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Eating Chicken Bone Marrow
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
Yes, esp. if organic: Not only is chicken marrow healthy, but so is marrow from other bones like fish & beef, usually consumed as bone broth soups. These can improve bone & joint health, immune function etc. See www.Townsendletter.Com/febmarch2005/broth0205.Htm however, i strongly advise using bones from organic chicken to avoid hormones, antibiotics, pesticide residues & animals fed genetically modified foods. ...Read more
How n why is it that m spike is below 1 but plasma cells are 15 percent in the bone marrow pls kindly explain?
Immunohistology: Normal plasma cells in your bone marrow would not cause a high M spike. Rarely, abnormal plasma cells do not cause an M-spike. Causes of reactive bone marrow plasmacytosis include infection, malignancy, inflammation, Castleman’s disease, anemia, diabetes mellitus, cirrhosis. In most cases the plasma cell infiltrate is less than 20%, The cytoplasmic light chain ratio differentiates MUGUS ...Read more
Depends on purpose: How many tests can be done from blood? Millions. How many tests can be done from a bone marrow biopsy (BMB) specimen? Many? What tests should be done? It depends on 1) purpose for performing the BMB and 2) the findings the pathologist sees on morphologic examination of the aspirate & biopsy. Tests may include stains for iron or congo red (amyloidosis) as well as flow cytometry, cytogenetics, FISH. ...Read more
How does one differentiate between infection n malignancy in the bone marrow plasma cell percentage?
Monoclonal or not: Malignant plasma cells are monoclonal in that they are copies of each other and produce the same antibody. This antibody can be identified in urine or blood tests in malignancy. Increased plasma cells due to infection are polyclonal (not copies of each other) and produce non-identical antibodies. ...Read more
Your doctor can guid: You will need to be guided by the folks who have asked you to give bone marrow. Most often the procedure is done with help from a blood bank located in a hospital. The national marrow donor program(nmdp) is an organization with whom you can connect on the internet and seek further guidance. ...Read more
Many: Bone marrow makes red cells that carry oxygen , white cells that protect you from infection, and platelets that stop you from bleeding. If bone marrow suppressed you will have anaemia-low red cells cause fatigue, infections since low white cells, and bleeding caused by low platelets. It can range from no symptoms-mild to severe. All depends on severity of the suppression. ...Read more
Talk to the folks wh: The person who needs your marrow can guide you. There is a national marrow donor program(nmdp) who is deeeply engaged in seeking donors. They would love to get hold of you. Your local blood bank would know more about it and can connect you with the nmdp. ...Read more
It is not too bad: There are 2 different ways bone marrow(stem cells) can be given to someone. One is quite simple and has literally no pain(it is called peripheral stem cell collection by apheresis). The other, more commonly used in the past, is true bone marrow donation which requires general anesthesia in order to draw the bone marrow from the hip bones and does cause more discomfort than the blood stem cell coll. ...Read more
Is there a relation between polyclonal spike n increased plasma cells in the bone marrow pls answer?
Relevance?: is there any relevance to any illness? Whenever there is polyclonal spike in the activity of the bone marrow, all cell types may increase in number. Plasma cells are related with B lymphocytes with more complex origination and maturation pattern involving lymphoreticular system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stem cell collection: Some times stem cells for transplant can be collected from an IV in your arm. This process involves a medication, g-csf, which increases the stem cells. This medication can cause flu-like symptoms and bone pain. Then the cells are taken, similar to giving blood or platelets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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