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common causes for increase in total blood count?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Which cells?: Do you mean red cell count or white cell count? Increase in white cell count is usually due to infection. Increase in red cell count may be due to hypoxia or a form of cancer of red blood cells - polycythemia vera.

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What is happening in the blood in a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Blood abnormal: The lymphoblast count (leukemic cells) increases, anemia and thrombocytopenia (low platelets) develop. This is all due to uncontrolled proliferation of lymphoblasts in the bone marrow. Rapid treatment is required.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How much blood do women lose during their period?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Varies: It seems like alot, but usually no more than 1-2 table spoons full.
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How does hyperpnea affect the amount of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the blood?

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Dr. Asaf Presente
Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Low CO2, alkalemia: Deep or rapid breathing removes more gaseous co2 leading to less co2 in the blood and associated alkalemia - it has a minimal effect on oxygenation except in disease states.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is normal blood pressure and does it vary with level of fitness?

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Dr. Umesh Patel
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
There is a range: Ideal BP is below 120/70, acceptable BP is below 130/80. Consistent readings above these ranges need to be monitored and treated under the care of your physician. Generally, physical fitness is important in maintaining BP in the healthy range.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How can one lower blood glucose levels when you have an addiction to sweet foods?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 42 years experience
Imposible: Sorry, you stay away from sugar.

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