Tiny, irregularly-shaped, colorless cells which circulate in the blood and helps blood to clot in case of injury. Mineral, calcium, vitamin K and fibrinogen (type of protein)helps the platelets from a clot. Platelets are stick to each other due to granules present in it. When bleeding from a wound occurs, platelets gather at wound and attempt to block the blood flow to save our life.
How platelets helps in blood clotting :
When blood is exposed to air, platelets sense the presence of air, they react with the fibrinogen to begin forming fibrin (tiny threads) and make a web-like mesh which traps the blood cells within it. Gradually, this mesh of blood cells dry and hardens to form a clot.
Hence, our body naturally overcome such a serious problem which can lead to death. So we all must to thankful to nature J Lets see which nutrients must be present in blood to complete this clotting process.
Nutrients which helps in blood clotting or Thrombocytopenia:
- Vitamin K
A scab is an external blood clot that we can easily see, but there are also internal blood clots. A bruise, or black-and-blue mark, is the result of a blood clot. Both scabs and bruises are clots that lead to healing. Some clots can be extremely dangerous. A blood clot that forms inside of a blood vessel can be deadly because it blocks the flow of blood, cutting off the supply of oxygen. A stroke is the result of a clot in an artery of the brain. Without a steady supply of oxygen, the brain cannot function normally. If the oxygen flow is broken, paralysis, brain damage, loss of sensory perceptions, or even death may occur.