The Federal Service for Supervision of Healthcare and Social Development of the Russian Federation (Roszdravnadzor) announced a number of rules that will help distinguish a fake medicine from a real one when buying. Experts advise first of all to pay attention to the quality of packaging, in particular, to the font and spelling.
If after examination there are doubts, it is necessary to require accompanying documentation for the medicine (declaration of conformity and invoice) at the pharmacy. Subsequently, by the number and date of the declaration, you can check on the website of Roszdravnadzor whether such a tool is actually registered.
Another option is to contact the manufacturer directly. The address and telephone number are usually indicated either on the packaging or in the instructions. Then, according to the source data, they will talk about the batch of the drug. Continue reading
The condition when the mobility of the joints is limited: they bend with difficulty and pain, is called contracture. This violation is characteristic of many ailments. What if this happened? Why can not you “tear” the ossified joint or, conversely, leave it motionless for a long time? Readers Medpulse meets the trauma surgeon, Ph.D. Lev Ustimenko.
Contractures result from illness or after injuries. The most common non-traumatic diseases causing contractures are age-related ailments: arthritis and arthrosis. But other diseases also lead to joint stiffness: stroke, lack of blood supply and muscle inflammation, damage to peripheral nerves, and even … hysteria.
Therefore, it is impossible to cure any persistent contracture without a diagnosis! However, in parallel with the treatment of the underlying ailment, which is always selective, there are common ways to deal with contractures. Continue reading
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?
Disease of all ages. Appendicitis is an inflammation of a special hollow organ extending from the cecum – the appendix, or appendix. Continue reading