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How To Increase Blood Platlets
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
Don't treat numbers: If one or more of your absolute counts (neutrophils or lymphcytes; i've never cared about monocytes) is a wee bit low, just follow it. If it is way low, you may be seriously sick and in that case need something stronger than homeopathy. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If the low count is due to effect of a drug, discuss using a different drug with your doctor. Normal count is 4-11 thousand, and if the person does not have symptoms, there is no need to increase the count. Bacterial infection will increase the count in a normal person, but I am not recommending this modality. ...Read more
Which one?: There are multiple cell types in blood and each has different regulatory factors. In any case you need to determine the casue of low count first. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476. ...Read more
Quite a bit: And fluctuations within the normal range are a non issue. ...Read more
Need more info: It is laudable that you wish to donate blood. Do you know what your hemoglobin level is? If it is less than 12, you should consult a doctor so that the treatment may be tailored to the cause. Menstruating women often have iron deficiency and you may wish to take oral iron supplement and multivitamins. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: There is no need to treat a lab value. If you feel well and there are no abnormal cells, it is almost never a problem to have a moderately elevated white count. If real disease has been diagnosed, manage the disease using the lab as one parameter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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