Iwona Rotter

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Heavy metals may exacerbate metabolic syndrome (MS) but abnormal serum concentrations of bioelements may also co-exist with MS. The primary aim of the study was to assess the relationship of blood heavy metal and bioelement concentrations and MS, in men aged 50-75 years. Heavy metals-lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), arsenic (As), tungsten (W),(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE The developing brain of a child is extremely prone to damage resulting from exposure to harmful environmental factors, e.g. heavy metals. Intoxication of children's organisms with lead and cadmium affects their intellectual development. Even a relatively small amount of this metal in children's blood can lead to developmental(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between serum magnesium (Mg) concentrations in middle-aged and older men, and the occurrence of selected metabolic and hormonal disorders. The study involved a total of 313 men aged 50-75 years, and who underwent standard anthropometric measurements. Also determined were blood serum Mg, lipid(More)
INTRODUCTION A slight decrease in blood testosterone level in men is a physiological state associated with the aging. The aim of our study was to evaluate the occurrence of hormone and metabolic disorders, as well as the immunolocalization and immunoexpression of androgen receptors (AR) and estrogen-alpha receptors (ERa) in the prostates of men with benign(More)
AIM The study was to assess psychosexual functioning of women after breast cancer treatment, since this problem is very rarely discussed in Polish professional literature. METHODS Our study involved 103 women after breast cancer treatment. The questionnaire was based on the Likert scale, the Beck Depression Inventory, and the authors' own questions. (More)
UNLABELLED Numerous studies show that changes occurring in a woman's organism during menopause may lower her quality of life. This study involved 630 healthy postmenopausal women from Poland. Its purpose was to assess their quality of life in relation to socio-demographic variables, medical data and personality profiles. The authors used the Short Form(More)
Introduction: Early menopause may be associated with serious health risks resulting from, for example, decreased oestrogen levels. This may occur despite hormone replacement therapy. Aim: The aim of this study was the determination of the effect of selected reproductive factors and smoking on age at the onset of menopause in women from Szczecin and(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and severity of metabolic disorders occurring in the metabolic syndrome in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia eligible for surgical treatment. METHODS The study group consisted men with diagnosed benign prostatic hyperplasia. The control group consisted patients recruited from basic(More)
INTRODUCTION Multiple sclerosis is the most common cause of disability among young people, affecting the emotional and intellectual condition of the patient. Assessment of the quality of life enables long-term planning of the strategy of support and thus should constitute a permanent part of care for multiple sclerosis patients. The aim of this study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE The evaluation of relationships between the concentrations of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) and total testosterone (TT) and the occurrence of metabolic disorders, including metabolic syndrome (MetS). METHOD The participants were subjected to anthropometric measurements and were tested for DHEAS, TT, lipid parameters and carbohydrate(More)