How do you increase the amount of blood in the human body?

Bekkah Asked: How do you increase the amount of blood in the human body?

I heard that iron can increase red blood cell count but I need the whole kit-n-caboodle. You see, this morning, my little sister stayed home from school because of a migraine. She made herself a sandwich this morning to eat and when she bit into it, a tooth that was barely loose came almost out. She lost a lot of blood due to a blood clot that was keeping the tooth attached to the gums. She went to the dentist and they took the tooth out.

We also have a bleeding disorder, von Willebrand's, which means we don't clot like normal people.

She's sleeping now, but what foods can increase the amount of blood in her body?

Answers:

Diane Hilary Cleator b1955 Answered:
maybe you can ask a pharmacist ?



Me Answered:
iron rich foods



Miguel a Answered:
With increased exercise, eating raisins, and drinking water, the muscle will increased, therefore blood likewise should increment too.



Tim Answered:
Basically just iron. However, the body has a *lot* of blood in it. If she went to the dentist, and they were not concerned with the amount of blood loss, it likely is a non-issue. I think she would be well aware if she lost too much blood out of her mouth (it would be all over the floor/bathroom, she would have swallowed a whole bunch, etc.). Honestly, I would not worry about it too much.



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