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+.

  • 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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  • January 14, 2013 6:17 AM

    Explanation of Some of the Most Common Kidney Diseases

    Disorders that affect your kidneys are called kidney diseases, and can include hereditary kidney diseases. The kidneys remove the waste products from your body, regulate the level of chemicals in your blood and make certain hormones. Removing waste products and excess fluids is a major function of your kidneys. This waste and excess fluid are removed from your body through the urine.

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  • December 29, 2012 12:29 AM

    Pyrosis

    Pyrosis is a specific kind of pain, which manifests itself as a burning sensation or pressure under the lower section of the breastbone (sternum). Pyrosis is caused by irritation of esophagus by acid stomach contents.

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  • December 28, 2012 12:23 PM

    Different Liver Function Tests and What They Mean

    Your liver’s job is great, as it carries out many excretion, detoxification and synthetic functions. Only a few of these can actually be measured by the levels of certain products in your blood, however.

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  • December 24, 2012 7:24 AM

    Understanding Kidney Function Numbers and What They Mean

    Your kidneys job is to remove the extra wastes and fluids, including urea, from your body in the form of urine. When they do not do this, the fluid retention and waste build up products can leave you with dangerous changes to your body that can even become life-threatening. There are various kidney function labs that your doctor can give you to test the functionality of your kidneys.

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  • December 22, 2012 12:49 AM

    The Importance of Controlling Blood Sugar Levels

    As a basic energy source for much of the operations of your body, glucose is a very important aspect for your health. Glucose is used for most of the processes in your body including the production of ATP, food digestion and cellular respiration. Since it is easily used by your body without having to be broken down first or gotten from another area of your body, blood glucose is very important to the proper functioning of your body.

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  • 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 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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