Do You Have Symptoms Of Toxic Blood?
In this article, toxic blood is not referring to blood poisoning, commonly known as septicemia. Instead, this article will talk about unhealthy blood that occurs for a few different reasons, including aging. And, we will discuss how it is affecting your health negatively.
What Is Toxic Blood?
Blood sustains all of our organs and is responsible for our overall health. There are many different things that go wrong with our blood though. As said above, an infection can occur and get into the blood and affect your lungs, abdomen, or urinary tract, for example.
However, many people have thick blood, also known as hypercoagulability, where their blood is thicker than normal. This can be caused by a person’s genes, or it may be caused by bacteria, parasites, fungi, or viruses. The pathogens can trigger a response that thickens blood in a way to protect the body’s immune system.
Since the blood is responsible for transporting nutrients, oxygen, and hormones throughout the body, this thick blood can cause issues in the entire body. Hormonal deficiencies can occur and cells can receive too little oxygen for optimal health.
Older people may also experience more symptoms of having toxic blood than younger people. In fact, new research is being done on whether or not growing younger blood can restore the health of someone who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, as it has had a positive effect on mice.
“Work in animals has shown that a transfusion of young mouse blood can improve cognition and the health of several organs in older mice.” – New Scientist
Besides thick blood, there are other factors that affect our blood as we age that can have negative consequences for our stem cells, metabolism, and nerves. Research is still being done on why older blood is less effective at keeping us healthy than younger blood, but there is no doubt that older blood can become toxic on some level to our overall health.
One thought is that CCL11 (a protein), which is responsible for development and growth, can cause a problem as we age. In fact, we can have too much CCL11 in our blood and that can inhibit nerve growth.
“…key regions in the brains of old mice exposed to blood from young mice produced more new nerve cells than did the brains of old mice similarly exposed to blood from old mice.” – Stanford Medicine
Moreover, as we age, the amount of blood cells produced can decrease. This is considered a natural part of life as bone marrow becomes less active with age; however, the bone marrow can usually produce enough to sustain a lifespan. If the body begins to require more blood cells, during times of anemia or an infection, then this can cause many problems in the body.
Symptoms Of Having Toxic Blood?
If your blood is not healthy, there can be many different symptoms that you can experience from the lack of oxygen and nutrients reaching your organs and cells. For instance, you may experience:
- Inability to heal your muscles quickly
- Swelling in a single joint
- Heavy bleeding from minor cuts
- Blood clots
- Pain in chest
- Heart failure
- Itching all over (can be heavier after a warm bath)
- Vision problems (blurred vision or double vision)
- Shortness of breath (especially while lying down)
- Unexplained weight loss
- Stomach ulcers
- Kidney stones
Above is just a short list of issues that can occur when your blood is unhealthy and unable to do its job properly.