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major causes of basophilic stippling

9 Major Causes of Basophilic Stippling

Basophilic stippling, which is also known as Punctate Basophilia is referred to as a blood related condition or a disease which is inherited in a person by birth. It is an abnormal observation which comes to fore in a blood smear test. This anomaly in the smear test indicates towards possible lead poisoning in the […]

major disorders affecting red blood cells

Major Disorders Affecting Red Blood Cells

Blood disorders can drastically affect your overall health condition and body. These disorders can affect any of the three main components of the blood; red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets. Based on the type of blood in your body these blood disorders can be treated. Red blood cells transmit oxygen to the various […]

types of blood disorders related to plasma

Types of Blood Disorders Related to Plasma

There are mainly three parts or components to human blood, namely, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. But another unrecognized part of the blood which is very crucial is called plasma. It is the largest blood component (about 55 percent), which carries all the other components (as mentioned above) throughout the body. While […]

know all about pernicious anemia

Know all about Pernicious Anemia

Pernicious anemia is a kind of an anemia in which the body is unable to produce or make enough healthy red blood cells because it may be lacking on Vitamin B12. The body needs this vitamin in order to make healthy blood cells and to keep the proper functioning and working of the nervous system. […]

facts about antithrombin deficiency

Important Facts about Antithrombin Deficiency

Antithrombin as the name suggests is a protein that is present in all mammalian bodies which acts as an antagonist to thrombine thus functioning as a mild blood thinner preventing our body from more than necessary clotting of our blood. In short it means this element in our blood helps our body to understand and […]

Sneddon Syndrome treatment

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Sneddon Syndrome

Every other person today undergoes regular body checkups for diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, etc. But do you know that there is a huge storm of diseases that is being detected in human body every now and then? One of those is Sneddon Syndrome which in medical terms is also known as “Idiopathic livedo reticularis […]

Signs and symptoms of thrombocytopenia

Some Essential Information About Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia is a medical condition which is marked by low count of the blood platelets.  Thrombocytes or platelets are the colorless blood cells which play an essential role in the process of blood clotting. What these platelets do is that they stop the blood loss by forming plugs in the holes of the blood vessels, […]

Essential Thrombocytosis Symptoms

Essential Thrombocytosis Symptoms

Essential thrombocytosis, which is also called primary thrombocytosis, is a non reactive chronic myeloproliferative disorder. This disorder is associated with sustained megakaryocytic proliferation which increases the number of circulating platelets. Earlier, this disorder was considered a clonal disease which involved stem cells but according to certain recent studies, some patients may have polyclonal hematopoietic as […]

Symptoms and Effects of Hypertension

Symptoms and Effects of Hypertension

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure is a chronic medical condition of the heart. Hypertension increases the pressure of the blood in the arteries. In conditions like this the heart needs to work harder than what it works in normal circulation. This medical condition poses a major risk factor for stroke, heart failure, heart […]

Rare Blood Diseases in Women

Rare Blood Diseases in Women

Clotting and bleeding disorders can affect people irrespective of gender. However, there are blood diseases which uniquely affect women. This is because these blood disorders have an impact on the reproductive system and in turn affect their health and also their quality of life. Recent researches have estimated that these rare blood diseases in women […]