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Thrush (vaginal candidiasis) at least once faced most women. This fungal disease can cause genital discomfort. However, this infection does not always require treatment. What is “thrush”, how to determine…

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Toxoplasmosis during pregnancy - symptoms, prevention and treatment
Many pregnant women, instead of enjoying their excellent position, concentrate on diseases, sometimes extremely rare, like toxoplasmosis. In order to alleviate unnecessary anxiety and arm yourself with valuable recommendations for…

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The child smokes: what to do to parents
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ESR: blood levels in women, why increased or decreased

Any pathology or dysfunction in the body is reflected in a change in the composition of the blood. That is why a blood test is one of the first patient examinations. One of the analyzes is the biological measurement of ESR.

ESR is an indicator of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate. The specific gravity of red blood cells is higher than that of plasma. If capillary or venous blood is mixed with anti-clotting drugs, after a while a maroon clot forms at the bottom of the tube.

Red blood cells have a high ability to clump, and the resulting complexes settle faster. Pathological processes in the body can affect “stickiness”, and a blood test shows deviations from the ESR norm.

ESR analysis algorithm

The reliability of the results of a biological study depends on how prepared the patient was for the procedure. Continue reading

Vitamin rating for children
In the autumn-winter period, a rating of vitamins necessary for children is especially useful. At these times of the year there is a shortage of useful elements derived from food.…

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The benefits of fish oil. Why is it worth giving to children?
About 10-20 years ago, every second child took fish oil. "Feeding" is a tool, because it is useful, you can call it a special tradition. But now the new generation…

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Fibrinogen, what is it and why can it be increased?
Fibrinogen is a protein that is an effective indicator of the rate of blood clot formation. A fibrinogen blood test is used to detect abnormalities that can lead to thrombosis.…

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First screening: ultrasound and blood chemistry
Pregnancy screening is a complex of studies. It includes ultrasound diagnostics (ultrasound) and a biochemical blood test. The first screening allows doctors to get detailed information about the health of…

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