Cardiologist and TV presenter Alexander Myasnikov explained how to stop bleeding the fastest. He recalled that venous blood is dark in color, arterial blood is red. When an artery is injured, blood does not flow, but splashes.
- Even minor injuries can lead to death. If you have damaged a major artery, you have a few minutes to live. This is serious. Arterial bleeding must be stopped by applying a tourniquet above the wound so that the blood stops flowing. It is important to remember that the tourniquet cannot be kept in one place for more than two hours: paralysis of the limb may occur, '' Myasnikov explained.
The doctor noted that most often people cut their fingers. This is a household trauma. There is a quickest way to stop the blood.
- What do we usually do? We wash the wound and bandage. The simplest advice: if you cut your finger, just raise your hand up and hold it. After a few seconds, blood will stop flowing even from a severe cut. Tested on myself many times. Then the finger can be bandaged so that the bandage does not slip, - said the doctor.
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