improving the quality
For a long time, experts decided – to be or not to be a “male menopause.” After all, if we draw an analogy with female menopause, then in women it is directly related to the cessation of the function of childbearing. And reproductive function in men most often persists until old age. However, andropause does exist.
Andropause is associated with a decrease in the body’s level of male hormones androgens, and especially testosterone. If he is normal – no problem! In the opposite case, erection and sperm maturation are impaired. Following sexual dysfunctions, muscle mass decreases, and the amount of subcutaneous fat increases, being deposited on the abdomen, hips, buttocks. The level of cholesterol and lipids in the blood rises, the risk of developing atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases increases. A lack of testosterone affects memory, reaction speed, the ability to objectively assess the situation, and even mood. Continue reading
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 Association’s Statistical Report, which included data on the equipment and performance of diagnostic services in the regions of the Russian Federation. The figures, facts and finances were analyzed. And that’s what happened.
The IMEDA report combines the official statistics of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation on resource provision and equipment of regional diagnostic services over the past 5 years (2009 – 2013); the authors analyzed these figures for how fast and how efficiently the diagnostic service is developing in the country; whether the installation of modern equipment is the only important factor in improving the quality of services; what place does Russia occupy in world ratings of the effectiveness of diagnostic services. Continue reading