Where does non-alcoholic hepatitis come from?
The concept of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis was first introduced in 1980. And today it is recognized as very relevant in gastroenterology, since its prevalence is from 14 to 18 percent of…

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Diagnostics in the regions: figures, facts and money
Recently, in Moscow, the IMEDA Association held a meeting on the topic "Modern diagnostics and (un) health of Russians." The event was timed to coincide with the release of the…

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Test yourself and your liver
The Russian Society for the Study of the Liver (ROPIP) together with several medical organizations launched on October 1, 2011. in Moscow, the “Test Yourself!” project, aimed at collecting and…

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six different viruses

What we do not know about hepatitis

It would seem that we already know enough about this scourge – hepatitis. And whoever is warned is armed. But it turns out that we know far from everything. Hepatologist, Candidate of Medical Sciences Vladimir Sergeytsev told MedPulse readers seven little-known, but interesting and important facts about this common and in many cases dangerous disease.

There are more than eight types of hepatitis.
Hepatitis is not always an infectious disease. A person can get hepatitis without getting infected from anyone. The fact is that, in addition to viral, there is autoimmune and toxic hepatitis. In the first case, the liver is attacked by the human immune system (the causes of such aggression are unknown). In toxic hepatitis, some drugs (overdose of paracetamol, amoxicillin and potassium clavulanate), industrial chemicals and alcohol affect the liver. The liver of 20 percent of alcoholics sooner or later is under attack. As a result of these effects, inflammation of the liver occurs. Continue reading

What is good for the heart, good for the liver
Scientists have long traced a direct relationship between cardiovascular disease and liver dysfunction. It is the liver that is responsible for the exchange of cholesterol, which affects the state of…

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Why "grapes" grew in the nose
Doctors, speaking of polypous rhinosinusitis (the disease is so correctly called), always mention a bunch of grapes. Like, polyps in the nose are very similar to her in shape. However,…

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Good sleep. How to achieve this?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSA) is a common respiratory illness associated with sleep disturbances, snoring, and respiratory failure in a dream for ten or more seconds. Add to this a…

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Good sleep. How to achieve this?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSA) is a common respiratory illness associated with sleep disturbances, snoring, and respiratory failure in a dream for ten or more seconds. Add to this a…

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