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Playing Sports After Blood Donation
Depends: High blood pressure should be managed before playing high intensity sports (like football) to prevent short and long term cardiovascular complications. See your doctor for recommendations on lowering it and for clearance to play. They may need to do more of a work up to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood pressure is 166 over 100. I am 6 foot tall and 95kg no smoke or alcohol and play a little sport regular. I mostly watch my diet. Should i worry?
YES: The first thing to do is to get a home blood pressure kit. The one you put on your upper arm, not the wrist. Usually people get the battery-powered unit which can be used without another person. Take numerous readings at different times on both arms. Record all these and discuss with your Dr. Modern BP meds are easy to take, safe, not expensive. Besides exercise and diet, consider a statin and asp ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every time I play a sport my big toes on both feet become sore and I have blood under the skin and nails. the nails become black and I can't feel them?
Too tight shoes?: It could be that your toe box of your shoes is too small and you are therefore damaging the toenail which bleeds, then becomes black and ev will fall off. ...Read more
I did these tests, what dose the result mean?
Anti-hbs 39.71 ml reactive.
Anti-hbcll 0.72 s/co nonreactive.
My last blood donation wasn't accepted.
Possible reason: My guess is that you have been immunized against hepatitis b which is the anti_hbs. You have antibodies against a protein on the surface of the virus; this is a normal response to the vaccine. You don't have the core antibody which is what we see after infection (anti hbc) if you were recently vaccinated you should wait at least 4-6 weeks before donating blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Now or Later?: While donating, person can get sweaty, nausea, dizzy...and may vomit or faint--a stress reaction to needle poke. Later, vessel can get tender, hard, red--can indicate thrombophlebitis--irritation/clot in area or (tiny) potential for infection. Reactions VERY uncommon. A VERY safe procedure and highly encouraged! ...Read more
Yes!: Donating blood is one of the best things men can do for their health. This is because iron is a pro-oxidant, increasing risk of heart disease & cancer. Donating blood reduces our iron load. One study found men who donate blood once a year had an 88% lower risk of heart attack! it also lowers risk of several types of cancer! see http://blog.Lef.Org/2010/07/health-benefits-from-donating-blood.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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