Doctors, speaking of polypous rhinosinusitis (the disease is so correctly called), always mention a bunch of grapes. Like, polyps in the nose are very similar to her in shape. However, the similarity ends here: unlike grapes, polyps do not promise any pleasant sensations. On the contrary, they noticeably worsen the quality of life of the sick person with this ailment.
The main thing is not to miss the moment
Polyps are a benign tumor that begins to grow in the sinuses and descends into the nasal cavity, blocking the respiratory passage. This causes not only breathing problems, but also chronic fatigue, and sometimes even hearing loss. Unfortunately, “catching” the disease at its source is quite difficult. The formation of polyps is a process that can take several years. And at first, people simply do not attach importance to minor ailments like a mild runny nose and a slight stuffy nose. A doctor is usually consulted when more serious symptoms appear: Continue reading
Diseases that cause us discomfort at the age of sixty actually begin around the age of forty. Closer to this age it is worth making a rule to regularly visit doctors: prophylactically, in order to know where to “lay straws”. True, you have to stock up on patience and time. Yes, and money, too.
Let’s start with a therapist
At any age once a year. This is the first doctor you will come to, he will make your personal list of doctors who need to visit. After forty years, it would be good to undergo daily ECG monitoring (Holter) once every three years, especially with complaints of discomfort in the heart, dizziness. The therapist will also send you for fluorography, which must be done at any age once a year for early detection of tuberculosis and lung tumors. Tuberculosis, contrary to the myth that only homeless people are sick today, actually loves young, able-bodied and active people. Continue reading
Millions of microorganisms live in our body. And not all of them are peace-loving. How to recognize enemies invisible to the eyes, especially when it comes to pathogens of dangerous diseases? DNA level diagnostics come to the rescue. The results of the analysis can be found already 3-4 hours after treatment. For the invention of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), which is based on the identification of the species of any living organism, the American scientist Carrie Mullys was awarded the Nobel Prize.
In the 70s of the twentieth century, enzymes were discovered that break down DNA at specific points. Researchers have the opportunity to “cut” DNA into shorter and more stable fragments.
After this, a new discovery followed: scientists “taught” DNA to copy itself and build to such sizes that it is easy to identify. In fact, this made it possible to identify any object of interest by the selected DNA fragment: here is the DNA of the common cold pathogen, this is staphylococcus, this is the herpes virus. Continue reading