Dr. Sergio Cortes: an innovation in medicine

Sergio Cortes is a Brazilian doctor whose work as an accomplished orthopedic surgeon is nothing short of remarkable. Dr. Sergio Cortes also serves as the secretary of health and Brazil’s civil defense in Rio de Janeiro. Doctor Sergio Cortes works with many health related issues effecting Brazilians ranging from contaminated water to Dengue fever. Dr. Sergio Cortes is committed to keeping people healthy and improving health coverage for all people as a reflection of his passion.It was recently discovered that in addition to dengue (an infection spread by mosquitoes causing flu-like illness), aedes and aegypti (two types of mosquitoes) has also been linked to the transmission of two types of viruses: the chikungunya and zika. Experts have confirmed the symptoms of these diseases being similar to each other; symptoms include high fever, body aches, pain behind the eyes, sore muscles and red spots on the skin says Dr. Sergio Cortes.

The arrival of these new viruses makes it very important to understand the difference between each disease. The major symptoms of dengue compared to other diseases include pain behind the eyes as well and muscle aches. Dr. Sergio Cortes has stated that it is important to clarify any similarities between the symptoms of the zika virus and chikungunya. Nurse Bruno Del Guerra, of the Epidemiological Surveillance Itapetininga, points out predominant signs according to each disease. Symptoms of the zika virus is itching and red eyes. Symptoms of chikungunya are intense joint pains.

Doctor Sergio Cortes has been the Rio de Janeiro’s State Secretary of Health since 2007; his medical background has made him a sure fit for the job. He also served as a medical member of the Brazilian Olympic committee in 1996. He served as an expert at the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics for 16 years.

Dr. Sergio Cortes posts articles about various medical related topics on his website. He points out that the wrong posture of sitting in a chair for extended periods of time while working can lead to many back related problems. He goes on to say that many people with back pains enter a hard to break cycle of illnesses. He advises changing posture occasionally, taking breaks and mild exercises can significantly reduce these problems. He has detailed specific exercise and stretch routines that can help alleviating back problems safely. He points out how crucial it is to follow medical treatment in any medical situation for maintaining proper health mitigating the effects of a medical condition.

Source: Extra Globo
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