What is actually treated in Karlovy Vary
The main specialization of the resort of Karlovy Vary is the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and metabolic disorders. The fact is that the Karlovy Vary thermal mineral water is unique in its composition and is ideal for the treatment of these diseases.
Indications for the treatment of the gastrointestinal tract and metabolic disorders in Karlovy Vary
- stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcer
- conditions after operations on the digestive tract, including states after gallbladder removal, stomach and intestine resection
- pancreatic diseases
- proctocolitis and Crohn's disease
- functional disorders of the intestine
- postoperative states of the intestine
- acute and chronic gastritis
- liver diseases - liver obesity, hepatitis
- inflammatory bowel disease
- diseases of the gallbladder and biliary tract
- chronic gastric catarrh
- diabetes mellitus, type 2
Despite to established opinion, the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system is not the main specialization of the spa resort of Karlovy Vary. But here, to a certain extent, they help with the following diseases of the spine and joints:
- functional disorders of the spine with pain syndromes
- degenerative joint changes
How is treatment carried out in Karlovy Vary
Entrance medical examination
The patient is given an appointment with the doctor after arriving at a spa hotel. At the reception, a doctor will familiar with the general state of health of the patient, accurate diagnosis and prescribe a plan of individual treatment course. The treatment plan includes: the main procedure - drinking course of Karlovy Vary thermal mineral water and ancillary procedures (depending on the presence of concomitant diseases).
In some cases, the doctor will need additional indications – then he assigns laboratory tests (as a rule blood tests) or additional examination (for example, ECG, gastroenterological examination). That is why it is desirable that the patient brought with him the results of the last (no more than half a year ago) laboratory tests, medical examinations, conclusions of the attending physician. This will allow not to waste time and money on additional examinations.
It is important to remember. Therapeutic drinking course of thermal mineral water should be taken only after consulting with the doctor-balneology. There are 12 springs of thermal mineral water In Karlovy Vary. Depending on the specific disease, the doctor prescribes water intake from a particular spring. If you take thermal mineral water unregulated, it can aggravate the state of health.
How to take thermal mineral water in right way
In what quantities and from which spring the patient will receive thermal mineral water, assigns the doctor-balneology depending on the general state health of the particular disease and its course.
Reception of mineral water is carried out 2-3 times a day for 30 minutes. - 1 hour before eating, an average of 600-1200 ml. per day.
There are several basic rules for the thermal mineral water intake, from which, inter alia, depends on the effectiveness of therapeutic drinking course.
- thermal mineral water must be drunk necessarily from ceramic mugs, since when contacting plastic dishes neutralized useful microelements are neutralized.
- drinking thermal mineral water in small sips, with a delay in the mouth (for better absorption of mineral substances in water).
- during thermal mineral water drinking, it is recommended to slowly walk around, which contributes to its better absorption by the body.
- intake of thermal mineral water is not allowed to combine with smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages, as this significantly reduces the therapeutic effects of water on the body.
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How does Karlovy Vary thermal mineral water affect the body
Karlovy Vary thermal mineral water has anti-inflammatory, detoxifying effect, regulates the functions of many internal organs (liver, stomach, kidneys, pancreas, intestine, gallbladder).
Diseases of the stomach - Karlovy Vary thermal mineral water restores the gastric mucosa, increases the resistance of the stomach to the factors that cause the ulcer.
Intestinal diseases – improves intestinal motility, normalizes its microflora, and participates in the hormonal regulation of intestinal function.
Diseases of the gallbladder and biliary tract – enhances the output of bile, promote the emptying of the gallbladder, has anti-inflammatory effects.
Diseases of the pancreas – thermal water intake increases its ability to produce digestive enzymes. The pancreas begins to secrete more digestive juice, improves its consistency, it is better flows through the pancreas ducts.
Diabetes mellitus – thermal mineral water increases insulin levels in the pancreas, lowers blood sugar level, improves metabolism.
Liver diseases – increases the enzyme glycogen level, which is necessary for normal liver activity, and liver activity is normalized in general.
In addition to receiving thermal mineral water, the successful treatment of the gastrointestinal tract is diet therapy. There are two dietary regimes:
Firstly, it is a regular dietary table when the food passes technological processing (more boiled, stewed, not fried, fats not used in cooking).
Secondly, this is the number system of the diet - it assumes an individual selection of products for specific diseases. As a rule, it is suggested diet №2 - the so-called light diet, diet №3 - basic and rational diet №9 - for diabetics.
It is important to remember. The doctor only prescribes a dietary regime, but control over whether the patient adheres to these recommendations is the conscious choice of him.
Balanced nutrition during the entire period of staying at the spa resort will enhance the effect of the therapeutic drinking course of Karlovy Vary thermal water.
Other treatment methods in Karlovy Vary
There are many people who coming to Karlovy Vary with comorbidities. The classic Karlovy Vary spa resort treatment includes several key areas except for drinking cures:
Hydrotherapy, which is carried out with mineral, carbonic, bubble baths, underwater massage, Charcot shower and other water treatments. These procedures relieve muscle spasms, stiffness in the joints, pain symptoms, improve blood circulation, and have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system.
Mud therapy in the form of peat baths and applications. Mud procedures have anti-inflammatory effects, relieve chronic painful spasms, improve joint mobility, stimulate regenerative processes in tissues, strengthen the immune system, and contribute to the metabolism improvement.
Gas treatment, which is based on the use of natural gas CO2 in such procedures as gas injection and dry carbon dioxide baths. Gas shots relieve pain in the spine and joints for quite a long time, and dry carbon dioxide baths are one of the main methods of treating the cardiovascular system.
Electrotherapy, which includes treatment with ultrasound, laser, magnetic therapy, diathermy, galvanic baths, light therapy and other procedures. The main therapeutic electrotherapy effect is reduction of pain and riddance of chronic inflammatory processes.
Physiotherapy. The main methods are physiotherapy exercises, including in the pool, and various types of massage. Physical therapy helps relieve or strengthen certain muscle groups, develop sedentary joints, and restore motor functions of the musculoskeletal system.
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Optimal treatment terms in Karlovy Vary
It is believed that the most effective is a spa resort treatment is during 21 or more days. This is due to the fact that the intake of thermal mineral water can cause a so-called “Spa resort response”, which is manifested in the appearance of varying intensity malaise. It is the body's natural response to drinking a course of thermal mineral water and healing procedures. As a rule, the condition normalizes after the second week at the resort.
Contraindications for treatment in Karlovy Vary
- chronic bacterial and parasitic bowel diseases
- biliary tract infections
- labile and uncompensated diabetes mellitus
- recurrent profuse bleeding of all kinds
- conditions after deep vein thrombosis
- non-healing skin defects
- acute heart failure
- all diseases in the acute stage
- active stage of the tuberculosis
- infectious diseases
- malignant tumors
- alcoholism and drug abuse
- incontinence of urine and stool
- hypertension above 16 kPa
- depletion of the body
- all forms of epilepsy
- acute pancreatitis
- liver cirrhosis
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