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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Fatigue season: why spring is not enough strength
Surprisingly, the fact is that with the advent of spring, many people begin to experience inexplicable fatigue. It would seem that the long-awaited heat and the sun should help increase…

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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…

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confirm the diagnosis.

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 girl: smart, educated. Great job and family. And then … pulmonary tuberculosis. He is not a thing of the past; anyone, even the most prosperous, can get sick with them.

Terrible find

On the first working day after the New Year holidays in 2015, I woke up with a slightly cold: my throat ached, the temperature was 37.5 °. I went to work, because there was no fatigue or weakness, and the season was such that the entire department also sneezed and coughed. A few days later I felt great. Everything was so insignificant that I would have forgotten about this episode, but a slight coughing remained for the third week. Many do not pay attention to this, but I am a perfectionist and decided to get rid of the “residual” bronchitis. I made a fluorogram in advance for a fee. When she took the picture, the radiologist said that it looked like pneumonia, since there is a blackout in the upper lobe of the right lung. Continue reading

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, tension GB, trigeminal vegetative cephalalgia, other rare forms of primary GB – primary cough GB, hypnetic GB and others; and secondary forms of this disorder. Their causes can be injuries, vascular lesions, tumors, the use of various substances, infectious diseases. Despite the fact that in the vast majority of patients, GB is benign, the attention of a neurologist is primarily aimed at eliminating GB associated with potentially dangerous conditions. A thorough collection of complaints and medical history, as well as data from a neurological examination, are sufficient diagnostic methods in most cases. Additional diagnostic methods are required only in cases where there are alarming symptoms, the so-called “danger signals”, or changes in neurological status. These signals are described by a system of so-called “red and yellow flags”.

– Please explain what it is?

– The system of “red flags” is a complex of symptoms that makes one doubt the benign or primary nature of the pain and their presence requires further examination of the patient. A very common “red flag” or symptom of danger in hypertension is a head or neck injury. Continue reading

Breast cancer, or What women are most afraid of

A high risk of oncology, and not the breast disease itself, is inherited only in 5-10% of all identified cases. Moreover, mutations in genes that increase the risk of breast cancer can be transmitted both maternally and paternally. In women, they often lead to the development of an oncological process, namely, to breast or ovarian cancer. Among the male population, oncological diseases associated with the mutation of these genes are much smaller. Such organs as the prostate and pancreas, testicles, intestines suffer from them.

What is sporadic cancer
Much more common is the so-called random, or in other words, sporadic cancer. It accounts for 80% of all cases of diseases and occurs against the background of a combination of certain risk factors. These are age, the time of the beginning and end of menstruation, the absence of pregnancy and lactation, obesity, radiation, and some others.

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