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Top 6 Weight Loss Clinics in Miami Prescribing Weight Loss Medications

When it comes time to find a weight loss clinic in Miami, many factors can come into play. These factors include the desired goal, access to doctors, type of nutritional program and type of medical support provided. Recent years have significantly increased the technologies of medical weight loss, allowing it to branch outside of the confines of simple diet and exercise for many people. Some of the research on medical weight loss clinics has already been done for you here. Below are the top six medical weight loss clinics in Miami.

 

Mango Clinic Review Mango Medical Weight Loss Clinic in Miami

Mango Clinic provides service to in-person patients, including walk-ins, as well as patients at home via telehealth. Mango Clinic provides many medical and emotional support services, including emotional support animals, ADD/ADHD treatment, women’s and men’s health, anxiety disorder treatment, erectile dysfunction, hormone replacement therapy, alcohol addiction treatment, smoking cessation, treatment for depression, stress and adrenal fatigue, alternative pain management, intravenous therapies, integrative care, cosmetic services, Department of Transportation physicals and weight loss assistance. The medical team at Mango Clinic always strives to provide excellent care to all of their patients and provides professional staff and affordable prices. Within their weight loss program, the staff at Mango Clinic takes into consideration a person’s age, medical history, and mobility level. Along with diet and exercise, Mango Clinic also can use medication to aid in weight loss. These medications include Phentermine, which helps control the appetite, making weight loss an easier journey. The doctors at Mango Clinic are available to tailor a weight loss plan to your specific situation. Mango Clinic has the easiest and most affordable weight loss program in Miami. If you want personalized service and the most straight-forward program contact Mango Clinic Miami by calling 786-391-0269 or simply go online to schedule your same day appointment. 

 

Juventis MedSpa Review

Juventis MedSpa provides treatment for skin correction, injectables, bio-identical hormones and medical weight loss. The weight loss program can include Dr. Simeon’s weight loss injections, phentermine programs, fat burning injections, body sculpting and bio-detoxification. The weight loss injections help reset the body’s hypothalamus and balance the other hormones. This is helpful in weight loss because it helps reset the hunger signals. The phentermine program provides a general appetite suppressant, helping you to eat less because you are not as hungry. The fat burning injections contain a combination of amino acids and vitamins to help the body burn fat more rapidly. The body sculpting is a physical body fat removal technique. Finally, bio-detoxification helps eliminate any toxins in the liver, allowing the body to begin working properly again.

 

Dr. Richard Lipman/Miami Diet Plan Review

Dr. Richard Lipman is a weight loss doctor, board certified as an internist and an endocrinologist. The weight loss plan Dr. Lipman provides is personalized, medically managed, includes customizable diet plans and uses FDA approved medications. For your initial consult, plan to spend 90 minutes at the office, 60 of those minutes being with the doctor. Included in the weight loss services Dr. Lipman provides are metabolic and body fat analysis, metabolic history, electrocardiogram, laboratory evaluations for thyroid, glucose, endocrine and liver disorders and a diet and food history. Some of the ways Dr. Lipman helps his patients lose weight includes his Miami Diet Plan, the 800 calorie HCG Diet Plan and the Two Day a Week Diet Plan.

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Fit 4 Life Medical Center Review

The Fit 4 Life Medical Center addresses weight loss as well as provides anti-aging services. They have two weight loss options, the Fit 4 Life 1 2 3 Medical Weight Loss Program and the Fit 4 Life HCG Diet Plan. The Fit 4 Life 1 2 3 Medical Weight Loss Program consists of three phases. Phase One is described as the acute weight loss stage. During this time, there is an initial assessment at the office. The assessment includes a consultation, a full blood workup, measurement of blood pressure, an EKG, weight, body fat and potentially even an injection of supplements and weight loss medication. Phase One also consists of weekly appointments with the team. Phase Two is the transitional phase, during which weekly appointments with the medical team continues. Phase Three is the lifetime maintenance phase, where the staff keeps in touch on a monthly basis to ensure the weight stays off. The Fit 4 Life HCG Diet Plan provides HCG injections and treatment. This plan is a combination of the 1 2 3 Medical Weight Loss program with an addition of the hormone stimulator HCG.

 

Body Rx Anti-Aging Review

Body Rx Anti-Aging has two locations and focuses on skin care, overall wellness and weight loss programs. Making use of medical weight loss, which involves a Board-Certified doctor monitoring the loss, using the tools of the HCG diet, Lipo B shots, MIC shots, B-Complex for weight loss and nutritional counseling. The HCG diet offered is a safer alternative and includes frequent monitoring of treatment and blood work analysis. MIC stands for Methionine, Inositol and Choline. These three are natural fat burners and very effective when injected. Lipo B shots are MIC combined with vitamin B-12. B-complex for weight loss includes Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, and five other ingredients that together help to increase strength, metabolism and stamina. Any of these options, along with nutrition counseling and diet can create a successful weight loss plan.

 

Weight Loss in MiamiNuceria Review

Nuceria provides services in medical weight loss, aesthetics, hormone therapy and IV infusion. Their medical weight loss programs include an exam, their specific mix of vitamins and supplements, FDA approved medications, an exercise regimen, custom meal plans and an extended maintenance program. Their approach focuses not on calorie counting, but on a change in lifestyle and entire wellness. Nuceria also looks at why a person became heavy in the first place, hoping to effect a change to the entire being. They look at several different possible factors, including faulty biochemical mechanisms, food allergies, food sensitivities, eating habits, blood type, electrolyte balance, underlying chronic disease states, possible genetic mutations, silent inflammation, physical inflammation, gastric hormone efficiency, medical history, prescription history, blood cell physiology and molecular deficiencies.


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What You Need to Know About ESA Letters and Laws

Did you know that an estimated 61.5 million Americans suffer from some type of emotional or mental disability? Extreme stress, depression, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder are just some of the issues impacting some people’s lives. While they may be helped with therapy, medication, or a combination of the two, there are some with emotional disorders who can also benefit from the companionship of a pet. Emotional Support Animals are those pets that are designated by a mental health professional as essential to their owner’s mental health and benefit from several concessions in housing units and on airlines. If you have an emotional disorder and want to find out more about emotional support pets, here is what you need to know.

What is an Emotional Support Animal?

Emotional Support Animals are different from service animals, which are required to have specialized training and/or experience in order to help their owners. Emotional Support Animals, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, may sometimes perform tasks that require training but others provide assistance that requires no training. Any type of animal can be used as an Emotional Support Animal as long as they are providing the comfort and support their owner needs to treat their condition. Dogs and cats are very common ESAs, but others have used pigs, birds, hedgehogs, or even miniature horses as emotional service animals.

 

What Laws Are Related to Emotional Support Animals?

Emotional Support Animal Miami FAQ
Emotional Support Animal Miami FAQ

When you have a pet that has been certified by a mental health professional as an ESA, you will benefit from concessions in two laws: the Air Carrier Access Act and the Fair Housing Act. If you are considering going through the process of getting an ESA letter for your pet, you should be aware of how these laws will apply to you.

If you do not have an ESA letter and want to take your pet on an aircraft, you will be charged extra to have your pet in the cabin with you or your pet will be required to ride in the cargo hold. Under the Air Carrier Access Act, if you have an ESA letter for your pet, the airline cannot prevent you from keeping your pet in the cabin, require advance notice to allow you to keep your pet in the cabin, or charge you extra for this benefit.

The Fair Housing Act requires that landlords make reasonable accommodations for those with Emotional Support Animals even in housing communities that restrict pets. A resident who is in possession of a valid ESA letter cannot be denied housing because they have a pet unless that resident is neglecting the pet or the pet is doing significant damage to the housing unit.

To get these benefits for your Emotional Support Animal, you must have an ESA letter that meets all the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. You may get one of these letters either by meeting with a qualified mental health professional in person or you may be referred to one through a valid online service that helps connect you with a therapist who can write you an ESA letter.

 

How Do I Get a Valid ESA Letter?

Valid ESA letters must be issued by a licensed mental health professional such as a psychologist, therapist, licensed clinical social worker, or psychiatrist. Many of these professionals will either require that you are a patient of theirs undergoing therapy or, if the process is done online, they will go through your medical records and interview you to determine your need for an ESA.

Some of the qualifying conditions to get an ESA letter are depression, anxiety, panic disorder or panic attacks, personality disorders such as borderline or bipolar disorder, fears or phobias, social anxiety disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

With your certified ESA letter, you will be recognized as a patient or a patient on a case-by-case basis under the care of a licensed mental health professional for emotional or mental disabilities. The letter also verifies that your disability significantly limits your daily life and affects your ability to perform everyday tasks. Finally, the letter will state the need for your emotional support animal as a necessary part of your therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions About Emotional Support Animal Letters

 

Do I Need to Get My ESA Certified?

Certification for an Emotional Support Animal is not only unnecessary, but it is technically impossible. There is no recognized registry for ESAs and ‘registering’ your animal will not give it any special privileges. To designate your pet as an Emotional Support Animal, you need only get a valid ESA letter from a licensed mental health professional. If you are working with a company that says they sell registered Emotional Support Animals or official ESA certifications, you are likely being scammed.

 

Can I Get an ESA Letter Online?

Yes, you can get an ESA letter online from an online company. However, you must be careful and look out for red flags that would indicate the service is not legitimate. The online company must connect you with a licensed mental health professional as that is the only valid way to get an ESA letter. If the service offers to ‘instantly’ approve you or tells you that your letter will be cheaper than other services, you are probably not working with a legitimate company.

 

Can I Buy an Emotional Support Dog or Other Animal?

No. Owners of animals are certified with ESA letters, not the pets themselves. If you see any ‘registered’ or ‘licensed’ Emotional Support Animals for sale, those who are selling them are not legitimate. Only those with valid mental or emotional disabilities can be approved to have an ESA and that approval can only come from a licensed mental health professional who has evaluated and/or treated you for your condition.  

 

What Type of Animals Make the Best ESAs?

This is a question without an easy answer because those with emotional or mental health disorders get support from different types of animals. In many cases, the ideal ESA will be the pet you already own. If you have a dog, cat, bird, guinea pig, or any other animal that gives you comfort and helps you manage your symptoms, you have the right Emotional Support Animal.

If you have a mental or emotional disorder and do not currently have a pet but think one might help you, your best bet is to go to a shelter. Spend some time with the dogs, cats, or other animals at the shelter and see which one offers you the most comfort. In many cases, dogs or cats make excellent ESAs because of their naturally loving temperaments, ability to be in the home, and because they do not need the specialized care that a more exotic pet would require.

 

What is the Difference Between Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals?

Service animals and Emotional Support Animals are not the same. Service animals must be specially trained to perform duties for their owners. In many cases, the owners of service animals are physically disabled. Service animals can be trained to assist those who are blind or deaf or who are in wheelchairs or who experience debilitating mental disorders.

Service animals are allowed by law into any private establishment while Emotional Support Animals are not. It is much more difficult and expensive to obtain a service animal as they must fit certain training criteria before they can qualify. Some service dogs perform psychiatric services for those with severe emotional or mental health issues while others perform more physical tasks for those who are hearing, seeing, or otherwise physically impaired. Because they perform crucial services for those with disabilities, service dogs have much more public accommodation than their ESA counterparts.

 

What is the Difference Between Emotional Support Animals and Therapy Dogs?

Emotional Support Animals provide valuable support and comfort by simply acting as a companion to their owners. Because they have one owner and can be with their owner at all times, the bond between owner and ESA can grow very strong. In contrast, therapy dogs are not usually owned by the people they provide treatment too.

Therapy dogs are usually brought into hospitals, nursing homes, or other facilities where treatment is being given to individuals with emotional or physical ailments to provide comfort. Service dogs may also be used in areas where a disaster, such as an earthquake or bombing, has occurred to provide support and comfort to survivors. Because they are not technically considered ESAs or service animals, they are normally not given the same accommodations as either group of animals.

Owners of ESAs must be careful never to misrepresent their animal as either a service dog or a therapy dog and must respect the laws that govern their pet.

 

Asking Your Doctor for an Emotional Support Animal Letter

If you are currently seeing a mental health professional for an emotional or mental disorder, it’s likely that your doctor is already aware of the many benefits of Emotional Support Animals. More than likely, if you bring up the possibility of obtaining one, he or she will be more than happy to issue you a verified letter.

If you are not currently seeing a mental health professional, you can still obtain a verified ESA letter. There are numerous online services that will provide you with a connection to a mental health professional who can go through your health records, evaluate you, and determine if you qualify for an ESA. If so, they can provide the verified letter that you will need for your pet to receive ESA benefits.

Here at Mango Clinic in Miami we can help you legally obtain your ESA letter, in person or online. Call us (786) 391-0269 or schedule an appointment online to speak to a licensed Board Certified Physician.

 

Where Can My ESA Live with Me?

With your verified ESA letter, your Emotional Support Animal can live with you in housing units, homes, condos, dormitories, or any other form of public housing. All of these facilities are included in the Fair Housing Act to accommodate you as a resident or student.

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Adult ADHD Treatment in Miami

As it becomes more and more of a mainstream diagnosis, Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is now an accepted medical condition that affects more than 4.4% of the adult population in the United States. Marked by an inability to concentrate, disorganization, and unstable relationships, ADHD can have a variety of negative consequences on the sufferer’s life. If you have been diagnosed with Adult ADHD or believe you may have it, you should schedule an appointment with a licensed ADHD Doctor in Miami. Here is more information on what you need to know about this condition and where can you get ADHD diagnosis done in Miami.

 

What is Adult ADHD?

Adult ADHD is a mental health disorder. Though it can range from mild to extreme, it usually presents with many of the same symptoms. Depending on the type of ADHD an adult has, symptoms can range from irritability and lack of focus to anxiety and outbursts of anger. Others experience chronic lateness or an inability stay organized and some even experience very low self-esteem or stomach problems stemming from the disorder. You can discuss your ADHD symptoms with our Doctor at mango Clinic and he can determine if you have it or not.

 

How Does Adult ADHD Differ from ADHD in Children?Miami Adhd facts

Hyperactivity is usually the area where adults and children differ the most when it comes to ADHD. While children with ADHD tend to squirm, fidget, run or climb excessively, and can’t sit still, adults are more likely to display symptoms like doodling, restlessness, an inability to complete jobs, and taking part in active or risky behavior that will hold their interest.

In the area of inattention, ADHD children tend to make careless mistakes in schoolwork, seem not to listen when spoken to, don’t complete homework projects, and have short attention spans. Adults with ADHD, on the other hand, are forgetful, have troubles following conversations, lose track of time, and have problems with self-motivation.

Impulsiveness also looks different in adults and children with ADHD. Children blurt out comments inappropriately, interrupt others, and have problems waiting their turn. Adults may spend money impulsively, participate in behaviors that are dangerous, or hurt other people’s feelings with insensitive comments.

It’s believed that adults with ADHD have had the disorder since they were children but many went undiagnosed. This could lead to years of believing their problems are simply ‘part of their personality’ or that they are lazy or not intelligent.

 

Are There Different Types of ADHD?

One of the reasons that many with Adult ADHD go undiagnosed is because they don’t have the ‘classic’ symptoms of the disorder. With more research, it’s been discovered that there are actually seven different types of ADHD, all with varying symptoms and appropriate treatments. In addition to Classic ADHD, there are also these variations and their corresponding symptoms:

 

Anxious ADHD: anxiety, tension, headaches and stomachaches

Temporal Lobe ADHD: learning and memory problems; behavioral issues such as aggression or paranoia

Limbic ADHD: low-level sadness, low energy, excessive guilt, low self-esteem

Inattentive ADHD: short attention spans, easily distracted, disorganized, but with no hyperactivity

Over-focused ADHD: getting stuck in negative thought patterns or behaviors, difficulty shifting attention to new tasks

Ring of Fire ADHD: acting out with mean behavior, unpredictability

 

How is Adult ADHD Diagnosed and Treated?

Many adults who research the disorder and look closely at their own symptoms can self-diagnose ADHD. However, to be certain of the diagnosis and to get the proper treatment, adults should schedule an appointment with a qualified physician who has experience in identifying and treating the disorder. Depending on the type of ADHD you have, you may be treated with lifestyle changes or supplements or, if needed, stimulants or anti-depressants that have been proven to successfully treat your symptoms. Most common ADHD drug is Adderall. Consult with a doctor before taking Adderall.

If you are living with ADHD and have not been diagnosed, you have likely experienced a number of negative consequences that you can’t explain. Getting a proper diagnosis can be a life-changing experience as you now have answers for your prior thoughts and behaviors and you can now receive the treatment you deserve. If you believe you have Adult ADHD, please call our Miami clinic at (305) 776-2898 to schedule an appointment.

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A Critical Review – TherapyPet.Org

 

Obtaining an Emotional Support Animal letter from a legitimate provider is a must for those who truly need an Emotional Support Animal. Sadly, too many individuals are finding that the letter they have obtained online is not valid. And unfortunately, finding out the letter is invalid typically coincides with an event that is already highly stressful.

For instance, airlines are not allowed to charge owners of emotional support animals additional fees, and your animal will be allowed to remain with you for the duration of the flight instead of being held with other pets. However, an ESA letter that is from a scam website can mean hours of lost time at the airport arguing about your need for a support animal.

Landlords are also prohibited from charging a person with an emotional support animal letter additional pet fees or deposits, and your rental application cannot be denied due to your ownership of an emotional support animal. Once again, those who may have obtained an ESA letter from a scam website may be unhappy to find that they are denied the ability to rent or must pay an extra fee.

If you attempt to present a fake document to a landlord, they are within their right to deny your application or charge you additional pet ownership fees. It is also illegal to misrepresent an animal as an emotional support animal, and some states may issue a fine if a person attempts to use a fake ESA letter. Sadly, it can be difficult to tell illegitimate ESA letter sites apart from the rest, and many have a very professional appearance.

An ESA letter carries a certain amount of power, but before you purchase one, you should learn the difference between legitimate and illegitimate letter providers.

 

How Does One Attain a Legitimate ESA Letter?

In order to ensure your ESA letter is legit, you must be seen in person by a licensed medical doctor. Offices like Mango Clinic in Miami offer either standard appointment setting or walk-in care for those with harder schedules. You can also apply for an ESA letter online through Mango Clinic.

Mango Clinic is fully legitimate medical practice with locations in Florida, New York, and California. All of our physicians are licensed to practice medicine in the state of California, New York, and Florida.

What Does TherapyPet.Org Do?

Simply Googling Support Animal ESA letter brings up hundreds of suggested websites. For instance, TherapyPet.Org offers a free online assessment; lets a customer select a letter that seems to fit the bill and then can chat online with a licensed therapist about the nitty-gritty.  Oh, and they promise to get that letter out to you within 24 hours. What service… right?

FAQ’s on How to Spot a Fake ESA Letter Website

As mentioned above, there are many websites selling false ESA letters at exorbitant prices. Fortunately, there are ways to spot disingenuous ESA letter websites. Here are some frequently asked questions about how to spot scam ESA sites:

– Is the website secure?

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When you see the tiny green lock just to the left of a website’s URL address, it signifies that the site is secure.

– Is the website registered in the US?

Take a minute to check the domain of a website that you might be questioning. For instance, some scam websites are not even registered in the United States which can be a red flag, like Therapypet.org, which is registered in the Bahamas. Also, pay attention to how long the website has been around. Sites that are only a year or two old might be shady.

– Does the website provide info about the “medical staff” or information about their state licensing information?

Any website offering visits with real therapists should offer information about their trained medical staff.  It just makes sense, if only to put potential customers at ease. Sites that do not offer such detail are often contracting with out-of-country doctors who are not licensed in the United States.

– Does the site offer to register your pet with a state database?

There is no national database for registering support animals. If the website you are looking at claims this is part of their ESA letter package, it could be a scam.

– Does the company running the website request information about your specific pet?

Many scam websites are noticeably out of date with claims such as Therapypet.org’s claim of “bypass breed and size restrictions”. Customers who believe the website and purchase an ESA letter from them may be surprised to show up for a Delta flight with their pit bull-type service dog only to find that Delta has changed its policy and they are not allowed to fly.

Also, many scam websites do not ask details about your specific pet before providing the scam ESA letter. All ESA letters must include information about your pet and its role in your therapy to be valid. Legitimate providers know the importance of a service or support animal and as such, take great care to stay up-to-date on current policies.Legit Emotional Support Animal Letter

 

Stories About Fake ESA Letter Mills

There are many false ESA letter mills in existence, but they can be spotted. These sites are a dime a dozen, and here are some testimonials from pet owners who trusted such sites:

  • After attempting the take her emotional support cat on a flight to Miami, the author of this blog was shocked when the attendant at the airline desk refused to accept her letter. The letter, which was purchased online, was not valid because it lacked information about her disability and was not endorsed by a licensed mental health professional.
  • Ripoffreport.com is a valid website to search if you are wondering if a website is valid or not. One simple click brought up several negative reviews for TherapyPet.Org.
  • In this story, the writer registered a stuffed animal with the one site for $65.00, proving not all ESA letter sites are legitimate.

Pet owners should be wary of sites like these – a fake ESA letter is just a click away.

Why Choose ESA Letter form MangoClinic

Here at MangoClinic’s cost and expertise make it the best place to obtain an official ESA letter from. Making sure you are getting a verifiable and legal ESA letter can mean the difference between peace and happiness and stress and anxiety in many situations. Let our medical professionals help.

 


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Weight Loss Treatment in Miami

Having a few extra pounds can’t really hurt, some might argue, and it can even make one appear more attractive to a certain extent. Nevertheless, being overweight, let alone being obese, carries many health risks ranging from high blood pressure and heart diseases to various types of cancer according to researchers at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Changing public perception of healthy weight and the importance of understanding how to maintain the latter could be a gamechanger for those struggling with the issue.

What Does It Mean Being Overweight?

One simple way to find out whether you are overweight is to calculate your body mass index (BMI). BMI measures a percentage of your body fat based on your actual body weight in relation to your height. You can calculate it yourself, or you can go online and find countless BMI calculators, tables, and such to help you. Generally, if you are somewhere in the area between 18.5 and 24.5 you can stop reading this article right now and carry on; you are “in the green” when it comes to your weight. If your BMI is 25 -29.9 you should probably consider altering your diet and/or lifestyle as it falls within the overweight range. And, finally, if your BMI is 30.0 or more, you’re in the dangerous obese orbit and need to act now to prevent serious health complications.
Waist size is another essential indicator to be on a lookout for if you are watching your weight.  Studies demonstrate that a waist size exceeding 40” for men and 35” for women could potentially put you at risk of acquiring an obesity-related condition.

5 Diseases Related to Being Overweight that Miami weight Loss Clinic Can Help You With.

There are multiple health risks and dangerous diseases that can be caused by or attributed to obesity.  Here are a few examples:

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Your blood is pushed through the arteries by your heart which works like a pump. The more you weight, the more force your heart needs to apply to ensure blood reaches to every cell in your body. Studies have shown that high blood pressure, or hypertension, is prevalent among individuals struggling with overweight or obesity. Incidentally, it tends to decrease to that of recommended 120/80 as they work their way through diets and exercises supplemented by medical treatment when appropriate.

2. Kidney Disease

Kidneys are best described as the natural filter cleaning your blood and passing waste by producing urine. Hormones produced by kidneys help control calcium metabolism as well as blood pressure. In many instances, overweight or obesity can cause hypertension and diabetes and subsequent kidney disease and even kidney failure. Working on decreasing your weight could be vital in keeping the kidney functional, specialists agree.

3. Type 2 Diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes experience abnormally high levels of blood sugar correlated with deficiency of naturally produced insulin and inability to use it properly (insulin resistance); it is a long-term metabolic disorder. It is believed that developing type 2 diabetes is linked directly to lack of exercise and obesity, though some genetically predisposed and are more at risk than others. The condition is easily preventable by maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle, many doctors believe.

4. Stroke

If a part of the brain gets cut off from the blood flow and, therefore, from  getting sufficient amount oxygen brains cells will begin to die; it is known as ‘stroke.’ Stroke may result in serious conditions such as long-lasting or permanent disability, inability to function, loss of memory, mobility or speech to name a few, and even death. Far too often it is caused by a blood clot. 5. High blood pressure and blockage of arteries caused by obesity are among the leading reasons leading to stroke. The healthy diet and losing weight are essential for decreasing risks of stroke.

5. Cancer

Cancer is characterized by abnormal cell growth in one’s body. It has the ability and potential to spread throughout an organism and is invasive in its nature. There many known types of cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are at least 13 known types of cancer that could be linked, directly or indirectly, to overweight and obesity. Something as simple as watching your weight or working to lose those “few extra pounds” could potentially save you from a terminal illness, although there are currently no conclusive studies proving this statement.

Healthier and Happier Feel Is One Of Many Benefits Of Losing Weight

Losing even a small amount of weight will improve your overall health and be emotionally rewarding. Evidently, having as little as 5 to 10 percent decrease in your total weight could significantly improve your health and have a positive effect on your life. Talking to a medical professional about your weight loss treatment is something many people like to put off or even avoid thinking about it all together. If you are struggling with obesity and feel like you can’t deal with this on your own don’t contemplate, act now and take control of your health.
Visit Mango Weight Loss clinic and talk to an experienced weight loss doctor in Miami; Mango Clinic offers a variety of affordable, cutting-edge, effective weight loss programmes specifically designed and tailored to your personal needs. Pick up the phone and call us now to make an appointment with an experienced weight loss doctor; put your life back on the right track.


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More than 11% of children and 4.4% of adults in the United States are living with a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). However, many do not know what the difference is between the two disorders and how this affects their treatment options.

To put it simply, ADD is the old name for what is now commonly known as ADHD. Though it is now the official medical term for the condition, many of those with ADHD do not have the ‘hyperactivity’ that is stated right in the name.

 

Recognizing the Different Types of ADHD

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Though ADD and ADHD do not actually refer to two separate disorders, it is important to recognize that there are different types of ADHD that present with a variety of symptoms. Some of these symptoms, such as spaceyness or mean outbursts, are sometimes not easily recognizable as being part of ADHD.

The DSM-V recognizes three different types of ADHD: Primarily Inattentive, Primarily Hyperactive-Impulsive, or Combined. Those with Inattentive ADHD tend to have trouble sustaining attention, seem not to listen when spoken to, avoid tasks that require sustained effort, and often lose things they need to complete a task. More girls and women are diagnosed with this type of ADHD than boys or men.

Primarily Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD sufferers are fidgety, talk excessively, have difficulty playing with others, often interrupt, and have trouble sitting still. This is usually the type we think of when we consider a boy or even an adult having ADHD. Combined ADHD is diagnosed when at least six symptoms from Inattentive and from Hyperactive-Impulsive are present.

Though many in the healthcare profession use the three types of ADHD to diagnose and treat their patients, more research has proves that there are actually seven different types of ADHD, all with slightly different symptoms. These range from Temporal Lobe ADHD, which is characterized by memory or learning problems as well as aggression or paranoia; Anxious ADHD which presents as chronic stress or tension along with stomach problems and headaches; and Over-Focused ADHD, which has symptoms of repetitive thoughts, resistance to change, and difficulty shifting attention when needed.

 

Different Treatment for Different TypesADD/ ADHD Treatment in Miami

If you or your loved one has ADHD, it’s crucial to know which type you suffer from so you can get the proper treatment. While stimulants can effectively treat the classic types of ADHD, it can actually have a negative effect on those with Over-Focused or Anxious ADHD. Anti-depressants may prove effective for treating Over-Focused ADHD, but could have little effect in Inattentive or Classic ADHD. In addition, a low carbohydrate diet can help some forms of ADHD while aggravating others.

 

What You Need to Know for a Diagnosis

Though those with Classic ADHD can often diagnose themselves as they fall into the ‘typical’ range of symptoms, those with others types of less common ADHD may have trouble realizing they suffer from the disorder. Whether or not you have successfully self-diagnosed your condition, it’s important that you see a medical professional who has experience recognizing and treating the disorder. It’s also important that the professional works with adult ADHD as the condition can look much different in adults than in children and needs to be treated correctly.

If you have been living with adult ADHD, you may have been told for years that you’re lazy, lack motivation, or even have a learning disability. Recognizing that you may suffer from one of the many forms of ADHD can come as a huge relief to those who thought it was ‘just them’ and that they just needed to ‘try harder’. If you believe you may suffer from ADHD, please call our Miami clinic at (305) 776-2898 to schedule an appointment.

 


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What to Consider Before Taking Adderall

In our fast-paced world where there never seems to be enough hours in the day, it seems that almost everyone is looking for ways to develop focus or get ahead. Some people, whether they have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or not, have turned to prescription medications to help them gain a competitive edge. Drugs like Ritalin, Concerta, Vyvanse, and Adderall are being used more and more by both children and adults and the abuse rates continue to rise.

For those with severe forms of ADHD, prescription drugs can be a lifesaver and allow them to regain the focus and concentration they lacked while not on medication. However, the illegal abuse of prescription stimulants is skyrocketing and it is something that our society as a whole needs to address.

Have you considered taking Adderall to treat your ADHD or just to gain more focus and concentration in your everyday work or personal life? If so, you should first be aware of the following facts:

 

You Must Speak with Your Doctor to Get a Prescription for Adderall

Adderall and similar drugs are not over-the-counter. They are Schedule II drugs that have a high potential for abuse and can only be taken when prescribed by a doctor. Adderall is generally only prescribed to those who have ADHD and those who do not have the disorder may have an altered reaction to the drug.

Your doctor or mental health professional can determine if you have ADHD by checking for symptoms listed in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5). There are 18 total symptoms and adults who display six or more symptoms and children under 16 who display five or more symptoms are generally diagnosed as having the disorder. In some cases, the doctor will prescribe a stimulant such as Adderall to see if it helps the patient manage their symptoms.

 

Those Who Do Not Have ADHD Are More Likely to Abuse Adderall

Some people take Adderall and other stimulants because they enjoy the euphoric feeling that comes with using the drug. This feeling is what leads many to abuse and become dependent on the drug. A recent study also found that those who experience these euphoric feelings when taking stimulants are less genetically predisposed to actually having ADHD. Those who use Adderall as a recreational drug are also more predisposed to abuse other drugs such as alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco.

 

The Use of Adderall in the Adult Population is Increasing

In the year 2007, there were approximately 5.6 million prescriptions issued on a monthly basis to adults aged 20 to 39. In 2012, that number had tripled, approaching the 16 million mark. Adult prescriptions are increasing at a much faster level than those for children. Some believe it is due to the increased awareness that these drugs increase concentration and can even provide cognitive enhancements to users. This is causing adults to turn to the drugs as a way to cope with stress and work demands.

 

Stimulants Do Not Always Offer Positive Benefits

Fast Facts About ADHD -Mango ClinicAdderall and similar stimulants may help children sit still longer and improve their focus if they have ADHD. However, there is no proof that they actually improve their academic performance. In fact, stimulants can actually impair some creative abilities. In addition, stimulant drugs can be extremely addictive due to the rush of neurotransmitters such as dopamine that affect some users, giving them a sense of euphoria that can be easy to become dependent on.

Stimulants can also elevate blood pressure and speed up the heart. This can lead to issues such as constricted blood vessels and can also lead up to a heart attack or stroke. If you drink while taking Adderall, the effects can be even more dangerous. Drinking while taking Adderall increases the risks of heart problems and can cause heart attacks in otherwise healthy individuals.

Adderall can also increase anxiety due to the way it enhances the effects of dopamine. This can cause dry mouth, paranoia, shortness of breath, and nervousness—especially in those who are already prone to worry or anxiety.

Those who take stimulants may also have trouble sleeping. This leads to exhaustion the next day and causes many to take more stimulants to simply stay awake. Tolerance levels also build quickly with stimulants and users must take more and more to achieve the same effects. This makes stimulants very habit-forming and it can be easy to develop a dependence on them that is difficult to break.

 

Advertising for ADHD Drugs is Misleading

The FDA has cited every major ADHD drug—including Adderall, Concerta, Vyvanse, Focalin, and even non-stimulants such as Strattera and Intuniv—for misleading advertising and false claims. Some of the drugs have been cited multiple times. These false advertising campaigns by major pharmaceutical companies may be what has led to the increased use—and abuse—of stimulant drugs in the past fifteen years.

 

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Along with increased blood pressure, heart rate, and anxiety, Adderall can also cause mental health issues that are especially troubling in children. The medication guide that accompanies Adderall warns users to notify a healthcare professional if they experience any mental problems including believing things that are not real or seeing or hearing things that do not exist. There is even evidence of stimulants drugs triggering depression in children and causing terrifying hallucinations in teens. Though rare, there have also been reports of stimulant abuse leading to suicide.

 

Diagnosis of ADHD Continues to Rise

The number of children between the ages of 4 and 17 who have received an ADHD diagnosis has risen over 41% in the last ten years. Almost two-thirds of those who have received a diagnosis have been prescribed a stimulant such as Ritalin or Adderall. Boys are twice as likely to receive a diagnosis than girls and are also more likely to be prescribed a stimulant medication. Today, almost 20% of high school boys have received an ADHD diagnosis. While some believe this is due to a recognition of the condition, others argue that it is due to pharmaceutical advertising and a misunderstanding of the natural temperament of boys of this age.

Common Symptoms of ADHD in Adults

Many of Those Who Use Adderall Do Not Consider It a Drug

Most people who take Adderall without a prescription do not consider it to be a dangerous drug. Instead, they thought of it as a study tool and considered it safe because it improved their concentration and because they knew that doctors prescribed it to children.

College students are among the most likely to use and abuse stimulants—especially those that are not prescribed to them. According to a recent study, more than 20% of Ivy League college students used an unprescribed stimulant at least once while in college to help them study. Estimates of those college students who use illegal stimulants range from 6.9% to over 35% and most of those students who were interviewed did not feel like they were cheating or doing anything illegal. In fact, college students were likely to brag about their usage on social media, especially on apps like Twitter and Snapchat.

 

Many Doctors Tend to Ignore FDA Warnings About Stimulants

There have been numerous FDA warnings regarding Adderall, Ritalin, and similar stimulants. Though the administration warns that these drugs can be highly addictive and have dangerous side effects, doctors continue to prescribe them. Even a 2004 FDA advisory warning about the possibility of cardiac arrest hasn’t changed the amount of stimulants doctors prescribe.

FDA warnings that Adderall, Ritalin, and other prescription stimulants are addictive and can have potentially dangerous side effects also haven’t deterred doctors from prescribing them.

Major League Baseball Players Are Among the Most Frequent Users of ADHD Drugs

Though there is a ban on stimulant use in the Major League Baseball Association, players continue to use the performance-enhancing drugs. When the ban was announced, players began requesting therapeutic exemptions so they could continue to take the banned substances. The rates of MLB players who take stimulants is more than double of the normal population. Though some argue that professional athletes are more likely to suffer from ADHD than others, many don’t agree and believe that players are only using the stimulants to enhance their playing abilities and gain a competitive edge.

The Cognitive-Enhancing Effects of Stimulants Are Unclear

Though many believe that stimulants will give them an edge in school, sports, or careers, experts caution that the cognitive effects of the drugs have not been widely studied and their effects are still unclear. There have been conflicting reports generated from the studies that have been performed and experts argue that most studies are conducted to find impairment in study subjects, not improvement. There is also a lack of evidence on the long-term effects of stimulant usage, especially in healthy individuals who do not display signs of ADHD. This should serve as a warning to those use the drugs for recreational use and make them think twice about using stimulants such as Adderall for everyday performance improvement.

 


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Asking Your Doctor for an Emotional Support Animal Letter

Emotional Support Animals, or ESAs, can be any type of animal that helps relieve anxiety or provides comfort to those in need. ESAs are not the same as Service Animals and it’s important to know the difference between them as well as to know about the registration process and the benefits that come from registering your pet as an ESA. If you’re interested in registering your animal as an ESA so you can get a letter to show your landlord or airline personnel, continue reading for more information.

Getting a Doctor’s Prescription for an ESA

The first step toward registering your pet as an ESA is getting a valid Emotional Support Animal letter from a licensed mental health professional. The law states that without this letter, you will not be able to register your pet. Qualifying mental health professionals include clinical social workers, licensed therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. According to the law, you may not get a recommendation from any other type of physician or health industry representative or it will not be valid. If you see commercials or ads promoting their ability to provide you with an ESA form, be very careful as they may be fraudulent.

Conditions That Qualify for ESA Registration

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Disorders that qualify for an ESA – Mango Clinic

To get a prescription for an ESA, you must have a psychological or emotional difficulty that impacts your daily life. ESAs help those with these types of conditions by providing companionship and unconditional love. In certain situations, they can also help those with anxiety or irrational fears by scanning rooms for danger or just by requiring care that obligates their owner to put aside negative thoughts or anxieties to take proper care of them. If you have an emotional or mental disorder, an ESA can quickly become a vital part of your life. That is why it is crucial that you get a letter that will allow your pet to live with you even in housing where animals are not normally allowed and to fly with you in the cabin of an airplane at no additional cost when other animals are required to ride in the cargo hold.

How to Tell if Your ESA Letter is Legitimate

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Ways to spot a fake ESA Letter – Mango Clinic

It’s unfortunate that disreputable businesses are willing to take advantage of those with emotional disorders, but that is often the case. There are multiple websites that claim to offer legitimate ESA letters, but many are scams and the letters will not hold up if they are thoroughly examined. Not only are these letters a waste of your money, but they could also cause major problems with your living situation or on a trip if you use them to verify your emotional service animal.

A legitimate ESA letter will have all of these elements:

  • The letter will be written on a qualifying mental health professional’s letterhead and include their signature and the date the letter was issued.
  • The letter must include the mental health professional’s state where their license was issued, license number, license type, and date of the license.
  • The letter must acknowledge that you have been evaluated by the licensed mental health professional and diagnosed with a condition listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  • The letter must confirm that your mental or emotional disorder is having a significant negative impact on your daily life and that an ESA would have a strong positive effect on your well-being.
  • The letter must clearly state how your ESA will help your emotional or mental condition.
  • The letter must feature a specific prescription for your ESA.
  • The letter can include information on your pet as well as your name, but this is not required.
  • The letter must include an assessment of your ability to care for your ESA in a proper manner.

How to Ask Your Doctor for an ESA Letter

As stated above, only a licensed mental health professional can issue you a valid ESA letter. If you are already in therapy with a qualifying professional, you may ask him or her to write you a letter so you may register your animal. Your therapist will need to decide whether or not an ESA is appropriate in your situation. If he or she believes an ESA will help with your therapy, a letter will be issued.

Some of those who are not already in therapy may also benefit from an ESA but do not know how to get a letter because they are not under a mental health professional’s care. If this is your situation, you should seek out the help of a licensed mental health professional and explain to them why you need an ESA letter. The therapist will evaluate you and your condition to decide if an ESA will truly help with your therapy. Be aware that many physicians or therapists will want to treat you for a period of time before they are willing to issue you an ESA letter.

Some therapists do not believe that ESAs are effective in treating mental or emotional disorders and will, therefore, be unlikely to issue you the letter you are seeking. Other mental health professionals have been taken advantage of by individuals who simply want their pet to live with them or to take them on an airplane and do not have a mental health condition. If you seek out a therapist and immediately ask for an ESA letter, you may be put into this category and rejected. If you want to ask for an ESA letter in person, it’s best to seek out therapy for your condition and ask for the letter after you have been treated for a period of time. However, if you need an ESA letter right away or cannot afford prolonged therapy, you may also seek out a provider online who is willing to provide a valid letter.

How to Get an Emotional Support Animal Letter Online

If you decide to seek an ESA letter online, you must be very careful that you work only with a licensed mental health professional. Any online service that promises a valid ESA letter and does not have a licensed mental health professional on staff is a scam. Another way to tell an online service is a scam is if they offer to list your pet in emotional support animal registries. There are no official ESA registries and no one can buy a registered ESA. The only way to designate your pet as an ESA is to get a valid letter from a licensed mental health professional. Online ESA Application click here.

How to Tell Legitimate Websites from Scams

There are legitimate online services that can provide valid ESA letters for your animal—you just need to know how to recognize them. The website must offer to connect you with a licensed mental health professional who can evaluate your situation and determine if you qualify for an ESA. The service should also ask you some pertinent questions that will be forwarded to the health professional. Once the service does these two things, the therapist should contact you to learn more about your situation and review your emotional and mental status. If he or she determines that you would benefit from an ESA, you will receive both an electronic and paper copy of your ESA letter. Only then will you be allowed to call your pet an Emotional Support Animal and gain the benefits.

There are some red flags you can look for when it comes to spotting fake ESA letters. They include letters that are very low in cost as actual letters from mental health professionals involve time and energy and the cost reflects that. If you find a service offering cheap letters or bragging about the low cost, it very well may be illegitimate.

Another red flag is if the service refers to ‘registering’ your ESA. There is no requirement (or benefit) from registering your pet as an ESA and there is no legitimate registry of ESAs. If you do not have a legitimate ESA letter for your pet regardless of its ‘registration’ status, a landlord or airline will not recognize it as an Emotional Support Animal.

A third red flag is a service that guarantees instant approval and issue of your ESA letter. It takes time to be connected to and evaluated by a licensed mental health professional, therefore instant approval is not possible. If the service you are working with tells you that approval will be instant, you should look for a different service.

Benefits of an ESA Letter

Once you have obtained a legitimate ESA letter for your pet, it will have certain rights that pets without ESA status do not have. An Emotional Support Animal can fly with you in the cabin of an airplane at no additional cost. An ESA can also live with you in a housing facility that does not allow pets. Your landlord is also legally obligated to waive any pet deposits or fees that are normally charged to pet owners in their housing units. ESAs do not have to undergo any special training, but they are expected to be calm and well-behaved.

If you have a mental or emotional disorder that can be helped with the companionship of a pet, you should contact your therapist or a company specializing in legit ESA letters to learn more about getting a letter for your animal.

 


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If you’re an adult struggling with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), there are a medley of treatment methods available to help remedy your condition. However, one of the more intriguing and effective approaches exists with the use of Adderall. Learn more about how treating your ADHD with Adderall can improve your health and overall quality of life.

How Adderall Helps Treat ADHD

Classified as a brand-name prescription stimulant, Adderall has a proven track record for effectively treating hyperactivity, inattention, impulsivity and other related symptoms of ADHD such as consistent interrupting, excessive talking, forgetfulness, fidgeting, lack of focus and disorganization. As an FDA-approved substance, Adderall should be taken exclusively within the confines of a doctor-administered treatment approach. That typically includes exercise, diet, supplements and/or behavioral therapy. Although the science has not been confirmed, it is generally considered that Adderall precipitates stimulating effects for patients through igniting the mechanism of action related to neurotransmitters in the brain.

What are the Benefits of Taking Adderall for ADHD?

Patients with ADHD typically struggle to complete very basic tasks because of their inability to focus. As a result, they will avoid taking on intensive projects and otherwise seemingly mundane day-to-day tasks. At times, people with ADHD even will feel guilty about it, thereby exacerbating an already self-defeating cycle. Although some people feel guilty about taking Adderall, they really should be considering the positive impact it can have on their lives in terms of seamlessly completing routine tasks. Those using Adderall to treat ADHD find it much easier to manage their personal finances, prepare for academic tests as well as generally organizing their lives. The capacity to accomplish such tasks significantly reduces their stress burden and enhances their overall quality of life and those of their support networks.    

Who Uses Adderall to Treat ADHD?

Many adults are struggling with ADHD and some are using Adderall as part of a treatment approach for their ADHD. Famous and visible figures within popular culture and beyond, including the likes of Olympian Michael Phelps, the business mogul Richard Branson, and international pop star Justin Bieber, all have shared their struggles with ADHD. Currently, statistics suggest that over 13.1 million prescriptions were written for Adderall XR in 2016, including generic prescriptions, to treat ADHD symptoms. Justin Bieber, for example, has stated that his mind works more effectively with the use of Adderall for treating his ADHD. The popular entrepreneur and traveler Chris Guillebeau vocally advocates for using Adderall to treat ADHD and has been very open about the benefits he has experienced in his life. Furthermore, professional baseball player Aubrey Huff of the San Francisco Giants finds Adderall effective in boosting his performance on the field as well as in treating symptoms of depression and anxiety. Although patients should exercise caution and consult with their physician before attempting to use the drug in this capacity for treating mental illness, it may well prove effective for your needs.

How to Discuss ADHD and Possible Adderall Usage with Your Doctor

It’s important to know how to discuss possibly using Adderall with your physician before beginning any treatment regimen. Be sure to state up front that you want an appointment to explore your risk for ADHD. Upon the visit, briefly yet openly discuss your symptoms and how they impact your life. That would help your physician provide a proper diagnosis. It is critical that you share with your doctor whether you have attempted to self-diagnose your condition and/or whether you have begun taking Adderall already.

If you believe the medication can help your ADHD, please call our Miami clinic at (305) 776-2898 to schedule an appointment.

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For adults enduring challenges related to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a bevy of treatment approaches exist to help treat your condition. The utilization of Adderall is known to be one of the most effective methods. Discover below 10 important things you should consider when evaluating whether Adderall is right for you.

  • Adderall can help relieve symptoms related to ADHD

Scientific researchers have found that Adderall precludes the biochemical barriers from forming that precipitate ADHD in adults. Often ADHD results when messenger information to cultivate the production of dopamine is inhibited in the body. Adderall helps prevent this from occurring.

  • You’ll have better focus when using Adderall

Patients who use Adderall find they are able to focus for longer periods of time with greater concentration. No longer are they putting off accomplishing routine tasks such as paying their bills and maintaining a well-kept home.

  • Adderall can boost total performance

With better focus comes better net performance for people in all aspects of their lives. People operate more consistently at high levels in competitive environments at work as well as in recreational activities. Artists, business executives, and professional athletes have attested to the benefits of the medication usage in enhancing their performance.

  • You’ll feel more confident

Given that people are able to focus and perform better with the usage of Adderall, they often experience feelings of greater confidence in social settings. Adults are able to express themselves more openly with less outcome-dependence in interpersonal and romantic settings, thereby enabling them to experience richer and more meaningful relationships.

  • It provides a long-lasting positive impact

Unlike caffeine that might give you a short-term energy and focus boost, Adderall provides hours of high-level productivity. Adults report experiencing long periods of time of heightened focus and concentrated energy. It enables them to complete time-intensive tasks expediently.

  • Adderall helps you sleep better

Adderall helps patients with narcolepsy, where they experience the risk of falling asleep at inopportune times, stay awake and manager their sleep patterns more effectively. Subsequently, they function better both in professional and social settings.

  • You can experience less depression and anxiety

Adderall usage has proven to be effective in combating depression and anxiety in patients. Appropriate dosages have been found to curtail feelings of lethargy and hopelessness. It is also remedying emotions related to uncertainty and fear.

  • Many successful people trust Adderall

Visible public figures such as Aubrey Huff of the San Francisco Giants, entrepreneur and traveler Chris Guillebeau and pop star Justin Bieber have all found Adderall usage helpful in realizing their career ambitions. They find the drug enables their mind to function more clearly in their given fields of endeavor.

  • It’s important to consider the risks

Before electing to begin Adderall treatment, it is vital that you consult with your physician and review the affiliated risks. For example, patients who suffer conditions such as advanced arteriosclerosis, hyperthyroidism, moderate to severe hypertension, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, agitated states, and glaucoma, among other conditions, should refrain from the Adderall usage because of potential side effects.

  • There’s a way to talk about Adderall with your doctor

Do you think Adderall may be beneficial for your struggle with ADHD and affiliated conditions? Be honest with your physician. Tell her/ him about your symptoms and whether you have begun taking the substance. It is important that you mention in advance you want an appointment to explore your risk for ADHD and subsequent treatment.

If you believe Adderall can help your ADHD, please call our Miami clinic at (305) 776-2898 to schedule an appointment.


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Alcohol Addiction 

Alcohol abuse is the third leading lifestyle-related cause of death in the United States. With over 17.5 million adults suffering from alcohol abuse or addiction, it has become a nationwide crisis. Those who are addicted to alcohol often find their issues lead to loss of careers and relationships, estrangement from children, and emotional issues like anxiety and depression. They also increase their chances of developing diseases like cirrhosis, cancer, and stroke as well as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, many never seek out treatment because they are in denial or because they think they can recover on their own. However, true alcohol addiction is a condition that cannot be handled individually.

If you have a problem with alcohol, you must seek help from a medical professional who has experience treating the disease. Those who offer alcohol addiction treatment, such as the trained staff at Mango Clinic, can evaluate you to determine the level of your addiction and then develop a treatment plan for you that utilizes therapy, prescription medications, or a combination of the two treatments.

 

Therapy Options for Alcohol Addiction

 

Individual, group, or family therapy can be an important part of your road to recovery. Depending on your unique situation, the staff at Mango clinic can suggest one of the following types of therapy:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Those who abuse alcohol often have destructive thought patterns that lead to their addiction. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, can help them change those thought patterns and make better decisions regarding their behavior.

 

12-Step Programs: Group therapy programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous can be very helpful for those who need support both at the beginning of their recovery and throughout their lives as they strive to stay sober.   

 

Trauma Therapy: Many individuals who struggle with alcohol dependence do so because they are hiding from a past trauma they have never been able to properly deal with. Trauma therapy can help them understand and let go of the trauma so they no longer have to distract from it with unhealthy behaviors such as alcohol abuse.

 

Prescription Medications Used to Treat Alcohol Addiction Treatment at Mango Clinic

Alcohol Addiction Treatment at Mango Clinic
Alcohol Addiction Treatment at Mango Clinic

Dealing with physical cravings and withdrawal symptoms can often be one of the most difficult parts of early recovery. The following three medications have been approved to treat these symptoms and help alcoholics in their recovery process:

 

Antabuse (disulfiram): Antabuse, one of the first medications approved to treat alcohol abuse, causes a severe negative reaction when those taking it to imbibe alcohol. This deterrent can be very useful in the beginning stages of recovery when individuals must be conditioned to not crave a drink.

 

Naltrexone (Revia or Depade): Depade and Revia are long-term injectable forms of naltrexone, also known as Vivitrol. These drugs block the pleasurable ‘drunk’ feelings that come from alcohol and can also be used for those who are addicted to opioids.

 

Campral (acamprosate): The physical withdrawal symptoms that addicts experience during early recovery can be very difficult to deal with. A newer drug, campral, can help reduce both the emotional and physical symptoms of withdrawal to ease the path for those in recovery.

 

Getting the Help Addicts Need

 

If you have a problem abusing alcohol or know you are an addict, there is no reason to be ashamed. You do not have to handle this on your own. By getting professional help from trained counselors and physicians at facilities such as Mango Clinic, you can start a customized treatment plan that includes either therapy, prescription medications, or both. With this support, you can break the chains of addiction and start on a journey to a healthier, more successful life.

Alcohol Addiction Treatment at Mango Clinic


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