The fact that a woman’s age affects the future baby, the risk of developing pathologies in him, is known to many: when a pregnant woman is older than 35 years old, the likelihood of mutations in the fetus increases. But it turns out that the age of the father also matters for the health of the child.
Probability of conception
Men, unlike women, can become fathers at any age – their sperm production does not stop over the years. But sperm quality is getting worse. Sperm motility is reduced, making it harder for them to reach the egg. Their endurance decreases, and the sperm does not manage to penetrate through the membrane of the egg. In addition, the muscles of the perineum become weaker and do not provide the necessary Continue reading
The human body is a complex mechanism that functions according to its own regime. Some people have the urge to urinate 4-5 times a day. Others – rush to the toilet every 2-3 hours. For some, the daily morning stool is considered the norm. Others – empty the intestines twice a day or every 2 days. What is considered the norm and what is a deviation? What pathologies can speak of an increase or decrease in urination and defecation? How many times should a person normally go to the toilet?
Natural work of the body
The functioning of the urinary and gastrointestinal systems depends on many factors. Among them: Continue reading
Bad breath, or halitosis, is a very common occurrence. It is enough to say that in developed countries 30–65% of the population suffers from it. Halitosis itself is not a disease, it is a symptom that often signals that not everything is safe in the body – there are diseases or pathologies of the internal organs. But this problem is not purely medical – bad breath causes a lot of inconvenience and can lead to stress and even depression. Knowing about his lack, a person tries to open his mouth as little as possible, talk, approach people. He becomes withdrawn and unsociable. Well, how much personal life, intimate relationships suffer, and no need to say.
How to determine the freshness of breath Continue reading
Escherichia coli: benefit or harm
E. coli (Escherichia coli) is an enterobacterium of the genus Escherichia living in the human body. It is widely believed that E. coli is very dangerous and causes severe intestinal diseases. This is true, but only in part. In fact, there are many strains of Escherichia, some of them really lead to serious diseases, and not just the intestines. But part of the strains, on the contrary, is necessary for the body and is part of the normal intestinal microflora. They participate in the synthesis of vitamins K and group B, fight pathogenic microorganisms. And the Mutaflor strain is given as a probiotic to newborns to increase their immunity, and they treat them with diarrhea in young children. Continue reading
Necrotic fasciitis is an infection that affects the subcutaneous tissue and fascia. (Fascias are membranes of connective tissue covering all organs, vessels covering muscles, tendons.) The disease is very dangerous, and if it is launched, it can even lead to death.
Causes of necrotic fasciitis
The disease is caused by pathogenic bacteria that have come under the skin from the outside: from a wound, cut – or from the inside: along with blood flow. As a result, an infectious process develops right under the skin and tissue destruction occurs. Most often, the legs are affected, as well as the perineum and abdominal wall, but the infection can affect other parts of the body.
Various bacteria can be causative agents, but pyogenic streptococcus Streptococcus pyogenes is especially Continue reading