You’ve heard about green tea, black tea, oolong, and even red tea… but have you heard of “white tea” and its myriad of health benefits? White tea, unlike most other tea forms, is created from the immature leaves of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis), picked right before the buds open. Besides, tea do come in … Continue reading “10 Benefits of White Tea”
Blood is an essential component of the human body composed of cells and plasma. Plasma is the liquid part that constitutes 55 percent of the blood. The solid part is formed by cells – namely, the red blood cells, white blood cells, and the platelets (thrombocyte cell fragments). Red blood cells or RBCs are responsible for carrying oxygen … Continue reading “10 Low Platelet Count Causes (Disease-Induced)”
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”
There are many reasons why a person may decide to donate blood or one of its components. It can be for helping out someone in need, a dying patient, or simply to make money.
Platelets are formed in the bone marrow where it undergoes a long production and maturation process under the influence of natural body minerals and other factors. However, the display of low platelet count in pregnancy can be possible due to alterations brought about by medical conditions. Some of which are discussed herein. If a person develops … Continue reading “10 Reasons Behind Low Platelet Count During Pregnancy”