Alternative medicine: how fools are made of us
In the era of the development of the Internet, you can “google” any disease: you enter the symptoms, and the search engine gives you a list of medical sites, videos,…

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Why "grapes" grew in the nose
Doctors, speaking of polypous rhinosinusitis (the disease is so correctly called), always mention a bunch of grapes. Like, polyps in the nose are very similar to her in shape. However,…

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Eternal dispute - sugar or honey?
Known sweeteners are honey and sugar. They are compared, determining which product is better. Sweet additives have common characteristics and are significantly different. What is more useful: honey or sugar?…

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Appendicitis: is surgery always necessary?

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The word “appendicitis” we hear quite often. In childhood, parents and teachers tell us about him, doctors check us for his presence or absence. And at times, one of the acquaintances goes to the hospital – “cut the appendicitis.” And then it may turn out that the doctors made a mistake with the diagnosis. One gets the impression that appendicitis is not dangerous …

Moreover, more and more often you can hear that the operation is “superfluous”: they say, surgeons would only have to cut it … But what is true of this, and what is fiction? Continue reading

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

Year 2013: is tuberculosis curable?

Can tuberculosis be cured in the second decade of the 21st century? What is the most common infection today? Is the prevalence of this disease increasing or decreasing? These and other questions for MedPulse are answered by TB doctor Leonid Potapov

– How is a modern Russian most often infected with tuberculosis?

– In the vast majority of cases, tuberculosis infection occurs in childhood. That is why already in the maternity hospital, on the 4-7th day after birth, infants are vaccinated against this disease. It is believed that they provide protection against tuberculosis for about seven years, so re-vaccinations are given to children at 6-7, and then at 14-15 years old.

– Nevertheless, in recent years, there have been more and more tuberculosis patients in our country. How can you explain this? Continue reading

How is Kalman syndrome diagnosed, or delayed puberty
Kalman syndrome (KS) is a rare genetic disease in humans. It is determined by the delay, the absence of signs of puberty in combination with the absence or violation of…

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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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How and why should we check the water we drink and wash?
Autumn is the time for the traditional end of the summer season. And at the same time, digging wells. Until it rains. Of course, with advanced technology now any season…

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Headache: the varieties, like the treatment methods, are endless
- Headache is one of the most common causes of patients seeking neurological care. According to the international classification of headaches, primary forms of GB are distinguished, that is, migraine,…

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