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
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 videoconference “Desomorphine-Free Advanced Regions. The Unique Experience of Four Subjects of the Russian Federation” connected the subjects in which prescription drugs of codeine-containing drugs have already been introduced – Kazan, Belgorod, Kaluga, Lipetsk and Moscow. The heads of regions insist on the introduction of a widespread ban on over-the-counter dispensing of codeine-containing medicines dispensed from pharmacies, not from June 1, 2012, but from the beginning of next year.
There is no region in Russia that would not be affected by the problem of desomorphine addiction. The low price of the drug, the ability to make it at home from codeine-containing drugs dispensed from pharmacies without a prescription, make it available. Desomorphine is a dangerous synthetic drug with high toxicity and a significant risk of overdose. It causes rapid addiction, its constant use in a very short time leads to death. Desomorphine (the slang name is “crocodile”) is included in the list of narcotic substances and is prohibited for circulation in the Russian Federation. Continue reading
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
The Federal Service for Supervision of Healthcare and Social Development of the Russian Federation (Roszdravnadzor) announced a number of rules that will help distinguish a fake medicine from a real one when buying. Experts advise first of all to pay attention to the quality of packaging, in particular, to the font and spelling.
If after examination there are doubts, it is necessary to require accompanying documentation for the medicine (declaration of conformity and invoice) at the pharmacy. Subsequently, by the number and date of the declaration, you can check on the website of Roszdravnadzor whether such a tool is actually registered.
Another option is to contact the manufacturer directly. The address and telephone number are usually indicated either on the packaging or in the instructions. Then, according to the source data, they will talk about the batch of the drug. Continue reading