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…

Continue reading →

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…

Continue reading →

The government wants to limit the advertising and sale of dietary supplements
The government is developing a bill to restrict the advertising of dietary supplements, which fools pensioners and forces them to buy drugs instead. So, according to opinion polls, 60% of…

Continue reading →

How do we harm our immunity

Weakness in the whole body, fatigue, malaise, bad mood … So I want to drink something “strengthening” and “tonic.” But all these phenomena are far from always associated with a decrease in immunity. This can be a manifestation of depression, chronic infection, swelling, allergies, in which, for example, immunostimulants can simply do harm.

Determine your immunity
“It is time to save our immunology from enthusiasts,” said Rakhim Khaitov, chief allergologist and immunologist of Russia, academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. “be within the physiological norm. Even in the fall, everyone doesn’t need to boost their immunity. If the immune system works fine, don’t touch it.”

In order to find out whether you need to strengthen your immunity, there are simple criteria:

– Frequent colds (in adults more than 5 times a year, in children – more than 6), lasting more than 2 weeks;

– bronchitis, purulent diseases of the oral cavity and nasopharynx;

– prolonged elevated subfebrile (37-37.5 degrees) temperature;

– upset gastrointestinal tract.

In case of suspicions regarding the weakness of your immunity, you should contact an immunologist. Why is it necessary? There may be several reasons for the appearance of immunodeficiency, and immune disorders can be different.

You need to know what exactly you need to adjust. Immunostimulants, immunomodulators, immunocorrectors … Today, a lot of drugs have been developed to affect the immune system, therefore, in order not to take unnecessary or unnecessary, it is better to consult.

Immunity is a defense system
Immunity is innate (good, the nature’s body protection system given to you by nature), acquired (which appeared after a disease or vaccination), specific (resistance to any particular disease) and non-specific.

How not to lose the protective forces obtained by nature? Of course, you can get vaccinated before the season of flu and colds, but the main thing is to create the so-called non-specific protection. That is, to raise immunity to such a height that the body can easily deal with any infection that dares to get close to you.

Help immunity at home
For this it is necessary: ​​good nutrition, moderate physical activity (gymnastics, walking), hardening (wet wiping, foot baths, dousing, contrast shower) – all this trains the ability to thermoregulate. And also fresh air, quitting smoking and alcohol, respect for your psyche and the psyche of the people around you. Well, that’s all ideally, many will say. If you take everything together – probably this ideal will be unattainable. Start with a simple one – hygiene. Gates for infection: mouth, nose, skin, stomach. Therefore, swim, go to the bath, get rid of dirt on the face and body.

What depresses the immune system
Known thing: weak stimuli train our immunity, but prolonged stress leads to the release of special hormones that inhibit the immune system. If a person is upset and depressed, he is more vulnerable to all enemies, including all kinds of bacteria and viruses.

Be sure to get enough sleep. It is advisable to go to bed and get up at the same time. Overwork and lack of sleep is a step towards the disease. Keep in mind that immunostimulating drugs such as tinsel ginseng, Eleutherococcus, can increase blood pressure.

With a mild illness, when it comes only to a temporary weakening of the adaptive capabilities of the immune system, all of the above tips can help. But serious immunity disorders cannot be cured by any vitamins or diet. Do not get along with home remedies. A doctor’s intervention is necessary to find out at what level of the defense system a malfunction occurred and which drugs this time will help you recover.

Migraine changes its character
Women are initially more prone to headaches. They are 3-4 times more likely than men to suffer from it. According to experts, female migraine changes its character - now attacks…

...

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…

...

Amenorrhea, or "It doesn’t start with me!"
The nightmare of any woman who did not plan to get pregnant is the situation “It doesn’t start for me!”. The situation becomes even stranger if in the previous months…

...

Diagnostics in the regions: figures, facts and money
Recently, in Moscow, the IMEDA Association held a meeting on the topic "Modern diagnostics and (un) health of Russians." The event was timed to coincide with the release of the…

...