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It supplies the needed critical proteins that help in maintaining the ideal blood pressure and reduces blood clotting (Blood. It is produced in the red bone marrow found on some bones which in turn creates a substance that combines with red blood cells and the oxygen in the lungs that is then transported all throughout the body. has the primary function of distributing oxygen generated from the lungs to the body tissues of the entire body.Blood Disorders Plasma. red blood cells and platelets: Its purpose Plasma is defined as a solution of protein-salt wherein both white and red blood cells as well as platelets float. The effects of IDA is the evident disruption of the body’s usual function as it will not be able to continuously regenerate new hemoglobin that was. a deficiency caused by lack of healthy red blood cells responsible for the carrying of oxygen unto the body’s tissue. They aid in controlling bleeding by sticking to the ruptured blood vessels and releasing substances that attract other platelets producing a temporary blood clot (Blood. causing insufficiency of iron (Iron Deficiency Anemia. as earlier stated. Platelets are little. It is the liquid portion of the blood. Lily is a female Caucasian aged 4 years old. as it only lives for about four months (Blood. helps in managing bleeding through the release of other substances responsible for attracting platelets and are stuck to ruptured blood vessels. Platelets. disk-shaped part of cells that are derived from the other cells found in the bone marrow. on the one hand. 2011). on the other. then forming a blood clot. The bone marrow continuously produces and creates new RBCs to replace the old ones. 2011). The red blood cells (RBC). Scenario One Lily suffers Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA). Such substance is called hemoglobin. a person has a tendency to . 2011). Lacking the needed supply of oxygen. 2011). needed to transport oxygen unto the blood tissues.
a common blood test must be conducted wherein the size. To know if one is suffering from Iron Deficiency Anemia. eggs and other poultry products. nuts. pasta. Scenario Two . It will help if a part of the small intestine will be removed (Iron Deficiency Anemia. Also. The most common is experienced by pregnant women because the baby inside its womb needs iron as well. hence getting it from the mother. upon undergoing surgery. making the skin look pale (Iron Deficiency Anemia. Regularly check iron levels to see to it that improvements are made (Iron Deficiency Anemia. When diagnosed. There are a number of causes for having iron deficiency. Among others mentioned. spinach and all kinds of fruits and vegetables (Iron Deficiency Anemia. it is the simple act of not incorporating enough iron in one’s diet that causes anemia. The best way for this is to consume enough amounts of iron from food such as fishes and other sea foods. such may be managed by simply taking iron supplements or other multi-vitamins. 2011). Another cause is bleeding during menstrual period. 2011). This will also enable the person to relieve other symptoms. obviously because of losing too much blood. color and shape of the blood cells will be examined. there will be a low iron count. 2011). and enjoy food that are rich in iron. 2011).become easily tired and have insufficient energy. the needed blood to replenish what was lost during the same will be doubled and as a result. as well as the measurement of ferritin. Another cause is nonconsummation of the required and needed amount of iron in the food eaten because of issues regarding the small intestine. red meat.
2011). n. and then will be checked if one or two genes exist (Sickle Cell Anemia. but it is nevertheless more prevalent to African-Americans. As a result are certain infections. What is looked upon is the presence of hemoglobin s. Sickle cell anemia is not contagious. n. Instead.). However.The second scenario involves Davon. 2011). Blood transfusions will also prevent infections.d. an option to not pass such disease unto a child is by engaging into in vitro fertilization (Sickle Cell Anemia. passing on from a parent to his child and will definitely have the same effect on heir’s cells (Sickle Cell Anemia. No cure for Sickle Cell Anemia has been proven effective up to date but a bone marrow transplant may clear such diseases in the body. Being hereditary..d. Same process as on the test in Iron Deficiency is used in Sickle Cell Anemia: blood testing. It makes the red blood cells form sickle-shaped or semi-circular in form (Sickle Cell Anemia. such a disease can never be prevented but can only be managed. but only to that extent. and is hard and sticky. causing the blood to be blocked in flowing from the blood vessels.). Scenario Three . 2011).d. and pain (Sickle Cell Anemia. 2011). It also possesses what is called sickle hemoglobin or hemoglobin S. those in the Mediterranean and of Middle Eastern ancestry (Sickle Cell Anemia. n. and manage pain (Sickle Cell Anemia. another blood disorder which he has inherited with his mother. Such disease does not choose who to infect as anyone can be infected. There are also available medications to manage the symptoms and effects. an unusual form of hemoglobin that turns a cell crescent-shaped. damaged organs. a 5-year-old African-American male diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA).). it is hereditary.
or prescriptive medications involving the suppression of the immune system and blockage of antibodies responsible for attacking the platelets. he had himself checked-up and was then diagnosed as suffering from thrombocytopenia. Avoid it as well. easy bruising. as well as the presence of blood in urine and feces. There will be a need for surgery only when the spleen of a person infected needs to be removed (Thrombocytopenia-Low Platelet Count. Hereunder are some steps to do so: 1. There are a number of medications offered for the treatment of said disease such as plasma exchange or blood transfusion. 2011). histamine blocking. When this happens. enlargement of spleen. Because of this. Its causes can be from alcohol consumption. As stated. 2011). blood test will be conducted wherein the platelets will be counted. Alcohol slows platelet regeneration. An enlargement of the spleen is also a sign to know if one is infected with thrombocytopenia (Thrombocytopenia-Low Platelet Count. 3. same as the Sickle Cell Anemia. quinine. there will be surface bleeding unto the skin. . marrow aplasia. resulting to inadequacy of the blood’s function and does not clot properly. sudden unexpected bleeding. Avoid it. Shun away from taking it. cancer. together with various physical tests as well as analyzing of the bone marrow. a disease caused by the lack of the needed platelets in the blood. Ibuprofen and aspirins thins out the blood. cannot be prevented but may be prevented. Some symptoms he has are coughing and rashes surrounding his eyes. nonetheless. 2.Scenario three involves Spencer who is experiencing bruises that are multiplying week after week. or heparin (Thrombocytopenia-Low Platelet Count. 2011). Toxic chemicals have the effect as the aforementioned. Such a disease.
Retrieved from http://www. continue to be health conscious to have a longer. There are various causes of disease such as inheritance. healthier life.html . or by being contagious. (How Can Thrombocytopenia Be Prevented?. 2010). State to your physician the instances when you have been vaccinated for a certain sickness. Little do people know that blood infections are life-threatening once not treated properly or upon late discovery. All of these may nevertheless be prevented by regular check-ups and screenings.4. (2011). References Blood. if there are any.com/Bi-Ca/Blood. interaction with chemicals. Therefore.scienceclarified.
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