Covid-19 testing: which, when and why?

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 28 May 2020

There are now 3 types of Covid-19 tests available; PCR Rapid antibody tests for IgM and IgG ELISA antibody tests for IgM and IgG  Confused?  Here’s what they mean:   1. PCR (polymerase chain reaction): 225€ (For 5 or more tests 195€/ person) This detects the presence of genetic material from the coronavirus. How?  Swabs […]

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Posted on Thursday 28th May 2020 at 2:44 pm

How accurate is the Covid-19 rapid antibody test?

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 23 Apr 2020

The antibody testing at Atlantic Clinic is currently using the Acro Biotech kit. The American supplier quotes an accuracy rate for the 2 types of antibodies:  IgM: 92.9% IgG: 98.6%* However, there are some uncertainties at the moment: These figures are based on current information. New data is coming in all the time and may […]

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Posted on Thursday 23rd April 2020 at 12:03 pm

We know that this virus will not stop on its own and to date we also have no vaccine to immunize the population against the coronavirus. We can only count on the measures taken by the authorities to put an end to this epidemic and help, on our scale, to prevent infected people from transmitting […]

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Posted on Friday 7th February 2020 at 9:42 pm

Why should we be vaccinating children against HPV?

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 11 Nov 2019

Four out of five people will get HPV at some time in their lives and yet most of them do not even know they are infected! We know that most (not all) HPV infections go away on their own, with no health complications that persist. However, we don’t know which of those infections will turn […]

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Posted on Monday 11th November 2019 at 9:02 pm

The Flu: All you need to know

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 06 Nov 2019

The flu is a contagious respiratory disease. Caused by a virus, it is transmitted very easily through the air (coughing and sneezing), hands or through contaminated objects. To prevent its spread we must take some basic hygiene measures (hand washing, sneezing into the inner elbow or in a handkerchief, airing the house regularly, …). There […]

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Posted on Wednesday 6th November 2019 at 10:27 pm

Stop Smoking Program

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 20 Sep 2019

Better Breathing for Life offers a unique evidenced based STOP SMOKING programme “Smokers are 5 times more likely to quit for good with dedicated support compared to will power alone”  We offer you a bespoke STOP SMOKING NOW programme in the Marbella area.  This unique programme utilises the beneficial effects of a natural herbal product […]

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Posted on Friday 20th September 2019 at 1:39 pm

Do you want to stop smoking? Like many of us you´ve probably tried numerous treatments such as patches, gum, acupuncture, hypnosis, etc – but – you´re still hooked. There are so many reasons not to smoke. Yet it´s one of the hardest addictions to give up.  And living here in Marbella doesn´t make it any […]

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Posted on Friday 20th September 2019 at 1:35 pm

I have a lung disease – Am I able to fly?

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 02 Sep 2019

Flying, particularly long haul can be a considerable worry for people with respiratory problems. Whilst mobility issues can be dealt with fairly easily through pre-ordering of a cart and/or wheelchair at the airport, the question of oxygen requirements during a flight can be trickier to address. Normally we breathe 21% oxygen from the air, however this decreases at […]

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Posted on Monday 2nd September 2019 at 12:23 pm

What´s happening with respiratory health in Spain?

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 02 Sep 2019

As you may know I have a special interest in the physiotherapy management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This long-term condition is generally caused by cigarette smoking but can also have genetic factors. COPD leads to impairment in lung function with patients suffering breathlessness on exertion, particularly when going upstairs or up slopes. They may have wheeze and cough and […]

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Posted on Monday 2nd September 2019 at 12:13 pm

Falls are not an inevitable consequence of ageing

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 02 Sep 2019

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is, this month, running a campaign highlighting the role of Physiotherapy in the prevention of falls. Falling in older age is a huge problem, falls are a major cause of disability and the leading cause of death in the over 75´s. Fortunately, most falls do not result in serious injury but in about 5% of those who do […]

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Posted on Monday 2nd September 2019 at 12:06 pm