Questions tagged [blood]

The liquid that circulates in the arteries and veins of humans and other vertebrate animals, carrying oxygen to and carbon dioxide from the tissues of the body, or an internal bodily fluid that performs a similar function in invertebrates.

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Third degree burns Home Treatment

(This is for a post-apocalyptic novel, just so we're clear. I'm not treating anybody.) In the case of a calf-long burn, second to third degree, how can you treat it by yourself, if there is nobody to ...
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Extreme bleeding - what shuts down first?

Considering an accident that results in heavy bleeding (say legs are crushed), but no internal damage to the brain or torso, what would stop first: the brain or the heart? Is there an order to organ ...
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Risks of blood donation with autoimmune diseases

People with autoimmune diseases are generally either forbidden or discouraged from donating blood. Example: People who have autoimmune diseases (such as autoimmune thyroid disease, ankylosing ...
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What fruits and vegetables will help lower triglycerides?

A physician stated that eating a couple apples every day could actually increase triglyceride levels. Is this correct? If so, how do you determine which fruits and vegetables will help lower ...
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Can a person with thrombocytopenia marry a thalassemia carrier?

Can a person with thrombocytopenia marry a thalassemia carrier? Will there be any effect to the child? For example a thalassemia carrier and his partner who is under medication of thrombocytopenia, ...
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Does staying at high altitudes increase your stamina?

Let's say someone lives at sea level and then stays at an altitude of 2'500 m for three weeks. Her body will adapt by increasing the amount of red blood cells. In the end, her stamina will be as good ...
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What are plasma donations used for?

While a lot of blood donor websites online tell you what plasma is composed of, they don't seem to go into what it's used for. What are some potential applications of plasma donations, and is there ...
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How we can improve our Blood circulation? [closed]

Generally speaking, how we can improve our blood circulation ? Is there a special food or special posture ?
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How fast is blood replaced in the body?

I'm a writer, and I require some details for my writing. I've included the circumstances for my question below, in case they can help you answer the question. In my current project, I'm dealing with ...
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Blood pressure reading more at evening time

I discovered was that my blood pressure didn't stay the same all the time. It was lowest first thing in the morning (a reading of 120/70), went up a little at lunchtime (135/80) and was highest in the ...
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How can mercury be removed from the body “naturally”?

Is it possible to remove mercury from the (live) human body without undergoing chelation therapy? Does the body remove it naturally? He switched to salmon and his mercury levels fell by half -- ...
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how many 'lives' are saved from one donation of blood?

The red cross claims that donating blood can 'save up to three lives' That seems a highly exaggerated best case scenario. I'm curious, how many lives are really saved from a unit of blood? ...
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Are platelet donations more needed then whole blood?

A few months ago I showed up to donate blood and said I was willing to do any type of donation. I ended up getting dragged into donating platelets instead, which I admit I hadn't even realized was an ...
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What is excess blood from blood donations used for, and do we ever run out?

I regularly donate blood, however, I am curious as to what happens to my blood after I donate. Obviously some of it will go to people in emergency medical situations, as I intend. However, I have ...
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Are there variations in blood cholesterol by age?

Is blood cholesterol supposed to be always the same level or there are variations according to the age?
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Why does your head get enough blood and your feet don't when lifted above your body?

When I lift my feet up they go numb and don't get enough blood I suppose. Why isn't the same thing happening for my head in a normal upright posture?
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Does having more muscles influence blood pressure measurement?

As stated in the title, do we have any evidence that having a big muscular arm influence BP measurement?
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What has hot shower to do with low blood pressure?

http://www.webmd.com/heart/understanding-low-blood-pressure-treatment What Are the Treatments for Low Blood Pressure? ... Avoid prolonged exposure to hot water, such as hot showers and spas. ...
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What are the hazards from smoking or drinking and then donating blood?

Why the donors are always advised not to smoke tobacco or drink alcohol for a particular amount of time before blood donation? What adverse effects can the receiver be subjected to if the blood of a ...
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How to deal with pale fingers in cold weather?

What is this condition called when one or more fingers go pale every time when being in a cold environment? Is it something that can be handled without having to relocate to exotic countries?

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