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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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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What vitamins do our skin need?
The body needs vitamins for proper functioning. Deficiency of such substances may not be detected for a long time. However, destructive processes are already running. Feeling a lack of vitamins,…

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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

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 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.
Gaucher disease

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

How we age: sarcopenia

The aging process begins in the body after 25-30 years, when there are still no signs. But aging is not only wrinkles on the face and gray hair, and not even age-related ailments. One indicator of aging is a decrease in muscle mass.

What is sarcopenia
The fact that with age a person loses muscle mass, noted Hippocrates. But until recently, this fact was somehow not taken into account. And only in 1989, scientists introduced the concept of “sarcopenia”, which in Greek literally means “reduction of the body” (sarx – body, penia – decrease). Since then, the term has been used to refer to atrophic muscle changes that occur with age. Muscle mass can also decrease due to other reasons: cancer, severe renal failure, AIDS, etc. But sarcopenia is precisely age-related changes. Continue reading

How is a deficiency of vitamins of group B
If health begins to fail, and the reflection in the mirror does not please at all, then thoughts about vitamin deficiency immediately arise. To replenish the supply of nutrients, the…

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Diseases of exotic countries
Turkey The country is not too exotic, moreover, perfectly inhabited by Russians. Nevertheless, there are careless tourists lurking their sores. This is primarily malaria and dysentery. True, you can catch…

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Acupuncture
What is acupuncture and how does it work Acupuncture, or acapuncture, is an ancient method of treatment based on the action of needles on the so-called biologically active points of…

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Urticaria on the body
Urticaria is not one, but a whole group of diseases that have a different nature, but have the same symptoms - the appearance on the skin of blisters similar to…

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