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Could a serotonin or dopamine deficiency in one's blood cause depression/anxiety? Or are the blood ser. And dop. Unrelated to the ones in brain?

Could a serotonin or dopamine deficiency in one's blood cause depression/anxiety? Or are the blood ser. And dop. Unrelated to the ones in brain?

Unrelated: Assays for serotonin and Dopamine in the blood are not reliable indicators of these substances in the brain's synaptic spaces. You may be offered these assays by "independent medical thinkers", but you would not do well to rely on them. Depression and anxiety are biopsychosocial phenomena and must be addressed as more than "chemical imbalances" -- their many aspects are all important. ...Read more

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What color is blood?

What color is blood?

Mostly red: Freshly drawn out of body, blood is just red..Bright red. The red cells are made from substance heme and appear red. The white blood cells actually appear a bit white but there are few white cells in comparison so not visible unless the blood is spun down. When spun down, the rest of the fluid is called plasma and it is relatively clear. Google up some images. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is my blood dark?

Why is my blood dark?

Myoglobinuria: Very, dark urine with the color of cola could be due to the presence of myoglobin, which is a breakdown product of muscle cell. It can be caused by trauma, alcohol, medications, and vigorous exercises. It could indicate that you have rhabdomyolysis, which could lead to kidney failure. Another cause would be blood (as in uti) or bilirubin in the urine (as in liver disease). Should be checked. ...Read more

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Does k2 thicken blood?

Does k2 thicken blood?

Not exactly: It usually increases heart rate and blood pressure and this can cause flow problems (like stroke / heart attack), not from actual "thickening" of the blood. Erol ; nida ( http://www.Drugabuse.Gov/publications/drugfacts/spice-synthetic-marijuana ) among other websites have more information on these substances. ...Read more

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Is Rh d neg blood rare?

No: It varies from population to population. In folks of european descent, around 1 person in 6 is rh negative (class d-neg). It's less common in some other populations. ...Read more

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What color is your blood ?

What color is your blood ?

Variations on red: Arterial blood and capillary blood are bright red, as oxygen imparts a strong red color to the heme group. Deoxygenated blood is a darker shade of red; this is present in veins, and can be seen during blood donation and when venous blood samples are taken. Blood in carbon monoxide poisoning is bright red, because carbon monoxide causes the formation of carboxyhemoglobin. ...Read more

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What is acid in the blood?

What is acid in the blood?

Imbalance: Normally, people have acid production from metabolic activities that goes to blood and gets neutralized by alkali produced by kidneys. In kidney failure, acid is noted in blood since it is not neutralized. Other cases include diabetes type i, chronic diarrhea, certain meds, sepsis with blood infection, and respiratory (ventillatory) failure among other more rare causes. ...Read more

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I want to donate my blood?

Myanmar Protocol: As a donor your blood counts must be above the required red cross level. Must be free of the infectious diseases checked by red cross. Contact local red cross. ...Read more

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