Ursosan: use prescribed by a doctor

June 3, 2012

 ursosan use
 Ursosan is used in various diseases of the biliary tract, liver and other digestive organs, accompanied by stagnation of bile with a tendency to the formation of cholesterol stones. Furthermore, ursosan possesses hepatoprotective properties, i.e. has a positive effect on the liver function.

 Ursosan: use prescribed by a doctor

How does ursosan

Ursosan is hepatoprotector, it protects liver cells from toxic effects. He also has a choleretic effect, reduces viscosity and stagnation of bile in the biliary tract and gall bladder, prevents the formation of cholesterol stones.

Have already formed cholesterol stones, he is able to fully or partially dissolve. Furthermore, it has certain immunomodulatory properties, increasing the activity of leukocytes.

 Ursosan: use prescribed by a doctor

Ursosan in diseases of the biliary tract

Violation of the motor activity of bile ducts (biliary dyskinesia), while metabolic disturbances lead to the fact that in the biliary tract bile stagnates, it becomes viscous, with a large amount of cholesterol produced in her cholesterol stones. It can cause inflammation of the biliary tract and bouts of renal colic Renal colic: a signal that the danger in the bud  Renal colic: a signal that the danger in the bud

Under such conditions ursosan administered in the form of long courses of treatment - a few months or years, depending on the diagnosis and the patient's condition. Ursosan take on capsule two to five times a day while eating, drinking plenty of fluids.

In some cases, the patient is impossible to carry out the surgical removal of stones from the gallbladder, for example, if he has a serious illness of the internal organs, which are contraindicated for such an operation. If ursosan assigned to dissolve cholesterol stones, the entire daily dose given once daily at bedtime Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
 . The drug is given to the complete disappearance of the stones, and then another three months for the prevention of new stone formation.

You can not assign ursosan in acute inflammatory processes in the area of ​​the gallbladder and biliary tract, and in violation of their permeability.

 Ursosan: use prescribed by a doctor

Ursosan liver diseases

In acute and chronic liver diseases is of great importance to the timely removal of bile: any stagnant processes increase the toxic effects on the liver. Ursosan in this case able to prevent one side of bile stasis, and the other - to protect liver cells from the toxic effects of any factors.

In diseases of the liver ursosan appoint tablet three to four times a day with meals. Duration of treatment is determined by your doctor.

In cirrhosis of the liver (liver cells replace the cells of the connective tissue with a gradual reduction of its function) and some other diseases ursosan appoint one or two tablets three times a day for a period of from six months to several years.

 Ursosan: use prescribed by a doctor

Ursosan other diseases of the digestive system

Sometimes gastritis and gastroduodenitis (inflammation of the stomach and duodenum) going throw the contents of the duodenum with the bile into the stomach. This supports the inflammatory process in the stomach. This condition is called biliary reflux gastritis. Most often, these diseases are associated with the violation of motor activity of bile ducts (dyskinesia). Over time, the process involved and the pancreas Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know  Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know
 , Ducts that pass close to the bile ducts and is often squeezed.

The same reverse casting of stomach contents into the esophagus is possible. Sour contents irritate the esophageal wall, causing its inflammation - reflux esophagitis.

When biliary reflux gastritis and reflux esophagitis ursosan appoint one capsule a day, at night for two weeks to six months, but in some cases it is administered for a longer period of time.

 Ursosan: use prescribed by a doctor

This can not be assigned

Ursosan can not be used with the following diseases and conditions:

  • If gallstones contain large amounts of calcium (dissolve them will be difficult);
  • if the gallbladder is not able to be reduced;
  • if the patient's body has a bilious-gastrointestinal fistula (channels that connect these bodies);
  • in acute inflammatory processes in the area of ​​the gallbladder and bile ducts (cholangitis and acute cholecystitis);
  • with cirrhosis of liver decompensation and failure of the liver (ie, when the liver can not cope with their functions);
  • with severe kidney disease in violation of their functions;
  • in violation of patency of biliary tract;
  • during breast Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
  • in case of hypersensitivity to the drug.

With caution and only when absolutely necessary ursosan used in the treatment of pregnant women. For the treatment of children can use it, but only after the age of four, when the child can swallow the capsule.

Galina Romanenko

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Interstitial cystitis - treatment: how to get rid of pain

December 15, 2011

 interstitial cystitis treatment
 Interstitial cystitis Cystitis: urgently take action  Cystitis: urgently take action
   - A chronic disease of the bladder with symptoms of periodically increasing. As such, the method of successful treatment of interstitial cystitis do not exist - all treatments are aimed at suppressing symptoms and prolonging the periods of remission. Symptoms of interstitial cystitis are shown differently, depending on many factors, the general state of health before the diet, and therefore treatment of interstitial cystitis are different.


For treatment of interstitial cystitis may include the following methods:

  • Stretching of the bladder
  • Instillation
  • Medication
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
  • Operation (in very rare cases, as a last resort


Stretching of the bladder

One of the most important methods for the diagnosis of interstitial cystitis - a cystoscopy, a procedure performed under anesthesia and provides for examination of the bladder through the cystoscope and stretching Muzyrya bladder with a liquid or gas. In many cases, after cystoscopy showed a significant improvement of the patient, so today this procedure is used as a diagnostic method and as an initial stage of therapy. Stretching the bladder can not be considered an effective treatment for interstitial cystitis, but this procedure increases the capacity of the bladder and inhibits pain. Symptoms may temporarily worsen in the day or two after stretching the bladder, but within two to four weeks of returning to the previous state or becoming less distinct.


Bladder instillation

Instillation of the bladder - a procedure that involves injecting into the bladder of a special solution for ten to fifteen minutes through a thin tube (catheter) into the urethra. The only approved by the international medical community for drug instillation today is dimethyl sulfoxide. The procedure is performed once a week or once every two weeks. Improving patient with interstitial cystitis occurs within three to four weeks after the first cycle instillyatsionnoy therapy.

Since instillation involves the direct interaction of the active ingredients of the solution to the walls of the bladder, inflammation and pain much more effectively suppressed. Moreover, instillation of special solutions to prevent spasms of the bladder, causing pain and become more frequent urination.

Unpleasant, but relatively harmless side effect instillyatsionnoy therapy - a characteristic garlic breath odor, and skin that can persist for up to seventy-two hours after the procedure.


Sodium pentosan polysulfate (Elmiron)

Pentosan polysulfate sodium (brand name - elmiron) was developed specifically for the treatment of interstitial cystitis in the mid-nineties. Clinical trials have shown that the drug is effective in suppressing the symptoms of cystitis Cystitis - symptoms: spasms, cramps and discomfort  Cystitis - symptoms: spasms, cramps and discomfort
   thirty percent of cases. The recommended dose of pentosan polysulfate sodium - hundred milligrams three times per day. Treatment elmironom long enough - within the first two to four months, the improvements may not be at all, but a decrease in the frequency of urination is observed in more long-term - up to six months.

Adverse effects of pentosan polysulfate sodium limited mainly minor disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Since the effect of the drug has not been tested on pregnant women, during pregnancy treatment of interstitial cystitis pentosan polysulfate sodium is not recommended - except in the most severe cases.


Other medications of interstitial cystitis

Aspirin and ibuprofen, anesthetics with anti-inflammatory properties that are often recommended for suppressing the unpleasant symptoms and, in particular, pain caused by IC Interstitial cystitis - inflammation of the bladder  Interstitial cystitis - inflammation of the bladder
 . In rare cases, the improvement in a patient with interstitial cystitis observed with tricyclic antidepressants (such as amitriptyline), or antihistamines. Amitriptyline can help suppress pain, to increase the capacity of the bladder, reduce the frequency of urination. For acute pain and heavy flow of interstitial cystitis to suppress the symptoms may require narcotic analgesics (such as acetaminophen) with codeine.


Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation - a procedure, which assumes the passage of a weak electrical impulse through the body by means of a special device introduced into the vagina or rectum, or wires fixed on the skin in the lower back. Although the mechanism of electrical stimulation of the nerve endings are not completely understood, scientists believe that an electrical pulse increases blood flow to the bladder Urinary bladder - structure and function  Urinary bladder - structure and function
   and stimulates the release of chemical compounds which block pain.

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