What is hypertension and how is it dangerous?

What is hypertension and how is it dangerous?

Increased blood pressure (BP) – temporary or constant blood pressure in the arteries above 140/86 mm Hg. Blood pressure is the force with which blood presses against the wall of an artery. Normally, this force should not exceed 140/90 mm. Otherwise, within a year, changes appear in the target organs (brain, kidneys, heart muscle, etc.): … Read More

Allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis manifests itself both throughout the year and in certain seasons (coinciding with the flowering of certain plants). Seasonal allergic rhinitis is the most common form of allergy. It is caused by an increased sensitivity to plant pollen: trees, meadow and weed grasses. An allergic disease caused by pollen is called hay fever. With … Read More

Diffuse toxic goiter. It’s important to know

Diffuse toxic goiter. It’s important to know

Diffuse-toxic goiter (DTG) is an inflammatory (autoimmune) disease of the thyroid gland, manifested by the syndrome of thyrotoxicosis = hyperthyroidism (see the article “Tests for self-diagnosis of thyroid dysfunction”) – that is, the effect on the body of an excess amount of thyroid hormones – T3 and T4 … DTZ is quite common in the … Read More

Thyroid nodule biopsy

Thyroid nodule biopsy

Biopsy of the thyroid nodule / nodules, and scientifically, TAB (fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid nodule) is a very important procedure in the diagnosis of thyroid diseases, and in the diagnosis of thyroid cancer – the main one, since blood tumor markers for the primary diagnosis of thyroid cancer gland does not exist. TAB … Read More

Diabetic Polyneuropathy Self-Diagnosis Test

Diabetic Polyneuropathy Self-Diagnosis Test

Neuropathy is nerve damage. In diabetes mellitus (both the first and second types), damage to the nerve fibers is the most frequent complication. This process can be called, in a way, “sugaring of nerve fibers” with a violation of their inherent function. And since there are nerve fibers in all internal organs, accordingly, the manifestations … Read More

A bit of cosmetology. Hirsutism

A bit of cosmetology. Hirsutism

Most women are unhappy with their appearance: someone with a figure, someone with a nose shape, breast size, thick and long hair, and almost every 10 women are worried about excess hair “in unnecessary places” (on the upper lip or chin, stomach, legs, etc. etc.). This feature of hair to grow “where it is not … Read More

What is ASIT?

What is ASIT?

ASIT is a method of treating allergic diseases, consisting in the introduction into the patient’s body of increasing doses of the allergen to which hypersensitivity has been identified and which causes clinical manifestations of the disease. The goal of treatment is to develop a patient’s tolerance (decrease in sensitivity) to allergens hostile to the patient … Read More

This “mysterious” prolactin

This “mysterious” prolactin

Most often, a blood test for prolactin is prescribed by gynecologists, mammologists and, of course, endocrinologists, for different types of menstrual irregularities, chest pain, discharge from the chest (mastalgia, mastopathy), weight gain. In many patients, the level of this hormone is elevated from moderate to very high values. But with these results, not everything is … Read More

Osteoporosis. “Glass fragility”

Osteoporosis. “Glass fragility”

Many topics have not yet been covered in this blog. Today my attention was attracted by the problem – OSTEOPOROSIS. Osteoporosis is a decrease in bone density due to impaired calcium-phosphorus metabolism and more. Let me explain why this problem is urgent: more and more often one has to deal with the “sad” consequences of … Read More

How to donate blood for hormones correctly?

How to donate blood for hormones correctly?

It has become a good practice to check your hormones even before any health problems begin. Below I will tell you about the rules for taking tests, for ease of search, we will “divide” the hormonal background by systems. Thyroid hormones, parathyroid glands. These are TSH, T4 free and total, T3 free and total, antibodies … Read More