Bolesti modernog doba – multipla skleroza ili MS!

U današnjoj svakodnevici se susrećemo sa sve većim brojem mladih ljudi koji su oboljeli od tkz bolesti modernog doba. Jedna od takvih bolesti je i multipla skleroza ili MS.

Riječ je o autoimunoj bolesti središnjeg živčanog sustava koju karakterizira povremeni ili progresivni gubitak senzornih, motoričkih i kognitivnih funkcija. Kod većine bolesnika ova bolest se javlja u dobi između 20. i 45. godine života, sasvim rijetko prije 15. i nakon 55. godine, a zanimljivo je da žene obolijevaju dva puta češće od muškaraca. Interesantan je i podatak da je bolest češća u zemljama koje su smještene između 40. i 65. stupnja sjeverne geografske širine.

Po svojoj definiciji, MS je upalna autoimuna demijelinizacijska bolest središnjeg živčanog sustava koju karakterizira upalna reakcija i potom propadanje mijelinske ovojnice produžetaka živčanih stanica koje služe prijenosu impulsa između živčanih stanica. Karakteristično je stvaranje tzv. demijelinizacijskih plakova (ožiljaka) u strukturama mozga ili u kralježničkoj moždini, na mjestima nestanka mijelinske ovojnice. Budući da mozak i kralježnička moždina imaju velik rezervni kapacitet, mnoga područja upale mijelinske ovojnice u početku bolesti neće pokazati nikakve simptome.

Manje promjene koje zahvaćaju mijelinsku ovojnicu usporavaju provođenje živčanih impulsa i obično ne uzrokuju nastanak simptoma bolesti, ali se smatra da su odgovorne za nastanak simptoma opće slabosti na koju se često bolesnici žale.

Simptomi MS ovise o mjestu zahvaćanja i jakosti upale mijelinske ovojnice aksona i to je razlog zbog kojeg su simptomi bolesti različiti, a tijek bolesti teško predvidiv. Kod većine bolesnika simptomi se pojavljuju povremeno, a s progresijom bolesti se mijenjaju u jakosti i trajanju. Početni simptomi su najčešće subjektivne smetnje osjeta, smanjenje oštrine vida, gubljenje snage u jednom ili više ekstremiteta, dvoslike, poremećaji ravnoteže i vrtoglavice, smetnje kontrole mokrenja i stolice. Mogući su i poremećaji koordinacije pokreta, tremor, skandiran govor, pojava spasticiteta, mentalni poremećaji i to najčešće depresija. Multiplu sklerozu nije lako dijagnosticirati jer ne postoji određeni test kojim se nepobitno dokazuje, niti karakterističan simptom bolesti. Dijagnostika počinje detaljnom anamnezom i kliničkim pregledom bolesnika. Nakon toga se laboratorijskim testovima isključuju drugi mogući uzroci simptoma. Karakteristične pretraga MS-a su analiza cerebrospinalnog likvora, evocirani moždani potencijali, magnetska rezonanca (MR) mozga i vratne kralježnice, a po potrebi i cijele kralježnice.

Prof.dr.sc. Vesna Brinar, pročelnica Odjela za poremećaje ravnoteže i vrtoglavice u Referentnom centru za demijelinizacijske bolesti središnjeg živčanog sustava KBC-a Zagreb ujedno posjećuje Polikliniku Marin Med u Dubrovniku, te primjenom svoje metodologije u većini slučajeva stavlja bolest pod kontrolu. Predbilježbe za pregled sa prof.dr.sc. Vesnom Brinar možete izvršiti telefonski na +385 (20) 400 500 ili putem mail-a na info@marin-med.com

Montenegro business health care for foreign workers.

Montenegro business health care for foreign workers? Well, more and more foreign workers be it white collar or even blue collar ones live and work in Montenegro.  What remain is the choice of a health care provider . This is where Marin Med Montenegro steps in. The reasons are twofold to opt out for Marin  Med Montenegro business health care option.

It has private accommodation facilities within Kotor General Hospital and access to all the relevant departments. But what is even more important that Marin Med Montenegro sister company, Marin Med Dubrovnik, Croatia  is one of the most adequately equipped hospitals in this region. It is only an hour away from Montenegro and it has ultra modern operating theater and new radiology department  for MRI, CT and X Ray. The latter offers fast, reliable service with immediate reading. No wonder why the Montenegrin Olympic Committee has chosen Marin Med Dubrovnik as they partner. As part of Marin Med Dubrovnik activities we conduct detailed medical examination establishing reliable diagnostics and  especially when it concerns the medical fields of gastroenterology and cardiology. Naturally, we conduct many  orthopedic operating procedures , minimal invasive procedures on spine, urological ones . We pride ourselves with the best anesthesiology department and almost all our doctors have international experience of some sort.

This is one of the main reasons why Marin Med Montenegro is the right health care provider when living and working in Montenegro. This is also the reason why so many major international medical assistance companies have signed contracts with Marin Med Montenegro.

 

How to mix medical care and pleasure?

Medical care ?You have been asking yourself why should I want to fix my knee while holidaying in Croatia and in particular in Dubrovnik? Marin Med Clinic and private hospital Dubrovnik is one of a kind as it does have excellent orthopedics department. The same goes with your spine. It hurts so why not opt for a minimal invasive procedure with one of the best in the field Dr Stefan Hellinger.

Does this wording sounds too sales pitch orientated. Perhaps it does but at times, frankly speaking you need to awaken people up, you need to shout to be heard. After all, Dubrovnik is one of Croatia’s most beautiful cities and Croatia is renown for its doctors and international visiting doctors who have recognized that Marin Med Clinic and Private Hospital Dubrovnik’s has the highest standards in the region , highly equipped operating theater and  seven luxury single bedroom apartments destined for patient’s recovery.

For instance plastic surgeon Dr Mario Zambelli is one of Croatia’s best and alongside these luxury units and up most discretion you would not think twice when opting out for esthetic procedures. What is more with payment options which are available at Marin Med Clinic we do believe everyone is a winner. With this medical care everyone is a winner.

Marin Med Dubrovnik welcomes Croatia’s winning award in the category of the best family destination at the 5th National Geographic Traveler Awards.

The ceremony was held in Moscow in the organization of the Russian edition of the National Geographic Traveler.

The award is a proof that in spite of visa restrictions for Russian citizens it is still their beloved destination as Croatia is safe and offers a lot of family entertainment  facilities.

Marin Med  Dubrovnik has invested a great deal of time and money to have  a website in Russian and the preparations are being made to have Marin Med Montenegro website translated into Russian so that we can offer high quality medical care to the increasing number of Russian families who go on cruises  and stop off in Boka Bay and Kotor.

Other category winners included Ethiopia – best exotic destination, New Zealand – best adventure destination, Switzerland – best skiing destination, and Azerbaijan – best new discovery.

Marin Med Dubrovnik Physical Therapy Team advises you: Keep on moving!!!!

Dubrovnik is not only famous for its Old City Walls and cultural heritage and its pristine Adriatic sea water. Yet a large number of its population  has problems with hips, knees etc. I have asked Marin Med Dubrovnik physical team what are the answers to the problem. Simple answer is a lot of swimming, and walking. Dubrovnik area of Babin Kuk and Lapad are ideal for walking. However,  the stress of modern day living limits us with time and the medical massage at Marin Med Dubrovnik or perhaps Bowen therapy  are ideal interim solutions. Medical massage is not only relaxing massage but it is also aimed at working the particular group of muscles.

Marin Med physical team are highly skilled professionals who are eager to acquire new skills and are devising physic al therapy plans for their patients and are patiently working towards their health being. And all this with Marin Med Dubrovnik modern day technology in the form of laser cluster, shock wave therapy in particular when it comes to neurology and orthopedic patients.

Croatian Diaspora sent back $ 1.5 billion last year. Marin Med Dubrovnik Gold Card welcomes this news.

According to the article published in Croatian daily Glas Slavonije, Croatian Diaspora has sent back home a staggering $ 65 billion since 1993. The data provided by the World Bank and Croatian National  Bank states that only last year, via the unofficial channels $ 1.5 billion came back to Croatia, mainly from Austria, Germany, USA, Canada, Australia and South America.

The  State Office for Croats living outside Croatia estimates that some 3 million Croats  live outside the borders of their homeland, 350 000 live in the EU countries while 570 000 live in Bosnia and Herzegovina alone. This puts Croatia in the upper scale of the EU countries with the high levels of emigration. However, what is slightly encouraging is that a larger population of retired emigrants from Australia, Canada, USA and South America is returning home.

In a sense this is a welcoming news for insurance companies and private medical sector as  these people are used to the highest possible standards of living and they leave nothing to chance. Furthermore, trends in the  Croatian real estate sector witness a large number of retired people settling down on the Dalmatian coast. Dubrovnik Old City is not  an exception and the clinics like Marin Med Dubrovnik offer the highest possible standards of medical care and the Marin Med Dubrovnik Gold Card is a typical example.

For the mere price of 5.000,00 kn clients can receive a systematic  medical check up with the internist, breast ultra sound check,  ultrasound check up with the gynecologist, PAPA test for females and ultrasound check up of the scrotum and abdomen for males. On the top of, a complete blood test is included. Apart from the systematic check up they can receive a free gynecologist, urologist, internist, orthopedic surgeon and anesthesiologist examination. Then there is a complete cardiology check up which is included in the price of  Marin Med Dubrovnik Gold Card. There is also 25% discount on all clinic’s operative procedures and 50% discount on all services provided by Marin Med Dubrovnik medical departments.

Croatian Doctors, Croatian Cars, Croatian Green Electric Yachts? Why not!

Ever since I started working for Marin Med Clinic and Private Hospital Dubrovnik, I have had a first account professionalism of the Croatian doctors. No wonder why I kept reminding my friends from the UK about the famous American TV character dr Luka Kovach of Croatian origin from the ER that was epitomized  by Hollywood known actor Goran Višnjić.

The other well known Croatian whose Concept One, luxurious high speed electric car, is driven by some of the Hollywood movie stars is Mate Rimac of “Rimac Automobili” who has established himself as the crème de la crème of Croatian innovators. Rimac Cars has been visited last year by Cadia Yachts who went into crowfunding  to raise finances for their first luxurious electric yacht Cadia 34 E.

The first luxurious electric yacht is planned to be 10.2 m in length, maximum speed of 55,5 km/h. The  full load is up to 3 h/133 km at the speed of 44,4 km/h.  The boat is extremely light (3630 kg ) and manufactured with environmentally friendly materials.

The crowfunding is a specific way of raising finances and the company is trading under the name of CADIA on the secondary market Cadia Startup Exchange and the issue of shares at 1 EUR per share, minimum bundle of 50 share is expecting to raise 20% of the company at the value of 2MM.

Although CADIA is not a Croatian company but it is certain that these types of green friendly yachts are to sail the Adriatic enjoying the natural beauties of a country that is Croatia.