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A 31-year-old member asked:

What exactly is the vitamin/mineral that makes white blood cells?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Vitamins are: Building blocks for cell production. Few, if any are "specific" for white blood cells.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Which vitamin helps boost white blood cells?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
None specifically: Why are the wbcs low? Has someone told you a vitamin may be of benefit.
A 37-year-old female asked:

My white blood cells are 17500. What exactly does that mean?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Get it worked up,,: This can be an infection in your body somewhere, but it might be something else. If it is infectious in nature, you would likely have other symptoms like fever and chills and a general feeling of malaise or being tired. Otherwise, a possible blood disorder should be ruled out. The first best step is to see your doctor for an initial work-up/evaluation to get an accurate idea. Best of luck.

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