waiting times

Hospital Particular Alvor

00h20m

Medical Emergency

Hospital Particular Gambelas

00h38m

Medical Emergency

00h49m

Paediatrics

Madeira Medical Center

00h21m

Medical Emergency

Smoking Cessation Consultation

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

Algarve

  • Hospital Particular do Algarve - Alvor
  • Hospital Particular do Algarve - Gambelas

Madeira

  • Hospital Particular da Madeira
  • Madeira Medical Center

doctors

Hospital Particular do Algarve - Alvor

Hospital Particular do Algarve - Gambelas

Hospital Particular da Madeira

Madeira Medical Center