Overview of Health Indications
Healthy Holidays with SpaDreams
We have been active for over 40 years as a specialist in organising health holidays. The programmes that we offer with our spa hotel partners are selected according to health aspects and marked by indications, so that you as our customer will find exactly the right programme for your needs.
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All Health Information in Detail
The word "musculoskeletal system" is very often heard in connection with a healthy holiday. Though, hardly anyone can imagine anything concrete under the term when they hear it for the first time. Did you recognise this term? In principle, "musculoskeletal system" means all parts of the body that are used for the movements which is a large number. Below, we have divided this area into different groups.
Typical diganoses and symptoms in the area of diseases of the musculoskeletal system: Back Pain, Muscle Problems, Long-Term Pain and Inability to Move After Operations or Injuries, Sport Injuries, Tendonitis, Sprains, Joint Pain, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, Golf Elbow, Lumbar Spine, Osteoporosis, Osteoporosis Bechterews Disease, Scheuermann Disease, Whiplash Trauma.
1) Herniated Disc/Spine
3) Back Problems
5) Musculoskeletal System (Others)
In this area everything revolves around our skin and its functions. As one of our largest bodies, which can normally be seen by everyone, it deserves special care and attention.
Typical diagnoses and symptoms in the field of skin indications: Psoriasis, Vitiligo (Piebaldism), Eczema, Acne, Allergic Skin Reactions.
Nerves and Stress
This group, mostly refers to the balance between body and mind or between body and soul. More and more stress, noise and light in big cities, constant accessibility, permanent overload or lack of the well-known work-life balance are among the most frequent causes in this area. Everyone is affected by this, both working people and family managers or people with socially demanding professions.
Typical diagnoses and symptoms in the area of nerve and stress indications: Constant Headache, Sensitivity to Light, Migraine, Weakness, Restlessness, Fear of Failure, Excessive Nervousness, High Demands and Strain, Irritability, Constant Fatigue, Nervous Tics, Sleep Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Tinitus and Depression.
3) Neurological Disorders
Metabolism and Nutrition
Our metabolism is, so to speak, the motor of our body, which uses carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals and vitamins in our food to keep all bodily functions running. This group is mainly concerned with metabolic disorders and their associated symptoms. As these are related to our diet, the nutritional indications are also included in this group.
Typical diagnoses and symptoms in the field of metabolism and nutrition: Type 1 and Ttype 2 Diabetes (Diabetes), Thyroid Diseases (Hyper- or Hypofunction and Hashimoto), Gout, Lipid Metabolism Disorders (e.g. High Cholesterol), Obesity, Flatulence, Pancreatitis, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Inflammation of the Gastric Mucosa, Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
All About the Organs
This group deals with all organs of the body. In this group we limit ourselves to the exact diagnoses and symptoms that can be treated during a healthy holiday.
Typical diagnoses and symptoms are: Low Blood Pressure, High Blood Pressure, Poor Circulation (due to lack of exercise), Bleeding Disorders, Asthma, Kidney Stones, Gallstones, Gynaecological Disorders, Uveitis, Revitalization after Cancer Treatment.
1) Heart/Blood Vessels/Circulation
2) High Blood Pressure
3) Kidneys/Urinary Tract
4) Respiratory Tracts/Asthma
5) Gynaecological/Urological Diseases
6) Vision/Hearing/Dental Care
7) Cancer Rehabilitation
Indications vs. Diseases – What is the Definition of Indications?
Those who start working in health travel will soon come across the concept of "indication". The word derives from the Latin word Indicare, which means "to indicate". In the context of a healthy holiday, indication is a collective term that "indicates" which spa or which form of treatment is suitable for which form of illness - a health indicator. The health indicator can be easily understood by means of an example. We use the indication "respiratory tract/asthma" for instance, which in turn includes diseases such as bronchitis, asthma and infections of the respiratory tract, chronic cold etc.. If a health spa town is particularly suitable for the respiratory tract due to the local stimulating climate, the spa town or the on site existing remedies, may have "respiration/asthma" as an indication. Those who are interested in the trip will then know: "I have bronchitis. If I travel to this spa town and take a proper therapy, I can improve my health. "
Indications thus provide information about different knowledge of the spa hotel due to the medical equipment, staff and herbal remedies available on site. If a treatment programme contains one of the indications from the above list of diseases, it is suitable for the treatment of diseases associated with the indication. The context with the treatments included in the package is immediately visible, or you can find detailed information on the hotel's specialisation on the hotel page.
What are Contraindications?
In contrast to indications that indicate in which cases a treatment can help, there are of course contraindications that explain in which cases these treatments are not recommended. This should not be treated lightly and in case of doubt you can talk to your doctor about your travel plans. The aim is for you to become healthier and stronger during your holiday and not for the illness to worsen. Here is an example of typical contraindications: Hot thermal baths are exhausting for circulation. People with acute circulatory disorders should therefore not take a therapy that mainly consists of hot thermal baths. In addition to the course-specific contraindications, there are also general contraindications. This is a list of circumstances in which a therapy is generally not useful. A typical example is a severe acute infection. If the body is already weak, it should not be disturbed any more.