blood and hematopoiesis
There are many reasons and risk factors for a decrease in immunity. A transient decrease in immunity is caused by insufficient protein and energy nutrition, a deficiency in the consumption of micronutrients, especially vitamins A, C, E, D, β-carotene, essential trace elements (zinc, iron, selenium, iodine), polyunsaturated fatty acids, the presence of chronic digestive diseases history of infectious diseases, taking antibiotics, exposure to environmental pathological factors, impaired intestinal microflora. Inadequate protein and energy intake are known to reduce antibody synthesis. Deficiency in the diet of polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins A, C, β-carotene, zinc is accompanied by disorders in all parts of the immune response. Iodine deficiency reduces the activity of the phagocytic link, components of antioxidant protection (vitamins A, E, zinc, selenium, etc.), adversely affects the functional activity and vital activity of immunocompetent cells. Many acute and chronic diseases negatively affect immunity, which significantly reduces the child’s resistance to infection and other damaging factors. Continue reading
Kidney diseases are treated using modern methods – according to the latest literature. Pediatric nephrologists take part in scientific studies, write popular science articles on children’s kidney diseases, and have already completed internships in several centers of pediatric nephrology in Western Europe.
Pediatric endocrinologists who advise children and adolescents on issues of endocrinological diseases have the opportunity to perform various hormonal studies: stimulated hormone secretion is studied in patients with small stature, dynamic hormone samples are taken, and modern methods of insulin therapy are used for patients with type I diabetes.
The Department of Pediatrics of the Children’s Hospital has been treating and advising many Lithuanian children suffering from rheumatic and heart diseases for more than a decade. Continue reading