Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease in which arteries are affected and lipid and protein metabolism in blood vessels is disturbed. Atherosclerosis progresses over many years and causes cardiovascular diseases: hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, myocardial infarction – and peripheral vascular disease.
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Heart disease in newborns, or congenital heart disease, are various anatomical abnormalities that occur in the structures of the heart and large vessels during fetal development. Heart defects in newborns are difficult, circulatory failure often joins them.
Doctors distinguish “blue” and “white” heart diseases, depending on whether the disease is accompanied by cyanosis – bluish skin and mucous membranes, which in turn is determined by the low oxygen content in the blood and high – carbon dioxide. Continue reading
Proteins are the main material that our body consists of. Lack of proteins leads to serious consequences, up to disruption of all organs and systems.
What is protein and why does the body need it
Protein is an organic substance made up of amino acids that are linked together by a chain. In living organisms, there are 20 amino acids in total, but thanks to various combinations, they form the whole variety of proteins. Continue reading