What to eat so as not to hurt
Our immune system constantly protects us from many different pathogenic microorganisms: viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa. But sometimes immunity weakens, and then the disease prevails. To maintain the immune system, there…

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Diseases of exotic countries
Today, the most distant corners of the globe have become available to  tourists. It's great to go to some exotic country, see its beauty, try unusual dishes, buy beautiful souvenirs,…

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Why does genital herpes appear
There are diseases that are simply not accepted to speak out loud. They are ashamed to go to the doctor and live very uncomfortable. It is this pathology that is…

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Immunity is innate

How to read a fluorography certificate

A fluorographic study took place, forever, all, and more than once – the Ministry of Health obliges this diagnostic procedure to be performed by all citizens once a year. Without a certificate of fluorography, you will not be admitted to the hospital for planned treatment, you will not be issued certificates of professional suitability, you will not pass a medical examination for the right to drive a car, etc.

Usually you will be given a certificate that says: “Chest organs without pathological changes,” or “Pathology in the lungs not detected,” or “Within age-related changes.” This means that the lungs are fine. If any changes are found in the image, they will still be given a certificate, but specific deviations from the norm will be indicated in it. In serious Continue reading

Immunomodulators and immunostimulants: truth and myths about magic pills

If earlier it was said that all diseases are from nerves, now weakened immunity is blamed for everything. In order to strengthen it, a large number of various means are proposed – immunomodulators (regulating the immune system) and immunostimulants (enhancing immunity). Advertising promises that as soon as you start taking these miracle pills, your immunity will strengthen and all diseases will recede. Is it so?

In fact, doctors have no consensus on the benefits of drugs that affect the immune system. But they agree on one thing: immunomodulators and immunostimulants should be taken only as directed by a doctor. These drugs are not as harmless as the advertisement claims. They can cause significant harm to health if you take them just like that, just in case. Each drug has its own indications, and they must be taken into Continue reading

Dysbacteriosis
Dysbacteriosis is a violation of the balance of microflora in the human body. Our body is home to many different bacteria. Some of them are useful, supportive of vital functions…

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Unusual diseases: necrotic fasciitis
Necrotic fasciitis is an infection that affects the subcutaneous tissue and fascia. (Fascias are membranes of connective tissue covering all organs, vessels covering muscles, tendons.) The disease is very dangerous,…

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How antibiotics work: when they are effective and useless
Some swallow antibiotics at the slightest cold, while others categorically refuse to take them even with severe pneumonia, considering them terribly harmful. Both that and other approach are absolutely incorrect.…

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E. coli
Escherichia coli: benefit or harm E. coli (Escherichia coli) is an enterobacterium of the genus Escherichia living in the human body. It is widely believed that E. coli is very…

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