10 Causes of Low Platelets

10 Causes of Low Platelets

Platelets or thrombocyte cell fragments are characterized as small oval, spherical blood component with no nucleus, formed in the bone marrow and play a role in blood coagulation. The normal quantity of platelets in the blood is about 150-450×109 / L of blood. The lifetime of platelets is 7-10 days. The blood component is degraded … Continue reading “10 Causes of Low Platelets”

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10 Blood Clot Treatment Essentials

Introduction Blood coagulation can be triggered by a variety of factors including: • Heart failure• Maternity• Prolonged immobility• Substance abuse• Medication side-effects• Surgery• Inherited coagulation disorders These are just a few of the causes of blood clots. When left unattended, a thrombosis can be life threatening. It can hinder normal blood circulation which can lead … Continue reading “10 Blood Clot Treatment Essentials”

Understanding Platelets and Blood Clotting

2 Less Known Roles: Platelets and Blood Clotting

Platelets are discoid blood components without a nucleus, varying between 2-3 microns in diameter. It circulates in the blood for 7-10 days before being disposed by the macrophages. It is formed in the bone marrow by fragmentation of the cytoplasm of mature megakaryocytes. One megakaryocyte produces between 1000 – 3000 platelets. Platelet formation is mediated by thrombopoietin … Continue reading “2 Less Known Roles: Platelets and Blood Clotting”

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10 Essentials About Fibrin

Fibrin is a strong insoluble protein produced by the body in response to bleeding. Whenever tissue damage (wound) results in bleeding, a soluble protein found in blood plasma called fibrinogen becomes converted into fibrin molecules by the action of a clotting enzyme called thrombin. The fibrin molecules combine together to form long fibrous chains that … Continue reading “10 Essentials About Fibrin”