Heart palpitations: what do they mean and what to do?

Heart palpitations are often benign, but can also conceal worrying cardiac pathologies. So it’s important to know what to do about palpitations, and when you should seek medical advice. Read on to find out more.

For more information on specific pathologies or treatments, please seek professional advice.

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What are heart palpitations?

Heart palpitations are characterized by abnormal heartbeat sensations, which may include rapid, strong or irregular beats. They can be felt in the chest, throat or neck.

There are two types of palpitations:

  • Tachycardia, characterized by rapid, regular heartbeats.
  • Ventricular extrasystole, an abnormal heartbeat that disrupts the cardiac rhythm and gives the sensation of a “missed beat”.

Palpitations may be accompanied by other symptoms such as anxiety, pain, tightness, shortness of breath, hot flushes or night sweats.

What are the causes?

Although often triggered by a variety of benign factors, heart palpitations can also indicate underlying heart problems. The most common causes are:

  • Stress and anxiety: Emotional stress and anxiety can trigger heart palpitations in some people.
  • Sport : Intense physical exercise can cause palpitations, although in most cases this is harmless.
  • Caffeine or stimulants: The caffeine found in coffee, tea, energy drinks and other stimulants can cause palpitations in some people.
  • Smoking: The nicotine in tobacco products can stimulate the heart and cause palpitations.
  • Alcohol and drugs: Taking these substances can dilate blood vessels and increase heart rate, which can lead to palpitations.
  • Dehydration: Lack of hydration can cause a decrease in blood volume, which can lead to palpitations in some people.
  • Pregnancy or menopause: Hormonal changes put extra strain on the heart and can create palpitations.
  • Medication: Some medications, such as bronchodilators for asthma, decongestants, ADHD medications and some antidepressants, can cause palpitations as a side effect. Before starting a new treatment, ask your health-care professional about possible side effects.
  • Heart disease and disorders Conditions such as angina pectoris, pulmonary embolism, arrhythmia (atrial fibrillation) and heart failure can cause palpitations.

In the event of frequent or severe palpitations, accompanied by other symptoms such as dizziness or chest pain, it is important to consult a doctor or cardiologist for a thorough examination.

How can you prevent heart palpitations?

The best way to avoid heart palpitations is to adopt a healthy lifestyle that limits all the risk factors that may cause them. Choosing a balanced diet, drinking enough water, limiting coffee, alcohol and tobacco, and exercising regularly are simple health principles that can limit heart disease. To manage stress, breathing exercises, relaxation, meditation, yoga and other techniques can help reduce palpitations caused by emotional stress.

If you are taking medications that can cause palpitations, talk to your doctor to see if there are alternative treatments or dosage adjustments. If you have a history of heart disease or experience frequent or severe palpitations, consult a health care professional for a thorough examination.

What to do in case of heart palpitations?

In the event of heart palpitations, here are a few steps to follow:

  • Calm down: Try to stay calm, sit or lie on your back and breathe deeply to help relax your body and reduce your heart rate.
  • Avoid triggers: If you know what triggers your palpitations, try to avoid them for the next hour or so. This can include caffeinated drinks, smoking, alcohol, sport, etc.
  • Consult a doctor: If palpitations are frequent, severe, last a long time or are accompanied by other symptoms such as chest pain, dizziness, fainting or breathing difficulties, contact a doctor as soon as possible. He or she may advise you to consult a cardiologist or have tests carried out to identify the origin of the palpitations and ensure that it’s not heart disease.
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What test should I use to assess heart palpitations?

In the event of heart palpitations, your doctor or cardiologist may advise you to undergo an examination to detect abnormalities or disorders of the heart, and suggest follow-up or appropriate treatment if necessary. Several tests and devices are available.

In-home cardiac and Holter monitoring

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A Holter monitor is a small, portable device based on ECG (electrocardiogram) technology that enables continuous monitoring of heart health. It records the heart’s electrical signals over an extended period via electrodes placed on the chest. The patient wears the device throughout the day during normal daily activities, including at home. The Holter test offers several advantages:

  • Convenient and easy to use: Holter installation takes just a few minutes, the device is small and non-invasive, and can be used in the comfort of your own home.
  • Long-term analysis: Holter tests from our partner Solutions m-Health are available for 24-hour, 48-hour and 72-hour periods.
  • Accurate results: Holter tests can detect cardiac disorders that are not necessarily detectable during a test carried out in a doctor’s consultation.
  • Remote assistance and follow-up at any time.

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Clinical echocardiogram

An echocardiogram, or cardiac ultrasound, is a painless, non-invasive examination performed in a medical clinic by a cardiologist or cardiovascular technician. Using sound waves (ultrasound), the echocardiogram generates a 3D and 4D image of your heart in just 15 minutes. It enables us to assess the functioning of the heart, valves, chambers and pericardium (the membrane that surrounds the heart), and detect any heart failure. Find out more

Stress echocardiogram

The stress echocardiogram is designed to evaluate your heart’s reaction to stress or physical activity, i.e. when the heart tends to beat faster. The examination is based on the same technology as a standard echocardiogram. It is performed first at rest, then at different exercise intensities or using a stimulating drug. Find out more

All these examinations are private and are not covered by the RAMQ, but are reimbursed by certain private insurance companies. A medical referral is required. Talk to your family doctor or cardiologist.

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Our cardiologists offer consultations and examinations for a variety of heart conditions, including chest pain, arrhythmia, tachycardia and palpitations, shortness of breath and heart murmurs. Our dedicated staff have the skills and know-how to provide you with comprehensive cardiovascular care. Your health is important to us!

Seasonal allergies: how to prevent asthma in children?

Millions of Canadians, especially kids, suffer from seasonal allergies and asthma. When their immune system identifies a normally harmless material as a threat, it can set off symptoms like sniffles, sneezes, rashes, or breathing problems.

With the right precautions, you can allow your children to keep enjoying the great outdoors and limit the risk of asthma attacks.

What are seasonal allergies?

When trees and grasses begin growing in the spring and early summer, they release light, powdery pollen that floats in the wind. If you’re allergic to this pollen, it can result in sniffling, sneezing, wheezing, a runny nose, and itchy and watery eyes. For some people with asthma, pollen can also trigger an asthma attack.

How to enjoy the great outdoors without allergies symptoms?

Here are a few tips to help your children enjoy outdoors without allergies symptoms:

    • Keep windows closed so pollen can’t drift in. Air conditioning will keep you more comfortable in hot, humid weather. But don’t forget that air conditioners also create the best conditions (damp and dark) for mould to grow in your home. Do some spring-cleaning, and do it regularly.
    • If possible, let your child inside when pollen counts are high (watch for these in weather reports) and on windy days when pollen and spores can get blown around. Avoid being outdoors in the early morning hours (between 5 am and 10 am), when pollen counts are usually highest.
    • If your child has been outside all day, remove all its clothing and put it aside to be laundered, and take a shower after coming home. This will prevent your kid from taking all that pollen to bed.
    • Don’t hang your laundry outside to dry – it can trap pollen and mould, bringing them inside. Use your dryer instead.

An effective control of allergies may lead to better control of asthma. Unfortunately, asthma attacks cannot always be prevented.

How to control asthma symptoms?

Experts know that allergies and asthma are related. In fact, children with allergies often have asthma and a skin condition known as atopic dermatitis (eczema) as well. Seeing your child have an asthma attack can be worrisome and very frightening, and can make you feel unsure of what to do the next time an attack occurs. 

What to do in case of an asthma attack due to seasonal allergies?

If your child has an asthma attack, here’s what to do:

    • Act calm and confident and speak to the child reassuringly.
    • Give the asthma-reliever medications at the very start of an attack, as directed by your doctor.
    • Try to determine what triggered the attack, and then remove it (or the child) from the area.
    • Follow the action plan designed with your pediatric allergist. The goal of the action plan is to have no asthma symptoms at all (i.e., no wheezing, coughing, or shortness of breath).  If your child uses a peak flow meter, take a measurement to use with the action plan.
    • If the attack is under control, you can relax. If it isn’t, follow the action plan– you may need to call the doctor or get immediate medical attention.

You can be your child’s most important ally in controlling asthma. Inform teachers, principals, school nurses, coaches, and babysitters of the asthma, what triggers it, and what should be done during an attack. As kids get older, you can teach them to manage their asthma themselves. And if you’re a smoker, try to quit, or at least don’t smoke in the house – smoke aggravates asthma symptoms.

Get health advice from a pediatric allergist

The best option to manage your child with seasonal allergies and asthma symptoms, is to talk to your pediatric allergist.

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Pollen desensitization

Pollen desensitization can be used to limit the symptoms and aggravation of seasonal allergies. Also known as immunotherapy, this treatment aims to reduce a person’s sensitivity to pollen allergens by gradually exposing the immune system to increasing quantities of these allergens. The process usually takes 3 to 5 years. Desensitization is possible for children aged 5 and over, but may not be recommended for certain severe cases of asthma. Talk to your doctor.

Allergy medicine for children

There are eye drops, nasal sprays, oral antihistamines and anti-allergy medications, sinus rinses, and even allergy shots that can be helpful in treating specific allergies. Many treatments are available without a prescription, but others will need a prescription from your doctor.

Medications to treat asthma in children

Your child’s doctor and pharmacist will recommend the right medication(s), doses and delivery devices for your child to treat an asthma attack. These can come in such forms as aerosol inhaler, turbuhaler, or diskus. They will also learn you how to give the medications properly and conceive an “action plan” in case of asthma attack.

Do you have questions about seasonal allergies and asthma affecting your child? Book an appointment with our pediatric allergists in Montreal.

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The ELNA Medical clinics offer pediatric allergy consultations and allergy skin testing to determine what your children are allergic to, and how severe the allergy is. Based on the outcome of this testing, we recommend an allergy treatment plan that may include medication, desensitization through allergy serums or immunotherapy. Stop suffering and ask your family physician for a referral for a consultation with one of our allergists and immunologists today.

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Which vaccines are recommended for children in Quebec?

Although there are no mandatory vaccinations for children in Canada, the Government of Quebec has set up the Quebec Immunization Program (QIP), a system designed to protect the population against infectious diseases by providing free vaccinations and ensuring constant public health surveillance.

In our article, find out more about the importance of vaccination for your children’s collective health, and the vaccines recommended by age.

3 important reasons to vaccinate your child

Vaccination is the best way to protect your children and those around them from contagious and dangerous diseases. It is important to follow the vaccination schedule recommended in Quebec for several major reasons:

  1. Protect the most fragile: Children, especially babies and toddlers, have more fragile immune systems, putting them at greater risk of contracting disease.
  2. Avoid complications: Some illnesses, such as the flu, may seem harmless, but can lead to long-term and serious complications, even fatal.
  3. Reinforcing herd immunity: Vaccination offers double protection, safeguarding not only the health of the child, but also that of the entire community, both children and adults, by limiting the spread of contagious diseases such as measles and rubella.

Vaccines are safe, effective and the risks associated with vaccination are very rare. The WHO estimates that pediatric vaccines save more than 4 million lives every year1. If you have any doubts about the risks of a vaccine, talk to a healthcare professional.

What vaccines are covered in Quebec?

In Quebec, the Ministry of Health and Social Services2 has set up the Quebec Immunization Program (QIP)3, which establishes a schedule of free vaccinations based on the child’s age. The QIP recommends several vaccines to protect your children against highly contagious and/or potentially dangerous diseases:

  • Measles: a highly contagious respiratory disease that can cause brain damage and other complications, and is sometimes fatal.
  • Mumps: contagious disease that causes inflammation of the salivary glands and can lead to permanent deafness.
  • Polio (poliomyelitis virus): a viral disease that can lead to permanent paralysis.
  • Tetanus: contracted by infection of a wound or injury, affects nerves and muscles.
  • Meningitis and pneumonia (haemophilus influenzae virus, meningococcus C and pneumococcus): can cause brain damage and lung infection.
  • Rubella: highly contagious respiratory disease that can lead to bleeding and encephalitis.
  • Diphtheria: contagious respiratory infection.
  • Pertussis: infection of the lungs and respiratory tract.
  • Hepatitis B: can cause liver disease.
  • Rotavirus: gastroenteritis in infants and young children.
  • Influenza: respiratory infection that can have serious consequences for infants.
  • Chickenpox: contagious disease that causes vesicles to erupt on the skin and mucous membranes.
  • Human papillomavirus: in girls, possibly responsible for cervical cancer and genital infections.

Vaccination schedule for babies and toddlers

The PIQ recommends the following vaccination schedule for children aged 0-18 months.

Immunization schedule for babies in Québec - QIP

Vaccination schedule for school-age children

Immunization schedule for school-age children in Québec - QIP

Source: Québec Immunization Program

Quebec offers the vaccines included in the QIP free of charge, and recommendations may evolve. Depending on your child’s state of health, lifestyle, activities or travel plans, other vaccines may also be recommended. Please contact a healthcare professional for the latest vaccine recommendations.

How do I know if my child’s vaccinations are up to date?

To find out whether you or your child’s vaccinations are up to date, please refer to your child’s vaccination record.

  • Consult the vaccination record: Your child should have a health record with all the vaccinations he or she has received. You can check this record to see which vaccinations have been given, on what dates and which ones are due in the future.
  • Check Quebec.ca: If you can’t find your child’s vaccination record, you can request a copy of this information on Quebec.ca.
  • Consult your family doctor or pediatrician: If you have any doubts or questions about your child’s vaccination schedule, don’t hesitate to consult your doctor or pediatrician. They’ll be able to check your child’s vaccination status and advise you on the vaccines he or she needs.

Where can I have my child vaccinated?

It is recommended to schedule an appointment as soon as possible to avoid waiting times and thus adhere to the immunization schedule. Several healthcare establishments from ELNA Medical network offer vaccination, including the following:

RAMQ family doctors or pediatricians :If you are already affiliated with a family doctor or pediatrician, you can request a consultation. Book an appointment.

Private family doctors or pediatricians: If you don’t have a RAMQ doctor or would like a no-wait appointment, private clinics accept new patients and offer no-wait appointments. Book an appointment.

Laboratories: A subsidiary of ELNA Medical, CDL Laboratories offer private vaccination services for children with no waiting times. Book an appointment.

Pediatric travel clinics: Depending on your destination, your child may need to be vaccinated against specific diseases such as yellow fever, dengue fever or malaria. Travel health clinics can advise on and administer mandatory and recommended vaccines. Book an appointment.

For further information, please contact a clinic.

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1 : WHO – Vaccines and immunization: What is vaccination?
2 : Ministère de la Santé et Services sociaux
3 : Quebec Immunization Program

Why go to a private medical clinic?

In the healthcare field, the choice of medical clinic can have a significant impact on the patient experience. To access a higher level of care and a distinctive approach, some have chosen to go through a private family medicine clinic, rather than a so-called “public” clinic, i.e. one affiliated with the RAMQ (Quebec’s public health insurance plan).

Dr. Sheirin Khalil, family physician at ELNA Private care, shares three convincing reasons why more and more people are turning to private medical clinics.

  1. Accessibility and availability
  2. Longer appointments
  3. More personalized care

Read on to learn more about how private clinics in Montreal work, what they charge and why!

1. Accessibility and availability

One of the main concerns of public clinic patients is often the difficulty of obtaining a medical appointment quickly. Private clinics offer a solution to this problem by guaranteeing rapid availability of doctors. Waiting times for appointments are almost non-existent: if you have an urgent situation or would like a same-day appointment, it’s possible!

2. Longer appointments

The quality of health care is measured not only by the speed in obtaining an appointment, but also by the time allocated to each patient. In the private clinics of the ELNA Medical network, we pay particular attention to each consultation, offering longer appointments than in RAMQ clinics. As a result, your doctor has more time to understand the reason for your consultation, whether you have one or several concerns.

3. Customized services

Private clinics offer a range of personalized services and support to meet the unique needs of each patient. Healthcare professionals know their patients well, making it easier to build trust and discuss health issues. From individualized programs and treatment plans to personalized advice, a dedicated medical team is there to support you every step of the way.

How a private clinic works and fees

The private clinics in the ELNA Medical network are open to all patients, whether affiliated with RAMQ or not. No medical referral is required, and you can easily book an appointment online or by phone.

Consultations are not covered by RAMQ, but most private insurers will cover private services. Private clinics also offer annual subscriptions with preferential rates for individuals or families.

Find a private care clinic in Montreal

The health and well-being of our patients is at the heart of everything we do at ELNA Medical. Private medicine does not replace public medicine, but it does help to strengthen the healthcare offer. Consult our list to find a private clinic near you.

Private clinics and private medicine on the island of Montreal:

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Private clinics near Quebec City:

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The ELNA Medical network includes public clinics (affiliated with RAMQ), specialized clinics and private clinics, so every patient can find the solution that’s right for them!

6 precautions to stop the spread of flu

Also known as the influenza virus, the flu is a public health enemy that can seriously affect your health. Fever, cough, sore throat and fatigue are the most common symptoms, but other complications can affect your respiratory tract.

The flu virus usually resurfaces during the fall and winter seasons. In this article, we explore six crucial precautions you can take to reduce the risk of spreading the flu.

If your symptoms worsen or you experience complications, seek advice from a healthcare professional.

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1. Staying at home

The first and simplest precaution you can take is to stay at home if you’re feeling unwell or have flu-like symptoms. We encourage teleworking and home shopping whenever possible, to minimize the spread of the virus in public spaces.

Rest is also essential to your health, as lack of sleep weakens your immune system, compromising your ability to fight off viruses.

2. Stay well hydrated

Maintaining adequate hydration is a crucial measure in the fight against the flu. Drinking regularly and in sufficient quantity helps keep your throat moist, relieving sore throats and coughs. Water also helps flush toxins from your system, helping to boost your immune system.

3. Wash hands and wear a mask

Preventing the spread of germs starts with simple but effective habits. Washing hands frequently and correctly can significantly reduce the risk of infection. In addition, wearing a mask offers extra protection, limiting the transmission of viral particles. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

4. Limit contact with others

Be aware of your social interactions and adopt alternatives such as no-touch greetings to protect your community. Avoid shaking hands and limit physical contact with others, as cold viruses can survive on the skin for several hours. Combined with wearing a mask and frequent hand-washing, you’re actively helping to reduce the spread of the flu.

5. Take appropriate medication

Medications such as Tylenol or Advil can relieve symptoms, but it’s essential to seek professional advice to ensure proper management. In the event of flu symptoms, consult a healthcare professional for appropriate advice.

6. Get a flu shot

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Vaccination remains one of the most effective ways of preventing influenza in children and adults, boosting your immunity and protecting those around you. Health Canada recommends that everyone aged 6 months or over, with no contraindications, get vaccinated against the flu every year.

At ELNA Medical, we strongly encourage our patients to get vaccinated every year, offering increased protection against the dominant viral strains. For more information on the different vaccine options available to you, don’t hesitate to discuss it with a healthcare professional.

When should you see a doctor about the flu?

Several situations may require an appointment with a healthcare professional (doctor or nurse):

  • Get personalized preventive advice: Influenza can be prevented with simple but essential precautions. However, it is always advisable to consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for advice tailored to your medical history.
  • Getting the flu shot: It’s always a good idea to check with your provincial government or local health authorities for the latest instructions. Find out more about the vaccine.
  • Get tested for influenza (PCR and TDR): Flu symptoms strongly resemble those of COVID-19. If you’re in any doubt about the nature of your symptoms, you can ask a clinic to perform a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a rapid antigen detection (RDT) test, using respiratory samples such as throat or nose swabs.
  • Consult for a minor emergency: If flu symptoms worsen (high fever, pain on breathing that lasts more than 5 days), you may need to see a healthcare professional.

Seeing a doctor for the flu in Quebec

Whether it’s for a simple consultation or a minor emergency, if you don’t have a family doctor, the waiting time for an appointment can be long. However, private clinics accept new patients for flu-related symptoms (consultation, test, vaccine, urgent care) and it’s usually possible to get an appointment within a day. Discover ELNA Medical’s private clinics and services in Montreal, Saint-Laurent, Brossard, Boucherville, Pointe-Claire and Quebec City.

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At ELNA Medical, our priority is your well-being, and we’re here to guide you through these preventive measures. Let’s put our health first and act collectively to limit the spread of influenza.

Dental cleaning: all you need to know before your appointment

Il est essentiel de prendre soin de vos dents pour maintenir une bonne santé bucco-dentaire et par conséquence, une bonne santé générale. Parmi les différentes pratiques, le nettoyage en clinique dentaire, également connu sous le nom de détartrage ou de prophylaxie, vise à prévenir différents problèmes dentaires.

Dans notre article, découvrez tout ce qu’il faut savoir sur le nettoyage dentaire, l’importance de ce traitement, la fréquence recommandée et les précautions à prendre. Pour plus de renseignements, n’hésitez pas à contacter une clinique dentaire telle que ELNA Dentaire.

Pourquoi le nettoyage dentaire est important pour la santé bucco-dentaire ?

Le nettoyage dentaire régulier, ou détartrage, est la pierre angulaire d’une bonne santé bucco-dentaire :

  • Prévention des problèmes dentaires : Il aide à prévenir la formation de caries, réduit le risque de maladies parodontales ou gingivale (comme la gingivite), et contribue à maintenir des dents saines.
  • Élimination de la plaque et du tartre : Même avec un brossage assidu régulier, il est difficile d’éliminer toute la plaque et le tartre. Le détartrage permet de nettoyer vos dents en profondeur et d’éviter l’accumulation de ces dépôts nocifs.
  • Détecter des problèmes sous-jacents ou des problèmes graves : Certains problèmes ne sont pas visibles à l’œil nu mais pourront être décelés grâce aux techniques et outils utilisés par votre dentiste. Avec un examen approfondi, il pourra vérifier s’il y a des signes de cancer de la bouche.
  • Amélioration de l’esthétique dentaire : En éliminant les taches brunes ou jaunes et les dépôts, le nettoyage dentaire contribue à un sourire plus éclatant et plus esthétique. Il permet aussi d’éviter les risques de mauvaise haleine.

Si vous avez des préoccupations sur les maladies bucco-dentaires ou sur l’esthétique de votre sourire, n’hésitez pas à en parler à votre dentiste pendant l’examen.

Comment se déroule le nettoyage dentaire ?

Si c’est votre première visite en clinique, l’hygiéniste dentaire ou le dentiste, examinera vos dents et vos gencives pour évaluer votre santé bucco-dentaire globale. Si vous êtes déjà enregistré en clinique, le professionnel de la santé pourra procéder au détartrage :

  • Élimination de la plaque et du tartre sur la surface des dents, entre les dents et sous la ligne des gencives à l’aide d’outils spécialisés.
  • Polissage des dents pour éliminer les taches et rendre la surface dentaire lisse.

Le nettoyage dure entre 30 minutes et 1 heure. Plus vos nettoyages seront fréquents, moins ils seront longs. L’hygiéniste (ou le dentiste) vous fournira aussi des conseils pour les soins à domicile.

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A quelle fréquence dois-je faire un nettoyage ou détartrage dentaire ?

Il est recommandé de planifier un nettoyage dentaire professionnel tous les 6 mois. Cependant, la fréquence peut varier en fonction de la santé bucco-dentaire individuelle. Certaines personnes peuvent nécessiter des nettoyages plus fréquents en raison d’une prédisposition à développer des problèmes dentaires.

Quelles précautions prendre après le détartrage ?

Après un nettoyage dentaire professionnel, quelques précautions simples peuvent aider à maximiser les bienfaits de la procédure et à maintenir une santé bucco-dentaire optimale :

  • Évitez les aliments ou boissons très chauds, froids, sucrés ou acides dans les heures qui suivent le nettoyage. Vos dents et gencives étant encore irritées, vous pourriez ressentir une sensibilité.
  • Évitez les aliments ou boissons très colorés comme les fruits rouges, le chou rouge, la betterave, les épices colorés, le vin, etc.
  • Adoptez une bonne routine de nettoyage : brossage deux fois par jour avec une brosse à dents à poils souples, utilisation de la soie dentaire une fois par jour, dentifrice fluoré, etc.
  • Limitez les mauvaises habitudes : le café, le thé, le tabagisme, l’excès d’alcool ou de sucreries ont un impact sur votre santé bucco-dentaire.

Si des sensations persistent ou si vous avez des inquiétudes après la procédure, n’hésitez pas à contacter votre clinique dentaire pour obtenir des conseils supplémentaires.

Combien coûte un nettoyage dentaire ?

Le nettoyage dentaire n’est pas couvert par le régime provincial de la RAMQ. Cependant, il est couvert par la plupart des assurances privées. Votre clinique dentaire sera en mesure de vous dire le montant ou le taux couvert.

Comment trouver une bonne clinique dentaire à Montréal ?

Une première consultation globale vous permettra de poser toutes les questions et d’évaluer l’approche et le professionnalisme de votre clinique. Le lieu, les horaires d’ouvertures et les langues parlées peuvent aussi être des facteurs déterminants.

A Montréal, la clinique ELNA Dentaire (Carré Décarie) adopte une approche conservatrice et minimalement invasive dont le but principal est de conserver la vitalité et la structure naturelle de chaque dent. Son équipe composée d’experts attentionnés, se soucie de votre bien-être et de votre confort. Ils utilisent des équipements dentaires de pointe pour assurer une large gamme de services médicaux et esthétiques pour les petits et les grands.

Si vous avez déjà un dentiste, vous pouvez facilement demander le transfert de votre dossier à votre nouvelle clinique dentaire.

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New Year’s resolutions for a good health

What if 2024 was the year you finally focused on your health and wellness? Every new year brings with it an opportunity for renewal. In our article, discover some tips for living a healthy, balanced year!

Adopt healthy lifestyle habits

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The key to good health lies in a healthy lifestyle:

  • Balanced diet and good hydration: Opt for a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains. Limit processed foods and opt for home-cooked meals. Remember to drink water regularly and limit alcohol and caffeine consumption. Our nutritionists can guide you towards food choices adapted to your individual needs.
  • Regular physical activity: Regular exercise is essential for maintaining good health. Engage in a physical activity that you enjoy, whether it’s walking, swimming, yoga or dancing. Start gradually and increase intensity over time.
  • Restful sleep: Rest is crucial to physical and mental health. Establish a regular sleep routine, create an environment conducive to rest and give yourself enough sleep to feel revitalized.
  • Limited screen time: Reduce the amount of time you spend in front of screens. They have a detrimental impact on your sleep and mental health, especially in young children, where they can lead to developmental delays.

Schedule a medical check-up with a family doctor

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A medical check-up is much more than a simple medical consultation. It’s a comprehensive examination that assesses your current state of health and anticipates possible future problems.

It’s for anyone who wants to look after their long-term health, whatever their age, sex or current state of health. However, regular check-ups are recommended from the age of 30 onwards. For children, check-ups should be carried out according to a specific schedule. Consult your pediatrician for more information.

During this check-up, your doctor performs in-depth physical examinations, blood tests and discusses your situation (history, medication, lifestyle habits, etc.) to detect any abnormalities or early signs of disease. This process helps to identify potential health problems at an early stage, offering the possibility of early intervention and effective treatment.

We see the health check-up as an essential tool for proactively managing your well-being. For a quick appointment, contact a private clinic.

Plan your annual visits to specialists

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Taking care of your health also means regular visits to specialist doctors such as your gynecologist, dermatologist, urologist or dentist. The frequency of visits depends on your age and medical history. However, here is a list of the most important check-ups you should have to prevent certain illnesses.

For everyone :

  • Dermatological consultation: every year, to have your moles examined and limit the risk of skin cancer.
  • Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): adults who have been in a high-risk situation.
  • Colorectal cancer screening: every 2 years for adults aged 50 to 74.
  • Dental cleaning: Every 6 months.
  • Eye exam: Every year if you have vision problems.

For women:

  • Gynecological consultation: Every year, for a smear test to detect any infections or cancerous cells.
  • Cervical cancer screening (HPV): Every 2 or 3 years, for women aged 21 to 65. This can be done at the same time as your gynecological examination.
  • Breast cancer screening: Every 2 years, for women aged 50 to 69.

For men:

  • Prostate cancer screening: For men aged 55 to 69.

To make an initial appointment with a specialist, you must first obtain a referral from a family doctor.

Consult a family doctor

Taking charge of your mental health

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Mental health is just as important as physical health. Taking care of your emotional well-being is essential to living a balanced life. Here are some recommendations:

  • Practice mindfulness: Meditation, deep breathing, and mindfulness can help reduce stress and improve mental health. Learn to be present in the moment and deal with negative thoughts.
  • Consult a mental health professional: Mental health should not be a taboo subject. If you feel the need, consider making an appointment with a psychologist, psychiatrist or family doctor, who can advise you on treatments adapted to your situation. Discover our mental health clinic.

Take time for yourself

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Taking time for yourself is essential for a balanced life. Investing in wellness activities can go a long way toward your happiness and fulfillment. At ELNA Medical, we recommend:

  • Engage in relaxing activities: Try yoga, meditation, tai chi, or any other practice that helps you relax and rejuvenate.
  • Prioritize hobbies: Make time for activities you enjoy. Whether it’s reading, painting, music, or cooking, doing what you’re passionate about contributes to your overall well-being.
  • Take care of yourself: A massage, a beauty treatment, a manicure… So many little things that relax and make you feel better about yourself. Consult our esthetic clinic for more ideas.

Network of multidisciplinary medical clinics

By making these health resolutions, you’re investing in your long-term well-being. At ELNA Medical, we are committed to supporting you on your journey to a healthier and more fulfilling life. Thanks to our network of multidisciplinary clinics located in the Greater Montreal area, we are able to provide you with all the health care you need.

Book an appointment today to complete a complete health check-up, schedule your annual visits, and take charge of your health!

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Take the first step towards a better life today by scheduling a consultation with our healthcare professionals. Together, let’s build a healthier and more balanced future!