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
There are diseases that it’s simply not customary to speak aloud. They are ashamed to go to the doctor and live very uncomfortable. It is this pathology that is genital herpes. What kind of disease is this? Why does it arise? And can genital herpes not recur?
What is genital herpes?
The defeat of the genital organs with herpes simplex viruses (HSV), in which unaesthetic vesicles and painful sores appear on the mucosa, is called genital herpes in medicine. Pathology causes extremely negative sensations: burning, hyperemia, swelling of the affected tissues.
It is already impossible to completely get rid of the virus that once got into the body. Continue reading
Winter cold affects people in different ways. Some more tightly wrapped in fur coats and scarves and easily tolerate cold. They only occasionally notice: “frost is growing.” Others, those who are significantly less fortunate, regularly see skin irritations, rashes, and inflammations. Such manifestations may indicate an allergy to cold. What is a pathology? And can it be neutralized?
For a long time, doctors did not recognize the specific reaction of the skin to cold as an allergy. Not surprising. After all, frost or snow do not contain substances that can trigger a pathological reaction (allergens). Could there be an allergy to cold in this case? Until today, the nature of such an unusual reaction of the skin to frost has not been fully studied. But doctors attributed these manifestations to pseudo-allergies. Continue reading