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What are the temperature jumps talking about?
A slightly elevated temperature, which does not decrease at all, and from time to time jumps - how to relate to it? How to treat and whether to do it…

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WHO authorized to declare: fever spreading rapidly
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What are the temperature jumps talking about?

A slightly elevated temperature, which does not decrease at all, and from time to time jumps – how to relate to it? How to treat and whether to do it at all? And is it worth it to cancel walks on weekends, skis, skates, and other winter joys every time?

Where did you jump?

We all know that normal body temperature is 36.6 ° C. In fact, this indicator in the same person changes in different periods of life.

For example, a thermometer gives various numbers for a month, even with full health. This is typical mainly for girls. Their body temperature usually rises slightly during ovulation and normalizes with the onset of menstruation. Continue reading

Secret alcoholic: find and neutralize

There is no such thing as “hidden” or “secret” alcoholism in medicine. But increasingly, psychologists and ordinary people use it in relation to people who abuse alcohol and, for various reasons, try to hide their addiction to strong drinks as much as possible. It is clear that nobody is better from this concealment. You will reveal it earlier, you will cure it faster … So, we are looking for and neutralizing it!

Who are the “hidden” alcoholics?
These people, as a rule, do not drink strong or diluted alcohol, such as coffee with cognac. Alcohol is administered in small doses, and more often throughout the day. In my defense, from the patient you can often hear – “I drink a little bit to be in good shape all day. Otherwise, I can’t work.”

Most often, this type of alcoholism occurs in women. This is a type of “female alcoholism.” Women drink alcohol, realizing that it is indecent for them to be drunk “in public.” But alcoholism is a disease that is characterized by an irresistible craving for alcohol and people with illness cannot independently give up alcohol. Continue reading

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

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