Menstruation The Day After Blood Donation?
so I just donated blood yesterday, then today I menstruate. Will it be harmful to the body? What should I do so as not to suffocate? thank you
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Depending on your posture, when you donate blood, you can take a blood volume of about 250 to 450 ml. Taking this much blood volume in the early stages can indeed cause you to experience complaints, such as dizziness, weakness, loss of balance, palpitations, shortness of breath, shaking, cold sweats, and even decreased consciousness. Therefore, before the blood donation process is carried out, it will be assessed first whether you are the right candidate to donate blood or not, namely by digging up your previous medical history, checking vital signs, and also a head to toe examination. toes) in general. Blood tests to detect certain types of diseases will also be done to assess your overall health.
After donating blood, your body will compensate for the blood loss by increasing the production of blood cells in the bone marrow. Therefore, as long as your body condition is healthy, you don't have to worry about possible dangerous complications if you are currently menstruating.
You can do the following tips to prevent weakness and various other complaints after blood donation and menstruation:
Drink more than 2 to 3 liters per day
Eat healthy and nutritious foods, especially those rich in protein, vitamin K, and iron, such as red meat, liver, beans, green vegetables
Avoid excessive caffeine consumption
Stay away from cigarettes and alcohol
Limit activities that are too tiring
Regular exercise to optimize heart function
If you then appear very severe weakness, or cause you to be pale, short of breath, palpitations, or even experience a decrease in consciousness, you should immediately consult a doctor so that you can get the best treatment.
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah