Volume 48 - Issue 3 - 275 - 282

The Effects of Match Conditions on the Shaped Elements of Blood And Iron Level of Football Players

Futbolcularda Müsabaka Şartlarının Kanın Şekilli Elemanları ve Demir Düzeyine Etkisi

The conditions of football match and intensive exercise changes the hematological parameters. It is also known that, endurance training causes “sports anemia” which is an athlete specific anemia type. The purpose of our study is to research the effects of pre-match and post-match on the shaped elements of blood and iron level of football players. The

study group consisted of 12 volunteer male athletes who are playing football in Turkish A2 League for ‘Erciyes Spor Kulübü’. The pulsations, systolic/diastolic blood pressures, vertical/long jumps and elasticity of participating football players are measured and their blood samples were taken before and after the football match. There were statistically significant differences between the values of erythrocyte, leukocyte, thrombocyte, iron and iron binding (p<0.05) whereas there weren’t any significant differences between PCT (procalcitonin), RBC (red blood cell) and MCH (mean cell hemoglobin) levels (p>0.05) in football players before and after the match. According to our results, match conditions and intensive exercise cause serious changes in iron levels and shaped elements of blood. The blood samples which will be taken at the pre-season, mid-season and late-season periods in accordance with the frequencies specified in the current literature can be important to follow the individual blood profile standards of each football players.

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