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Food allergy is an immune response that causes sensitivity to one or more types of foods. Such intolerance causes unpleasant symptoms from the digestive tract and other body systems. If you start an allergy, it can lead to dire consequences such as anaphylactic shock, even fatal.
Symptoms of a food allergy in a child
For the first time, the symptoms of the presence of food allergies are manifested precisely in childhood. Signs are individual for each child, but most often they appear on the part of the skin and gastrointestinal disorders. However, there is intolerance to products affects the respiratory system. The main signs of an allergy in a child:
Itching and hives;
Colic in the stomach; Continue reading
When planning a pregnancy, every woman wants her to come as soon as possible and proceed without complications. But sometimes pregnancy, for some reason, does not occur for a long time. Then it makes sense to go to a doctor who deals with the problem of infertility, to a specialist in the conception and bearing of a child – a reproductologist. When is the consultation of a reproductologist really necessary? Vera Bulgakova, reproductologist with more than 10 years of experience, answers.
When should I contact a reproductologist?
Who is a reproductologist?
A doctor in this area must have a higher medical education in a general medical profile. Then he needs to receive specialization in obstetrics and gynecology (residency or internship). Only after this, the doctor will accept the right to receive additional specialization in the field of reproduction and treatment of infertility. Continue reading
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 the fetus and the expectant mother. The doctor makes all the indicators in a special program. It automatically calculates whether there are opportunities for the development of pathologies and the risks of anomalies. With its help, various developmental anomalies are eliminated, and the physiology of the unborn baby is revealed.
First trimester screening
A study is being conducted between the eleventh and thirteenth weeks of pregnancy. There is no point in conducting it earlier. Most of the data will be non-indicative.
The first screening includes two medical tests – ultrasound and hormone analysis. Continue reading