Is It Dangerous If Blood Is Thick When Donating Blood?
My doctor wants to ask, 2 months ago I did a blood donor, before my donor was taken a sample of his blood with the medical officer, then the officer said, I was encouraged to drink more tea, because my blood was thick said the officer said like that, the question was, is it dangerous if my blood like this ?? What should I do so that my blood will not be thick like what PMI officials say ?? Thank you very much Doctor
Hello Candra, thank you for asking.
Blood consists of cell and plasma components. The component cell consists of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Plasma consists mostly of water. In plasma there are also various minerals, ions, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, other chemicals (for example drugs). Blood viscosity is influenced by the number of cell components and plasma volume.
When the number of blood cells increases and the plasma volume remains, then the blood will become thicker. Conversely, if the number of blood cells remains but the volume of the plasma decreases, the thickness of the blood will also increase. In addition, increased blood clotting process also contributes to increased blood viscosity.
If the blood is too thick, then the delivery of blood flow to cells in the tissue will experience obstacles. As a result, cells lack nutrients and oxygen. This will certainly cause symptoms, depending on the level of blood viscosity and what organs are experiencing impaired function. Symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, pain and swelling in the legs or arms.
The cause can consist of various conditions, including:
Dehydration Blood cell formation abnormalities Blood clotting disorders Heart problems Consult this matter with your doctor. The doctor may need to do a blood sample examination, blood smear examination, examination of organ function, and examination of clotting factors. Therapy and actions depend on the findings of the doctor's examination. In the meantime, try to drink 2 L of water per day, at least preventing you from being dehydrated.
Hopefully this answer can help. Regards.