Adherence, which derives from the Latin word adhaerentĭa, is a concept that makes mention of the agglutination or physical sticking of different elements. Defined by Digopaul, adhesion is also the property of that which is adherent (which sticks to something else).
For example: “The local authorities warned that, due to the ice, it is necessary to circulate with the utmost caution since the vehicles have little adherence to the asphalt”, “The American company announced the launch of a new line of sports shoes with greater adherence to the ground “, ” This lipstick does not adhere well to the mouth. ”
In the field of physics, adhesion is the resistance that a surface exerts when a body tries to slide on it. Returning to the first example mentioned above, if the road or road exerts little resistance, the adhesion of the tires of the vehicles is poor: in this way, the vehicles slip on the pavement. On the other hand, when the adherence is good, the tires find greater resistance and the drivers, in this way, have a better control of the vehicles.
It is important to underline that within the field of medicine the term we are addressing is used very frequently. And it is that it uses adhesions to refer to some strips of tissue that come to form between two surfaces of the body and that bring with them that they stick.
Injuries, fractures or even burns are some of the causes that can give rise to the aforementioned adhesions. That without forgetting that they can also be caused by a simple swelling or some surgical intervention.
In addition to everything indicated, it is worth knowing other data relevant to them. Specifically, the following:
-The most frequent adhesions occur in the pelvic area and abdomen.
-The symptoms that some adhesions present are different. Thus, while the pelvis may be manifested by severe pain, those of the abdomen have as hallmarks vomiting, constipation, nausea…
-The joint and taking place from a cesarean section are also adhesions very usual, although it is true that they can occur almost anywhere in the body.
In addition to everything indicated, there is the term therapeutic adherence, which is the term that refers to the responsibility that a patient has in regards to their health care. That is, to follow all the indications and recommendations that the doctor has given you, such as keeping rest. Adherence can also be a union or a symbolic attachment. Take the case of a person who must follow a certain medical treatment. The patient’s adherence to treatment refers to whether or not he respects the doctor’s instructions. When you comply with what the professional tells you, you adhere to the treatment. On the other hand, if he does not take the remedies or does not follow the indicated diet, the patient does not show adherence to the treatment.