Doctors named signs indicating very thin blood

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July 26, 2022, 17:02 | Medicine

Four symptoms.

Medics named signs indicating very thin blood

Not only thick, clot-prone blood can pose a threat to health — being too liquid, it also increases the risks of certain disorders, informs Ukr.Media.

When doctors talk about blood that is too thin usually means a low content of cells in it – platelets – this condition is known as thrombocytopenia.

Blood can become thin when there is a lot of water in it. This can cause swelling and increase blood pressure, the doctors said.

In addition, thrombocytopenia can hide such health problems as bone marrow disease (leukemia), immune system dysfunction, anemia , alcoholism, hepatitis, HIV.

Four main symptoms indicating too thin blood were named by specialists.

  • Frequent appearance of unexplained bruises (large bruises can occur even after minor blows).
  • Bleeding: bleeding from the nose and gums may occur, women have heavy menstruation. Cuts, wounds do not heal well.
  • Petechiae: spots appear on the skin in the form of multiple points of red, purple color.
  • Fatigue: in the case of thin blood, anemia, it is felt, despite rest and sleep.

When the listed symptoms appear, it is necessary to consult a doctor.

The article is intended only for informational and educational purposes and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult your doctor with any questions you may have about your health.

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