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+.

  • April 29, 2013 11:22 PM

    The Ten Most Common Causes of Death (And How to Prevent Them)

    You may fear dying in a plane crash or you might suffer from a paralyzing fear of poisonous snakes, but in truth you are much more likely to fall victim to one of ten widespread health problems. Although death is inevitable, there are plenty of things you can do in order to dramatically reduce your chances of dying from the leading causes of death. Read on to learn about ways in which you can extend your lifespan.

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  • April 28, 2013 1:20 AM

    Various Options for Treatment of Baker's Cyst

    What is a Baker’s cyst? It is a cyst behind the knee that is filled with fluid and creates a bulge. Often, the pain worsens when a sufferer extends their knee fully or when very active. This type of cyst is also known as a popliteal cyst and the formation of the cyst often follows a knee joint problem, such as a torn cartilage or arthritis flare-up. Either of those conditions might cause the production of excess synovial fluid by the knee, leading to a Baker’s or popliteal cyst.

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  • April 27, 2013 11:15 PM

    Skin Cancer: When to Worry About Your Mole

    Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer and can affect people of all ages. The biggest cause of skin cancer is prolonged exposure to strong sunshine, especially when the skin is unprotected by sun cream or clothing. Having a family history of skin cancer can also increase your risk, as can having fair skin, recurrent bouts of sunburn and a higher than average amount of moles on your body.

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  • April 25, 2013 9:08 AM

    Warning: Poor Sleep Can Ruin Your Weight Loss Plans

    Could a lack of sleep be causing you to pile on the pounds? Research is showing a clear link between weight loss and sleep deprivation. In fact, just a few nights of inadequate sleep can result in some people rapidly gaining weight. It’s caused by a hormone imbalance that leads to changes in your behavior, appetite, and metabolism. Luckily, you can make changes to your lifestyle to combat sleep deprivation and reach your weight loss goals.

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  • March 18, 2013 6:35 AM

    8 Common Food Allergies

    The common food allergies include eggs, shellfish, and nuts. Each allergy may cause only a mild reaction in some people, while an allergy can be life threatening in others. The following article lists eight food allergy types.

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  • March 17, 2013 6:23 AM

    The Eleven Best Cures For Nausea During Pregnancy

    Almost all women suffer from some amount of nausea and vomiting in the first weeks and months of pregnancy. Around 50% of women vomit and at least 30% experience severe nausea.

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  • March 15, 2013 11:00 PM

    Five Warning Signs of Retinal Detachment (That Could Save You From Blindness)

    When the thin membrane at the back of your eye detaches from the supporting blood vessels that supply it with nutrients and oxygen, this is called retinal detachment. It is considered to be a medical emergency, as without immediate surgical treatment it can result in blindness.

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  • March 12, 2013 10:20 AM

    Coronary arteries and the risk of heart attack

    Coronary arteries are branches of aorta and their main task is to supply oxygenated blood to the heart itself. If they get clogged there is a risk of heart attack and stroke. In this post we shall describe these risk factors in more details.

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  • February 13, 2013 1:45 AM

    Diabetes insipidus: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment criteria

    Diabetes insipidus is a somewhat special condition, which causes your kidneys to excrete up to 20 litres of urine a day compared to a normal volume of 1.5 – 1.8 litres per day. This problem is caused by failure of hypothalamus to excrete vasopressin or by failure of kidneys to recognize the hormone.

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  • February 11, 2013 4:23 AM

    Why diabetes mellitus causes glykosuria?

    Normal blood glucose levels are between 3.5 and 5.5 mmol/litre. Patients suffering from diabetes mellitus have much higher blood glucose level, which sometimes exceeds 11 mmol/litre. Such high levels cause glykosuria, which means presence of glucose in urine. In this post we shall take a detailed look on this problem and explain why diabetic patients have glucose in their urine.

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  • February 10, 2013 12:50 PM

    Hot flashes and diet

    Lots of people suffer from hot flashes. In this post we talk about food, which may be causing hot flashes and give some examples of the right diet to get rid of this unpleasant symptom.

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  • February 10, 2013 1:03 AM

    Hot flashes

    Lots of postmenopausal women experience hot flashes, which manifest themselves as heat spreading to upper limbs and face. This symptom affects mainly postmenopausal women as it is closely connected to hormones but in some cases it may also be caused by various other conditions.

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