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Is Drinking Blood Unhealthy Honest Question
Personal preference.: Drinking human blood is a definite no no for many reasons not necessarily stated here, but obvious! animal blood such as that of a cow/steer is just like any other animal organ rich in protein and other nutrients and really no different than eating steak. It's a personal preference. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Risks like raw meat: If we set aside the cultural/psychological "ick" factor, drinking blood is similar to eating raw meat: it can contain bacteria, viruses and other infections which may not be destroyed by stomach acid, and it can upset your digestive system. Infections from drinking somenone else's blood include anything from "food poisoning" to life-threatening and incurable diseases, such as hiv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have high ALT (138) in bloods always tired I am a non smoker and drink very little my question is what could it be?
High liver enzyme: High liver enzymes indicate damage to liver is happening. Your level of elevation is mild, but should be looked into for underlying cause. Meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) or atorvastatin, infection w/ hepatitis b/c, obstruction from gallstones or tumor, infiltration w/ fat if overweight, are some of possible causes. Make an appt w/ md for testing for infections, possibly ultrasound. Lose weight if needed. ...Read more
I understand that drinking blood can be seriously unhealthy, but is the human digestive system capable of digesting blood?
Yes if not too much: Small amounts of blood are digested. Large amounts, such as would be there if you were bleeding internally, are passed in your bms. A large amount of blood can make your bms black and tarry, but other things that are not serious can also cause black bms. They can be tested for blood. If you are bleeding into your digestive system, get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your own blood?: Hematophagy is the practice of feeding on blood. Ingestion of blood from animals is common in some cultures and taboo in others. I have had some psychiatric patients who drank their own blood. There are no health benefits to drinking your own blood. Some might consider you drinking your own blood to be odd. ...Read more
You should not: Clean up your act you migt be hurting some one with tainted blodd who is in the verge or death and critically ill. ...Read more
It can be fatal.: It can be fatal. It can cause severe liver disease and neurologic and cardiac issues. ...Read more
I would encourage: Mental health evaluation. If is difficult to know what is going on with one symptom alone. Drinking one's own blood is not normal. ...Read more
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