A rather rare hereditary disease characterized by the fact that a patient accumulates fats of a certain type in the cells of bones and internal organs – glucocerebrosides. Gaucher disease is a rare disease, it occurs in one of 40-100 thousand. But in closed ethnic communities in which kinship is common, cases of the disease can be an order of magnitude more.
The “culprit” of this pathology is a mutated gene responsible for the activity of the enzyme that breaks down fats (lipids) of glucocerebrosides. As a result, these unprocessed lipids accumulate in the cells of various organs. Hence the second name of the disease – glucocerebroside lipidosis. Continue reading
Excellent health few can boast of. Bad ecology, a busy rhythm of life, heredity, bad habits contribute to the development of diseases. And even half of those who are confident in their good health are often mistaken. After all, pathologies are able to proceed secretively for a long time.
The only method to detect diseases at the initial stage is a regular medical examination. It remains only to remember what research needs to be done and how often to take tests.
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Anaphylactic shock: what to do before the ambulance arrives?
Anaphylaxis, also called anaphylactic shock, is an allergic reaction that proceeds extremely severely and is deadly.
How does anaphylactic shock develop?
It occurs when the body meets the allergen for the second time. When an allergen substance first enters the body, the immune system reacts to it, producing specific substances – immunoglobulins. The so-called sensitization of the body.
When the same allergen comes into contact with the body a second time, it is recognized by immunoglobulins and the immune cells in response emit special substances – inflammatory mediators that give an allergic reaction: itching, swelling, and a drop in pressure. Continue reading