Surgery to remove the adenoids is the most common surgical intervention in young children. But before talking about the operation itself, it is necessary to understand what adenoids are and in what cases they should be deleted.
What are adenoids
Adenoids are a nasopharyngeal tonsil, one of eight tonsils that are part of the immune system. Adenoids consist of lymphoid tissue and actively fight infection that enters the body through the nasopharynx. Continue reading
People far from medicine know very little about the spleen. Well, located somewhere in the left side. And why it is needed, what functions in the body it performs, what diseases are associated with this organ – as a rule, very few of the nonmedics know about it. But I must say that the spleen is still a mystery for doctors – it is clearly not enough studied.
What is the spleen and what is it for?
It is the largest organ of the immune system, located on the left side of the abdominal cavity behind the stomach. Continue reading
Cuts, abrasions, scratches, wounds in everyday life are common. Especially often this happens with children, but adults are not immune from minor injuries.
What to do in such cases? It seems that everyone knows this: poured iodine or alcohol, glued a plaster or tied up with a bandage – and everything is in order.
In reality, the situation is a little different. If you improperly treat a wound or abrasion, it will hurt and heal longer, an ugly scar will remain after it, and serious complications are also possible. Continue reading