A 40-year-old man was brought by an ambulance. On the eve of his friends, he marked the end of urgent work. We drank a little, had a bite than we have to. And today, an unbearable girdle pain forced to call an ambulance. Yes, and before that I noticed some deviations in the state of health; after drinking a glass of alcohol for several days there was loose stool, periodically there was pain either under the spoon, then in the lower back, or on the left side of the chest.
The patient had an exacerbation of the chronic inflammatory process in the pancreas – pancreatitis. Note: in men, the most common cause of this severe progressive disease is alcohol. And not only for those who drink constantly and in large doses. A glass of food “for appetite” before meals, occasional booze – this is enough to cause inflammation of the pancreas. Continue reading
Injuries can be of the following types: industrial, sports, birth, domestic, mental, head trauma, eye trauma, knee trauma, abdominal trauma, chest trauma, ankle injury, spinal injury, etc.
Below we will provide some very useful tips on how to avoid various injuries.
Warm spring days arrived, and there summer is not far off. The townspeople are drawn to nature: to the forest, to the garden plot, to the cottage. And unbiased statistics immediately records the consequences of this craving: according to world statistics, the frequency of household injuries on Saturdays and Sundays is one and a half times higher than on weekdays. And the proportion of injuries in garden plots in the summer months, as well as in September and even in October, reaches 6–7% of the total number of household injuries. 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