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How To Prevent, Diagnose And Treat Coagulation Disorders


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Title: How To Prevent, Diagnose And Treat Coagulation Disorders

How To Prevent, Diagnose And Treat Coagulation
There are many Kinds of Bleeding
Disorders Coagulation/clotting disorders are a
group of conditions which are characterized by an
inability to form normal blood clots after the
body has experienced damage to a blood vessel.
This can be life threatening. Click here. When
someone has a clotting/bleeding disorder, they do
not bleed faster than other people. Bleeding is
simply more prolonged because blood clots, which
normally form to stop bleeding, are either poorly
formed, or not formed at all. Bleeding episodes
can be triggered by surgery, dental work,
childbirth, menstruation, or trauma. In severe
cases, patients may experience excessive bleeding
from minor injuries such as bumps, bruises,
scrapes, and or small cuts. Micro-Injuries and
Bleeding Episodes Exaggerated bleeding episodes
can also be caused by micro-injuries such as
broken capillaries or tiny tears within a joint.
Depending on the severity and specific bleeding
disorder, people with coagulation disorders may
also experience spontaneous bleeding events with
no known cause. Bleeding can occur externally,
such as in response to a cut. It can also happen
internally, including bleeding into soft tissues,
inside the skull, into the spine, or into joint
spaces such as the ankle, elbow, or knee. This
can cause complications including joint damage
and deformity, and others. Click here.
Clotting Disorders Inherited or
Acquired Coagulation disorders can be acquired or
inherited. Some are caused by a vitamin K
deficiency, certain medications, anemia,
HIV/AIDS, defects or deficiencies in clotting
factors or platelets, leukemia, cirrhosis of the
liver, and other conditions. Others are caused by
inherited gene mutations which affects one of the
13 clotting factors that control the clotting
cascade. What Happens When Someone Bleeds? To
survive, every cell in the human body needs
constant access to oxygen. Cells also need a
myriad of amino acids, enzymes, hormones, and
ongoing cellular waste removal. A mind boggling
meshwork of blood vessels carries this
life-giving process out on a moment to moment
basis each day of your life.
Blood Components Blood contains many different
kinds of cells including red blood cells, plasma
(a yellowish fluid that holds blood cells in
suspension as it circulates through blood
vessels), white blood cells, platelets, and
clotting factors to help nourish and support
cellular functions throughout the body. The
Clotting Cascade is Complex In a healthy body
without a clotting disorder, a series of rapid
countermeasures (called a clotting or coagulation
cascade) are activated when a blood vessel has
been damaged. The process of changing blood from
its liquid state into a solid at the site of the
injury is incredibly complex and interdependent.
If it is interrupted at one point, it does not
skip over that step. Instead the entire process
stops wherever the issue occurred. Continue to
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