Adherence , which derives from the Latin word adhaerentĭa, is a concept that mentions the agglutination or the physical glue of different elements. Adhesion is also the property of that which is adherent (that sticks to something else).
For example: "The local authorities warned that, because of the ice, it is necessary to drive with maximum caution since the vehicles have little adhesion 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 have good adhesion to the mouth".
In the field of physical , the adhesion is the resistance which exerts a surface when a body tries to slide over it. Taking the first example mentioned above, if the route or road exerts little resistance, the adhesion of the tires of the vehicles is low: in this way, the vehicles slide on the pavement. However, when the adhesion 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 scope of medicine the term we are addressing is used very frequently. And it is that in it adhesions are used to refer to strips of tissue that come to form between two surfaces of the body and that bring with them the same.
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 simple swelling or some surgical intervention.
In addition to everything indicated, it is worth knowing another series of relevant data. Specifically, the following:
-The most frequent adhesions occur in the area of the pelvis and abdomen.
-The symptoms that present some and other adhesions are different. Thus, while those of the pelvis can be manifested through severe pain, those of the abdomen have as hallmarks the vomiting, constipation, nausea ...
-The joints and those that take place from a caesarean section are also very common adhesions, although it is true that they can occur almost anywhere in the body.
In addition to all of the above, there is the term therapeutic adherence, which is the term with which reference is made to the responsibility that a patient has in regard to health care. That is, to follow all the instructions and recommendations given by the doctor, such as resting. Adhesion can also be a union or symbolic attachment . Take the case of a person You must follow a certain medical treatment. The patient's adherence to treatment refers to whether or not he respects the doctor's instructions. When he meets what the professional tells him, he adheres to the treatment. On the other hand, if he does not take the remedies or does not do the indicated diet, the patient does not show adherence to the treatment.