When Chronic Illness

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When chronic illness 

Often, chronic diseases are the first in the list of causes of high mortality of the Ukrainian people. But no healing of ailments and hiding like an ostrich, head in the sand, people cause your body to more damage, experts argue. So one should not flee from the problem, but it is desirable to listen to myself and often undergo preventive screening. 

The fact that chronic diseases frequently concern people of Lviv, as well as detection methods and tips on how to treat these diseases “Newspaper” The Party told the Register “Top 100 in medicine” in 2009, assistant professor of internal medicine number 2 Lviv National Medical University Daniel Galician, PhD Tatiana Shuflat. 

“We know that life expectancy in Ukraine is considerably smaller than in the developed countries of Europe and the world. What is the reason? Often referred to as among the causes of poor environmental impact, low material standard of living of the majority. But at the same time it is necessary to remember that many heavy (and often fatal) diseases we can prevent, and without considerable investments “- T. Shuflat sure. 

Most deaths to people of working age resulting disease of heart and vessels, in the first place – hypertension and coronary heart disease, says Ms. Shuflat. These two “suffering” are interrelated: high blood pressure contributes to development of coronary heart disease. To prevent their appearance, enough to perform simple and free events: not smoking, much to move (for example, to work and walk home), to monitor the level of blood pressure and weight, consume more vegetables and fruits (not some exotic avocado passionfruit, and our people – apples, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, etc.). 

The doctor says that, statistically, more than half of people with high blood pressure do not know. A large part of those who know about their hypertension – is not treated regularly. 


Signs of high blood pressure are headaches, dizziness, memory impairment, pain in my heart, shortness of breath. Today at pharmacies often hold shares with a free blood pressure monitor for everyone. If you find high blood pressure (over 140/90 mmHg), then see a doctor for proper professional inspection. 

Appoint specialist drugs to normalize pressure, they should be carefully used. Unauthorized cease applying designated drugs will lead to the development of severe complications, especially stroke, when a person becomes disabled and can lie in bed without moving for years. A dose reduction or abolition of appointed only after consultation with the physician. 

Coronary artery disease 

Coronary heart disease has the same risk factors: smoking, sedentary lifestyle, excessive weight, high blood pressure. The signs of ischemic attacks are a pain in the area of the heart during physical activity and excessive display of emotion. 

Diagnosis of the disease can only physician, and only he can be the right treatment, which necessarily should be. If left untreated ischemic hearts, we will develop complications: myocardial infarction and heart failure. When a man can not fully live and work. 

Chronic bronchitis 

Another pathology often leads people to contact the medical institution, unfortunately, in the case of long-running process. It COPD – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (easier – chronic bronchitis). Coughing, wheezing, a fast growing, and deplete man denied her the possibility to fully operate. And, again, is known: it is easier to prevent disease than to treat it. 

How to prevent COPD? Do not smoke and most importantly on time and to treat acute viral respiratory diseases. Smoking – is the main cause of chronic diseases of lungs and bronchi. Another tip for preventing COPD: worried if coughing several weeks should consult a doctor. Only expert advice and not relatives, neighbors, television advertising or the internet can really help overcome illness and return to normal life.



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