New medical tourism programs for Arabic countries

Following, Medical Port’s presence in the Saudi Arabia Medical Tourism Fair in the end of 2014, and due to the large interest demonstrated ever since, the company is launching special programs for countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, among others.

The 4 specific programs are: health check-up, obesity diagnosis assessment, weight-loss, and physical therapy and rehabilitation.

The health check-up is a week long program to reinforce the commitment to healthy living by undergoing a thorough health examination while enjoying cultural activities with Mediterranean style cuisine. Health prevention is important to reduce health risks and also improve the length and quality of life. This program assesses how good your health is and advises on lifestyle improvements and can be done in Lisbon or Oporto.

The obesity diagnosis assessment program lasts 15 days in Lisbon, and is for individuals previously diagnosed with excess weight or pre-obese by medical standards. Allows for the adequate understanding of the origin of the condition and approaches it in a holistic way to achieve positive long-term results.

The weight-loss program lasts 15 days in Lisbon and is target at individuals who would like a diet plan for weight-loss and don’t know where to start. It helps to understand lifestyle habits and changes necessary to lose weight. Combining exams, consultations, nutritionist advice and exercise for a great weight-loss start.

For physical therapy and rehabilitation, there is a 15 day program in Lisbon or Oporto. For individuals who seek to recover from surgery, a bad fall, a work accident or an orthopaedic injury. The program follows a careful decision making process, and proper and thorough rehabilitation so that individuals can recover their natural movements and mobility.

Medical Port has plans to expand the medical tourism offerings to the Arabic speaking world in the next few months.

If you would like to know more about Medical Port’s offerings to the Arabic countries, please contact us by phone (+351 220 973 151), or click here to send us an email.

 

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The Mediterranean diet as the key for living longer

According to CNN, eating a Mediterranean diet can influence people’s lives both in quality but also in length.

A new study from Harvard Medical School shows that this type of diet can help manage weight and lower the risk of chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease when followed for long periods of time.

The Mediterranean diet is based on eating vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans and peas, unrefined grains, olive oil and fish. Dairy, meat and saturated fats are kept to a minimum. It is possible to replicate a Mediterranean diet outside of the Mediterranean countries and create easy to make and tasty recipes. Ingredients like fruits, vegetables, olive oil and nuts have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

UNESCO considers the Mediterranean diet World Heritage and this diet is the foundation of the Portuguese cuisine. Portuguese award-winning chefs and restaurants use the Mediterranean diet as the basis to create tasty and healthy dishes. Olive oil and fresh fish are essential ingredients in every Portuguese table. Read more about it here.

Mediterranean diet meal
Mediterranean diet meal in Portugal

CNN says the findings of the study support “the health benefits of greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet for reduction of overall mortality, increased longevity and reduced incidence of chronic diseases, especially major cardiovascular diseases.”

If being healthy is one of your goals for 2015, Medical Port has weight-loss and health check-up programs that include Mediterranean food meals. So you can start your journey to a healthier lifestyle and a longer life the best way possible.

 

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The importance of Check-ups in Health Prevention

The start of a new year always brings new health goals and the promise to take a good care of body and mind.

Committing to a healthy lifestyle is the best way to start off the New Year.

Eat better, sleep well, and practice exercise regularly can help prevent diseases. But if you want to assess how good is your health, you can do a complete check-up. Regular health check-ups improve your potential for a long and healthy life. Check-ups offer a look into how your body is functioning and your risks for certain types of diseases. They help guide physician recommendations to minimize the occurrence of disease and reduce their impact. For example, the impact of excess weight is clearly assessed in a health check-up.

Medical Port check-up programs are customized according to your needs. You can enjoy your stay in Portugal to a great extent and get to know how good your health is. With centuries of History it’s no surprise that there are plenty of places to see and things to do. From visiting magnificent castles to amazing contemporary art museums, the choice is yours. Portugal is a very safe destination, as it’s ranked 18 out of 162 in the Global Peace Index. There’s an average of 3300 hours of sunshine per year, one of the highest in Europe and nearly 30% of the population is fluent in English.

Read more about health prevention in this article from the Huffington Post. If you want to learn more about Medical Port visit our website at www.medicalport.org or send us an email to info@medicalport.org.

 

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Custom-made weight loss programs for long lasting results

Having a healthy weight loss is important when it comes to ensure long-term results.

It’s a firm commitment to yourself and those around you. Health prevention plays a key role in fighting obesity and pre-obesity states.

Effective weight loss programs start with a health assessment to find out the origin of excess weight. Medical Port offers custom-made weight loss programs with the adequate medical and behavioural treatment. Programs combine Psychological Support, Dietary Regimes, and Physical Exercises and Surgery when needed.

To learn more about these programs, please visit www.medicalport.org.

 

In Portugal you can find:

  • Internationally certified facilities;
  • Hospital services 24×7;
  • Cutting edge technology medical equipment;
  • Highly qualified physicians and medical staff;
  • No waiting lists;

Portugal is one of the safest countries in the world. Also known as Europe’s hidden treasure, has a rich and varied cultural offer. You can recover enjoying the sun, the beach, the river, or the countryside. All minutes away from each other.

 

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