Everyone can get tuberculosis
There is one simple diagnostic procedure that doctors recommend doing once every two years, but we always put it off for later and forget it. This is fluorography. Imagine a…

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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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Parasites: easy to catch, easy to drive away
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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, such limitations are a great test. The essence of the methods of gastroscopy and ultrasound of the abdominal cavity and the rules for preparing for them are told by endoscopist Maxim Punutyan.

Do not eat 8-10 hours

During gastroscopy, the doctor examines the upper sections of the gastrointestinal tract: the esophagus, stomach and duodenum using a special device – an endoscope. It is a long thin flexible tube with a diameter of about 2 cm with a lens at the end. The image is transmitted through a special fiber to the eyepiece into which the doctor is looking. In order for the gastroscopy procedure to proceed correctly, the following recommendations must be observed. 2-3 days before the study, it is necessary to abandon the use of spicy dishes and strong alcoholic drinks. It is very important that the patient should not eat or drink for 8-10 hours before gastroscopy. Continue reading

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

Parasites: easy to catch, easy to drive away

Do not fry the barbecue. Sushi made from stale fish was served in a cafe. Swam in the pool with a dubious reputation. The kids kissed the country cats and squeezed the neighboring dogs, and adults, out of kindness of soul, let the stray animals into the house … And now the whole family is infected with worms. How to guess about this danger? And how to be treated?

And there’s an ethical moment – you won’t even tell your friends that you have worms … I’m ashamed somehow. But you can take precautions, and even know where the parasites live, where their “homeland” is, too. Forewarned is forearmed! So…

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