In Poland, a primary care physician spends an average of 10 minutes on each patient. Much of that time is spent meticulously completing medical records, the rest is spent on interviewing, physical examination, and making recommendations. Patients tend to leave their appointments feeling confused, without really understanding what is wrong with them and the kind of treatment they should receive. How can we make the most of our time when visiting the doctor? What questions should we ask?
Most of us spend hundreds of hours each month in front of a computer and it can definitely impact our health. Increased pain in the cervical region, unsightly rounded backs, or the protruding head are some of the symptoms of emerging issues. What is the appropriate treatment? What can you do to minimize pain?
Do you often have lumbar pain? With so many of us doing sedentary work, spending hours in front of a computer in the wrong position and too little physical activity, it's hard to get an answer other than ‘yes’. What could the cause of this pain be? Is sciatica a real threat?
Lifestyle and low physical activity make our joints and muscles much less resistant to injuries. There’s even an increase in the number of younger people who are experiencing problems associated with problems typically associated with the aging process - such as joint pain and degenerative changes. Chondromalacia may be one of the causes of pain.
Imaging tests are one of the most effective methods of a diagnosis. In a non-invasive way, they allow you to view what is happening inside the body. In what case is an ultrasound helpful? How can you prepare for an ultrasound?
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus from the family of coronaviruses, which is characterized by its ability to frequently mutate and infect new species. In humans, previously known coronaviruses also caused respiratory symptoms.
A colonoscopy is a procedure that enables a doctor to view the large intestine (rectum and colon) from the inside, using a flexible cable equipped with a camera - a colonoscope.
Telemedicine and innovative healthcare solutions are conquering the market and becoming more and more common. How do EMR and EHR systems relate to this? Do they affect the patient and their health?
Gastroscopy - and more specifically esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) - is an endoscopic (i.e. inside the body) examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract, which allows for the assessment of the esophageal mucosa, stomach and proximal duodenal segment, and, if necessary, performing procedures in this area.
Gastric and duodenal peptic ulcers are the cyclical appearance of peptic ulcers in the stomach or duodenum. Peptic ulcer is a defect of the mucosa accompanied by inflammatory infiltration and necrosis. In most cases, the location of the ulcer is the duodenal bulb and stomach, although they can also occur in the lower esophagus and duodenal loop.