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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Russian scientists have revealed the work of evolutionarily new genes in tumors
A tumor is a pathological process, which is a newly formed tissue in which, due to genetic changes, cellular regulation and, accordingly, functionality are disturbed. Tumors are divided into benign…

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What blood type will the child have? Define correctly
Inheritance of a certain blood group is strictly logical. And to determine it before birth is quite possible. For this, the maternal and papal GC must be known, as well…

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babies up to a year

The norm of blood sugar. How to take an analysis: before or after a meal

When we talk about blood sugar, we mean the amount of glucose. It is glucose that provides the body with energy. Its volume is influenced by hormonal balance, lifestyle and diet. Several hormones are responsible for increasing glucose levels – glucagon, adrenaline, glucocorticoids and many others. However, only insulin provides a reduction in the amount of sugar.

We often think about glucose control only when the first symptoms of deviations appear. It is wiser to have a blood test for sugar at least once every six months. In this case, you can be sure that the development of any disease will be noticed in a timely manner.

Blood sugar: normal and deviations

Sugar level must be measured on an empty stomach, the results are calculated in millimoles per liter. Before meals, the norm of blood sugar is 3.3 – 5.5 mmol / L. After eating, a small jump can be observed. However, within the next 3-4 hours, glucose should stabilize. Continue reading

Nutritional botulism: causes and symptoms
Botulism is a serious toxic and infectious disease, which, it would seem, remained in the distant nineties, when we ourselves made stewed meat or received canned goods overdue on cards…

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Why is folic acid needed for pregnant women?
There are a great many vitamins that the human body needs. An important element for health and development is folic acid (vitamin B9). It is she who is involved in…

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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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Progesterone. The norm of the hormone in women, what to do with a reduced rate?
Latin progesterone means "for pregnancy." This hormone in women is secreted by the adrenal glands, brain tissue and cells of the corpus luteum in the ovaries, and male tissue of…

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