Today I would like to tell you about those features of the German healthcare, which often raise questions and surprise among foreign patients. Very often this is not due to the quality of medical services, but with the difference of the mentality in German and Russian-speaking patients. German physician, respectively, carries out his consultations and treatment based on the experience with the German patients.
Before coming to Germany many of our fellow citizens have persistent misconception that having sent all medical reports and images studies, they will be able to receive a detailed reply from the Professor about the treatment, and in case surgery and step-by-step story about the technique of surgery. None experienced – and not only German, but also Russian – the doctor must not tell the patient about the treatment, not looking at him. Image and avtoritety, folding over the years, can be in an instant destroyed the inadequate story about the treatment of excluding the data of objective examination of the patient, i.e. without his direct examination by a doctor. Some managers in companies for the provision of treatment, going with the persistent, patient, detail paint therapeutic methods by copying them from articles posted on popular medical sites. Subsequently, it often causes scandals when the proposal for treatment in a German clinic after the patient’s arrival in Germany is different than what was described previously. Continue reading
Physiotherapy is the branch of medicine that studies the effect on the human body natural or artificially produced physical factors.
This highly advanced area of science and practice . which is constantly being improved. Being the most adequate for the body stimuli in the external environment, physical factors have a stabilizing effect on various organs and systems . enhance the body’s resistance to adverse influences, it enhances the defense mechanisms, enhance the effectiveness of other therapies and reduce the side effects of drugs.
Of course, all this must be applied properly and efficiently. Today in the treatment of patients use many medications in various combinations. Physiotherapy is one of the ways in which medication can be delivered to the specific diseased area . without affecting other healthy organs, when it is possible to avoid the use of medication . This is especially true for people with allergies. The possibilities of physiotherapy is very large. It is difficult to name a branch of medicine in which physiotherapy techniques could not be applied for the benefit of the patient. They are universal, physiologic, does not have toxicity, do not cause side effects and sensitization of the organism, is well compatible with other therapeutic agents and have a long delay, in some cases up to 4-6 months.All this makes physiotherapy a decent, affordable and popular form of treatment. Continue reading
Bearberry, or UVA URSI is a small evergreen shrub, native to Europe and the USA, which for many centuries was treated for bladder infections and kidney, urolithiasis. For medical purposes use the leaves, which contain glycosides (arbutin, methyl-arbutin), flavonoids (quercetin, isoquercetin, hyperoside, myricetin, myricetin), tannins pyrogallol group, organic acids (Gallic, ellagic, ursolic, malic, formic and protocatechuic and others).
Leaf extract has a therapeutic effect due to containing (10%) in the glycoside arbutin, which, under the influence of the enzyme arbutus is hydrolysed (decomposed) in the body to hydroquinone and glucose. Hydroquinone has an antiseptic effect and also as a result of irritation of the renal tissue has a diuretic effect. Another glycoside methyl-arbutin in the hydrolysis cleaves the methyl ester and hydroquinone.
The antibacterial effect of hydroquinone especially pronounced against Staphylococcus aureus (Staphylococcus aureus) and E. coli (Escherichia coli) .
Arbutin causes mild diuretic effect. The plant also has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties due to tannins (tannins).
The use of bear ears helps cleanse the urinary tract from bacteria and products of inflammation. Continue reading