Heartburn (sensation of heat, burning in the chest or in the epigastric region) occurs most often as a result of throwing acidic gastric contents into the esophagus, where the reaction of the medium is slightly alkaline.
Heartburn is one of the most common manifestations of diseases of the digestive system: the esophagus, stomach, duodenum. In 60-80% of cases, it accompanies gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, chronic gastritis with increased secretory function. Continue reading
This disease is the result of a violation of protein metabolism, more precisely, the exchange of the so-called purine bases that make up the nucleic acids of proteins. Translated from the Greek, the term “gout” means “trap”. This quite fully reflects its main manifestation – paroxysmal pain in the joints. Continue reading
Amazingly familiar situation. They put the necessary thing somewhere and cannot find it, and then say to yourself: “Sclerosis!” The youth utters this word with coquetry, and in the voice of an elderly person there is annoyance.
Most people consider this kind of forgetfulness a sign of age-related memory loss, although in this case it’s just a lack of attention. And since memory is closely related to intellectual activity, an older person may experience a pessimistic reassessment of his abilities, which he associates with the onset of old age. Continue reading