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When Should You See a Rheumatologist?

Make an appointment with a Rheumatologist if you experience any of the following:

  • If your joints/muscles are tender, swollen or stiff
  • Feeling very tired or fatigued
  • If you suffer from increasing back pain and stiffness
  • If you have psoriasis or other rashes with joint pain or back pain
  • Photosensitive rashes and hair loss
  • If there is a family history of connective tissue diseases or Autoimmune diseases and you feel you have
    similar symptoms

 

Common Conditions Requiring Rheumatology:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis/ sacroiliitis
  • Systemic lupus
  • Behcet’s disease
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Scleroderma
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Familial mediterranean ever
  • Osteoporosis/ osteopenia
  • Gout and pseudo Gout
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Back pain
  • Polymyalgia
  • Vasculitis
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When Should You See a Nephrologist?

Make an appointment with a Nephrologist if you experience any of the following:

  • Change in urinary function: Getting up at night a few times to urinate, having difficulty to urinate, urine
    is darker than usual, urine that is foamy or bubbly, urine that contains blood
  • Swelling in the body: Water retention and dimpling of the skin after being pressed for few seconds
  • Severe fatigue and weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Unexplained back pain
  • Skin breakouts and itching
  • Ammonia breathe or metallic taste in the mouth
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Feeling cold most of the day
  • Shortness of breath
  • High blood pressure

 

Common Conditions Requiring Nephrology:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Infection
  • Metabolic bone disease
  • Anemia and Vitamin D deficiency
 
 
 
 
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When Should You See a Stem Cell Specialist?

Make an appointment with us if you have the following requirements:

  • When you want to look and feel younger without surgery
  • When you have a medical problem where traditional medicine does not help

 

Common Conditions Requiring Stem Cell Therapy:

  • Beauty rejuvenation
  • Feeling younger
  • Acne scarring
  • Autism
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Concussion
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Multiple Sclerosis

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When Should You See a Urologist?

Make an appointment with us if you experience problems regarding any of the following:

  • Abnormal results/complaints emerging from wellness and check-up visits
  • Management of screening and surveillance of most common urological cancers, such as those emerging from prostate, urinary upper tract and bladder, testis, penis and kidney
  • Urolithiasis
  • Neuro-urology
  • Erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, penile curvature and priapism
  • Urological infection
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Male infertility
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Management of non-neurogenic male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) included benign prostatic obstruction
  • Potential exposure to STDs (only for men)

Common Urological Conditions.

In men:

  • Cancers of the bladder, kidneys, penis, testicles, and adrenal and prostate glands
  • Prostate gland enlargement
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Infertility
  • Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)
  • Kidney diseases
  • Kidney stones
  • Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland)
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Varicoceles (enlarged veins in the scrotum)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STD)

In women:

  • Cancers of the bladder, kidneys and adrenal glands
  • Bladder prolapse
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Kidney stones
  • Overactive bladder
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

In Children:

  • Bed-wetting
  • Blockages and other problems with the urinary tract structure
  • Undescended testicles
  • Urinary incontinence

 

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When Should You See a Sports Medicine doctor?

Make an appointment with us if you experience problems regarding any of the following:

  • Muscle Tears
  • Ligament or Tendon injury
  • Fracture in the wrist, scapula, clavicle or ankle
  • Repetitive/ overuse injuries
  • Tennis/golfers elbow
  • Runners’ knee
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • ACL Reconstruction Surgery
  • Revision of failed ACL Reconstruction Surgery
  • SLAP Repair
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Common Sports Conditions:

  • Tendinopathies (Achilles, tennis and golfers elbow, patella tendinopathy)
  • Shoulder pain/impingement
  • Knee pain (meniscal injuries, arthritis, acute trauma)
  • Post-operative patients for rehabilitation advice
  • Exercise prescription for medical conditions
  • Advice on return to the sport after a break (work/injury/postnatal)
  • Unexplained underperformance/ fatigue
  • Back and neck pain
  • Acute muscle and joint injuries

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When Should You See a Pulmonologist?

Make an appointment with us if you experience problems regarding any of the following:

  • Chronic cough (cough lasting more than 8 weeks)
  • Coughing up blood (hemoptysis),
  • Loud snoring and sleep apnea
  • Difficulty in breathing at rest or exercise
  • Wheezing (a whistling sound made while breathing)
  • Cigarette smoking cessation
  • Abnormal chest radiology
  • Abnormal respiratory function (spirometry)
  • Aviation personnel with any respiratory condition.

Common Pulmonary Conditions:

  • Respiratory infections (acute bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis)
  • Asthma
  • Respiratory allergy
  • Chronic bronchitis, emphysema, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cigarette smoke dependence
  • Bronchiectasis (structural distortion of the airways)
  • Lung cancer or pulmonary nodules of unknown origin
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Interstitial lung diseases (fibrosis of the lungs)
  • Pleural diseases (pneumothorax, pleural effusion)
  • Sleep breathing disorders, like snoring and sleep apnea

 

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When Should You See an Endocrinologist?

Make an appointment with us if you experience problems regarding any of the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight-loss despite increased appetite
  • Frequent urination
  • Increase or reduces heart rate
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Are a diabetes patient
  • Have PCOS
  • Know to have thyroid problems
  • Hormonal imbalance

Common Endocrine Conditions:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
  • Thyroid disorders – overactive thyroid, underactive thyroid, goiter, thyroid cancer
  • Adrenal disorders – Addison´s disease, adrenal hypertension
  • Pituitary problems – elevated prolactin
  • Growth hormone disorders
  • Testosterone deficiency
  • Osteoporosis

 

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When Should You See a Gastroenterologist?

Make an appointment with us if you experience problems regarding any of the following:

  • Frequent abdominal pain
  • Early satiety or prolonged digestion
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Heartburn and regurgitation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Irregular bowel habit (diarrhea or constipation)
  • Blood in the stool
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Unexplained anemia
  • Suspected food intolerance/allergy
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Screening for colorectal cancer

Common Gastrointestinal Conditions:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux and its complications (i.e. esophagitis, Barrett disease)
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Dyspepsia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Diverticular disease
  • Constipation
  • Colon polyps
  • Crohn´s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Chronic viral hepatitis Cirrhosis and its complications (i.e. ascites)
  • Benign and malignant tumors of digestive tract and liver

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When Should You See a Sports Therapist?

Make an appointment with a Sports Therapist if you experience any of the following:

When you are healing from an injury and need help to restore proper movement patterns in the body and avoid future injury.

Before training for a triathlon or joining a recreational adult soccer league, to avoid injury and learn what your body needs (in terms of alignment, mobility, and stability) during the training.

Common Conditions Requiring Sports Therapy:

Late stage rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries and post-operation e.g. shoulders, knees, low back.

Revision and fixing of gym/training programs and technique, as well as the execution of exercises which are frequently the cause of many injuries.

Exercise programming for general health e.g. reduce cholesterol, BP, weight loss, autoimmune conditions

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Gastric Balloon Therapy for Weight Loss

*Non Invasive       *Reversible      *No Removal Required            *No Anesthesia            *No Endoscopy

At Valiant Clinic we have introduced the use of Elipse Balloon Weight Loss Program, to support those struggling with loosing weight. 

This procedure is a non-invasive means for speedy weight loss amongst those struggling with obesity, overweight or have failed multiple attempts at losing weight.

The process includes swallowing a deflated soft Elipse balloon under the supervision of an x-ray and Certifies Gastroenterologist. Once the balloon is the stomach, it will be inflate with water to create a sense of fullness. As a result, one can eat less without feel hungry and hence loose significant amounts of weight (Between 13 to 15 kgs.) in a span of four months of balloon therapy.

The Elipse Balloon is placed during a brief 20-minute office visit and at the end of therapy, self-empties and passes naturally* without the need of a removal procedure.

The program is a 6-month comprehensive weight loss program built around the Elipse Balloon, a breakthrough weight-loss device. More than 2000 patients have been successfully treated with this therapy to date.

What results can I expect from the Elipse Program ?

According to a recent clinical study, on average, after 16 weeks of Elipse therapy, patients lost on average between 13 and 15 kg.  1,2

Additionally, participants also saw improvements in general health indicators, such as triglycerides, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c, an indicator of Type 2 diabetes) and quality of life.

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