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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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Does normal count of white blood cells lower the risk of hivaids?

Does normal count of white blood cells lower the risk of hivaids?

Unfortunately, no: It is good - so that's worth a bit - but nothing more w/ respect to HIV/AIDS. Risk is lowered by condoms and the drug, Prep. If you are at all worried, please do have a test. While there gather and learn as much info as you can. The folk will be happy to help since you'll be helping them! Simple white cell count is not an indicator . Best to you! ...Read more

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Is anemia a low count of red blood cells?

Is anemia a low count of red blood cells?

Anemia: It could be a combination of low rbc count vs low heme (iron ) vs defective globin which is hte protein component of the hemoglobin. Talk to your docotr as each has a different treatment. ...Read more

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Can a high count in white blood cells cause anxiety? and how do you lower the count in white blood cells?

Can a high count in white blood cells cause anxiety? and how do you lower the count in white blood cells?

Depends.: When you have a high white count, it is usually a sign that your body is reacting to so,me type of infection which maybe accompanied by high fever and in some severe cases causes delirium. If the infection is respiratory in nature, you may have difficulty breathing and an anxiety symptoms. ...Read more

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Health risk and cures for a person whose blood test showed a low count of white blood cells? What does it mean and what should this person do?

Health risk and cures for a person whose blood test showed a low count of white blood cells? What does it mean and what should this person do?

Depends: If your WBC count is just slightly low that could be due to a recent viral infection and it will return to normal. If the WBC is consistently low with no reasonable explanation then you should be checked by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What is the consequences of high count of white blood cells in renal failure?

What is the consequences of high count of white blood cells in renal failure?

High White Count: A high white count usually indicates that a patient has an infection. When your kidneys fail you are more susceptible to infection for a whole bunch of reasons. The consequence is not so much that your blood count is high, but that you likely have an undiagnosed infection and this needs to be investigated by your dialysis doctor/nephrologist or your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Year after removing appendix- blood test showed a low count of white blood cells? What does it mean and what should this person do?

Year after removing appendix-  blood test showed a low count of white blood cells? What does it mean and what should this person do?

How low?: Either the absolute lymphocyte or the absolute neutrophil count needs to be markedly below reference range before you give this another thought. Both of these fluctuate wildly from hour to hour. If you feel well, the decision will be either "repeat next year" or "repeat in a few weeks." Stay fit and manage life's stresses and don't give it much worry. ...Read more

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Would routine blood work have any indications as to pancreas problems (i.E. Lower blood count, increased white blood cells, etc.) what would those be?

Would routine blood work have any indications as to pancreas problems (i.E. Lower blood count, increased white blood cells, etc.) what would those be?

Lipase, amylase,: This depends on the pathology or the disease type of the pancrease (pancrelipase) itself. In acute pancreatitis (inflammation of pancrease (pancrelipase)) >amylase and lipase enzyme substances are elevated in the blood. >white blood cells can also be elevated . In gallstone pancreatitis ( pancreatitis caused by gallbladder stones) >liver function tests can be elevated. In pancreatic cancer. >ca 19.9 can be elevated in blood. ...Read more

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