Blood Diseases

Blood diseases are disorders in blood. Blood is living tissue made up of liquid and solids. The liquid part, called plasma, is made of water, salts and protein.

More than half of your blood is plasma. The solid part of your blood consist red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Red blood cells carry oxygen from your lungs to your tissues and organs. White blood cells fight any type of infection and are part of your body's defense system. Platelets help blood to clot. Bone marrow, the soft material of bones, makes new blood cells. Blood cells constantly die and your body makes new ones. Red blood cells exist for 120 days, platelets 6 days and white cells less than a day. Blood diseases and disorders can affect the production of blood and its components, like blood cells, hemoglobin, blood proteins, the mechanism of coagulation, etc. Causes of blood disease are listed below

  • Differential Diagnosis - Diarrhea - Chronic, No Blood or Weight Loss
  • Medical causes - Blood pressure increase [Hypertension]
  • Medical causes - Blood pressure decrease [Hypotension]
  • Causes and incidence - Acute leukemia
  • Causes - Blood transfusion reaction
  • Causes and incidence - Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Medical causes - Blood pressure increase [Hypertension]
  • Medical causes - Blood pressure decrease [Hypotension]
  • Causes - Leukemia, acute
  • Causes - Leukemia, chronic lymphocytic
  • Medical causes - Blood pressure decrease
  • Medical causes - Blood pressure increase
  • Medical causes - Blood pressure, decreased [Hypotension]
  • Medical causes - Blood pressure, increased [Hypertension]

Fatigues, malaise, weight loss, shortness of breath are some symptoms of blood diseases. Anemia and leukemia are most common blood diseases.

Types of Blood Diseases

There are various types of blood diseases, including: bleeding disorders, platelet disorders, hemophilia and anemia and many more.

Blood Diseases Treatment

Most of blood diseases treatment is available. Blood diseases treatment may include Diet advice, Oral medication - tablets or liquid medicines, Anticoagulation therapy, Intramuscular injections (for example, Vitamin B12 injections), Blood transfusion (for anemia), Venesection also known as therepeutic phlebotomy (for iron overload or polycythemia), Bone marrow transplant (for example, for leukemia), All kinds of anti-cancer chemotherapy, Radiotherapy (for example, for cancer).

List of Blood Diseases
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Leukemias
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Thrombocythemia