Why an elbow hurts, or The whole truth about myositis
Myositis is a disease of office workers and middle-aged women. This condition is familiar to many: aching pain suddenly appears in the muscles, it is rapidly growing and now any…

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Rules for preparing for gastroscopy and ultrasound
Are you planning a digestive exam? The exact diagnosis often depends on the correct behavior of the patient. We'll have to starve for eight or even ten hours. For some,…

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Cancer Prevention: Check Your Genes
Many learned about mutation tests in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes after the statement of Angelina Jolie, who made a mastectomy. However, such a radical solution to the problem is…

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the patient

How to teach a lazy esophagus to work

Like a lump in the throat – it’s about food. Why it suddenly becomes difficult to swallow, you have to keep a glass of water at the ready while eating and constantly drink food. And then there’s burping, nausea, burning and bad breath. All these are symptoms of achalasia – changes in the motor activity of the esophagus. What to do, how to avoid and how to deal with this scourge?

Food rots and lingers

The esophagus, the cylindrical tube that connects the pharynx to the stomach, has a very important mission: to move food into the stomach through successive muscle contractions. And he does it pretty well: dense food reaches its destination in 6-8 seconds, liquid food in 2-3. But in patients with achalasia, muscle contractions weaken sharply. Continue reading

What can our blood tell
Each of us at least once in his life donated blood for analysis and received a piece of paper on his hands with letters, numbers and units of measure. Then…

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Appendicitis: is surgery always necessary?
Appendicitis: is surgery always necessary? 8851.png The word "appendicitis" we hear quite often. In childhood, parents and teachers tell us about him, doctors check us for his presence or absence.…

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Why should a healthy person take tests
Most of us, finding ourselves with a doctor with some kind of ailment, are annoyed when he, instead of prescribing pills right away, forces us to take tests and do…

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Scientists have solved the riddle of the syndrome of "alien body"
"My hand does not belong to me!" - This is not a quote from the thriller, but a description of one of the symptoms of the mysterious Cotard syndrome. People…

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