According to statistics from the world health organization, glaucoma is the second cause of blindness, after cataracts. Every year, more than 10 million patients go to doctors with this diagnosis. In Russia alone, more than a million patients with glaucoma have been officially registered, while at least 500,000 people do not suspect that they have this disease.
What is this disease?
Glaucoma is a progressive, chronic eye disease that can lead to permanent vision loss. Continue reading
Modern conditions for women in labor are not comparable to those in which our ancestors gave birth. Women in Russia were often allowed to give birth literally in the field, where they were caught working. The mortality rate was high, both among mothers and infants. Now there are very different numbers and opportunities, but the fear of childbirth is still strong among women. It often significantly interferes with the process.
What did women in labor die of? Continue reading
The dose matters: why not all vitamins are equally useful and how to choose the ones that are right for you
At the beginning of spring, sales of vitamin complexes increase. We all notice brittle nails, dull hair, dehydrated skin or rashes, drowsiness, fatigue — in such cases, it is customary to talk about beriberi. You can’t get rid of it just by eating right and sleeping well. And before you buy a multi-complex at a pharmacy, you should consult with a specialist. Otherwise, either money is wasted, or even worse – treatment of beriberi can cause other, more serious diseases.
Natural and synthetic Continue reading