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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
Men are considered to be a strong sex. However, any, the most powerful and courageous person suddenly becomes defenseless and extremely embarrassed when faced with problems in the intimate sphere. Let’s try to understand how sex and prostatitis are related and why many Russian working-age men have deviations from the norm in this function, which is so important for a full life.
A group of Russian scientists decided to find out how things are with sex in Russian men. It turned out that 90% of respondents over the age of 25 years periodically experience erectile dysfunction. Half of them have problems with potency before the age of 45, and a third of Russian men closer to fifty on their own initiative completely stop their sex life. By the age of 57, 80% of male Russians have completely given up sex. Unfortunately, as the survey showed, representatives of the strong half of humanity themselves for the most part do not at all consider the recorded symptoms as alarming.1 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