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A 34-year-old female asked:

My bloods are being tested for white blood cell levels and iron levels, will these levels be affected by drug use?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
It depends on the Drug(s) used. Cocaine is known to cause Leukopenia (low white blood cells), Marijuana is known to depress the immune system (which includes WBC), Heroine can cause muscle cell breakdown and excess Iron in the blood, Methamphetamines and other stimulants can trigger autoimmune disorders. For a healthy body and mind, avoid drugs.

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