20 Facts About Human Blood We Didn’t Know About

We all know that our blood system is very complicated, so it is important to take care of your heart and know your blood type. Unfortunately, many people do not know about all the opportunities in our body.

We collect some interesting scientific facts about our blood that you probably don’t know.

It would take 1,120,000 mosquitoes to drain all the blood from an adult human.

To circulate blood, the heart creates pressure that can release a 30-foot high stream of blood.

A human being can live without a pulse. In 2012, doctors installed a device on the body of 55-year-old Craig Lewis that allows blood to circulate throughout the body without a pulse.

Stan Larkin lived 555 days without a heart, waiting to receive a transplant. His own heart was replaced by a device that Stain used to carry in his backpack. He could even play basketball.

20 Facts About Human Blood We Didn’t Know About
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The amount of blood that passes through the body in circulation in 25 days is approximately equal to a medium-sized pool.

A person can lose 40% of their blood and still be alive. Of course, a timely blood transfusion is necessary.

21% of all heart attacks occur on Mondays. A second peak takes place on Fridays. Scientists assume the reason is a stress hormone “spill” at the beginning of the week.

Our heartbeat influences our mood. Scientists studied this phenomenon when a man received a new heart. After the surgery, his mind, feelings, and actions changed in unusual ways.

To reduce the risk of a heart attack, you should get up slowly in the morning and reduce the intensity of your evening workout.

Coconut water is able to replace blood plasma thanks to their similar compositions.

Blood groups may be a reason for divorce. Scientists have found that there is a link between spouses’ blood types and divorce rates. Thus, in the strongest couples, both people have type O. Couples who decide to divorce usually have these combinations: A + AB or A + O.

20 Facts About Human Blood We Didn’t Know About
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The type of blood has an impact on our health. People with type O blood are not prone to cardiovascular disease but are more susceptible to developing skin cancer or obesity.

People with type A blood should pay attention to the level of cholesterol in the blood. They are at risk of developing coronary heart disease.

Those with type B blood should remember that they are prone to diabetes and pancreatic cancer.

People with type AB blood must take care of their memory and concentration since the chances of cognitive impairment in AB people are 82% higher than in other types.

Energy drinks change the way your heartbeats. Scientists have found that after drinking energy drinks, the amount of caffeine is up to 3 times higher than in other caffeinated beverages, such as coffee or soda. Also, they affect our heartbeat and can cause seizures or death.

20 Facts About Human Blood We Didn’t Know About
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Blood type diets don’t work. Scientists at the University of Toronto have shown that special diets based on an individual’s blood type are a myth.

In Japan, there is a special product industry for each blood type: food, cosmetics, and personal care products.

20 Facts About Human Blood We Didn’t Know About
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Athletic performance depends on the type of blood. A 2017 study showed that people with type O blood have better stamina than other types. Among the elite water polo players, scientists did not find anyone with type AB blood. But the benefits of type O blood are only if a person works out regularly.

20 Facts About Human Blood We Didn’t Know About
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Our character depends on our blood type. The scientists found a connection between the subjects’ characters and their blood types. In Japan, people believe that blood types influence people’s personality traits and their success at work and in personal relationships.

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