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…

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Thyrotoxicosis: symptoms, causes, treatment
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…

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Escherichia coli
Escherichia coli: benefit or harm E. coli (Escherichia coli) is an enterobacterium of the genus Escherichia living in the human body. It is widely believed that E. coli is very…

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Thick blood: what is it and what needs to be done

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

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