Michal Vilímovský (EN)

I am a medical student at the Third Medical College of the Charles Univeristy in Prague, Czech Republic. I like writing articles about anything related to medicine. Connect with me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

  • November 9, 2012 7:19 AM

    Hyperthyroidism: causes, symptoms and treatment options

    The thyroid gland is one of the most important endocrine glands and a producer of hormones cruicial for proper function of human body. The main hormones produced by the thyroid gland are triiodothyronine (T3), tetraiodothyronine (T4 or thyroxine) and calcitonin, which has a certain role in calcium level adjustment in the human body. Hyperthyroidism is caused by over production of some or all thyroid hormones.

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  • November 8, 2012 8:07 AM

    What You Should Know About Knee Arthroscopy

    Knee arthroscopy is a procedure where the doctor, usually an orthopedist, visually examines the knee with an arthroscope, which is a fiber optic instrument with a lighted tip. The images of the joint will be projected on a video screen. Knee arthroscopy is one of the most common joint surgeries performed.

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  • November 8, 2012 5:16 AM

    Knee Arthroscopy Recovery

    If you have an appointment for a knee arthroscopy you might be worried about knee arthroscopy recovery This is often a pretty simple procedure, but you should still know what to expect during the process and how your recovery options. It can take about 2 months to recover from this type of procedure and you want to make sure that you are not rushing your recovery.

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  • November 8, 2012 12:38 AM

    Tennis Elbow: causes, symptoms and treatment options

    The human body consists of about 600 skeletal muscles. Typically, a skeletal muscle consists of the beginning, which attaches the muscle to the bone, the belly consisting mainly of bundle of fibers and the tendon (muscle insertion), which connects the muscle to the bone. Due to the fact that the muscle is fixed to the bone on both ends, a contraction results in a movement such as bending of a joint (e.g. flexion ) or straightening of a joint (e.g. extension).

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  • November 7, 2012 8:13 AM

    All about the pancreas

    The leaf-shaped gland known as the pancreas is about 6 inches long and is situated at the back of the stomach, deep in the abdominal cavity. It is part of the body’s complex digestive system, which is made up of the digestive tract and its associated organs – three pairs of salivary glands, the gallbladder, the liver and the pancreas.

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