So That Low Blood Pressure Does Not Recur During Blood Donations?
This is my first blood donation, but I have a history of low blood pressure and during the blood donation process I suddenly felt very hungry even though I had breakfast and ate regularly after the blood donation was finished, I walked a few seconds later and then passed out. According to the doctor, what should I prepare more so that the above incident does not happen again during routine blood donations?
To be able to donate blood, a donor must meet several requirements such as:
Already 17 years old Minimum weight 45 kg Systolic blood pressure below 180, and above 90 Diastolic blood pressure below 100 and above 50 Hemoglobin levels between 12.5-17 g / dl or not more than 20g / dL While some conditions can make a person cannot donate blood such as poor health, diabetes, cancer, heart and lung disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, infectious diseases such as syphilis, hepatitis B / C, taking certain drugs, having blood disorders, addiction drugs or alcohol.
For women themselves, some special conditions, such as menstruation, if they still meet the standard requirements to donate, they can still become donors. If you have low blood pressure, the limit that is considered safe is blood pressure 90/50 and several things need to be considered so that you can be fit when donating, namely maintaining a good diet where eating more often with small portions is better than eating one or two large meals a day. rest, do regular exercise, and try to stay hydrated every day so that low blood pressure can be managed properly. You can also increase your intake of salt moderately.
Also read foods for low blood pressure.
May be useful,
dr. Adhi P.