Are mental illnesses inherited? This question worries many parents. It is very scary to “reward” your child with a mental disorder.
How are mental illnesses transmitted?
The fact that mental illness can be inherited has been noticed for a long time. Today, genetics confirm: indeed, mental disorders are more likely to appear in a child in a family where a relative suffered from a similar ailment. And the reason for this is a violation in the structure of genes.
There is such a thing as a coefficient of hereditary risk. The higher this coefficient, the higher the likelihood that the child will inherit the illness of relatives. Continue reading
Our body is a very complex system, where millions of various biochemical processes continuously occur. In order for it to work smoothly, it is necessary to maintain certain constant parameters: body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, etc. The constancy of the parameters of the internal environment of the body is called homeostasis. As soon as a failure occurs somewhere and the balance is disturbed, various diseases and pathologies arise.
One of the important components of the internal environment of the body is acid-base balance. Continue reading
Anemia is a collective name. A number of pathological conditions are hidden under it, common in which there will be a low level of hemoglobin in the blood. The causes and mechanisms of anemia are diverse.
Anemia can be detected by a blood test, and the type of anemia is determined by it.
There are also a number of external signs by which anemia can be suspected. Some of them are common, characteristic of all types of anemia. The other part will indicate a certain type of pathology. Continue reading