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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Parental eating habits can lead to obesity in the newborn
Did you know that nutrition determines what your grandchildren will be like? I am convinced that human nutritional behavior is important at any stage of his life. What kind of…

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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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The rate of ESR in the blood of a child. Reasons for low and high ESR

When diagnosing diseases, doctors check the rate of ESR in the blood of a child. Not many people know what ESR is and how this indicator reflects the state of human health. However, this analysis is able to find out about the presence of serious diseases in the early stages. What is ESR and why can it deviate from the norm in children? What is the norm of ESR in the blood of a child from zero to 18 years in the table.

The norm of ESR in the blood of a child:

Reasons for lower ESR
False ESR and other symptoms
ESR stands for erythrocyte sedimentation rate. As you know, blood consists of two parts: liquid – plasma and dense – red blood cells. When carrying out the analysis, a child is taken blood from a vein or from a finger, placed in a measuring tube and diluted with a special drug that blocks blood coagulation. Then they monitor the erythrocyte sedimentation rate, measuring it in millimeters per hour. This result is the ESR. Continue reading

Immunomodulators for children. List of funds

Are immunomodulators effective for children? Opinions on this point still differ in medical circles. Scientists have not yet been able to confirm that immunomodulators are able to enhance immunity. The epidemiologist Vasily Vlasov also speaks about this. But many parents notice the positive effect of immunomodulators for children. Perhaps this is due to vitamins in their composition, although in small quantities. Typically, pediatricians prescribe such funds to additionally support the immune system, if the child is often sick. Also, they are recommended to be taken in some cases during treatment. It is necessary to increase resistance to viral and infectious diseases. But you should consider how they will be combined with other drugs. If the baby is taking a multivitamin complex, then make sure that there is no overdose of any vitamin. For example, many immunomodulators in the composition have ascorbic acid.

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Food allergy in a child: symptoms, causes and treatment

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;
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Some DNA reading methods skip whole pages
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