Spring … The sun is warming harder, the birds are singing louder. The first grass has already appeared, and very soon everything will bloom. It seems that everyone is happy in the spring. But some await her arrival with fear. For them, signs of spring are a runny nose, itching, watery eyes, red spots on the skin, coughing, and even choking. These people suffer from hay fever – an allergy to pollen from plants (hay fever). And their torment begins as soon as that tree, shrub or grass blooms, to the pollen of which they have a reaction. Continue reading
Thyrotoxicosis, otherwise hyperthyroidism, is a pathological condition characterized by the fact that a large number of thyroid hormones are produced in the body by the thyroid gland.
Causes of thyrotoxicosis
Thyrotoxicosis in itself is not a disease, it is a consequence and manifestation of diseases in which
1) the thyroid gland produces excess hormones;
2) gland cells are destroyed, and hormones enter the bloodstream. Continue reading
These two pathological conditions are often confused. But in fact they are completely different for reasons, and for the mechanism of action, and for symptoms, and for prognosis. Treatment for allergies and food intolerances also requires different.
Causes and mechanism of action
A true food (nutritional) allergy is the response of the immune system to substances that the body perceives as dangerous. The first time a new product enters the body, the immune system begins to produce antibodies — class A immunoglobulins. And subsequently, when the body encounters this product, it “recognizes” it as safe. But sometimes, in response to new food, the body produces class E immunoglobulins, it is they that provoke an allergic reaction. Continue reading