Do you have complaints during exercise?
Do you suffer from shortness of breath, dizziness or palpitations during exercise? Or are you tired and your muscles sour faster than normal? Is it not possible to improve your condition, or is your performance even deteriorating?
Do you have a chronic condition?
Almost a quarter of all adults have a chronic condition, such as heart failure, COPD, cancer, osteoarthritis, diabetes or obesity. People with a chronic condition move less than average, even though exercise is so important to them. Good medical guidance is often lacking.
Our sports doctors know what your limitations are, but also where your options lie. Our sports doctors map out your taxability by means of a sports medical examination and draw up a plan with you to get moving and improve your fitness.
What can we do?
The sports doctor will first map out your complaints. Then an exercise test with breathing gas analysis is done. Depending on your complaints, this test takes place on a bicycle or on a treadmill. The test looks at the functioning of the heart, lungs and muscles during exercise. In this way, possible causes of the complaints can be traced, and an underlying disorder can be ruled out. If necessary, additional blood tests are performed.
How do we work?
Depending on your availability, you can almost always contact one of our medical specialists within 3 working days. Because this examination takes place for medical reasons, it may be reimbursed from basic healthcare. You will need a referral letter from your general practitioner or a medical specialist.
We map out your complaints
Recognize any of these?
Do you suffer from shortness of breath during exercise? Are you panting faster than usual and can you barely get up the stairs? Or do you have wheezing after exercise
With a lung function test and an exercise test with breathing gas analysis, our sports doctor analyzes the cause of your complaints.
Do you have palpitations during exercise or does your heart rate rise very high? Do you see unexplained spikes on your heart rate monitor? Or is your heartbeat irregular?
Using a resting ECG (heart film) and an exercise test with ECG and breathing gas analysis, the sports doctor identifies the cause of your complaints. If necessary, an additional 24-hour heart rate measurement will be taken or the sports doctor will refer you to a cardiologist.
Do you suffer from dizziness during or after exercise? Or have you ever (nearly) fainted while exercising?
Using an exercise test with breathing gas analysis and a measurement of blood pressure during and after exercise, the sports doctor identifies the cause of your complaints and excludes an underlying cause.
Is your performance no longer improving despite regular exercise? Or is your performance even deteriorating and is it more and more difficult for you to keep up with sports?
Our sports doctor will map out your complaints and look for the possible cause. With the aid of an exercise test with ECG and breathing gas analysis, an underlying cause is excluded. Blood tests are performed if necessary.
Do you suffer from fatigue? Is your energy level low? Have you had the flu and can’t seem to recover? Do you sleep badly or can you sleep endlessly but don’t wake up rested?
Our sports doctor will map out your complaints, perform a physical examination and, using an exercise test with breath gas analysis and additional blood tests, will look for the underlying cause of your fatigue.
Do you have a feeling of pressure in your chest during or after exercise? or do you have pain that radiates to your back or your arm?
Our sports doctor will map out your complaints and with the help of a physical examination, rest ECG and exercise ECG with breathing gas analysis you will be examined for a heart condition as a possible cause of your complaints
Do you feel that your muscles acidify too quickly during exercise, or do you suffer from heavy tired legs after exercise?
Our sports doctor will use a physical examination and an exercise test with breath gas analysis to find the cause of your complaints. If necessary, additional blood tests are done. If an underlying condition is suspected, referral to a specialist can take place in the hospital.