica Particular AlgarveShopping
  • Clínica Particular de Vilamoura
  • Hospital Particular do Algarve - Alvor
  • Hospital Particular do Algarve - Gambelas

medics

Clínica Particular AlgarveShopping

Clínica Particular de Vilamoura

Hospital Particular do Algarve - Alvor

Hospital Particular do Algarve - Gambelas