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Can you tell me how the white blood cell knows when to destroy/kill red blood cell?

Can you tell me how the white blood cell knows when to destroy/kill red blood cell?

Old and antibody: coated. It is not the circulating white cells that destroy red cells but reticuloendothelial cells in spleen and liver do. Old red cells and red cells coated with antibody or complement are destroyed by these cells. These cells have receptors for antibody, complement and changes in membrane due to aging. ...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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How can the white blood cell knows when to destroy/kill red blood cell?

How can the white blood cell knows when to destroy/kill red blood cell?

Antibody coating: If the red blood cells are coated with antibody to the red cells antigens, the white cells know to destroy those red cells. ...Read more

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How does Folacin help to produce red blood cells?

How does Folacin help to produce red blood cells?

Nucleic acid: synthesis. Folic acid and vitamin B12 are needed for nucleic acid synthesis, and that is essential for making red cells. You may consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.webmd.com/diet/supplement-guide-folic-acid#1 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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From where do red blood cells get energy?

From where do red blood cells get energy?

Goody, See Rbclab.co: Glucose, a form of sugar in blood, fuels red cells to keep it flexible, to maintain oxygen CO2 reactivity via hemoglobin, and keeps its electrolyte, metabolic pumps humming. The red color is from hemoglobin and from lack of nucleus in the mature form. Since there is no mitochondria, glucose is converted to energy packets mostly via unusual ways, to generate high energy bars called ATP.Good luck. ...Read more

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How to determine osmolaritiy of red blood cells?

How to determine osmolaritiy of red blood cells?

No need: There is no medical need to determine the osmolarity of red cells. Osmotic fragility of the red cells is a test for spherocytosis. ...Read more

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What can cause red blood cells to die?

What can cause red blood cells to die?

Old age: Red cells have a limited life span of only about 120 days. Some disorders shorten the life span of red cells, e.g., auto-immune hemolytic anemia, hemoglobin disorders like sickle cell disease, malaria, artificial valves, severe exercise etc. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How to treat low red blood cells ?

How to treat low red blood cells ?

First find the cause: You need to tell us the complete story. Do you have anemia? What is your hemoglobin level? You should be seen by a doctor right away to find the cause of your low red blood cells l(Anemia). ...Read more

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How to increase white blood cells and platelets?

How to increase white blood cells and platelets?

Depends...: Depends on the cause of the decrease. Best to speak with your physician and possibly get a referral to a hematologist to diagnose the problem and define the appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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What causes red blood cells to sickle?

Hemoglobin S: A genetic variant of hemoglobin, called hemoglobin s causes sickling when hemoglobin loses oxygen. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I eat to remove red blood cells from urine?

Please tell me what can I eat to remove red blood cells from urine?

Wrong approach: You need to find why you have red cells in your urine. Magic foods aren't the answer to this or to most other health issues. You'll get a workup looking for stones, tumors and perhaps other health problems. About 1% of folks have thin GBM non-disease or some other cause of harmless blood in the urine. Don't try to treat this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can improve blood platelets & white blood cells.?

Can i tell me how i can improve blood platelets & white blood cells.?

Unclear question: What is wrong with your platelets and white blood cells? Do you have any symptoms? Who told you that you need to improve your cells? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How does the body get rid of dead red blood cells?

How does the body get rid of dead red blood cells?

Recycling: Old red blood cells (RBCs) change shape from disc shaped to round. This results in trapping in the spleen, where they are eaten by cells called macrophages, and their content, especially iron, is recycled for new RBC production. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to increase white blood cells?

Can you describe how to increase white blood cells?

Depends.: Improving a low WBC would depend on the cause. The WBC is controlled by a hormone (g-csf) normally, and this is available as a medication that can be useful in patients on cancer chemotherapy. Otherwise, the underlying cause should be treated (nutritional, drug side effect, autoimmune disease, bone marrow disorder, etc.). ...Read more

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What happens to your red blood cells during leukemia?

What happens to your red blood cells during leukemia?

Anemia is common.: Both during the diagnosis and during treatment, anemia is common. Leukemia and the treatments cause red blood cells not to be produced normally, which causes anemia. This often requires transfusions. ...Read more

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How does oxygen get from our blood cells to our other cells?

Via Plasma: Oxygen does dissolve in the liquid part of blood, plasma, and that is the medium for transfer of oxygen from red cells to other cells in the body. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How do bacteria trigger the b and t white blood cells?

How do bacteria trigger the b and t white blood cells?

Yes - normally: I'm not sure of the question. The immune system has many cells but includes the b and t lymphocytes are normally activated and respond to infection including bacterial infection. So, the normal immune system is stimulated by normal potential risks to the body including bacteria, viruses, and parasites. The predominant cell vs bacteria are neutrophils. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to increase white cells in blood?

Can you describe how to increase white cells in blood?

Bone marrow: White cells come from the bone marrow and the thalamus. They usually increse when there is some kind of infection. They decrease with inmunne defficient disorders. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could white blood cells fight viruses?

Can you tell me how could white blood cells fight viruses?

Produce IL2: The two immune response seen are humoral and cytotoxic. The humoral response against a virus is via the B cells making a specific monoclonoal antibody but most viruses are attacked by cytoxic T cells producing IL-2 ...Read more

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What does it mean to have white and red blood cells in urine?

What does it mean to have white and red blood cells in urine?

Blood in urine: Blood is not normally in urine. If there is blood (rbcs and wbcs) in the urine and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females this is common with recent period. See your doctor for further follow up as this needs to be looked at in a clinical context to be sure everything is good. ...Read more