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Why do you still need to go to the doctors?

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

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 the doctor, looking at the results, announced: “You are healthy” or “You are sick”. But you yourself, how many did not consider incomprehensible badges, did not understand anything. In fact, everything is not so complicated. Let’s try to learn the language of our blood.

General analysis

A general blood test is taken from the finger and serves to determine whether a person actually has blood diseases and whether any inflammatory process is occurring in the body. Blood is placed in a special analyzer, which gives the results. What will the letters and numbers on the form mean?

RBC These letters denote red blood cells – red blood cells. One milliliter of blood should contain from 3.8 to 5.8 million red blood cells. If there are fewer, then this is a sign of anemia. And therefore, the doctor needs to look at the following indicator – hemoglobin – a protein contained in red blood cells. Hemoglobin is indicated by the letters HGB. Continue reading

How can hair talk about health problems?

Surely, each of us thinks that the condition and appearance of the hair directly depends on the way they are treated and a number of third-party factors. With a thorough study, it becomes known that, in combination with other symptoms, which we most often do not combine, hair becomes a litmus test that successfully and clearly warns of problems within the body. In this article we will discuss the most popular problems associated with hair, as well as what diseases they can signal.

1. Dull and dry hair

The very first and telling reason why hair loses its healthy shine is improper care. Also, frequent staining and the use of heating devices (curling iron, hair dryer, straightener) can lead to this. In addition, the hair loses its radiance and becomes dry in autumn and winter, when there is an acute question of a lack of vitamins and other useful substances in the body. The above symptom may indicate a lack of selenium, phosphorus and sulfur. Continue reading

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