Immunomodulators and immunostimulants: the truth and myths about magic pills
If they used to say that all diseases are from nerves, now they are blamed for weakened immunity. In order to strengthen it, a large number of various means are…

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Reasons to seek advice from genetics
What does a geneticist do? Medical genetics is a part of human genetics that studies diseases and pathologies caused by heredity. A geneticist studies hereditary diseases and the conditions under…

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Nothing to breathe: what to do with nasal congestion
If it comes to nasal congestion, then a picture of a cold person appears in my head instantly. Unhappy necessarily keeps a thermometer in one hand, showing the temperature, and…

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Hereditary diseases

Hereditary diseases are diseases caused by chromosomal and gene mutations. Some confuse hereditary diseases with congenital diseases. Indeed, congenital diseases, that is, diseases with which a child is born, may be hereditary, but they can also be caused by any damaging external influence on the embryo or fetus – an infection, ionizing radiation, a toxic substance. On the other hand, not all hereditary diseases are congenital, as some of them may occur later, even in an adult. Continue reading

Unusual Diseases: Stone Man Syndrome

The stone man’s syndrome in medicine is called progressive ossifying fibrodysplasia, or Müncheimer’s disease. This is a genetic pathology that is caused by a mutation of the gene responsible for bone formation. Its essence lies in the fact that the patient ligaments and muscles turn into bones, as a result, a person ossifies or stiffens. Hence the name – stone man syndrome.

This disease is known since the end of the XVII century, then it was first described. The disease is extremely rare. Now, according to various sources, there are 600, 800 or 2500 patients in the world. Continue reading

Unusual Diseases: Hermaphroditism

What it is?
This sexual pathology implies the presence of both male and female sexual characteristics in humans. The name she received on behalf of the son of Aphrodite and Hermes. He was so beautiful that one of the nymphs asked the gods to connect her with a young man forever, and Hermaphrodite turned into a bisexual creature. Continue reading

Causes of lingering cough
Cough is always accompanied by many unpleasant moments. First, it causes pain in the throat, chest. Secondly, a coughing fit can completely disrupt night sleep. And not only the most…

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Differences of viral infection from bacterial
Acute respiratory diseases always appear inappropriate. Yesterday the body was full of strength, but today weakness, fever, runny nose just fell down. To find the right treatment, you need to…

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Influenza and SARS in children with allergies. How to help the child?
Do you know the situation when a child is like a few days in a kindergarten, and then for 2-3 weeks he is ill at home? Everything is even worse…

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In which ear buzzes: with what is tinnitus connected
In which ear rings? Familiar phrase? The appearance of an unpleasant whistling or monotonous ringing in the auricle can seriously annoy a person and reduce the quality of life. However,…

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