What can our blood tell
Each of us at least once in his life donated blood for analysis and received a piece of paper on his hands with letters, numbers and units of measure. Then…

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Test yourself and your liver
The Russian Society for the Study of the Liver (ROPIP) together with several medical organizations launched on October 1, 2011. in Moscow, the “Test Yourself!” project, aimed at collecting and…

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Appendicitis: is surgery always necessary?
The word "appendicitis" we hear quite often. In childhood, parents and teachers tell us about him, doctors check us for his presence or absence. And at times, one of the…

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Test yourself and your liver

The Russian Society for the Study of the Liver (ROPIP) together with several medical organizations launched on October 1, 2011. in Moscow, the “Test Yourself!” project, aimed at collecting and analyzing data on the frequency of liver diseases in Russia, identifying their main risk factors and drawing public attention to these problems. The survey conducted within the project will cover up to 4000 participants.

It will also help to determine the profile of a typical patient with liver diseases and the most effective treatment and prevention measures. More information about the project “Test yourself!” presented on www. testliver.ru. Researchers hope that this initiative will help reduce the incidence of liver diseases in Russia associated with alcohol consumption and unhealthy diet through educational activities, raising awareness about diseases and early diagnosis.

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When the janitor enzyme doesn’t work

Hunter syndrome, or why an enzyme
Hunter Syndrome (Gunther) is a rare, life-threatening genetic disease resulting from a deficiency of enzymes that control the removal of toxins. This leads to the accumulation of protein-carbohydrate complexes and fats in the cells, i.e. accumulated toxins slowly poison the body. Gradually, the child’s bones become deformed and internal organs become inflamed. He is degrading and dying.

The medical name for this disease is mucopolysaccharidosis type II (mucopolysaccharidosis type II) or MPS II.

What is gargoyleism

Hunter syndrome is a hereditary disease, the type of inheritance is X-linked recessive (i.e., lesion occurs only in boys). The first signs of the disease appear in 2 to 4 years. Prior to this, expressed clinical manifestations were not observed, with the exception of noisy breathing in infants due to obstruction of the upper respiratory tract, repeated rhinitis, inguinal and umbilical hernias. Continue reading

The first symptoms of stomach cancer.

The first and completely natural question that pops into the mind of every healthy person: what symptoms can suspect stomach cancer at the very initial stage? And what should be done so as not to start the disease? After all, the first symptoms of stomach cancer are most often scarce and uncertain.

It should be noted immediately that stomach cancer has now receded somewhat. He no longer occupies such a stable third position in oncology. And even more so – it is cured in the initial stages of the disease. But there is a danger: not only the patients themselves, but also doctors often regard them as a manifestation of gastritis and are limited to prescribing a diet and various medications. However, by carefully analyzing complaints, you can catch a number of symptoms that make cancer suspect. At one time, these symptoms were identified by the famous domestic oncologist L. I. Savitsky in the so-called “syndrome of small signs.” It would seem that such symptoms do not represent anything special, but an experienced diagnostician can suggest the onset of the cancer process in the patient. Continue reading

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