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
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
Rotavirus is a virus of the genus Rotavirus that causes inflammation of the stomach and intestines, as well as the upper respiratory tract. Mostly small children fall ill, from 1.5 to 5 years. Adults can become infected by a sick child while caring for them. Often outbreaks of intestinal infection are observed in kindergartens and in the family.
How to get infected with rotavirus
Rotavirus is a highly contagious infection. It is transmitted through dirty hands or objects (toys, furniture, door handles), where, in turn, the rotavirus gets from feces (through unwashed hands) or from Continue reading