Hello doc. A few times ago I was a blood donor. But it hasn’t reached half the bag, my blood has thickened and finally can’t flow to the bag. What can I do for the treatment, doc? Thanks before
Hello Natan, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Thickened blood is the body's response to stop bleeding. However, some conditions cause the blood to thicken without the process of bleeding / injury before. Thickened blood has a high risk of causing blockages such as pulmonary embolism, stroke, DVT, and so on.
Some causes of blood thickening include:
Genetic / hereditary
High cholesterol in the blood
The effects of certain drugs such as anti-bleeding drugs
Certain medical conditions such as diabetes
Proper handling must be in accordance with the exact cause. Therefore it is necessary to be examined by a doctor to determine the cause of the complaint you feel. If the use of certain drugs that trigger your complaints then the treatment is to stop the drug temporarily, if the cause is genetic or hereditary treatment will be more specific.
For that the things you can do are:
Apply a healthy lifestyle
Drink enough water
Avoid cigarettes and alcohol
Avoid sitting for long periods
Maintain body shape
If the complaint continues or is felt to be burdensome such as accompanied by dizziness and headaches immediately consult a doctor to get further treatment.
So, hopefully useful.