Violent bloating
Bloating, or, as doctors say, flatulence, is a very common phenomenon. It is caused by the accumulation of a significant amount of gas in the intestine and is manifested by…

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Influence of a man’s age on a child’s health
The fact that a woman's age affects the future baby, the risk of developing pathologies in him, is known to many: when a pregnant woman is older than 35 years…

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Gaucher disease
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…

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Unusual Diseases: Aarskog Syndrome

Aarskog’s syndrome, aka Aaskorg-Scott syndrome, aka faciosydigitogenital dysplasia, is a very rare hereditary disease: it occurs in one out of a million people. It manifests itself as pathological changes in the face, bones, genitals. Mostly men suffer from this disease, women are carriers of this pathology, and in them it can manifest itself only in a mild form.

Causes of Aarskog syndrome
This disease is genetic and is caused by mutations in the gene associated with the X chromosome. As you know, women have two sex X chromosomes, and men have X and Y chromosomes. They are passed on to children from their parents. This explains the fact that boys who are transmitted from the mother carrier are at risk of getting the mutated gene along with the X chromosome. In girls, even in the case of a defective gene, another chromosome remains, which compensates for the pathology. As a result, their disease manifests itself in a milder form. Continue reading

Protein deficiency in the body: symptoms and methods of replenishment

Proteins are the main material that our body consists of. Lack of proteins leads to serious consequences, up to disruption of all organs and systems.

What is protein and why does the body need it
Protein is an organic substance made up of amino acids that are linked together by a chain. In living organisms, there are 20 amino acids in total, but thanks to various combinations, they form the whole variety of proteins.

Proteins are formed from amino acids, which can be interchangeable, synthesized in the body, and indispensable in the body through food.

Proteins perform many functions in the body. Continue reading

Thick blood: what is it and what needs to be done

What does thick blood mean
Blood is a biological fluid, consisting of liquid plasma, in which in certain quantities in suspension there are cells – red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, the so-called shaped elements. Due to them, blood has a certain density, or viscosity, which is defined as the ratio between these cells and blood plasma. This ratio is called hematocrit, or hematocrit. Normal hematocrit values ​​are 0.40–0.48 for men and 0.36–0.46 for women.

When we say “thick blood”, we mean that it has increased viscosity, that is, the hematocrit is increased. Thick blood in itself is not a disease, but it indicates a dysfunction in the body and is called the “syndrome of increased blood viscosity.”

Why does blood “thicken”
Blood thickening is caused by various reasons: Continue reading

Thick blood: what is it and what needs to be done
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How to determine vitamin deficiency
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Escherichia coli
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What is dangerous stagnation of blood in the pelvis
Lack of exercise is a real scourge of modern society. People spend a lot of time in a sitting position in offices, in front of television screens or monitors. Of…

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