What Happens If There Is A Lack Of Plasma Fluid?
maybe this is a stupid question but, what happens if we don’t have blood plasma? blood plasma deficiency? or excess blood plasma?
Hello good morning Endrico.
Blood volume is composed of 55% fluid called plasma fluid and 45% blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets), so blood is thicker than water. Plasma fluid is yellowish in color and almost 90 percent contains water. Plasma fluid contains proteins such as albumin, globulins (including antibodies / body defense cells), and fibrinogen which helps the blood to clot, transport substances in the blood, etc. Plasma fluid also contains glucose, electrolytes, and other nutrients.
When the body lacks plasma fluid, for example after plasma donation, there will be complaints due to impaired plasma fluid function, namely:
lack of fluids, resulting in dehydration
electrolyte imbalance, causing headaches, dizziness, and weakness
lack of essential nutrients in the body resulting in fatigue
lack of fibrinogen so the wound becomes difficult to stop
lack of globulins, which are proteins that make up the body's defense cells, making them susceptible to infection
blood pressure becomes very low or in a state of poor circulation (shock) which can be life-threatening
At high blood plasma levels, one of which is due to increased protein levels, symptoms can occur: pain in the bones, tingling or numbness in the hands and feet, decreased appetite, excessive thirst, etc. Keep in mind these symptoms will vary, depending on the condition causing it.
Hopefully this explanation can answer your question.
Regards, dr. Denisa