improves the condition
There is a set of symptoms by which measles can be recognized in a child. This is an acute infectious viral disease that does not tolerate self-medication. The causative agent of measles is the RNA virus of the genus morbilliviruses. When it is possible to determine it at the initial stage, the treatment is easier. Measles in a child can lead to serious complications, so it is important to know the symptoms of the disease. It should not be underestimated, because there is still mortality from this disease among children, more often up to 5 years.
It is necessary to undergo an examination with a specialist and observe the prescribed treatment regimen for measles. Also, there are a number of therapeutic procedures that will need to be carried out at home.
How is measles transmitted to children and is it possible to get sick again?
Measles is transmitted by airborne droplets from a sick person. It is believed that you can get infected from the patient from the last 2 days of the incubation period to 4 days of rash. From the fifth day, after the appearance of rashes, a person is considered already non-contagious. At risk of measles are children from 2 to 5 years. Most often, the disease occurs in the period from December to May. Continue reading
Permanent weight loss combined with digestive problems and abdominal pain can be a symptom of a serious disorder – malabsorption syndrome.
What does malabsorption syndrome mean?
Under this term, there are a number of signs that the small intestine can not cope with its main function – the absorption of nutrients from the food entering the body.
As you know, it is in the small intestine that the food slurry is broken down into individual components, which are absorbed into the intestinal wall and enter the bloodstream. This is the main digestion process. If for some reason this process is disrupted, then the body does not receive the proteins, fats, carbohydrates, micro and macro elements, vitamins necessary for life, that is, it is starving. And it responds to this with very definite symptoms, in general, and constituting malabsorption syndrome. Continue reading
Nature took great care of man, making it possible to make up for the deficiency of nutrients from food, the environment, and water. However, people did not appreciate this gift. Pollution of air, water, production of non-natural products led to various unpleasant consequences. One of them was iodine deficiency. Why is this trace element needed? And what are the consequences of its lack?
Why does a person need iodine
Iodine is a water soluble trace element. It is found in many foods (in shrimp, seaweed). They are rich in sea air and water. In the human body, iodine is responsible for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. Thanks to this microelement, the most important hormones are synthesized – thyroxine and triiodothyronine. They provide the correct course of metabolism, cell division, heat transfer in the body and many other functions.
If we talk about iodine, then it participates in the following functions:
stimulation of metabolic processes; Continue reading