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
Rubella is an acute viral infectious disease. Her symptoms were first described by the German physician F. Hoffmann in 1740, but the causes of the disease became known only in the 20th century, when rubella virus was isolated and studied in 1961.
Typically, rubella in children is easy, unlike adults, who are characterized by a severe course of the disease. Those who have had rubella have immunity to this virus throughout their lives.
From the moment of infection to the appearance of the first signs of rubella, 11 to 24 days, usually 16–20 days, pass. During this period, some patients may feel unwell, weak, tired, their temperature may slightly increase. Redness of the throat, eyes, runny nose, swollen lymph nodes are also possible. 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
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
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