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Let's talk about Osteoporosis

Osteopathy is the branch of medicine that seeks to solve the cause of pain, following the theoretical foundations of Anatomy and Physiology. It is essentially a conservative therapeutic practice in the sense that it does not intend to alter or destroy body parts, its ultimate goal being to help regulate the body while maintaining its integrity.

Travellers’ Medicine Appointment

Be it for professional, leisure, health or even no apparent reason, the amount of people travelling is ever increasing, the volume of individual travels performed by each person is growing and the spectrum of chosen destinations is expanding as well. All these factors are increasing the awareness regarding the health associated risks correlated with travellers, and the travels performed by them.

Dangers associated with cigarette smoking exposed

Nowadays it is no news to anyone that the habit of smoking tobacco cigarettes or cigars promote a series of health related risks, both for smokers and for the people surrounding them.

“Beyond Darwin – The Program Hypothesis”

« “Beyond Darwin – The Program Hypothesis” is the latest work of Dr. Miguel Ribeiro, our esteemed medical director at CMIL – Clínica Médica Internacional de Lisboa and specialist in Internal Medicine.


Immunotherapy is the medical discipline that seeks to fight infections and inflammations and to cure diseases by harnessing the immune system’s natural ability to defend itself. In this way, the body can produce an immune response to disease, increase the immune system’s resistance to active diseases such as cancer or to modulate an excessive or uncontrolled response, as in autoimmune diseases.

Let's talk about Kidney Stones

Allergies or allergic reactions are exaggerated and inappropriate responses of the immune system to a foreign substance that for most people is harmless.

Let's talk about Hypertension

Commonly referred to as “high blood pressure”, Arterial Hypertension is a chronic and silent disease, characterized by high pressure of the blood that is maintained over a period of time.

Let's talk about Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is an asymptomatic disease that causes bones to gradually lose their density and become fragile and brittle, which can lead to fractures.

Let's talk about Strokes

A cerebrovascular accident (CVA), commonly referred to as Stroke, is a neurological disease that results from the interruption of blood supply to a specific part of the brain. This blockage alters the correct functioning of the brain and results in cell damage, ultimately leading to the death of the brain tissue itself.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), according to the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology (Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia — SPR), is an inflammatory, chronic and autoimmune disease, characterized by the “inflammation of the joints and can lead to the destruction of joint and periarticular tissues.”

Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disease characterized by the body’s inability to produce or respond properly to insulin, which results in an abnormally high level of glucose in the blood.

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease, which is characterized by the progressive and irreversible loss of certain mental and cognitive functions (memory, attention, concentration, language, thinking, among others) due to a degeneration of brain tissue.

Infamous for the reports of extreme and sometimes disabling pain they can cause, sometimes even considered more aggressive than birth pains or burns, kidney stones are a very common pathology of the urinary tract. The actual name of the condition is Renal Lithiasis.

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease, which is characterized by a dysfunction in the production of cells in the brain that are responsible for the production of a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine is responsible for muscle activity in our brain, so when its levels are reduced our body movements are severely affected.

Menopause is a normal natural biological process in all women, and it is the end of their reproductive phase, recognized through the natural interruption of menstruation. After 12 consecutive months without any menstruation, menopause can be confirmed.

Skin cancer is a disease that occurs when skin cells begin to grow abnormally and out of control, forming a mass or tumor. In a normal or healthy situation, cells after their normal period of life end up dying, multiplying only when necessary so that there is a balance. When a cell is damaged, namely its DNA, it no longer has the ability to regulate when it should multiply, ending up replicating without any control. This exaggerated number of damaged cells en bloc is what we call cancer.

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