Chronic bronchitis is the most common disease of the bronchopulmonary system, and at the same time the least studied, which is to some extent due to the presence of many factors predisposing to this ailment.
In the mechanism of development of bronchitis, many scientists assign a leading role to the infectious principle, since often chronic bronchitis is a consequence of untreated acute. However, most pulmonologists around the world consider smoking to be the main cause of the development of chronic bronchitis. It was established that inhalation of tobacco smoke causes an inflammatory process in the mucous membrane lining the bronchi from the inside, which leads to a violation of their structure and function. Continue reading
What is the effect of sand baths? To whom is heated sand indicated and contraindicated?
How nice it is on the beach to lie down directly on the hot sea sand! Children, playing, even bury each other on the shoulders or waist-deep, few people know that there is a simple and ancient way of treating heated sand. It is called “psammotherapy” – from the Greek layer psammo – sand and therapia – treatment. Herodotus, Galen, Avicenna wrote about psammotherapy. And in Russia, heated sand began to be used at the end of the 19th century for the treatment of kidney and joint diseases.
For medicinal purposes, sea, lake, river sand is used, which includes quartz, feldspar, mica and other rocks. Depending on the size of the grains of sand, the sand can be coarse-grained (more than 0.5 millimeters each), medium-grained (from 0.5 to 0.25 millimeters) and fine-grained (from 0.25 to 0.1 millimeters). Continue reading
First, let’s find out what is “Mycosis”? Mycosis is a foot fungus.
. Surprisingly tenacious these pathogenic mushrooms! Resistant not only to high temperatures, up to 75-80 °, but even many disinfectants. For months and years they remain viable. And how easily they are transmitted from person to person: normal contact with the patient or the things he used is enough – shoes, stockings, bedding, washcloth, towel, scissors. Therefore, fungal diseases so often become familial.
For a long time, fungi retain their pathogenic properties in exfoliated skin flakes and particles of destroyed nails. Moreover, it is especially good in a humid environment: in wastewater, on wet rugs, floors, floorings of baths, showers, pools. Continue reading