For the first time in the first decade of the 1900s, Karl Landsteiner classified human blood as four reputed shapes. For emergencies, it is important to know your blood type, since a blood match is essential for safe transfusions. However, as some people say, blood features can also affect our well-being and even our income and personalities.
1. How are Blood types are determined?
Blood types are determined on red blood cells by the presence or absence of particular antigens.
There are eight main types of blood: A positive, A negative, B positive, B negative, AB positive, AB negative, O positive and O negative, respectively. The positive and negative refer to your type of Rh (once known as Rhesus).
There are 34 other recognized blood types, called blood group systems, in addition to ABO and Rh. Inserting the wrong type of blood into a person's body can trigger an immune response that is potentially dangerous, even fatal.
What makes different blood types different?
When it comes to what blood type (also known as blood group) you have, it’s all about the antigens. Antigens are When it comes to what type of blood you have (also known as blood group) it's all about the antigens. Antigens on the surface of our cells are various kinds of sugars and proteins including our blood cells. Your blood type determines which antigens you have (or don't have) on your red blood cells. Antigens are genetically determined — that is, your blood type is hereditary from a combination of genes from your parents.
Like most people, I know some types of blood are more common than others, or rarer. I know blood-giving is a really good thing to do, and getting the wrong blood type in a transfusion is bad news. But things get a little bit hazier when it comes to the nitty-gritty.Like, what makes my blood type B different from that of your blood type O? Is my blood type special or running the mill? And what would happen if I needed a transfusion and had the blood of the wrong type?
2. Type O blood characteristics
The presence or absence of antigens A and B in the red cell surface and the plasma antibody A and B are classified as 4 major forms of bloody. A protein known as the Rh factor is present or absent, in addition to A and B antigens. In all, these are eight blood types: A+, A-, B+, B-, O+, O-, AB+, and AB-. Form O blood has neither A nor B antigens in red blood cells, but both A and B antibodies are produced by the plasma. Form O+ is the most common blood type, which includes 37% — 53% of people in diverse ethnic and racial groups.
3. People with type O blood are universal donors.
All 4 groups, but only those with positive subgroup RH (O+, A+, B&A+), may be able to donate blood to individuals with type O+ blood. Red O-type cells may be transfused into all eight groups, often requiring emergency transfusions, which makes this the common blood form. In emergencies where the lives of a patient have to be saved before the check-up is complete the type O blood is being transfused. Moreover, Type O- blood for babies with underdeveloped immune systems is the safest.
4. Type O blood individuals can receive type O blood only.
Blood type O+ can be supplied by blood of both types O+ and O, whereas blood type O- may only supply blood type O-. In cases of short supply of type O- blood, this may be replaced by type O+ blood.
5. Health risks
Scientists believe that Blood Biochemistry determines our health. Although research is still being carried out on the health effects of blood types, there are many theories on health risks and benefits for people of different kinds of blood. People with blood type O are especially known to be more vulnerable than other blood types, such as plagua, cholera, mummits and tuberculosis, to bacterial and viral infections. In some reports, there is a 35% greater risk of duodenal ulcers for people with blood type O than for people with blood type A, B and AB.
6. Health benefit of type O and diseases
The rates of coronary heart disease are lowest in people with blood type O in contrast to blood type A, B, and AB. Studies indicate that people without type O are 25% more likely than people with type O to develop pancreatic cancer. In those with blood type O, there is often a reduced chance of developing circulatory and cognitive disease. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and the control of health risk factors is necessary to avoid disease regardless of your blood type.
7. Type O blood and diet
You may have learned of what's called 'blood type diets,' which means you 're only going to eat healthy and appropriate foods that match your form of blood. Although the blood type diets are highly common, they are not generally accepted and have no scientific evidence. Nutritionists say that the health condition does not follow a personalized diet based on a blood type test.
8. Type O blood and personality
The influence of blood type on the characteristics of people is very controversial, but it's very common in some countries, especially if some people believe the O type is compassionate, enthusiastic, sociable, financially efficient.
9. Persons with blood type O (as described earlier) are more vulnerable to other disorders as well as health issues, such as ulcers, thyroid dysfunction, low thyroid and iodine deficiency. Other side effects such as body weight and water retention may be caused. You will be shocked to know that this type of blood has been linked to a particular personality in Japan for many years. You may also be asked about your blood type by your employers if you are interviewed for a job. Many with Type O blood are described as responsible, devoted, disciplined, attentive and practitioners more often.It is assumed that their ancestors must look at the world in order to live, and assess it in some way.
10. Hyperactive and impulsive
In these cases, blood type O people are generally hyperactive and impulsive and can feel high pressure. In conjunction with poor diet, increased susceptibility and established habits render you more susceptible to unhealthy metabolisms such as insulin resistance, sluggish weight gain, and dysfunction of thyroids. Please note that people with Blood Type O have high acid levels that lead to a more susceptible stomach and ulceration.
Experts have also clarified that if your blood type is O, you should not be drinking caffeine and alcohol.
Caffeine can harm you because of the normal high levels of adrenaline in O-type patients.
However, on a positive side, the genetic heritage has opened up a life of strength, productivity, and hope.
Which type of blood do you have? Are you self-assured?
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