What are the signs of low hemoglobin?
A lower than normal hemoglobin level in the blood is not in itself a disease. But this is a symptom that indicates that health is not all right. Moreover, it…

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Anemia: types, manifestations, consequences
What is anemia? Anemia, or colloquially anemia, is a pathological condition characterized by a decrease in hemoglobin in the blood. Anemia itself is not a disease, but a consequence of…

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Reasons to Seek Genetics
What the geneticist does Medical genetics is a part of human genetics that studies diseases and pathologies caused by heredity. A genetic doctor studies hereditary diseases and the conditions under…

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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

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 old, the probability of mutations in the fetus increases. But it turns out that the age of the father also matters for the health of the child.

Probability of conception
Men, unlike women, can become fathers at any age – their sperm production does not stop over the years. But sperm quality is getting worse. Sperm motility is reduced, making it harder for them to reach the egg. Their endurance decreases, and the sperm cannot penetrate the egg shell. In addition, the muscles of the perineum become weaker and do not provide the necessary contractions of the penis. 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

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