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A 41-year-old female asked:

Can either chronic mild to moderate dehydration or poor dietary iron intake affect platelet production?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Odd statement: It is curious as to why you believe you have mild or moderate dehydration. A person's kidneys adjust to your fluid intake over time & retrieve enough for the body to function.As such it should/will have minimal effect of a platelet count.Platelets are created/circulate & are used within hours so they are constantly under production.Malnutrition can effect all body functions including cell formatn

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Last updated Apr 9, 2019

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