How to Stop the Bleeding
In some cases of trauma, a person may lose a few drops of blood. When the blood losses are more, it may result in the person being unconscious, and when that happens, it may be dangerous. When someone is unconscious, they are unable to control their actions, and what can happen may depend on what state the person is in. Depending on how much blood loss there is, the person may be able to breathe normally and what their pulse is doing. When the pulse returns to normal, the person may be able to move their limbs and breathe on their own. If a person is profoundly sick, they will be unable to do these things, and their organs may shut down to prevent damage to them.
We handled a situation a few weeks ago that was a mixture of both. We were having a conversation with another doctor’s nurse, and he was telling us about a patient in his office that was hemorrhaging all over the place. This was making my blood run cold, and I told him to just make sure that the patient was given something to drink and keep him comfortable. He said that he was not sure if it was cold or if it was hot, and he needed to find out, so we went out to find some answers.
When we got to the patient’s room, we found it was just as he described. There was blood and several bags of what looked like cream sitting next to his bed. There was also a jug of water next to his, and when we took the water, the jug of water turned to be seeping out of the room. When the person was brought back in, he was obviously passing out. When he came back to reality, he was laying on his back and staring at us. He said that he thought he was going to die. “How are you?” I asked in a worried tone.
“I think I am going to die.”
“Did you lose a lot of blood?”
“What do you think you lost?”
“I think a lot of blood.”
“Give me a little bit of the blood you lose, just to make sure.”
With that as a background, I went back to my questions about the loss of blood, the loss of appetite, the watching of blood and so on. finally I was brought back to the part of the question about the loss of blood that was sudden, and it concerned the amount of blood that the patient lost. The answer was fairly simple, and it related to the amount of blood that the patient restores within minutes of losing it. In other words, the patient restores their blood volume by pulling blood out of their arm.
That answer was also part of the answer to the previous question, and part of the explanation for why the blood turns from a nearly colorless liquid into a reddish liquid. This reddish liquid is highly viscous, which caused the blood to lose some of its color. However, that was not the only answer I needed to know, and that brought me to the reason for the blood loss.
Sickness causes the set-up of an imbalance in the body, where the mucous is drawn out of the organs and enters the bloodstream. The bloodstream has to pump red blood cells around the body to get the nutrients and oxygen the brain needs and also take the pathogens out of the blood (in the form of antibodies) and kill them. If there is a lesser amount of mucous in organs, then the red blood cells have to work harder to flush the blood back out to the kidneys to flush the Jobs out. When the kidneys are occupied by the red blood cells, some of them have to work overtime to clean every little bit of waste and they’re more likely to clog up blood vessels and restrict blood flow. This will in turn reduce the amount of oxygen that is flowing throughout the body, and the heart and lungs won’t work as they’re designed.
When the heart and lungs fill up with excess mucous, the arteries and veins may be involved in the process as well. Those who take little to no care of their blood vessels and veins have arterial and venous diseases to be treated. Heart and lungs problems are the number one killer of those who are older and unfortunately, they’re the one that usually can’t do anything about it.
One of the reasons that so many of us are at risk for blood vessel and vein diseases, including heart and lung problems is that we don’t take the time to manage our lifestyles. We tend to do whatever we want, whenever we want. This could lead to overeating, over exercising and over drinking. It’s what we do to our bodies, rather than what we eat. It’s a bit like clipping the toenail, rather than taking the time to clip the actual nail. Diseases flourish in an over-bittered ambulatory society.