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Exploring the medical and scientific background of blood drinking
Investigation and Research Into Sanguinarians
Investigation and Research Into Sanguinarians
Copyright 2005
by Sarah Mediv 
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  E-Mail: s_faolchu@yahoo.com

Pathology is the progression of disease. "The structual and functional manifestations of a disease". Essentially pathology is what defines a disease. It can be a concise list (cough, sore through, positive Strep test  = Strep throat) or it can be a list of symptoms that are likely to occur, but may not all be present (joint pain, fever, circular rash, postitive culture for Borellia = Lyme disease. Some people just have rash, some no rash with fever and joint pain, etc). It is also termed pathophysiology.


Here is where it gets a bit tricky and I won't have many nice references to site. Most of what we know about sanguin pathology is anectdotal and survey-based. As mentioned many times on these pages, there are no in-depth studies of the condition yet. No peer-reviewed articles, no double-blind research. What we have is what we pass back and forth to each other. "You do that? Huh, yeah, I have that problem to" type of things. Certainly not solid facts, but it's what we have. With that in mind, here is what I can give for pathology:

What we can be fairly sure of:
1) Sanguins need blood to feel healthy
2) This need arises somewhere in the mid-teens (16.1 years average per my own survey)
3) Amount of blood required to alleviate symptoms varies.
4) Symptoms of blood-need also vary, but include fatigue, impared thinking, aggression, reduced libido, nausea, diarrhea and headaches.
5) Effects of ingestion on alleviation of symptoms lasts approximately two weeks
6) Sanguins have an increased incidence of asthma and fibromyalgia. (Ref. VIEWRS)

What may also apply:
1) Need is strongest from mid-teens to middle age, then seems to taper off.
2) Sanguin senses (hearing, vision, and smell) seem better than average
3) If ignored, the feeling of need may wane for short periods but will always return.

What seems to help temporarily alleve symptoms other than blood:
1) Electrolyte drinks
2) Vitamin mixes high in Vit D3 and Vit B12
3) Rare red meat

So, if we put this all together, we can gather a small picture of the possible pathology:

A sanguin is a person who, at mid-teens, begins to suffer symptoms such as fatigue, impared thinking, agression, nausea, diarrhea, and headaches that are alleviated by the ingestion of the blood of another person for approximately two weeks. The symptoms can be alleviated for shorter periods by other means such as viatmins, electrolytes and rare red meat. The need is strongest in teens to middle age and then tapers with age.

We don't yet have enough to add any of the "physiology" to the pathophysiology. We don't know the changes in the body, but with time perhaps that will change.