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What does thick blood mean
Blood is a biological fluid consisting of liquid plasma, in which in certain quantities in suspension there are cells – red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, the so-called shaped elements. Due to them, blood has a certain density, or viscosity, which is defined as the ratio between these cells and blood plasma. This ratio is called hematocrit, or hematocrit. Normal hematocrit values are 0.40–0.48 for men and 0.36–0.46 for women.
When we say “thick blood”, we mean that it has increased viscosity, that is, the hematocrit is increased. Continue reading
What is anemia?
Anemia, or colloquially anemia, is a pathological condition characterized by a decrease in hemoglobin in the blood.
Anemia itself is not a disease, but a consequence of certain diseases and conditions of the body. In medicine, it is defined as a syndrome (a set of symptoms).
The causes of anemia are different, as are the mechanisms of its formation. But with all types of anemia, the amount of hemoglobin is below normal, so anemia is established by a blood test.
Anemia is classified for the reasons that caused them. Continue reading
Anemia is a collective name. A number of pathological conditions are hidden under it, common in which there will be a low level of hemoglobin in the blood. The causes and mechanisms of anemia are diverse.
Anemia can be detected by a blood test, and the type of anemia is determined by it.
There are also a number of external signs by which anemia can be suspected. Some of them are common, characteristic of all types of anemia. The other part will indicate a certain type of pathology. Continue reading