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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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What is porphyria
Porphyria, or rather, porphyria is a whole group of genetic diseases characterized by impaired porphyrin metabolism.
Porphyrins are red pigments (porphyria translated from Greek is purple), from which heme is formed – an integral part of hemoglobin. Porphyrins are synthesized in the liver and bone marrow. 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