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Treatment in Druskininkai

Druskininkai resort specializes in the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, gynecological diseases. The ability to treat such a wide range of diseases is due to the presence of mineral water at the resort, which is used for the drinking treatment course and in some water procedures, as well as peat and sapropel mud.

Treatment in Druskininkai

Indications for the treatment of the gastrointestinal tract

  • Chronic gastritis with normal and decreased secretory activity
  • Gastric and duodenal ulcer
  • Postoperative conditions of the stomach and duodenum
  • Chronic colitis
  • Fat liver dystrophy
  • Chronic cholecystitis

Indications for treatment of the musculoskeletal system

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Polyarthropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondrosis
  • Degenerative changes in the spine

Indications for the cardiovascular system treatment

  • Atherosclerotic cardiosclerosis
  • The consequences of myocardial infarction
  • Arterial hypertension
  • Heart defects
  • Coronary heart disease

Indications for respiratory system treatment

  • Chronical bronchitis
  • Chronic pneumonia
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Tracheitis
  • Tracheobronchitis

Indications for the treatment of gynecological diseases

  • Female genital inflammatory diseases
  • Ovarian dysfunction
  • Infertility due to inflammatory diseases
  • Climacteric syndrome
  • Incorrect uterus position

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How is treatment carried out in Druskininkai

Introductory examination by a doctor

After check-in into the spa hotel, the patient undergoes an initial examination by a balneologist. The doctor finds out the features of the current state of health (if necessary, with the help of laboratory tests) and prescribes an individual treatment course. In some health resorts in Druskininkai, a physical examination is carried out by a physiotherapist, otolaryngologist, gastroenterologist, cardiologist, gynecologist. It is recommended to bring with you the opinions of the attending physician and the results of medical tests (a spa card is optional) so as not to waste time and money on additional examinations.

Introductory examination by a doctor

How is treatment carried out in Druskininkai

Such treatment methods are used in the spa hotels of Druskininkai:

Hydrotherapy. It is one of the main areas of treatment in Druskininkai and includes: a drinking course of treatment with "Sveikata", "Viltis" mineral water and water procedures, including those based on "Surutis", "Sveikata", "Viltis" mineral water.

Safety of radon water for health

How does a drinking treatment course affect the body

The intake of mineral water helps to normalize the acidity of the stomach, relieves inflammatory processes in the gastrointestinal tract, improves liver activity, regulates intestinal function and metabolism. One glass of Druskininkai mineral water provides the body with the necessary amount of calcium and magnesium for the whole week.

It is important to remember that the degree of its effect on the gastrointestinal tract depends on the time of mineral water intake. For example, water that was drunk 1-1.5 hours before a meal stops the secretion of gastric juice, and water that was drunk 10-15 minutes before a meal, on the contrary, improves secretion.

Warm mineral water is recommended for heartburn, stomach cramps, chronic gallbladder inflammation, gallstone stones, chronic intestinal inflammation.

Cold mineral water is recommended for weak bowel movements and a tendency to constipation.

In all other cases, water is prescribed at a temperature of 30-40 °C or room temperature.

With severe irritation of the stomach and intestines, mineral water should be diluted with fresh drinking water in a ratio of 1:1.

How to take mineral water in right way

Disease Water temperature Volume
Chronic gastritis with normal and decreased secretory activity Drink water at room temperature in small sips for 15-20 minutes before eating 100 ml per 1 session, gradually increasing the amount of water to 3-4 cups per day
Stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcer Drink warm water quickly, in large sips, 1-1.5 hours before a meal 100 ml per 1 session, gradually increasing the amount of water to 3-4 cups per day
Chronic inflammation of the colon With a tendency to diarrhea - warm water, to constipation - cold water 200 ml 3 times a day
Chronic gallbladder inflammation, the initial stage of liver inflammation Drink warm mineral water before eating 200 ml in 1 session
Gallstones Drink warm mineral water before meal 200 ml in 1 session
A mild form of diabetes mellitus Water temperature will depend on the state of the stomach and intestines 200 ml 3 times a day
Obesity Water temperature will depend on the state of the stomach and intestines 200 ml 3 times a day

An integral part of the gastrointestinal tract treatment is diet therapy. Some spa hotels in Druskininkai differ in that they adhere to strict quality control of food, the classic number system of diets. Some menus for patients with serious gastrointestinal diseases consist only of diet foods, with a clear calculation of the number of calories, the ratio of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.

How does drinking mineral water course affect the body

How do water procedures affect the body

Water procedures (mineral, iodine-bromine, turpentine, pearl, carbon dioxide baths, underwater massage, Scottish shower) reduce high blood pressure, dilate blood vessels, improve blood circulation, relieve muscle pain, have a beneficial effect on the skin.

Particularly important for the treatment of the musculoskeletal system diseases is the underwater traction of the spine, which is carried out in Druskininkai by a special method.

At the first step, the patient, under the guidance of a physiotherapist, carries out a series of exercises in a special rehabilitation pool to warm up the back muscles and prepare them directly for stretching. This is a very important stage, since it is believed that stretching the spine can injure it without warming up.

At the second step, the patient, being in the water, lies on a special vertical board, and after this patient hangs, holding the trapeze with his hands - thereby, his spine is stretched under the natural body weight. Balneologists are of the opinion that the safest is spinal traction under natural body weight and without additional weighting.

At the final step (depending on the doctor's prescriptions) a special "collar" is put around the patient's neck, which supports the person in an upright position in the water and his spine is also stretched out.

According to doctors opinion, this step-by-step method is the safest for the spine and can be used even in the presence of a small hernia. Pinched nerves are released, painful syndrome goes away, spine correction takes place.

Mud therapy. In mud procedures (sapropel bath, sapropel applications, galvanic mud, gum applications, rectal and vaginal mud tampons), local peat and sapropel muds are used. They are an effective method of treatment of a number of diseases of the musculoskeletal system, nervous system (radiculitis, cerebral palsy, neuritis, poliomyelitis), the cardiovascular system (atherosclerosis, hypertension, chronic venous insufficiency of the limbs), the genitourinary system, skin diseases (eczema, neurodermatitis, psoriasis).

There are 3 phases in mud therapy. The first is the reflex phase, when the mud acts on the skin receptors and through them the central nervous system is affected (the central nervous system is responsible for the self-regulation of important life processes in the body). The second phase is neurochemical, when the synthesis of biologically active substances occurs in the body, their circulation in the blood. The third phase is a reaction to the influence of therapeutic mud: blood supply to various tissues and organs improves, oxygen assimilation increases, inflammatory products (harmful substances, toxins) are removed from the body, and the body's defense mechanisms are activated. The third phase is the longest of all (from 2 to 24 hours).

The peculiarity of Druskininkai is that both peat and sapropelic (white) mud is used in the resort for treatment. Sapropelic mud is considered more effective than peat in its thermal properties, that is, it retains heat better. It is used in wraps (the patient lies on a heated couch, 1-2 cm of dirt is applied to the body, then the patient is wrapped in oilcloth and wrapped in a coverlid) and causes complex biological processes in the body. The skin absorbs microelements contained in sapropelic mud, inflammatory processes slow down or even stop in the body, immunity strengthens. During the procedure, rubbing occurs between the dirt and the skin, non-living cells adhere to the dirt, bacteria and thereby the skin is cleaned.

The main healing properties of sapropelic mud: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, reduces blood clotting, improves immunity.

Mud procedures are taken every other day to give the body an opportunity to relax. It is recommended to take about 8-10 procedures.

Mud therapy is not prescribed in case of acute diseases of an infectious nature, with increased body temperature, active stage of tuberculosis, heart failure, malignant tumors, bleeding.

Mud therapy

Physical treatment methods. Electrical procedures, light therapy, laser therapy, magnetotherapy, ultrasound activate the process of tissue regeneration, relieve pain, eliminate inflammatory processes, increase capillary blood flow, improve metabolism. In addition, hardware physiotherapy has a beneficial effect on immunity, reduces blood viscosity and even leads to lower cholesterol.

Physical treatment methods

Physiotherapy (physiotherapy exercises, massage, manual therapy, kinesiotherapy) is used in combination with other therapeutic factors and has an even greater physiological effect on the body than taking many drugs.

Without physiotherapy, effective treatment of the musculoskeletal system is almost impossible, especially post-traumatic and postoperative recovery of the patient. In Druskininkai, hardware kinesiotherapy is actively used, when the patient performs exercises on special belts in a semi-suspended state under the guidance of a physiotherapist. The patient’s muscles are unloaded, the coordination of movements and, in general, the motor activity of the joints are improved.

Other advanced physiotherapeutic techniques, such as a water treadmill, are also used in the treatment process. It is a reservoir filled with water in which the moving fabric is installed. Water softens the load directly on the bones and cartilage, but the density of the water itself gives an additional load on the muscles, making them work harder. This procedure is also effective in reducing excess body weight: during a traditional run, approximately 8 calories are burned per minute, while during a run - up to 12 calories.

In the spa hotels of Druskininkai physiotherapy methods are effectively used to treat diseases of the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system.

Physiotherapy

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Contraindications for treatment in Druskininkai

  • Malignant tumors
  • Acute heart failure
  • Infectious diseases
  • Internal bleeding
  • Tuberculosis in the active stage
  • Pregnancy
 

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