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Blood Disorders

Blood is composed of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, plasma, salt and water. Each of these components has a role to play in the proper functioning of the body. Since many types of substances are responsible for blood composition, there can be many types of blood disorders.

Blood disorders can be diagnosed after a test for complete blood count or cbc test. After the diagnosis, treatment is carried out by the doctor depending on the type of blood disorder.

Types of Blood disorders

Blood disorders affecting white blood cells

1. Lymphoma
2. Leukemia
3. Myelodysplastic syndrome

Blood disorders affecting red blood cells

1. Thalassemia
2. Polycythemia Vera
3. Anaemia

Blood disorders affecting Platelets

1. Low Platelet count
2. Excessive Platelet Count
3. Platelets that do not clot properly
4. Hemophilia
5. Primary thrombocythemia
6. Von Willebrand Disease

Blood disorders affecting blood plasma

1. Plasma Cell Myeloma

Symptoms of White Blood Cell Disorders

Fatigue, Sudden weight loss, Uncomfortable feeling, Infections

Symptoms of Red Blood Cell Disorders

Tiredness, Loss of breath, Weak concentration, Weakness of muscles, Rapid heartbeat, Uneasiness

Symptoms of Platelet Disorders

Slow healing of cuts and wounds, Bleeding from gums, Bleeding from nose, Brittle skin that bruises easily, Slow or no blood clotting after an injury

Do’s

• Eat food rich in nutrients
• Consult a doctor
• Perform regular exercise
• Include dietary supplements along with nutritious food
• Drink good amount of water

Don’ts

• Do not take any medication without consulting medical practitioner
• Do not ignore the medications and take them timely for proper recovery
• Do not smoke or drink alcohol