Hereditary diseases are diseases caused by chromosomal and gene mutations. Some confuse hereditary diseases with congenital diseases. Indeed, congenital diseases, that is, diseases with which the baby is born, can be hereditary, but they can also be caused by some damaging external effect on the embryo or fetus – infection, ionizing radiation, toxic substance. On the other hand, not all hereditary diseases are congenital, since some of them can occur later, even in an adult. The appearance of a hereditary disease does not depend on external causes and is always due to a pathological mutation. Continue reading
Klinefelter’s syndrome is a genetic pathology of men, which is based on endocrine disorders caused by additional female chromosomes in the set of sex chromosomes. This is a fairly common genetic disease. According to statistics, 0.2% of men are susceptible to it, and among endocrine disorders, Klinefelter syndrome occupies the third line (diabetes comes first, thyrotoxicosis comes second). But according to the same statistics, only 50% of cases are diagnosed.
A bit of genetics
Chromosomes are structures contained in the nucleus of a cell that carry hereditary information. A Continue reading
By this name it is customary to understand a state when an embryo (or fetus) does not grow and does not develop and dies. Frozen pregnancy is also known as failed.
This can happen at different times, however, as a rule, it is observed at the beginning: 3-4 weeks and 7-11 weeks are considered critical.
Another dangerous period is from the 16th to the 18th week.
Women are very upset by this event. Naturally, they have questions: “Why did this happen to me?”, “Will this happen again?”, “Can I get pregnant again? To endure and have a baby safely? ” Continue reading