Long Covid, Post Vac Syndrome and Chronic Illnesses - it is never easy to find one's right road to recovery. But with a little help it is definitely much easier. Markus talks about what we have learned from clinical experience in the last two years and what his personal advice is, if you are looking for the right treatment form.
Constantinos' family has grown substantially the last two years. He keeps 'adopting' patients. He is the person helping you with everything in the clinic and on the island to make you feel at home.
And after all treatment shifts have finished, he makes sure we never run out of supplies and the whole clinic keeps running like a Swiss watch.
Dr. Irina as she is affectionately called by our patients and nurses has been working in research in the University Hospital Oslo for almost a decade before she decided to come back to the frontline. After having treated chronic illness sufferers for many years, there is only few symptoms and medical issues she has not come across in this field - one of the reasons no patient ever gets a questioning look from her. Only if someone under her care does not follow her doctor's advice she will go in no time from soft as silk to pragmatic! One of her biggest strengths is to talk to patients in a non-medical language that makes everyone understand their treatment effortlessly.
'I arrived here practically in a wheelchair, I had not been well for a very long time. I did all of my own research before I left Australia and Help Apheresis seemed to have the answers to help fix me. From the minute you walk into the clinic, the staff could not be more friendly. They seem to have blended the German efficiency and the Cypriot hospitality. It is such a warm environment to be treated, the staff is incredible, they put me so much at ease with their kindness. The treatment itself is not that invasive, especially if you have the catheter because it means you can have your hands free and read et cetera. Now after treatment Nr. 4 I feel fantastic, but I still have to finish the course of 6 treatments because the filters are still coming out blocked. Overall I can't thank the clinic enough, the treatment has been fantastic. Overall it has been a fantastic experience, I could not recommend it highly enough. When I realized there is a clinic in Cyprus, the fact that it is a beautiful island made the choice of me and my wife easy. It is a great place to recover and heal by the sea. My advice to other patients is to do your own research, work out if you have micro-clotting which is easy to understand if you follow the symptoms. And then do what it takes to get this treatment to get your life back.'
Stephen talked to us talk in Mazotos, Larnaca - 20 minutes drive from our clinic, in the appartement he and his wife Jane rented for their stay.
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You can watch Stephen's full story here: Full Video
Stephen allowed us to film his medical treatment to give other patients an easy way of seeing the treatment with an apheresis catheter in detail before undergoing it themselves. You can watch the video here: Stephen's H.E.L.P. Apheresis treatment with an apheresis catheter
Verena had already tried every possible treatment when she came to our clinic, she even tried Immunoadsorption before and it helped her with the neurological symptoms she was having, but it didn't help with the fatigue. Unfortunately, three months after her Immunoadsorption, she got worse again as it’s effect was temporary.
But then Combination Therapy with Help Apheresis got her out of bed and the wheelchair: ‘I had an enormous benefit from Help Apheresis. So huge! My stay here at your clinic Cyprus has definitely changed my life, I am very, very grateful!’
She also shares her experience on how easy her travel to Cyprus was with the help of our partner Thomas from TravelSupportCyprus who took care of everything travel and medical travel related for her, so she did not have to worry or stress about anything. She arrived well rested and with literally no travel burden. Beforehand she had thought travelling to Cyprus would be much more difficult.
Markus and Verena talk in Austrian dialect, so you need to use the subtitles, just push the CC button!
'I had 4 Help Apheresis treatments last year in Germany. They brought me back to 80% of my former capacity. Unfortunately I reinfected with Covid again after and as I did not have Early Treatment packages back then, my Long Covid came back with even more symptoms.
I decided to go for Combination Therapy with Help Apheresis at the Apheresis Center in Cyprus. I was put on the clinics' MCAS protocol a few weeks prior to my arrival and I arrived with my MCAS being much better already. Now I am receiving Help Apheresis, IV treatments and medication protocols since three weeks and my symptoms are mostly gone already, I could even have a beer yesterday for the first time again and enjoy the beach, no more pain and anxiety!
The Apheresis Center is a totally different experience and I am super happy I chose Cyprus. It is very different from Germany. The doctors, nurses and the whole team are doing everything to bring me back to my full capacity, their knowledge about Long Covid and the individually adapted treatment is great - a real concierge medicine experience! I missed home last year in Germany - here in Cyprus not a single day, we even extended our stay and will come back next year for holidays!'
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You can watch Jeremy's full story here: Full Video
Jeremy allowed us to film his medical treatment to give other patients an easy way of seeing the treatment in detail before undergoing it themselves. You can watch the video here: Jeremy's H.E.L.P. Apheresis treatment
Quote from the Long Covid Apheresis Community: Dr. Irina Pavlik Marangos has vast experience in treating Long Covid and Post Vac, but also Lyme and MECFS, as well as other Post Viral Syndromes. A lot of insights and news which she shared with us - treatment modalities, Combination Therapy updates and new results and much more.
She only had one condition for giving an interview - keep it short and simple, otherwise our patients do not benefit from our talk. She truly understands how decreased cognitive function can affect us!
No wonder all our community members that were treated by her call her affectionately 'Dr. Irina'!'
Quote from the Long Covid Apheresis Community: 'Our expert interview with Dr. Beate Jaeger and Markus Klotz who were two of the first people who started to work tirelessly for us Long Covid, Post Vac Syndrome and Chronic Illness sufferers..they have treated hundreds of patients successfully.'
Quote from the Long Covid Apheresis Community: 'Dr. Gustavo Aguirre-Chang, inventor of the Microclots Indication Test - HHMS Test has been one of the first clinicians actively researching Long Covid and Post Vac and helped thousands with his protocols. He is a medical advisor to the Apheresis Center, a leading international Long Covid and Post Vac clinic and has been a part of the team that invented the 'Cyprus Protocol' - the first Combination Therapy protocol for Long Covid and Post Vac. In his presentation/interview he shares some of his latest insights with us and answers questions our community members had.'
Or co-founder Markus met up with some of our patients' caregivers in the reception/lobby and they had a spontaneous talk about how to overcome anxiety, how to make travelling as easy as possible and they also share their experience at the clinic and Larnaca in general.
English subtitles are available for this video, just press the CC button and choose 'English'.
Our patient Jeremy allowed us to film his Help Apheresis treatment Nr.8, so that people can have a detailed look before undergoing the treatment themselves. We tried to explain things very simplified and in an easy to understand form and in return sacrificed a bit of the medical and scientific precision for it to be easier to watch.
You find Jeremy's interview about his treatment experience here
Our patient Stephen allowed us to film his Help Apheresis treatment Nr.4, so that people can get an insight on how the treatment works with the use of a catheter (a special apheresis catheter is used if you have very small veins, bad/affected veins that make them inaccessible with apheresis needles, or in some cases if your apheresis needles keep getting blocked). You can find more information on catheters at the bottom of the in the FAQ section here
In this interview Fabio Ciancio from Radio Italiana Florida talks with our director and co-founder Markus Klotz about his recovery from Long Covid and his personal story and general experience with Long Covid. They also discuss why we opened our clinic in Cyprus almost two years ago and what clinical experience our medical team collected since. Last but not least Markus gives his personal advice as a former patient to people suffering from the condition and looking for help.
Topics that have not been covered/explained in the videos:
- Disinfection prior to the treatment / use of liquid gloves
- Covid rapid tests and unmasking
- Blood panel/test prior to treatment
- Doctor's assessment and interview prior to treatment
- Preparation and test of the machine/safety precautions
- Preparation of the catheter (flushing with aspirator) which will cause the sterile protection sheet to be slightly stained
- Other medical/safety factors before/during/after the treatment
- Instructions of the patient how to take care of the needle stitches/catheter and optimal hydration/nutrition/rest after the treatment
Caution: We do not use precise language/descriptions in this videos, it is for demonstration purposes only. Jeremy and Stephen are no longer light-/sound-/movement sensitive, so we did not have to take special precautions.
Our diagnostic screening questionnaire is used by patients and clinicians all over the world. It gives you an indication on how severely you are affected by microclots, microcirculation and blood flow issues!