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Dr. Lauren Elson Dr. Elson
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
12 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Can I play sports sports with high blood preasure football

Can I play sports sports with high blood preasure football

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.

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Dr. Donald Alves
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Blood Donation (Definition)

Blood donation is the act of giving ones blood to a blood bank, so that it may be used in the future to help someone else. People with transmissible viral diseases, such as HIV or hepatitis C, are not able to donate blood, as ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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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?

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

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Dr. Laura Anissian Dr. Anissian
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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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?

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.

Dr. Amy Tezza Dr. Tezza
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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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.

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.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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What are symptoms of blood donation gone wrong?

What are symptoms of blood donation gone wrong?

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!

Dr. Steven Ginsberg Dr. Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
33 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Which sort of foods should I eat before a blood donation?

Which sort of foods should I eat before a blood donation?

Nothing special: Just be well hydrated. There is no special diet required.

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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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If blood donation is good for health?

If blood donation is good for health?

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.

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Dr. Marek Bozdech Dr. Bozdech
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
45 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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I have delayed blood donation reaction?

I have delayed blood donation reaction?

What reaction?: Hard to answer your question if you don't describe what you experienced.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What to do if I have red rash after blood donation?

What to do if I have red rash after blood donation?

Contact blood center: It would be prudent to call your blood center where you donated blood. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the rash.

Dr. Le Wang Dr. Wang
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
Nanjing Medical College
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I'm wondering why would blood clot during a whole blood donation?

I'm wondering why would blood clot during a whole blood donation?

Not mixed well: Probably portion of your blood not mixed with anticoagulant in the tube.

Dr. Martin Rubenstein Dr. Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
41 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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What are reasons why would blood clot during a whole blood donation?

Rate of flow.: Blood will clot if there was trouble placing the needled in the vein and either damaged tissue (containing tissue factor) is in contact with the blood or blood flow is very slow. The anticoagulant is mainly in the collection bag, so the blood must flow fast enough to reach the bag before it has time to clot.

Dr. Richard Mcgee Dr. Mcgee
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
46 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Can you tell me some donating blood tips for more visible veins and faster donation?

Can you tell me some donating blood tips for more visible veins and faster donation?

Hand exercise: Get a soft rubber ball and exercise your hand and forearm by squeezing it many times each day- over the course of weeks your muscles will get stronger and in the process your blood veins will enlarge as well. Short term trick is to warm the arm with warm compresses to increase blood flow and dilate veins

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Dr. Daniel Lama Dr. Lama
Urology
years in practice
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Blood clot after blood donation. Is working out dangerous in that case, what do you recommend?

Blood clot after blood donation. Is working out dangerous in that case, what do you recommend?

Not dangerous: It is common to have a small clot after from the intravenous site. This will resolve on its own and not associated with any adverse effects as long as it is small and localized to the site where the needle is placed, there is no redness or pain/tenderness along side the vein that was pierced.

Dr. Harold Bacchus Dr. Bacchus
Occupational Medicine
years in practice
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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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If I passively smoked marihuana ca. 1 day before blood donation, could it be harmful for a patient who receives my blood?

Blood drive rules: Restrictions regarding blood donations are in place for safety and many patients who use prescription drugs cannot donate. Recreational drugs actively present in body are an additional prohibition. Do not really know what you mean by passive smoking, unless you refer to someone else nearby and you merely encountered the fumes. Doubtful anyone would suffer from this.

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Dr. Bruce Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa Dr. Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
27 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Hashmat Rajput Dr. Rajput
Internal Medicine
35 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean
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How do I restore from a blood donation faster?

How do I restore from a blood donation faster?

Blood donation: You don' have to do special effort. Nature or your body makes it up. 2million red cells are produced in a second. For volume or plasma loss, you can drink plenty of water, juices, soups or liquids. Thanks.

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