Article Text

PDF

Severe repetitive exercise and haematological status.
  1. J. H. Ross,
  2. E. C. Attwood

    Abstract

    The effects of severe repetitive exercise on certain haematological measurements were studied. Decreases in haematocrit and haemoglobin (13% in one group of participants) took place during the first 2 weeks but not the third week of increasingly severe exertion and the reasons for this are discussed. Haemolysis probably plays only a small part and plasma volume expansion is likely to be the main cause of this phenomenon. It is suggested that there is no stimulus for the haemoglobin concentration to be increased to match the increased plasma volume as tissue oxygen tension is maintained satisfactorily.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.