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Stem cell therapy – option for many problems

Stem cell therapy – option for many problems

Regeneration of diseased tissue, does that work? In the healing of diseased tissues, stem cells play a key role. In stem cell transplantation, stem cells are isolated from the body’s own adipose tissue and transplanted to the desired location. These may develop locally into different cells if there is a corresponding environmental stimulus, e.g. in muscle or cartilage cells. In addition, they can initiate regenerative processes by releasing messenger substances. Stem cells have already proven to be effective, especially in…

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Oh dear – My child is constantly infected

Oh dear – My child is constantly infected

As a parent, one often wonders what else is normal about infections. Especially in the first three years of life can often lead to infections with symptoms such as fever, runny nose, cough, vomiting and diarrhea. As a general rule, an infant has an average of eight to nine infections per year, often up to twelve infections in the first two years of life. The cause of this is due to the immune system of the child. In the case…

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Removing floaters with Laser

Removing floaters with Laser

Large series finds floater removal usually effective with very few complications Many vitreo-retinal surgeons avoid “floater” surgery because the risks of vitrectomy (extraction of the vitreous by surgery) often seem to outweigh the benefit of removing what are usually thought of as minor visual disturbances. “Floaters” or “Mouches Volantes” are small dark spots, patches or thread-like structures in the field of view, which shift in a characteristically scurrying manner along with the line of sight, performing slow-swinging movements around a…

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When the tooth loosens, it may hurt the heart

When the tooth loosens, it may hurt the heart

Coronary heart disease is still the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and the key role of inflammation has clearly crystallised in the development of atherosclerosis. Periodontal disease is also an inflammatory disease whose local and systemic inflammatory mechanisms are involved in plaque formation in the coronary arteries, so that an association of the two diseases was recognised across disciplines. Over 40% of the adult population in industrialised countries suffers from periodontal disease. The progressive disease of the periodontium…

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Spring time – Pollen time

Spring time – Pollen time

With the warmer spring days, the pollen time begins After the cold winter, we look forward to milder temperatures, more sunshine and a nature that comes back to life more and more. For pollen allergy sufferers, this time is less enjoyable than agony. The number of people affected is increasing steadily from year to year. How to be allergic to pollen? The predisposition to allergies is inherited. They can evolve over the years. Furthermore, pollution of the environment can lead…

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Videocapsule endoscopy – a journey into the SELF

Videocapsule endoscopy – a journey into the SELF

Many still remember the 1987 movie “The Journey into the Self,” which at that time represented the sheer impossible journey through the body in a miniature capsule, then dismissed as science fiction ….. and today? …… Admittedly, even today no human being can be reduced in size to undertake the journey in this capsule itself; but we can swallow one capsule, which then represents the entire gastrointestinal tract, beginning with the oral cavity, over the esophagus, stomach, small and large…

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Treatment of spinal stenosis

Treatment of spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a degenerative disease that is common but not always easy to diagnose. There are typical symptoms that indicate too tight a spinal canal, e.g. leg pain that improves spontaneously when sitting down. Other symptoms are more difficult to classify, e.g. weakness of the legs or sensibility disorders. Back pain may not necessarily be present, although the cause is a wear of the spine, which leads to a continuous narrowing of the spinal canal over years. Depending on…

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The climacteric – Salvation? Curse? Fate?

The climacteric – Salvation? Curse? Fate?

A very important topic, which is frequently and early in the gynecological consultation, is the climacteric. According to medical definition, the climacteric means the end of the naturally occurring menstruation by stopping the hormonal activity of the ovaries. On a statistical average, this is the case today in Europe between the ages of 50 and 51, but there are major deviations from this; we know women who spontaneously experience menopause at the age of 40 or even at the age…

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When scars become a problem

When scars become a problem

Our skin always responds to deeper injuries with the formation of scar tissue. This normal scar tissue is a kind of “repair tissue” with which our body fills and closes wounds. Usually, the scar is small and flat, fading almost invisibly over time. In some wounds, however, our body is too much “repair fabric”, the scar is thrown up and hard, it can itch or hurt during weather change or just look ugly. In case of bulging scars one speaks…

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Ear hurts: the bathing otitis

Ear hurts: the bathing otitis

Nothing is as refreshing in the summer heat as a cool dip in the sea or pool. But some swimmers are unlucky, because suddenly they suffer from severe earache. The cause of this call professionals bathing otitis and it is an inflammation of the ear canal, which often affects the eardrum or even the middle ear affected. This inflammation is painful and in most cases also leads to hearing loss and ear walking. Regular water contact in the summer promotes…

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