Vitamin A belongs to the fat-soluble, essential vitamins and is contained in both animal and plant foods – in the form of beta-carotene. Among other things, it is important for eyes and skin and plays a role in the regulation of bone growth. Learn how much vitamin A you need and what foods it contains.
Healing duration of broken bones depend on the patient’s age, nutrition habits, treatment method, disease history and the location of the broken bone. Some bones unite earlier, bigger and longer bones unite longer.
Bone is one of the rare organs that can repair itself from the human body. Bone fracture healing depends on many factors. The average healing of broken bones vary 6 to 10 weeks. Some broken bones take longer time from 6 to 10 weeks beacue of its location and complexity.
Kidney stones are formed in the kidney ducts and are called hard-structured masses containing minerals.
Although the cause of kidney stone formation is not fully known, it is said that familial predisposition, congenital urinary tract anomalies and some systemic diseases such as gout and cystinuria may cause renal stone formation.
Do you have high blood pressure and would like to take less medicines in the future? Then you are right here. In many cases, the values of blood pressure can also be reduced naturally. The success can be so great that some people do not even need any blood pressure reducers at all.
There are many false beliefs about the brain. One of these is the perception that we use only 10 percent of our brain. The brain is still a mystery and this mystery seems to keep its secrets for a long time.
Do we really only extract our mental potential by ten percent? With the help of this myth, the brain can easily be put to the test: functional brain scans prove that there is no “sleeping” brain area. Even individual nerve cells do not rest in healthy people.
Neurologists can use MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to see which parts of the brain are working when a person is thinking or doing something.
Anesthesia is a method of producing artificial sleep. It is also called general anesthesia. The general anesthesia leads to the loss of pain and awareness. It allows for large operations and examinations. In the colloquial language, however, regional anesthesia forms are sometimes referred to as the word narcosis.
Spinal anesthesia is a method for the stunning of spinal cord nerves. In contrast to other anesthesia procedures close to the back of the spinal cord, a drug is injected directly next to the nerves.
Thus, large areas of the body can be stifled in a short time while the patient remains fully conscious. Read all about the benefits of spinal anesthesia and when to perform it.
Spinal anaesthesia causes interruption of signal transmission in the nerves of the spinal cord. For this purpose, the doctor injects certain anesthetics into the cerebrospinal fluid space, which surrounds the spinal cord directly.
Local anesthesia is the anesthetic of a limited area of the body. This can be achieved with the help of medication, which interrupts the painkiller.
The patient is thereby fully conscious, but pain-free. In contrast to general anesthesia, local anesthesia is less risky and less stressful for the patient. Read all about the procedure, when it is carried out and what benefits it offers.
Local anesthesia causes pain relief in a limited area, for example on the skin or in the supply area of whole nerves on the extremities. The drugs used (local anesthetics) interfere with signal propagation in the nerve endings. This creates a local anesthetic.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory joint disorder which is intermittent. Anyone can be affected. Patients suffer particularly from their fingers and hands under swollen, aching and deformed joints. With consequent medication, complications of the disease can be prevented in many cases. Read all the important facts about rheumatoid arthritis.
Electrolytes are substances that contain positively or negatively charged particles (ions) of different chemical elements: one example is sodium chloride (NaCl) from the positively charged sodium ion (Na +) and the negatively charged chloride ion (Cl-).