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Mango Clinic Miami is dedicated to providing you and your loved ones the very best medical care for your ADD/ADHD and narcolepsy related symptoms. Our professional and caring staff at Mango Clinic will be able to provide you with the best solutions for any disorders or symptoms you may have. If you suffer from any of the disorders mentioned above, we will be able to provide you with the right treatment options and solutions, tailored to your specific needs. We also offer ADHD examinations and diagnosis, with a wide variety of treatment options, including therapy and counseling.

Adderall IR & XR Explained.

Adderall pill exampleAdderall is the brand name for a prescription medication most commonly used for symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A Schedule II controlled substance, Adderall is the combination of two pre-existing stimulants: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. With the right amount of dosage, Adderall has been shown to treat symptoms such as hyperactivity and inattention, traits which are commonly associated with ADD/ADHD. The use of Adderall has thus allowed patients to better handle and control their symptoms. Can Adderall help me?

There are two types of Adderall that can be prescribed: Adderall IR (Immediate Release) and Adderall XR (Extended Release). Both types have equal dosage options, with minor differences.

Adderall IR can be taken within a 24-hour time frame multiple times in equally-divided doses, whereas Adderall XR can only be taken once per day. The doses included for both are:

5 mg (IR and XR)

7.5 mg (IR only)

10 mg (IR and XR)

15 mg (IR and XR)

20 mg (IR and XR)

25 mg (XR only)

30 mg (IR and XR)

Dosage Options for Adderall in Miami

The effects of IR are usually felt within an hour, but since everyone’s body is different, the actual time frame can vary. If you don’t find yourself having any effects, it could be something in your body that is preventing the medication from working, such as a substantial amount of vitamin C. It can help to take the medication an hour before eating and before taking any vitamin C. In some cases, you just may need a higher dosage, so contact your physician if you feel this may be the case.

The right Adderall dosage can vary from person to person since both children and adults can be prescribed the medication. The dosage will be prescribed by your physician, and while a low dosage is common when starting out, it can be increased if needed. Dosage variation on a single individual becomes more normalized once they reach adulthood; prior to this, the dosage can vary from year to year. Because of this, it’s recommended that the prescription for children be reviewed once per year.

While children can safely take Adderall, the ages differ with regards to Adderall IR and XR. As per the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), no children under three years can take IR, and no children under six years can take XR. What is the right dosage?

Symptoms for Taking AdderallEffects of Adderall

The exact symptoms related to ADD/ADHD are not always clear, so it helps to understand if you may experience these symptoms, which would then allow you to be prescribed Adderall. Disorganization, fidgeting, lack of focus, and forgetfulness are among the symptoms that can be treated by Adderall, along with excessive talking and general anxiety.

The symptoms can also vary among individuals, depending on their sex and age. Children can be harder to diagnose, due to the uncertainty of whether or not their behavior can be connected to symptoms related to ADD/ADHD or narcolepsy. Adults, as well as older teens, can be easier to diagnose, but it can still vary from person to person, such as younger boys and girls exhibiting different symptoms from each other.

It’s also important to remember the side effects that come from taking Adderall. These include dizziness, restlessness, insomnia, dry mouth, increase in blood pressure, and anxiety. Along with these sorts of side effects, there’s the added danger of addiction. Due to the euphoric feeling it can provide, some people may find themselves dependent on Adderall, and this can lead to abuse. It’s possible that taking Adderall may not be the best solution for you, in which case you should always talk with your physician as to whether this is true, and which alternatives exist in place of Adderall.

Doctors in Miami Who Prescribe Adderall

If you or a loved one might be suffering from ADD/ADHD, narcolepsy, or have any of their related symptoms, schedule an appointment with Mango Clinic Miami today. We understand that you might need your Adderall prescription the same day, so we will do our best to help you. We do not guarantee the approval for Adderall but in case if all requirements are met, you will be able to get your ADHD medications the same day. Our staff of Florida licensed professionals is certified to help provide you with solutions to keep you living a happy and healthy life. Since each patient is different, with unique individual needs, we conduct thorough ADHD testing to make sure we can provide the best set of viable options for your ADD treatment. At Miami Mango Clinic, you’re given the utmost attention and care to ensure the most beneficial and healthy solutions. Schedule an appointment to meet with one of our qualified physicians today. 

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Emotional support animals and service animals play a valuable role in their human’s lives. Physical, psychiatric, intellectual, sensory, and/or mental disabilities can all be helped by the presence of a support animal.

Emotional support animals and service animals are not the same, and they aren’t both covered by the ADA. To better understand your emotional support animal, and its coverage by the ADA, take a look at the following FAQs.

 

What Is An Emotional Support Animal?


An emotional support animal can be any animal that provides benefit to someone with a disability—as determined by their doctor. For an emotional support animal to be prescribed, the owner must have a verifiable disability. Emotional support animals are usually dogs, but they can be cats or other animals, even pigs. Emotional support animals do not need specific training. They do, however, need a note from a medical professional stating that they benefit their owner.

Things an ESA Letter Can Or Cannot Do
Learn about an ESA Letter and what benefits it entitles you to.

 

Are Emotional Support Animals Covered by the ADA?

They are not. In order to be covered by the ADA, an animal needs to be considered a service animal. Emotional support animals, because they’re not trained, don’t qualify as a service animal. Even a note from a doctor stating that the animal provides emotional support doesn’t qualify an emotional support animal as a service animal. Some public establishments will allow emotional support animals inside, but not every establishment will. In order to be legally admitted, your animal needs to be a service animal.

 

What is a Service Animal?

A service animal helps their disabled owner in some specially trained way. This can include fetching dropping items, reminding their owner to take medication, pulling a wheelchair, or pressing an elevator button. These tasks have to be specially taught, and every service animal has to be trained. Some examples of service animals include: hearing or signal dogs, seeing eye dogs, psychiatric service dogs, seizure response dogs, and social signal dogs. Each of these animals are specially trained to perform unique tasks, such as turning on lights or notifying the owner of a knock on the door.

 

Why Are Emotional Support Animals Not Covered by the ADA?

Emotional Support Animals are a valuable part of a medical treatment plan. They are considered therapy animals, but they are not considered service animals. The main reason the ADA doesn’t cover therapy animals is their broad definition. Most service animals must be a dog in order to qualify, and they must be properly trained to handle public environments. Most emotional support animals are not trained to handle public situations and their presence can’t be covered by federal laws. Unless the definition and required training, for an emotional support animal become much more rigid, emotional support animals cannot be covered by the ADA.

 

Where Can I Bring My Emotional Support Animal?

Although not covered by the ADA, your emotional support animal can still accompany you in certain situations. A pet can’t ride on an airplane, but your emotional support animal can, as long as they have appropriate documentation and are well-behaved. An airline does have the right to refuse an animal if it’s noisy or restless. College residence halls and dormitories are also legally required to admit emotional support animals as of 2013. Since emotional support animals may still bark or smell strangers, they are not permitted in every public building, but they are permitted in college dorms and on flights. Often, a well behaved emotional support animal can be admitted into a public building, as long as you have permission from the owner or person in charge.

 

If you suffer from a certain medical condition and feel that you may benefit from having an Emotional Support Animal contact Mango Clinic Miami by calling 786-391-0269 or by visiting our website and scheduling an appointment with one of our Board Certified physicians. You can also complete our ESA Online Form to expedite the process.

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Identifying your depression is the first step to treating it. Finding a solution for treating depression isn’t always easy, as many different ways exist. Not only that, but some people may be more resistant to some forms of treatment, or for whatever reason don’t feel they should seek treatment. Mango Clinic Miami knows you shouldn’t go it alone, and we know there’s a treatment for everyone.

Therapy for Depression

Therapy is likely the option that comes to mind first for treating any level of depression. However, it’s also not a simple case of consulting with a professional, as there exist different therapeutic methods.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one that focuses on providing solutions to your problems as a way of combating your depression. This contrasts with other forms of psychoanalysis (such as psychodynamic therapy), which try to look at a patient’s past experiences to possibly identify the reason they’re depressed. CBT instead works to solve the problem directly, allowing patients to understand their illness in its entirety, and finding solutions together with their therapist. Ultimately, the goal of CBT is for the patient to treat the negative energies they have head-on by recognizing and combating them.

Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is another form that has the patient looking at their relationships with others, as well as life events, and finding ways to improve them. These relationships and activities are analyzed to see how they may be contributing to a patient’s depression, which then lets them tackle and resolve any possible issues.

Medication for Depression

Medication for treating depression is another common and helpful option that often helps many people. However, as is to be expected, there are different types with different results, so if you do receive medication, it will be prescribed as being best suited for your needs.

Common medications for depression in Miami:Medications for depression treatment

  • Prozac
  • Zoloft
  • Paxil
  • Celexa
  • Lexapro
  • Viibryd
  • Effexor
  • Cymbalta

Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, and Viibryd are the brand names for the most common antidepressants used in depression treatment; they are also known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). SSRIs increase serotonin levels in the brain by blocking the reabsorption to the brain, letting more serotonin be available. Their selectivity in affecting just serotonin is what gives them their name.

Effexor, Cymbalta, and Pristiq are known as serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). SNRIs work similarly to SSRIs; they impact neurotransmitters by blocking reabsorption both serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain.

Each antidepressant can provide similar relief, but their chemical makeup will be different. While one type might provide unfortunate side-effects, another might work as intended. For these reasons, you will want to consult with your doctor on which antidepressant would work best for you. You’ll also want to keep consulting with them after, in case problems arise. Common side effects associated with antidepressants include headaches, nausea, dry mouth, insomnia, dizziness, and even sexual problems.

There also exist some safety issues that can be very important to keep in mind. You want to tell your doctor if you’re taking any other medication before being prescribed antidepressants, as the combination can be hazardous. If you’re pregnant or plan on being pregnant, you should ask your doctor of any possible risks that may occur if you take antidepressants. If you happen to get pregnant during your time with antidepressants, do not stop taking your medication. Instead, contact your doctor first, as stopping dosage (pregnant or not) can be very dangerous.

A rarer but still real effect that antidepressants can cause is serotonin syndrome. This is when your body starts accumulating too much serotonin, which can be the result of combining antidepressants with each other or another form of medication. Symptoms can include anxiety, sweating, restlessness, agitation, and confusion.

If you would like more information on which treatment options are best for you, come to Mango Clinic Miami. Our professional and caring staff will be able to evaluate your needs and help you decide how to treat your depression. Call us or visit our web page today to schedule an appointment.


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STD and STI Signs and Symptoms in Males

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are on the rise in Miami and around the world. With an estimated one million new infections worldwide, the Pan America Health Organization (PAHO) was prompted to acknowledge the profound impact on sexual and reproductive health. Despite a quality healthcare system, the US sees approximately 20 million new infections each year.  Although there are more than 25 known STDs, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Chlamydia, Trichomoniasis, and Gonorrhea are the most prevalent in the United States. Unless greater emphasis is placed on education and prevention, those totals are likely to skyrocket even further. Visit Mango STD Clinic in Miami to get tested today.

 

STI vs. STD. Know The Difference. 

What are STD and STIThe terms sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have been used synonymously over the years though they could be classified separately. The distinction between the two is rather simple. An STI is an infection that is transmitted through sexual contact, whereas an STD is a disease that resulted from the infection. The infection is often the first phase of a disease. STIs are caused by bacteria, viruses or even parasites that enter the body and start multiplying disrupting normal body structures and functions.

 

How are STIs transmitted?

Sexually transmitted infections are spread through contact with infected body fluids such as blood, vaginal fluids, and semen. Exposure to infected fluids most often happens during sexual intercourse but can also occur through oral and anal sex. Although most STIs can only be spread through this type of direct sexual contact, pubic lice and other forms of parasitic infections can also be passed during close personal contact with an infected person or with infested clothes, sheets or towels.

 

Symptoms of STIs in MenCommon STD Symptoms in Men

Unfortunately, many sexually transmitted infections have no signs until it is in an advanced stage. If STI symptoms are present, they may mimic other illnesses such as the flu or a yeast infection. Symptoms that can alert men to a possible STI include the following:

  • Bumps, blisters, rashes, or lesions on the genitals
  • Discharge, discomfort or itching of the penis or testicles
  • Pain while urinating or ejaculating
  • Male Unusual discharge from the penis (thick or thin)
  • A sore throat
  • Pain or swelling of the testicles
  • Rectal pain, discharge, or bleeding (especially after anal sex)

It may take anywhere from a few days to several weeks after exposure for symptoms to appear in man. Just because you are not having any symptoms, it doesn’t mean there isn’t an infection. The only way to know if you are infected is to seek routine medical screening by a qualified practitioner. Call Mango STD Clinic in Miami to schedule your appointment.

 

STD Testing in Miami for Men

Male Miami residents, who are sexually active should see their medical doctor annually. During your routine exam, a series of questions will determine the need for additional testing. You may be asked if you always use protection during sexual encounters, how many partners you have or if you have ever had sex with someone who has tested positive for an STI. Depending on your answers, blood, semen and urine samples may be taken. Individuals who participate in oral or anal sex need to discuss additional testing methods to ensure a complete picture of your sexual health is available.

Almost all the tests for sexually transmitted infections take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks before the results are available except for two. There are rapid result tests available for syphilis and HIV. Additional rapid tests are currently under development but are not available at this time.  Until all tests are completed, you will be asked not to engage in unprotected sex. At Mango Clinic we can help with STD treatment and testing. Schedule your STD treatment appointment here.

 

What happens if your STD test results are positive?

Unfortunately, STIs are extremely common, and chances are most sexually active men will be diagnosed with some type in their lifetime. Strong antibiotics are used to treat most infections and are generally effective. Regrettably, antibiotic and antimicrobial resistant STIs has increased in recent years hampering treatment options. Early detection and aggressive treatment are crucial in preventing further medical issues.

In addition to the discovery of treatment-resistant infections, there are two STIs that have no known cures. HIV and herpes can be managed by several pharmaceutical “cocktails” designed to control the symptoms. These complicated ailments can severely impact an infected individual’s health and make the treatment process difficult.

Although either bacterial or viral infections can cause STIs in men, viral infections often impact the entire body and are generally more severe than bacterial ones. If left untreated, all STIs can have severe consequences including those in the list below:

  • Worsening infection
  • Infertility
  • Increased risk for some types of cancer
  • Brain damage
  • Heart disease
  • Death

 

STD Prevention in Miami, Fl.

sexually transmitted diseases treatment in miamiAlthough advancements in treatment have been made, most healthcare professionals agree that the best way to prevent the spread of these deadly diseases in men is STD prevention. However, safe and effective vaccines have only been developed for hepatitis B and HPV thus far. The hepatitis B vaccine is estimated to have prevented over one million deaths from chronic liver disease and cancer since it was added to infant immunizations. Even though the HPV vaccine is still relatively new, it is also considered highly effective.

Ongoing research to develop vaccines for other types of sexually transmitted infections and diseases has made some promising headway. With time, these life-threatening conditions can be eradicated, but until then there are other methods to limit exposure following these suggestions can help to protect you:

  • Knowing both yours and your partners STI/STD status
  • Limiting sexual partners
  • Correct use of condoms during the entirety of any sexual encounter
  • Use of dental dams during oral sex
  • Refraining from sexual activity if sores, lesions, blisters, discharges, rashes, or bleeding is present

It is important to note that with or without symptoms, sexually transmitted infections can be spread to other individuals making routine testing a necessity despite many precautions. For more information regarding preventative measures, seek the advice of a qualified medical professional.

The dedicated staff at Mango Clinic is experienced in a number of routine and specialty services including sexual health. The professional medical teams can provide STD testing, treatment and recovery support if needed. Although appointments are encouraged, walk-ins are welcome. Our offices are located at 434 SW 12th Ave Suite 205 Miami. For an appointment call (305) 776-2898.

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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 to 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?

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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 Center 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:

1. High Blood PressureOverweight treatment in Miami

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 altogether. 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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ADD vs ADHD: What’s the Difference?

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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