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Enlarged blood cells alcohol

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doina Marina
Anti-Aging Medicine 53 years experience
B vitamin deficiency: Alcohol causes vitamin b1 deficiency, the most serious, also resulting in greater alcohol intake.Vitamin b6 can't be converted to its active form. De... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not directly: But heavy consumption can lead to nutritional a liver causes for anemia.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Macrocytosis: or large red blood cells, can be caused by excessive alcohol intake, even with normal levels of folic acid and B12. The mechanism whereby alcohol inge... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Several: There are multiple causes of enlarged red blood cells, which is termed macrocytosis, and most of them are easily corrected. Two of the most common cau... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: If the large cells, macrocytosis, is due to alcohol use, it would disappear in 2-3 months. If there are other causes, e.g., folate (folic acid) defic... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Too little info: The look analysis is usually done by a machine where the cells rapidly flow through a small tube. You should speak to your doc about all the factors t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Vitamin Def, etc: Macro(=large)cytosis(=cells) of red blood cells (rbcs) can be caused by many things. The most common is deficiencies of folate (folic acid) or vitamin... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Vitamins: He may be deficient in Folic Acid or vitamin b12. This sometimes happens with certain parasites (like tapeworms) or diseases (like pernicious anemia)... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
Neurology 36 years experience
Macrocytosis: Macrocytosis refers to enlargement of the red blood cell. If associated with anemia the differential includes B12 deficiency or bone marrow suppressio... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Ask your doc: Whether the lack of improvement suggests folate (folic acid) deficiency. This can cause the same kind of anemia as b12. If this turns out to be true, ... Read More

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