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Autoimmune diseases

Autoimmune diseases

Around the year 1900, researcher Paul Ehrlich realized that the body can distinguish between alien and endogenous cells. This vital mechanism allows the organism to recognize and destroy foreign, potentially threatening substances without destroying itself. In autoimmune diseases, this process is disturbed

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Genetic Engineering

Genetic Engineering

Insulin with the help of genetic engineering More than 300, 000 people in Germany suffer from diabetes. You need insulin, a hormone that is now produced by genetic engineering. Insulin is produced by the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas, it regulates the sugar level. If the hormone fails, this leads to the clinical picture of diabetes

Hormone-free through the menopause

Hormone-free through the menopause

Many menopausal women suffer from ailments such as hot flashes, sweats, or sleep disorders. A relief of the symptoms by the administration of hormones, however, is controversial. Because studies indicate that hormone replacement therapy can significantly increase breast cancer risk. That's why you should better resort to menopausal tablets to combat menopausal symptoms

Abdominal pain as an alarm signal

Abdominal pain as an alarm signal

Abdominal pain was once dismissed as typical female suffering. Men may be affected by lower abdominal pain - albeit less frequently. The causes of abdominal pain are very different because they are not a disease but a symptom. The types of ailments are just as diverse: whether very severe pelvic pain or a slight abdominal pulling, convulsive or throbbing, left, right or centered - all these features are for the history and should therefore be closely monitored

Hip dysplasia: In adult surgery necessary

Hip dysplasia: In adult surgery necessary

A hip dysplasia is a congenital developmental disorder of the hip, which is usually detected in babies by means of ultrasound and usually heals without consequences with the right therapy. A so-called residual dysplasia, in which the hip does not develop properly despite treatment in childhood, is relatively rare nowadays

Remove spider veins

Remove spider veins

More than half of the adult population has varying degrees of superficial vein changes. But many people are only cosmetically unsightly spider veins, ie small reddish-blue veins on the thighs and lower legs and not a pathological findings such as varicose veins. Delimit spider veins from couperose Spider veins are caused by dilation of small blood vessels, which lie directly under the skin surface

Menopause - Changes in hormone balance

Menopause - Changes in hormone balance

At the age of 50 at the latest, the so-called change, the climacteric, is announced due to irregular cycles as well as different periods of menstrual bleeding. The term comes from the Greek and means something like "level". This initiates the beginning of a new phase of life. During the hormonal change, the correction of the lifestyle especially of an adapted diet is of particular importance

Salads - season all year round

Salads - season all year round

Salads are not only healthy, they are always in season - around the year. Most salads are easy to prepare and fit as a delightful side dish to almost all main courses, but also as a low-calorie main course, they are just on hot days a treat. If you pay attention to the slim line in the summer or just want to do something good for the body, then salad is the perfect choice

How much body fat is normal?

How much body fat is normal?

The body fat percentage indicates what percentage of the body consists of fat. If the proportion is too high, this may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as arteriosclerosis. In such a case, the body fat should be reduced - best by a calorie-reduced diet and enough exercise. We'll tell you how to measure your body fat and give you valuable tips on lowering body fat

Is mussel consumption always harmless?

Is mussel consumption always harmless?

The traditional recommendation that shells should only be consumed in months with the letter "R" has traditional backgrounds. In our latitudes mussels have season from September to April and are offered mainly from German and Dutch harvest. Mussel poisoning occurs only in hot months (without the letter "R"), because in these months algae bloom and form toxins during flowering

Thyme not only helps against coughing

Thyme not only helps against coughing

Thyme can not only be used in the kitchen to refine various dishes, but also helps with health ailments such as a cold. The medicinal herb is particularly suitable for releasing tight coughs. That is why thyme is used in various cough syrups. In addition to cough the herb should also be helpful in other complaints - such as gastrointestinal problems