Treatment in Podebrady
The main specialization of the Podebrady resort is the treatment of the cardiovascular system diseases. The fact is that in the local mineral water "Podebradka" contains a large amount of carbon dioxide СО2 (2000 mg/L, for comparison, in the Karlovy Vary “Geyser” spring - only 400 mg/L), which very effectively stabilizes blood pressure, dilates blood vessels, improves blood circulation. Water is used to carry out the main water treatment in the resort - carbon dioxide bath.
Indications for the treatment of the cardiovascular system in Podebrady:
- Conditions after heart valve surgery
- Conditions after vascular inflammation
- Chronic vascular diseases
- Coronary heart disease
- Conditions after heart transplantation
- Heart rhythm disorders
- Conditions after a heart attack
- Arterial hypertension
- Heart defects
- Spasms of blood vessels
Additionally, the resort treats diseases of the musculoskeletal system (pain syndromes in the spine).
How is treatment carried out in Podebrady
Introductory examination by a doctor
After checking into the spa hotel, the patient undergoes a general medical examination, which is carried out by a practicing cardiologist. When examined by a doctor, an electrocardiogram is mandatory. If the doctor needs a more complete picture of the patient’s cardiovascular system, one of the examination methods may be prescribed to the patient: spirometry (measurement of volumetric and velocity indices of respiration and its effect on the work of the heart), ergometry (indications of the work of the heart during periods of rest and physical activity), Holter ECG, ultrasound cardiography. It is recommended to bring with you the results of the latest laboratory tests and the conclusions of the attending physician, made no later than 6 months ago (a spa card is not required) so as not to waste time and money on additional examinations.
How the cardiovascular diseasesare treated in Podebrady
There are three main ways of treatment for cardiovascular disease in Podebrady:
The first direction is water procedures. The main one is a carbon dioxide bath based on "Podebradka" mineral water. It is taken for 15-20 minutes with a water temperature of 34 °C. The skin is covered with CO 2 bubbles, which is slowly absorbed through the pores. Blood capillaries expand, blood pressure decreases slightly, but the heart works a little faster and the load on it increases slightly. After taking a bath, the patient remains in physical rest for another 30 minutes in order to retain carbon dioxide in the body for as long as possible. Whirlpool baths for upper and lower extremities, pearl baths, underwater massage are also used.
The second direction of treatment of the cardiovascular system is physical rehabilitation, which includes:
- Exercises in the pool or in the gym under the supervision of a specialist
- Exercises on the ergometer simulator
Specially developed methods of group and individual exercises contribute to the improvement of cardiac activity.
And the third direction is Nordic walking in open areas, which is considered an effective method of stabilizing cardiac activity.
How to treat pain syndromes of the musculoskeletal system in Podebrady
For this purpose, the following are used:
Water procedures (hydromassage, pearl baths), which have a myorelaxation effect, i.e. relieve pain, muscle spasms, improve blood circulation.
Mud therapy (thermal mud packs, parafango - a mixture of therapeutic mud with paraffin), which is aimed at relieving inflammatory processes in the musculoskeletal system, eliminating muscle tension, pain.
Gas procedures in the form of gas injections that have a beneficial effect on the spine and joints, relieving pain syndromes for a long time, as well as dry carbon dioxide baths, which improve blood circulation.
Physiotherapeutic procedures, the aim of which is the elimination of pathological problems in the musculoskeletal system, the restoration of motor functions, the strengthening of certain muscle groups, the extension of enslaved muscles, the improvement of coordination of movements.
Physical treatment methods (magnetotherapy, ultrasound, dyadynamics, galvanic baths, laser therapy). These procedures have an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, relaxing effect.
Important. Mineral water "Podebradka" in some cases can be used for oral administration, but only after consulting a doctor, as its chemical composition can provoke an increase in blood pressure.
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Contraindications for treatment in Podebrady
- Infectious diseases in the acute stage
- Conditions after thrombosis
- Decompensated diabetes mellitus
- Malignant tumors
- Alcohol and drug addiction
- Non-healing skin defects
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