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What do white blood cells do in the body?

What do white blood cells do in the body?

Fight infection: White cells are the body's means to attack invaders, secrete substances helpful to combat infection and immune disorders and keep your body healthy. ...Read more

Dr. Angelica Balingit
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Blood Cells (Definition)

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


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What do the white blood cells do in the body?

What do the white blood cells do in the body?

White blood cells: They are mainly the soldiers int he body and different wbcs have different roles just like the differnt braches of hte military. Some fight bacteria and some fight viruses. ...Read more

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Are there ways to increase white blood cells in body?

Are there ways to increase white blood cells in body?

Yes: Yes, white counts can go up a number of ways. There are drugs that are used, especially in patients who are immunocompromised (i.e., cancer patients) when their white count gets too low. Otherwise, the most common reason for WBC count to go up is infections. As far as a natural way for you to make it go up yourself, no, there's not a way. ...Read more

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What occurs if the body stopped making white blood cells?

Infection: The most likely effect would be infection. These would typically be severe/life-threatening, and often-times not commonly seen in the general public (weird fungal and bacterial infections), but more common in patients with low WBC counts, such as those on chemo or with hiv/aids. ...Read more

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What are the causes of more white blood cells in the body?

See details: Elevation of the white count can occur secondary to many issues including, stress, infections, some medications and more serious issues such as leukemia. Sometimes it can occur for no specific reason. ...Read more

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What would happen if we didn't have white blood cells in our body?

Deficient white cell: If someone has no white blood cells he would be at risk of overwhelming systemic infection and death. White cells protect us from infection and keep our immune system functioning. ...Read more

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What number of times do white blood cells circulate the body before dying?

What number of times do white blood cells circulate the body before dying?

No set answer: WBC don't spend much time in the circulation. The most common neutrophils may only circulate for 8-12 hours. They go to tissue to do their job, but do not die immediately after leaving the circulation ...Read more

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I am having high white blood cells count in my body and due to it I am thinking i get back pain during sitting give me some suggestion ?

I am having high white blood cells count in my body and due to it I am thinking i get back pain during sitting give me some suggestion ?

The high WBC: Should not cause the back pain but it's the other way around. Hope u learn from these tips. Take care! http://symptoms.rightdiagnosis.com/cosymptoms/amenorrhea/pelvic-pain.htm. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/multimedia/back-pain/sls-20076265. ...Read more

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How do your white blood cells initially find out which cells have bacteria or viruses in them? Do they randomly check all your body cells?

How do your white blood cells initially find out which cells have bacteria or viruses in them? Do they randomly check all your body cells?

Complicated issue: White blood cells routinely monitor body cells and if they have any proteins that are not natural part of the body of the person, the white cells can recognize those as foreign and react against the cell expressing the foreign material. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What term describes the destruction of white blood cells faster than they are produced?

What term describes the destruction of white blood cells faster than they are produced?

Depends on cause.: Wbcs destroyed by the immune system would be autoimmune neutropenia. Wbcs low from an enlarged spleen would be hypersplenism. Sometimes WBC is low due to severe infection, and that would just be leukopenia (or neutropenia) due to whatever infection is present. Neutrophils are the most common WBC and are usually what is low. Leukopenia refers to all the kinds of wbcs. In aids it's lymphopenia. ...Read more