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Dr. Angelica Balingit
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Blood Cells (Overview)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red blood cells carry oxygen.


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What do these blood cells do?

What do these blood cells do?

Fight infection: They do many things. The granulocytes are the first line of defense and fight infection. The red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the entire body and the platelets help blood clot and repair leaks that often occur in blood vessels. All 3 cell lines originate in the bone marrow and enter the blood stream when they are mature. ...Read more

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Dr. Angelica Balingit
349 doctors shared insights

Blood Cells (Overview)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red blood cells carry oxygen.


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Can you tell me how blood cells differ from each other?

Can you tell me how blood cells differ from each other?

Try wikipedia: Red blood cells carry oxygen. White cells fight infection. Some white cells have memories so you don't keep getting measles for instance. Some white cells make pus to fight acute infection. There are also tiny things called platelets that clot the blood to stop bleeding. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Keep doctor's appointments
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Go to lab appointments
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Keep oxygen up by maintaining low weight, no smoking
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Could you please describe the functions of blood cells?

Could you please describe the functions of blood cells?

Easy start: Red cells carry oxygen and carbon dioxide for you, white cells fight infection, platelets are fragments that help patch injuries to the vessels. You can find more as you continue learning. ...Read more

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What can cause abnormal blood cells?

What can cause abnormal blood cells?

Which ones?: Are you referring to white cells, any certain subsets, red cells or all of the above? ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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What exactly does it mean if your blood cells are too high?

Find out actual numb: We/ you need to know the exact numbers before we can guide you. Your doctor can help explain what it all means. So ask him/her. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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Got a blood test a while back. She said i'm not producing enough blood cells. How do I fix that?

Got a blood test a while back. She said i'm not producing enough blood cells. How do I fix that?

Anemia: Anemia is a condition where you do not have enough red blood cells. I am assuming your doctor did some tests to figure out why you are not producing these cells? If you have some form of bleeding (menstrual or otherwise) you may be losing them. If not, it is probably due to poor diet, low intake of iron rich foods such as meats, spinach, beans, etc. Follow closely with your doctor. ...Read more

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