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Can Lyme Effect Bone Marrow Levels
Perhaps: This has not been well documented, but a consequence of testosterone therapy is a physiologic erythrocytosis (often mistaken for polycythemia). This increase in Hgb & Hct can confuse the bone marrow into reducing it's reticulocyte count. The medical literature is unclear of this result or it's consequences. ...Read more
Bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, red blood cells are produced in the heads of long bones, in a process known as hematopoesis. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in an adult weighing 65 kilograms (140 lb), bone marrow accounts for approximately ...Read more
It varies greatly: Bone marrow has lots of reserve, so it can be partly diseased, yet the body has no effect. But once the bone marrow is completely diseased or damaged, then the body will have all kinds of effects in the form of anemia(low hemoglobin), low WBC and low platelet counts and the complications of infections and bleeding as a result of low blood counts. ...Read more
How does rods placed into the bone effect bone marrow? If bone marrow loss is a result of this condition, would that also cause anemia?
Probably not: Much. In the common situation where a rod is placed in the femur to stabilize a serious fracture there would be effacement of some bone marrow, but not enough in of itself to cause a deficit in rbc production leading to anemia. The fracture itself and the surgery could result in low HGB shortly after the injury. ...Read more
Why this question???: Unless you are doing some research yourself, this question has zero relevance for your/anyone's treatment for cml. So let us keep life simple and straightforward and not complicate it for all of us who are trying to help patients in desperate need for quick and simple guidance! ...Read more
Does the WBC count increase in aplastic anemia or fanconi anemia? Does the bone marrow produce enough to cause increase by 1000/ ml of blood?
No: Medullary sponge kidney is a very benign condition that does not disturb the function of the kidneys. It is mainly a radiological abnormality and can be associated with kidney stones of small variety usually in the kidney it self visible as small calcifications. It should not affect your bone marrow in any way. ...Read more
Less likely but: Similar drug chemically, and claimed to have fewer adverse reactions, but still could affect bone marrow, just less often. Still can result in liver toxicity, low serum sodium, elevated cholesterol, and drowsiness/dizziness issues. Remember "oxcarbazine" is a rather old drug, is generic, and likely not as well tolerated as newer anti-epileptic products. ...Read more
Aplastic anemia: Aplastic anemia is a condition where for some unclear reason the bone marrow fails to produce normal blood cells. It could be due to underlying genetic mutation plus environmental -i.e. Drugs, chemical agent, infection, etc. Immunosupressant agent has been used to treat aplastic anemia with some response. Allogeneic bone marrow transplant will be the treatment of choice to cure the disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viral infection: There are dozens of different viruses, and yes, some are capable of inhibiting bone marrow cell synthesis with subsequent low cell counts. This does not mean, however, that your results are necessarily related to a viral illness and you deserve to have further investigation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In a good way; no: Glutathione is unlikely to have any affect on the red cell count but may improve one's white cell count if it is abnormal as it supports immune function. As a substance that boosts immunity and supports detoxification it is likely to reduce risk of all cancers; there is no evidence that glutathione can cause any type of cancer. See http://tinyurl.com/y95rale ...Read more
Not likely.: This is usually done by pbsc harvest or peripheral blood stem cell harvest, after being administered a shot of CSF or colony stimulating factor to help get them in the blood. Then they are administered to the recipient in hopes that the graft will take. Although there might be some side effects with this, most notably from the recipient, like gvhd, etc., aging does not appear to be one of them. ...Read more
My baby has multiple fractures. Are there any bone diseases linked to low vitamin a and high copper test results that can cause long bone fractures?
Do low or high blood serotonin level in children affect their bone growth ? To what extent it's effect?
Under investigation: I've heard little since 2011 but it's true that hi levels played a role in suppressing bone growth. There was a NYTimes piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/27/health/research/27bone.html and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2940494/ Other systems ae involved too. It's not candy! ...Read more
Could colchicine for gout damage our bone marrow and cause anemia ? And once stopped will marrow heal and hemogloblin return to normal? Thankyou
Oh No, the Gouch,: Colchicine is considered a toxic natural product and as such can cause many symptoms when toxic levels in the blood are reached. One of those symptoms is the effect it has on the bone marrow. It is an effective way to treat the symptoms of gout, especially acute, but dosage must be adjusted for age, concurrent medical conditions as well as any other medications being taken while using colchicine. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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