Saturday, 4 February 2017


- I have red urine. Can it be  the blood? Am I sick?

My friends quite often ask me this question. When I hear about the red-colored urine or faces, one question immediately comes to my mind:

- Have you eaten beetroots?

Sometimes I hear the answer:  Yeeessss... but... it was two days ago! Can it colour faces after so long time?

Well ... it is possible. Two days is a long time, but it is possible. Especially if someone has a slow intestinal transit (if you are doing a heap less frequently than once a day).
Urine get red and stop to be read faster than faces.

The inspiration for the writing article for today was ... intensively red colour of my urine.

First thought was "BLOOD!" and all the worst complications and urinary tract diseases, including cancer. Fortunately, I remembered what I am asking my patients. Beetroots...
 I remembered that I had drank freshly squeeze beetroot juice a few hours earlier. A lot of juice. Almost a liter.  The red colour of urine was because of that.

Dear reader! If you did not eat beets, or other foods that could colored urine - go to the doctor. Blood in the urine or faeces can be result of several diseases. Some of them heals easy and  without complications, but some of them require a quick diagnosis and aggressive treatment.

Fortunately  question of beetroot causes rapid cure of the disease in many cases including me.  It is worth remember about beetroot. It can save your nerves.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017


How to cough properly. Two simple tips.

Yes, it's not a mistake. Cough can be correctly or incorrectly. Doctors uses the term "effective coughing" or "productive" or "ineffective coughing" or "non-productive".

Description will be a little disgusting. I warn sensitive. However, pretending that there is no cough is a bad idea.

Let's get to the disgusting parts: sputum. You have to cough up sputum and spit it out. It's necessary. It's the most help. Sputum in the lungs does not disappear. After a few weeks will disappear, but such "treatment" will last much longer. It is best to spit sputum.

How to help yourself by coughing

1. Drink two glasses of water.

Nothing helps like drinking adequate amounts of fluids. A person with a fever, usually do not have the strength to stand up and make a tea. A person with fever usually consumes not enough fluid. A dried sputum is difficult to spit out. It's easier to cough up sputum after hydration.

This is more important than all the tablets to "treat cough." Seriously.
2 or 3 litres of fluid  per day = 5 or 6 times of two glasses of water each day for a sick person.

2. To lean your chest 

When you cough you have to lean your body so that the head was low, lower than the belly. In this position it will be easier to cough up sputum. Gravity will help. Sputum does not have legs, and it did not come out of the lungs up itself. If you help sputum exit, you'll recover health faster.

These two things are very important. They can be applied with drugs from the doctor and when to treat yourself at home. Healing-cough-pills do not cause miraculous disappearance of sputum. But we can help ourselves. And become healthy faster.

I wish you health.