Is Liposuction No Longer a Way to Lose Weight?


Indeed, in our body, the number of fat cells, or adipocytes, and their localization are largely due to heredity. At the same time, the number of adipocytes does not change during life, they can only increase in size. Their location is also genetically determined, often not at all uniform. For some, they are based in the abdomen, eventually forming a “lifeline”, for some – on the back and sides, for some – on the hips (“ears” and “breeches”) or knees, and for some – then the withers are formed – the so-called “widow’s hump”. Let’s not forget about the second chin, which even a slender girl can have.

The catch is that even if you have a good, toned figure, you follow nutrition and physical activity, these adipocyte locations – fat traps – are not going to leave their homes! They just don’t know yet what VASER liposuction and is.


Many people think that liposuction – a fat removal surgery – is only for overweight people to lose weight. And what a surprise when doctors say: liposuction is not a way to lose weight! The plastic surgeon will first send patients with such a request to normalize weight, adjust nutrition, and then work on body contours and fat traps surgically. And if your body weight is normal, but you are concerned about local imperfections, you are an ideal candidate for VASER liposuction.

With the advent of VASER technology, the precision of liposuction has become truly artistic. The surgeon can not only completely eliminate the fat trap by carefully removing adipocytes from under the skin (and they thought that they were there forever – no matter how!), but also draw the desired relief with them. For example, press cubes.

I have a headache

25% of people at the reception complain of a headache and I state with regret that often both patients and doctors (me too!) Follow the wrong path of diagnosing and treating headaches.

1. I have a headache. Is this something dangerous?
📢90% of headaches are tension headaches or migraines.

2. Perhaps I need to do a CT / MRI of the head? Or the cervical spine? What about vascular ultrasound? After all, the problem is probably in them?
📢No, they are needed only in the presence of dangerous symptoms – “red flags”. In their absence, spending money on these studies is pointless.

3. But I still did an MRI / CT / USDG and there were found vascular foci, a retrocerebellar cyst, a cyst of a transparent septum, a pineal cyst, an empty Turkish saddle, replacement hydrocephalus, osteochondrosis, protrusions and hernias, uncovertebral arthrosis, spondymethyloarthrosis, teeth process, instability of the vertebrae, narrowing, hypoplasia and tortuosity of the vertebral arteries, disorders of venous outflow – does this cause a headache ?!

📢No, these changes are most often an OPTION OF THE NORM and do not cause headache, increased pressure, dizziness or any other symptoms. Moreover, it does not need to be treated with droppers, mexidol, glycine, ginkgo biloba and massage. Most likely the cause of your headache is a migraine or tension headache.

4. And my head often hurts because of the pressure.

📢 No, high blood pressure does not cause headaches. More often on the contrary – a headache can provoke a slight increase in blood pressure.

5. Can the head hurt due to neck problems and
📢 Yes, but there are 3-4% of such patients and this pain is quite easy to recognize at the reception.

6. I want to dig in and clean the blood vessels: Mexidol, Actovegin, B vitamins. Good treatment?
📢 A waste of time and money. No type of headache (and no disease in general) can be treated with these drugs.

7. Will massage help relieve headaches?
📢It helps some patients with tension headaches, but after discontinuation without adequate treatment and prevention, symptoms return.

The harm and benefits of chewing gum

Chewing gum and moxiclear, how many different there are. However, they harm the child or, on the contrary, help get rid of caries, instead of the usual brush.

Almost all children are crazy about what is considered harmful. Chips, soda, fast food are very loved by kids. This list includes chewing gum, which they are ready to chew for hours. Many adults, however, like some doctors, have a negative attitude towards this hobby. Are there real reasons for this, or is it just empty fears and worries about the fact that because of the chewing gum fillings fall out and remain in the stomach. Chewing gum has been invented for a relatively long time. It all began on September 23, 1848 – it was then that the world’s first factory that produced chewing gum was created. However, it became widespread only in 1888, when Thomas Adams began to produce the famous “Tutti-frutti” in his factory and on his patented machine. Since then, chewing gum has changed a lot, but many of the processes that occur during chewing have remained. For example, an increase in salivation – this helps to cleanse the mouth of pieces of food, thereby preventing the formation of plaque, in which microbes would begin to multiply in the future. Also, chewing gum helps in restoring the acid-base balance, which increases after eating and provokes the development of tooth decay. Among other things, to the positive aspects of using chewing gum, you can add stimulation to the production of gastric juice, which helps our body to digest all the foods that enter our stomach. Therefore, it is a very good helper in situations when you have discomfort or nausea due to insufficient amount of gastric juice. The last item on the list of benefits from gum is not recognized by all doctors. It is about strengthening the muscles of the jaw. Some of our foods do not give the proper load, so sometimes it is good to chew gum, but to achieve this effect, you can do with an apple or a cucumber. It will be both healthier and tastier. With an excessively long use of chewing gum, all positive effects begin to change their sign in the direction of “minus”. So, if you chew gum often, then there is a possibility that the body will get used to the production of saliva by itself, and you will begin to experience constant dry mouth. Also, if you chew gum on an empty stomach, a stomach ulcer can develop, since excess gastric juice begins to corrode the mucous membrane. Parents’ fears of loosening teeth are not unfounded. As stated earlier, not all doctors attribute the increased stress on the jaw muscles by chewing gum to positive effects. The fact is that children still have insufficiently strong teeth and gums, and therefore, curvature of the teeth may occur, which can be corrected by braces or even an expensive operation. Chewing gum can never replace your toothbrush, since caries does not occur on the chewing surface itself, but on the interdental surface, so it cannot fully protect against diseases. As you can see, unfortunately, the harm from gum still exceeds all the advantages. To minimize the negative effect from it, make sure that the child does not chew it every day and for a long period of time. In addition, an adult should not chew it, by this you are setting a bad example for your child.

Hormonal contraception: modern, effective, safe

One of the most important achievements of the pharmaceutical industry is the creation of various drugs, regular use of which reliably protects against unwanted pregnancy. As a result of the VCIOM survey, it was found that this method of contraception is preferred by 38% of respondents. Moreover, 71% of them consider it effective and 58% absolutely safe. Every second woman admitted that at least once in her life was an episode of taking these drugs: the vast majority of them (94%) started it on the advice of a gynecologist, and the remaining respondents listened to the o

pinion of friends and reviews on various Internet forums. However, very few women are fully aware of the possible side effects of hormonal oral contraceptives, including, as well as the fact that sometimes the indication for taking them are various diseases, both related to the genital system (polycystic disease) and other (acne).

These drugs act in different ways: some of them suppress ovulation, making fertilization impossible, others thicken the mucus inside the cervix, preventing sperm from penetrating it (minipills), while others have both these effects at once (combined oral contraceptives).

To select a specific type of medication, a woman should consult a gynecologist and undergo a minimally necessary examination. The doctor then writes a prescription for a particular drug and explains to her how she should take it. The woman takes the pills every day for 21 days, once at the same time, after which she takes a break, during which she has her menstrual bleeding. From day 28, the cycle repeats again.

Advantages of the method: Reliable protection against unwanted pregnancy. Ideal for couples.

Cons of the method: You need a prescription from a doctor. The cost of the drugs is often very high. It is not acceptable to skip the pills, as this significantly increases the risk of pregnancy. With prolonged intake, the risk of certain diseases (thrombosis, osteoporosis, etc.) increases. It has contraindications, that is, the reception of drugs is not acceptable for every woman. Sometimes side effects develop (dizziness, nausea, decreased appetite, etc.). Does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.

Cough Causes and Diagnosis

Today’s post is about coughing. Let’s get to the bottom of it. Some doctors treat it with

Cough Causes
Respiratory diseases (acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, pneumonia, lung abscess, tuberculosis, compression of the trachea and bronchi by enlarged lymph nodes);
Diseases of the cardiovascular system (chronic heart failure, pulmonary embolism, pericarditis, heart defects);
Diseases of the ENT-organs (rhinosinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngeal tumors, reflex cough in diseases of the external and middle ear);
Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (gastroesophageal reflex disease, hernia of the esophageal orifice of the diaphragm);
Side effects of medications (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (blood pressure lowering drugs), aerosols, oxygen);
Neurotic cough;
Cough associated with smoking (smoker’s bronchitis);
Allergic diseases (rhinitis, bronchial asthma);
Cough associated with toxic substances in people working at harmful industries.
The nature of the cough is classified as follows
Non-productive, or dry;
Productive (that is, with release of sputum).
Productive cough is observed in diseases associated with inflammatory/infectious lesions of the respiratory tract.

It is important to distinguish false productive cough, which can be observed with “postnasal congestion” in patients with ENT-organ diseases (sinusitis, rhinitis).

By intensity
Violent cough.
By duration of coughing act
Episodic short-term or seizure-like;
Continuous cough.
Types of cough by duration:
Acute cough (short-term, lasting less than 3 weeks) – usually caused by acute viral infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract;
Subacute (“post-infection”, most often caused by bronchial hyperresponsiveness due to a viral infection);
Chronic ( long, more than 8 weeks) can be observed in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectatic disease, neoplasms in the airways and lungs, lung abscess;
Dry, prolonged cough is often seen in patients with chronic diseases of the ENT organs (sinusitis, rhinitis), gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Seeking advice from your doctor, try to tell about your problem as much as possible, it will give the opportunity to more correctly prescribe examination and treatment.


1. Grievance collection

The first important point in this question is to gather your complaints.

Help your doctor and talk about them as much as possible:

Characterization of the cough by its duration;
dry or productive;
triggering factors (allergens, taking medications, physical exertion);
What time of day does it occur?
Whether there is any improvement from taking medications.

2. Blood count + C-reactive protein

Important indicators of inflammation.

Sputum analysis – quantity, color:

Increased volume of normally discharged sputum by a patient suffering from chronic bronchitis/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a criterion for exacerbation, and increasing its purulence (sputum acquires greenish tint/color) is one of the indications for prescription of antibacterial therapy (but not the main one);
Patients with pulmonary edema due to acute left ventricular failure are characterized by the separation of large amounts of frothy pink sputum;
Viscous, difficult to separate, so-called vitreous sputum is observed in bronchial asthma;
In lumpy pneumonia there is “rusty” sputum;
Sputum in the form of “currant” or “raspberry” jelly is characteristic of pneumonia caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae;
Sputum is stained yellow by eosinophils (bronchial asthma, eosinophilic processes in the lungs);
Bleeding – among the main causes of hemoptysis are pulmonary embolism, neoplasms, autoimmune diseases (Goodpasture syndrome, Wegener’s granulomatosis).

4. Collection of anamnesis (life history, diseases)

Fact of smoking with determination of duration;
Family history of bronchial asthma, tuberculosis;
Relation to taking medications;
Occupational, harmful factors.

5. Lung auscultation (listening)

Presence of dry coherent ralescence indicates lesions of the lower airways – acute bronchitis, exacerbation of chronic, bronchial asthma;
Identification of an area of moist small bubbling rales is a typical sign of pneumonia;
Multiple moist rales are observed in pulmonary edema;
Inspiratory crepitation (“cellophane crackle” when listening) characteristic of interstitial lung diseases.

Gastroenteritis. Salvation is Ametik

Familiar to almost everyone disease of the gastrointestinal tract can be both an independent disease and a symptom of another, more serious pathology, but you help Ametik

What is gastroenteritis, its causes

Gastroenteritis is a very common inflammatory disease of the stomach and intestines. Vomiting, diarrhea, colic, weakness, and sometimes fever are its basic and familiar symptoms.

The causative agents of infectious and parasitic diseases are excreted into the external environment with the feces, often in huge quantities. That’s why earlier epidemics of intestinal infections (cholera, diphtheria, typhoid) spread so quickly and took a huge number of lives. In the human body they enter with contaminated food and water. Therefore, failure to follow basic rules of personal hygiene (careful hand washing after toileting, before eating) and visiting catering establishments that violate sanitary norms greatly increases the chances of encountering gastroenteritis.

Classification of gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis is divided into two large groups: infectious and non-infectious. Infectious (contagious) gastroenteritis is caused by pathogens – viruses (50-70%), bacteria (15-20%), parasites (10-15%). You can catch such a disease: not washing your hands, using common with the sick person utensils and food, eating unwashed fruits and vegetables. Viral gastroenteritis develops when infected with many types of viruses. Among them, the most common are rota-, noro-, adeno-, and coronavirus infections. They are all treated the same way, so the doctor does not need to distinguish between them. Among the many causative agents of bacterial gastroenteritis, the most common are Salmonella, Campylobacter, Shigella, Escherichia coli, and Clostridium difficile. Lamblia and Cryptosporidium are single-celled parasites that cause, as you can easily guess, parasitic gastroenteritis.

Non-infectious gastroenteritis is less common than infectious gastroenteritis. Inflammation of the stomach and intestines can provoke an improper diet, some medications, chemo- and radiotherapy, microbiological toxins, allergies to food components. Some diseases (AIDS, certain types of cancer, peptic ulcer disease, Crohn’s disease) are also accompanied by gastroenteritis as a symptom, sometimes the main one.

Gastroenteritis can be acute or chronic. Infectious processes are acute; they begin abruptly; symptoms are pronounced; the duration of the disease is relatively short. Non-infectious gastroenteritis can be acute or chronic. Chronic ones last a long time; periods of exacerbation alternate with asymptomatic ones.

The ICD-10 code for gastroenteritis of infectious origin is A00 to A09 depending on the causative agent, non-infectious K50 to K52 depending on the cause.

Gastroenteritis in children

Infectious gastroenteritis is one of the most typical diseases in children. Infected gastroenteritis is most common in babies under five years of age, in children under one year old, and in children under six months of age it is very serious. The immune system being formed, frequent visits to large groups of the same age (kindergartens, schools) and even imperfect hygiene habits (putting everything into their mouth, not always washing their hands) contribute greatly to the rapid spread of intestinal infections among children.

While for an average adult infectious gastroenteritis is usually an unpleasant thing, but not dangerous, for the health of children they are a real threat. In children, diarrhea and vomiting very quickly disrupt the water-electrolyte balance, which can lead to shock, coma, and even death. Today, it is these diseases that take the greatest number of children’s lives. Therefore, parents need to be very careful. If the child against the background of infection is drowsiness, very little urination, hands or feet are cold, the fontanel is sunken, breathing is frequent – it is necessary to seek help as soon as possible.

Symptoms and signs of gastroenteritis

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Astrointestinal tract can be both an independent but you help Ametik

Symptoms of gastroenteritis vary depending on the cause of the disease. Infectious gastroenteritis usually begins suddenly. Vomiting, diarrhea (diarrhea) with or without blood and mucus, intestinal cramps, weakness, fever (moderate or high) are classic signs of an intestinal infection. The disease may also be accompanied by muscle pain and prostration.

Parasitic gastroenteritis is usually manifested by chronic diarrhea, in most cases without blood, with the exception of amebic dysentery. Weakness and weight loss are seen when diarrhea is severe.

Non-infectious gastroenteritis is mainly accompanied by digestive disorders. Their manifestations may be very slight (soft stool, flatulence) or pronounced (severe diarrhea, colic, weakness, weight loss, deterioration of the general condition).

Children, the elderly, and patients with immune disorders may be especially ill. Severe vomiting can cause severe dehydration, leading to severe complications including death. In moderate dehydration, symptoms such as dry mouth, inconsistent urination, and weakness are observed. This degree can be corrected without hospitalization by drinking enough fluids. Alarming signs of severe dehydration (cold extremities, drowsiness, very little or no urination, frequent shallow breathing) require urgent medical attention.

Diagnosis of gastroenteritis

The clinical picture of many types of gastroenteritis is very clear. In order to make a diagnosis, it is sufficient for the doctor to ask the patient about his complaints and conduct a general examination. A palpation of the abdomen reveals bloated bowel loops. The doctor may also listen to the bowel movements. It is usually very active, accompanied by many sounds.

The most important thing is to establish the cause of the disease, as this determines the treatment plan. Therefore, in some cases, the doctor prescribes additional tests. For many infectious diseases, tests have been developed that can detect the causative agent; parasites and bacteria are detected by microscopy or stool cultures.

General and biochemical blood tests are prescribed for patients with severe disease, since in these cases the functioning of internal organs is impaired (for example, the kidneys are affected in gastroenteritis caused by E. coli).

Treatment of gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis therapy works in two ways:

Eliminates the underlying cause, if possible;
corrects the symptoms and consequences.
There is no specific treatment for viral gastroenteritis. With moderate symptoms, rest and plenty of fluids are all that is needed for a successful recovery. Severe dehydration, lack of fluids and certain electrolytes are corrected by the introduction of intravenous solutions.

Bacterial gastroenteritis requires treatment with antibiotics, parasitic – with antihelminthics. When food intolerance is suspected, it is most important to exclude from the diet foods that may cause the painful condition. If gastroenteritis develops as a side effect of medications, the doctor may try to replace drugs from the current regimen with analogues. In cases where the inflammation is only a symptom, the way to get rid of it is to treat the underlying disease.

They are prescribed only to children over two years of age with watery diarrhea, and only after a fecal occult blood test.

Rehydration drinks are recommended for children and other people at risk for diarrhea and vomiting.

Diet for gastroenteritis

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Astrointestinal tract can be both an independent but you help Ametik

The most important thing in gastroenteritis is to drink. It should be done correctly: often, but a little at a time, small sips. Older children and adults in the acute course of the disease can try to suck ice. Vomiting and diarrhea releases a lot of minerals, especially calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium. To compensate for the loss is shown to drink mineral water of alkaline composition.

Food intake should be resumed carefully. First try to eat something light: vegetable or chicken broth, oatmeal, banana, rice – all low-salted and without spices. If the vomiting comes back – again take a break without food (at least a few hours), then you can eat again. You will have to give up alcohol, fatty and spicy foods, dairy products, coffee, carbonated drinks. New products are added to the diet little by little, watching how you feel.

When gastroenteritis, provoked by intolerance of food components, the main treatment – diet. It can be very strict, to exclude even trace amounts of a particular food component or recommend reducing the consumption of certain products. It all depends on the diagnosis and the individual course of the disease.

Prevention of gastroenteritis

The best prevention of infectious gastroenteritis is to follow the elementary rules of personal hygiene that everyone is familiar with:

Wash your hands thoroughly after toileting and before eating;
Do not drink raw water, especially from unfamiliar sources and standing water;
avoid suspicious catering establishments;
if there is a sick person at home – give him/her individual dishes, do not share towels with him/her;
disinfect the places of swaddling and diaper changing, if a child is sick;
Travelers are advised to find out in advance about the peculiarities of the local cuisine and avoid potentially dangerous dishes. In the first place, this applies to visiting countries where native cuisine is very different from what you are used to, or where ingredients are used that are not heat-treated. It is better to buy bottled water.
A healthy diet and lifestyle can help prevent chronic gastroenteritis.

Children can be vaccinated against the most common intestinal virus – rotavirus. Ask your pediatrician if a vaccination is needed and for details.

Plenty of drinking is always necessary, and antipyretics are prescribed for fever. Antidiarrheals, such as Imodium, are not always welcome.

Sometimes, to get away from the stress of treatment, you need to please yourself. You can help with that here:


The main use of promethazine

Used as an anti-allergic, antihistamine, sedative, antiemetic, antipruritic, hypnotic, and local anesthetic. Competitively blocks H1-histamine receptors, has anti-exudative, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory effects. Reduces capillary permeability, swelling of mucous membranes, itching. Blocks alpha-adrenoreceptors, M-cholinoreceptors. Inhibits histamine-N-methyltransferase, blocks central histamine H3-receptors. Depresses CNS, has sedative, anxiolytic, antipsychotic and hypnotic effects, lowers body temperature. It reduces excitability of vestibular receptors, inhibits labyrinth function, eliminates dizziness. The antiemetic effect promethazine is due to blockade of M-receptors in the chemoreceptor zone of the vomiting center of the medulla oblongata. It penetrates through the HEB. When administered 2 weeks before delivery, it may inhibit platelet aggregation in newborns. No mutagenic effects or adverse effects on fetal development have been found in experimental studies.

The main use of promethazine

It is quickly and completely absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. It takes 15-60 min to produce effects when administered orally, 20 min after intramuscular injection, 3-5 min after intravenous injection. Duration of action is 4-6 hours (after intravenous administration – up to 12 hours). It is 65-90% bound to blood plasma proteins. It is metabolized in the liver and partially in the kidneys to form promethazine sulfoxides, N-desmethylpromethazine and other derivatives. The elimination half-life is 7-14 hours. It is eliminated mainly in the urine, including in the form of metabolites.


Allergic dermatoses, prurigo, eczema, exudative diathesis, urticaria, rash and other skin allergic reactions to drugs and chemicals, itching, allergic conjunctivitis, allergic rhinitis, pollinosis, stings of wasps, bees, scorpions, bumblebees, serum sickness, angioneurotic edema, false croup, asthmatic bronchitis, atopic bronchial asthma, anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions (as part of complex therapy), rheumatism with a pronounced allergic component; Meniere’s syndrome, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, motion sickness; anxiety, neurosis and neurosis-like conditions, psychosis, insomnia, extrapyramidal disorders (against the background of taking neuroleptics), trigeminal neuralgia, migraine, chorea, hyperthermia; premedication and postoperative period (as a sedative, for artificial hibernation, potentiation of anesthesia and local anesthesia), study of gastric secretion (when used as a stimulant of histamine secretion).


The main use of promethazine

Hypersensitivity (including to other phenothiazines), coma, concomitant use of MAO inhibitors and the period within 14 days after completion of their administration, alcohol intoxication, hepatic and/or renal failure, pregnancy, lactation, occasional vomiting in children of unspecified genesis, early childhood under 2 months (for parenteral administration), childhood under 6 years (for oral administration). Contraindicated in pregnancy.


Jaundice, prostatic hypertrophy, predisposition to urinary retention, bladder neck stenosis, open- or closed-angle glaucoma, peptic ulcer with pyloroduodenal obstruction, lower respiratory tract diseases, bone marrow dysfunction, cardiovascular diseases (severe angina, arterial hypertension, decompensated chronic heart failure, atrial fibrillation), epilepsy, sleep apnea, Reye syndrome, advanced age.

Why Colombia?

Medical tourism in Latin America is formed in a very competitive environment, because many countries in the region, such as Brazil and Costa Rica, in recent years have invested heavily to take its place in this area.

There are several reasons why many foreign patients still prefer Colombia:

  1. Acceptable cost of treatment
Why Colombia?

In large hospitals with worldwide recognition you can get quality treatment, which sometimes will cost only 30-50% of the cost of the same procedures in the U.S. or Canada. At the same time, you should consider inexpensive accommodation, food, and entertainment in Colombia.

  1. 2. Strategic Location

Colombia is located in the northwestern part of South America, just a couple of hours flight from the USA. The major cities of the country, which may be of interest to medical tourists, have international airports that accept regular flights from Europe and North America.

  1. High quality specialized treatment

Colombia has established itself as a country providing quality medical services in the fields of dentistry, cosmetic and plastic surgery, cardiology, ophthalmology, transplantology, gynecology, otorhinolaryngology and infertility treatment.

  1. American training

Colombia does not yet have a very strong medical education system. Most health care professionals who are medical tourists have completed their studies in Western countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. That is why local doctors have no problems with English, they are well acquainted with modern medicine and international treatment standards, and are able to work with new equipment.

  1. Hospitals with international accreditation

The Colombian government is working hard to create an optimal climate for medical tourism in the country. In particular, it assists local hospitals in obtaining international accreditation. Today 12 Colombian hospitals are accredited by JCI, including such well-known names as Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota, Fundacion Cardiovascular de Colombia and Fundacion Cardioinfantil.

  1. No queue
Why Colombia?

Medical tourists visiting Colombia can note the minimum waiting time for planned treatment.

If in some overcrowded clinics in Asia or the Middle East you will have to make an appointment a few weeks before the procedure, you can usually agree on treatment for the next few days, and in the remaining time of vacation to rest and recover on the beautiful ocean beaches.

  1. Gracious climate

Colombia is an equatorial country, where warm, sunny weather prevails throughout the year, with an average monthly temperature in the lowlands of about 30 degrees (in the mountains it is much cooler). Variety of climatic conditions in the four natural zones of Colombia is suitable for recreation and recovery after illness or surgery.

  1. Perfect infrastructure for tourists

Although, as we have already said, in the Colombian province, medicine can not boast of anything outstanding, in large cities for medical tourists created everything necessary.

The medical facilities here are equipped with the latest technology, which allows performing complex laparoscopic surgeries, organ transplantations, catheterization of the heart, plastic surgeries, etc. The medical facilities are also equipped with the latest technology. Some hospitals provide apartments corresponding to the level of a 5-star hotel.

Treatment in Colombia

The Republic of Colombia is a sovereign state in the northwestern part of South America that has access to both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

Colombia borders with Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru. This country has a huge diversity of nature – snow-capped Andean peaks, the Amazon forest, the Caribbean and Pacific coast, and the desert area of Guayahira.

Thanks to its stunning nature, Colombia is one of the world leaders in ecotourism, and is also one of the four leading countries in environmental diversity in the UNEP program.

The Colombian government has long been working on measures to promote medical tourism in the country, investing heavily in improving medical infrastructure and helping leading hospitals gain international accreditation.

Treatment in Colombia

Among the most popular medical destinations in Colombia:

  • Plastic surgery.
  • Infertility treatment.
  • Dentistry.
  • Cardiology.
  • Neurology.
  • Treatment of addiction.
  • Organ transplantation.
  • Stem cell therapy.

In this case, any treatment in Colombia can be obtained for a sum 1.5-3 times less than in America, Canada and Great Britain.

In terms of quality, treatment in this country is as good as most other popular medical tourism destinations, such as Brazil or Mexico.

The capital of Colombia, Bogota, is the center of the best hospitals in the country. Medicine is on a high level in major cities – Medellin, Cartagena, Cali.

For example, JCI accredited modern Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paul is located in Medellin, near the international airport, and offers a wide range of medical services – from cosmetic surgery to organ transplantation.

However, it is not recommended to look for a cheaper hospital in the Colombian province, because there may be problems with infrastructure, modern equipment, hospital standards, and good specialists. All the technical and human resources potential of local medicine is, we can say, concentrated in several major Colombian cities.

Treatment in Colombia

Colombia is one of the most visited countries in South America, especially after the end of internal conflicts that used to scare tourists away from this stunning country. Tourists from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Latin America come here to enjoy the exotic landscapes and explore the rich history and culture, and take part in famous festivals.

According to the regional economic magazine America Economia, Colombia has one of the most developed medical infrastructures in Latin America. There are more than 50 companies-providers of medical services in the country, and a number of large hospitals are certified by Joint Commission International (JCI).

The benefits of medical tourism in Colombia:

  • Strategic location – convenient flight from the USA, Canada and European Union countries.
  • Qualified doctors, including those with degrees from Western universities, are available.
  • Excellent accommodation conditions and developed infrastructure in major cities.
  • The tropical climate is good for recovery after some diseases.
  • Moderate pricing policy, allowing a lot of savings compared to Western clinics.
Denis Slinkin

Fasting Blood Sugar

High blood sugar levels, or hyperglycemia, is a condition in which the blood glucose concentration is too high. This disease is usually found in people with diabetes and is caused when the body does not produce enough hormonal insulin or is resistant to its effects, says Dr. Slinkin. Close women’s hands with a lance on your fingers to check blood sugar levels.If you’ve tried to lower your blood sugar level FBS, but it’s consistently above 240 mg/dL, ask for emergency medical help. When high blood sugar levels  remain untreated, it can lead to organ and tissue damage, coma and death, according to the American Diabetes Association. Monitoring your blood sugar level is a good way to solve your high blood sugar problem quickly, and there are several ways to reduce your blood sugar level quickly, says Mr. Denis.


FBS Denis Slinkin

Exercises can help reduce blood sugar levels FBS by using surplus sugar as a fuel, according to the American Diabetes Association. If, however, your blood sugar level is above 240 mg/dL, use a urine test strip to check for ketones. When ketones are produced by the body, exercise may cause your blood sugar level to rise rather than fall. Physical activity can have an immediate benefit in lowering blood sugar, as well as a long-term benefit in helping to stabilise blood sugar levels. Let’s consider your next meal carefully.People with diabetes often follow a nutrition plan developed with the help of a doctor. If you have hyperglycemia for diabetes, stick to your plan. Think about reducing your portion size and avoiding snacks and sweetened drinks, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Read more: The best nuts for people with diabetes.Talk to your Doctor.
If you are taking medication to fight diabetes, take it as prescribed at the Mayo Clinic. But talk to your doctor about whether changing your medication dosage may also be appropriate. Your health professional can also help rule out other diseases or infections that may cause your blood sugar levels to rise.