Cholesterol is a fat-like substance, without which the normal functioning of the human body is impossible. Cholesterol is a kind of building frame that ensures the stability of cell membranes. It is also part of bile, sex hormones and vitamin D3. Most of this substance (about 80%) is synthesized in the liver, a smaller (about 20%) comes with food.
In the blood, cholesterol is contained in the form of complex compounds – lipoproteins. There are “good” cholesterol – high density lipoproteins, in the form of which excess cholesterol is removed from the body, and “bad” cholesterol – low density lipoproteins, which are worse excreted from the body and partially settle on the walls of arteries, forming cholesterol plaques. Continue reading
Acupuncture, or acapuncture, is an ancient method of treatment based on the action of needles on the so-called biologically active points of the body. It is also called reflexology, acupuncture.
Acupuncture originated in ancient China more than 6 thousand years ago. It is based on the doctrine of the vital energy of qi, which circulates through the body through special channels – meridians, so that all organs and systems of a person work normally. A disease occurs when obstacles arise in the way of energy and its flow is disturbed. Continue reading
What is anemia?
Anemia, or colloquially anemia, is a pathological condition characterized by a decrease in hemoglobin in the blood.
Anemia itself is not a disease, but a consequence of certain diseases and conditions of the body. In medicine, it is defined as a syndrome (a set of symptoms).
The causes of anemia are different, as are the mechanisms of its formation. But with all types of anemia, the amount of hemoglobin is below normal, so anemia is established by a blood test.
Anemia is classified for the reasons that caused them. Continue reading