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What causes the blood to be thin

By Anonymous January 8, 2019 - 9:22pm
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Your bloodstream has several types of cells flowing through it. Each cell type has a specific job. Red blood cells help deliver oxygen throughout the body. White blood cells help your immune system fight infections. Platelets, which are small colorless cells, help your blood clot.

If you have low platelet levels in your blood, it’s known as thrombocytopenia, or “thin blood.” A normal platelet count is between 150,000 and 450,000 platelets per microliter of blood. Anything less than 150,000 platelets per microliter is considered thrombocytopenia.

According to Healthline -A number of things can lead to low platelet levels. For example, your bone marrow may not make enough platelets. Or, your bone marrow may manufacture plenty of platelets, but they don’t survive in the body. Underlying medical conditions can also reduce your platelet levels.

It's important to speak to your doctor for more information.


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