Рубрика: Recommendations of Doctors


Stunting in children

In the first few years of life most kids gain weight and grow much more quickly than they will later on. Sometimes, however, kids don’t meet expected standards of growth. Most still follow growth patterns that are variations of normal, but others are considered to have «failure to thrive.» This is a general diagnosis, with many possible causes. Common to all cases, though, is the failure to gain weight as expected, often accompanied by poor height growth. Diagnosing and treating a child who fails to thrive focuses on identifying any underlying problem. From there, doctors and the family work together to get the child back into a healthy growth pattern.

About Failure to Thrive

Most diagnoses of failure to thrive are made in infants and toddlers in the first few years of life — a crucial period of physical and mental development. After birth, a child’s brain grows as much in the first year as it will grow during the rest of life. Poor nutrition during this period can have permanent negative effects on mental development. Most babies double their birth weight by 4 months and triple it by age 1, but kids with failure to thrive often don’t meet those milestones. If the condition progresses, undernourished kids may:

  • become disinterested in their surroundings
  • avoid eye contact
  • become irritable
  • not reach develop


Obstractive sleep apnoe

What is it?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep. The «apnea» in sleep apnea refers to a breathing pause that lasts at least ten seconds. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat fail to keep the airway open, despite efforts to breathe. Another form of sleep apnea is central sleep apnea, in which the brain fails to properly control breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is far more common than central sleep apnea.

What causes sleep apnoe?

There are a number of factors that increase risk, including having a small upper airway (or large tongue, tonsils or uvula), being overweight, having a recessed chin, small jaw or a large overbite, a large neck size (17 inches or greater in a man, or 16 inches or greater in a woman), smoking and alcohol use, being age 40 or older, and ethnicity (African-Americans, Pacific-Islanders and Hispanics). Also, OSA seems to run in some families, suggesting a possible genetic basis. Whom does it affect-anyone,including children Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea. It occurs when the soft tissue in the back of your throat relaxes during sleep and blocks the airway, often causing you to snore loudly. Central sleep apnea is a much less common type of sleep apnea


Back Pain During Pregnancy

In approximately 80% of women who are pregnant, back pain is prevalent. Peripartum Pelvic Pain Pain in the pelvic region, for which a clear-cut diagnosis has not been made, is termed peripartum pelvic pain. This pain may start during pregnancy, or within three weeks of delivery. In approximately 80% of pregnancies, back pain is usually localized, but the site may vary. Although long-term pain is very rare, short-term pain tends to be dominant. Usually during the third trimester, 50% of pregnant patients will experience back pain. The prevalence of postpartum period pain falls to approximately 9% in decreasing order as follows: sacral, lumbosacral, lumbar, cervicothoracic, and remaining areas. It is believed that hormones cause change at the insertion point of ligaments to the bone. A higher concentration of ligaments in the lower spine may suggest the cause for a higher incidence of back pain in the multiparous mother who has had more exposure to hormonal influences. Furthermore, an increase in premenstrual pain has occurred in a large majority of women whose pain has been suggestively influenced by hormonal changes. There has also been found to be higher serum relaxin levels in women with peripartum pelvic pain. There is some evidence to suggest that a different set of receptors is sensitized in the lower spine during pregnancy by hormones.



ChiropracticMethod of Chiropractic is a natural way of influencing the human body which helps to remove the source of the disease, and not just its symptoms. It is based on a simple, but very powerful principle: if the spine is functioning correctly and the nervous system works properly, the human body is able to heal itself. A human organism possesses a unique ability to self-regenerate and self-heal, which happens when there is no external interference, negatively affecting the functioning of the nervous system. There are three main types of such interference (three stressors): chemical, physical and psychological. Nervous system consists of brain, spinal cord and nerves. It controls the functioning of literally every cell, organ and tissue of the body (see picture on the left). While the brain is protected by the scull bones, the spinal cord passes through 24 moving segments (vertebrae). Changes in biomechanics of the spine can lead to one of the most widely spread reasons for dysfunctions of nervous system – subluxation (a condition when vertebrae are misaligned or fixated and their motion is restricted). Such dysfunction nega


The Basics of Cholesterol

Have you been diagnosed with high cholesterol? Is lowering your cholesterol a goal? The first step is to find out: What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance made in the liver and other cells and found in certain foods, such as food from animals, like dairy products, eggs, and meat. The body needs some cholesterol in order to function properly: for cells construction, to produce hormones, vitamin D, and the bile acids that help to digest fat. But the body needs only a limited amount of cholesterol to meet its needs. When too much is present health problems such as heart disease may develop. When too much cholesterol is present, plaque (a thick, hard deposit) may form in the body’s arteries narrowing the space for blood to flow to the heart. Over time, this buildup causes atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) which can lead to heart disease. When not enough oxygen-carrying blood reaches the heart chest pain — called angina — can result. If the blood supply to a portion of the heart is completely cut off by total blockage of a coronary artery, the result is a heart attack. This is usually due to a sudden closure from a blood clot forming on top of a previous narrowing. Cholesterol travels through the blood attached to a protein — this cholesterol-protein package is called a lipoprotein. There are low density lipoprotein