Lik Sprava. 1995 Jul-Aug; (7-8): 47-51.
[The characteristics of disorders of general adaptation reactions in people who suffered as a consequence of the accident at the Chernobyl Atomic Electric Power Station and their correction by means of balneo- and phytotherapy]
Pathological general adaptive reactions of the body (GARs) were found out to occur on 33.8 +/- 5.0 of patients with chronic pathologies of the urinary and digestive organs, arriving at the Truskavets health resort from the areas contaminated with radionuclides, compared with 7.0 +/- 2.1% of diseased controls. Complex spa treatment during a period of two weeks involving ingestion of the mineral water "naftusia" has a beneficial effect on pathologic and premorbid GARs though not effectively so. Adaptogenic effect of balneotherapy is potentiated by use of balsam "Kryms'kyÄ" but not a home preparation ginseng.