D-dimer Value Check-Ups 

D-dimer is a small protein fragment produced in the blood during the degradation of a clot, the fibrinolysis. The ¡®D' represents the word domain; while the word ¡®dimer' represents two similar units. Thus, in short, d-dimer can be defined as two dominant identical units in this sense. The medical field had been conducting blood test on the d-dimer concentration over the years, which is essential in determining the different types of diseases that the individual may possess in his/her body. It is especially useful in the diagnosis of the thrombotic disorders.

It is important for one to always be caution with his/her d-dimer value symptoms of low blood pressure as the value - either normal or abnormal - indicates certain meanings to the individual's health. A normal d-dimer range should be around 500 ng/ml of blood. However, if the individual's d-dimer value is somewhat higher than the normal d-dimer value the individual should possess, it does not mean that the individual is having a certain disease.

There are a few reasons on the increase of the d-dimer range of one individual. For instance, it can be the result of clinical or subclinical disseminated intravascular coagulation/intravascular coagulation and fibrinolysis; or it can even due to other factors such as the outcome of recent surgery, recent bleeding or active bleeding, trauma, and others. All these factors can lead to the increased activation of the procoagulant and fibrinolytic mechanisms, which thus lead to the increase of the d-dimer value of an individual. Besides of the reasons stated above, there are also other possibilities that can affect the individual's d-dimer value to increase. Such possibilities include pregnancy, liver disease, inflammation, malignancy, and also hypercoagulable (procoagulant) states of the individual.

If your blood test indicates that you have an abnormal d-dimer value, you do not need to worry that you might be having any unknown disease in your body, because the increase of the d-dimer value can be due to a lot of reasons (as stated above). Besides, the d-dimer value of an individual may also increase along with the individual's age, with elderly having a higher d-dimer value compared to adults and young adults. There are also few ways to check or test your d-dimer value, either in the clinic or in the hospital. Most of these tests are conducted in the hospital lab.

To sum up, the normal d-dimer range of an individual is between 110 to 250 ng/ml. If your medical report shows otherwise, it is recommended for you to conduct further medical check-ups to determine the reason behind the increase or the decrease of the d-dimer value in your blood. Besides, it is recommended for you to conduct your d-dimer value check-ups frequently so that you are able to detect any abnormality of your body condition and thus, come out with a solution as soon as possible before the situation becomes worse.

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