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What will happens when the level of red blood cells in my body increased?

What will happens when the level of red blood cells in my body increased?

Hard to say without: The clinical context. Is it the rbc or the hemoglobin/hematocrit. Hgb/hct would lead to think dehydration or potentially a primary blood disease (unlikley in a young woman). If it is the rbc and the MCV is low could think about thalessemia trait. ...Read more

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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 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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How to increase blood levels in body when it is in small amounts?

?: Increase blood levels of what? What do you have that is in small amount? ...Read more

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What is the blood disorder where your body produces too many red blood cells?

What is the blood disorder where your body produces too many red blood cells?

Polycythemia vera(P.: P. Vera is a condition where the bone marrow makes too many red cells and the hemoglobin gets above 18-20 Gms (normal up to 16 grams). it is considered a Myeloproliferative disorder which is a type of low grade cancer although most people live for 10-20 years and some new treatments have recently become available. ...Read more

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What do the white blood cells do in the body?

What do the white blood cells do in the body?

White blood cells: They are mainly the soldiers int he body and different wbcs have different roles just like the differnt braches of hte military. Some fight bacteria and some fight viruses. ...Read more

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How can the rabies virus avoid white blood cells in the blood of a mammal?

How can  the rabies virus avoid white blood cells in the blood of a mammal?

In nervous system: Rabies virus doesn't actually 'avoid' white blood cells, but when it is inside brain cells (having traveled to them from a bite site on the skin or in muscle) it can't be killed by white blood cells without also killing those cells. The main route the virus takes isn't by blood, it is by following up the nerve cell axons, where it isn't seen much by wbcs. In the brain it does get a WBC reaction. ...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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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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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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How could dehydration affect the size and the shape of red blood cells?

How could dehydration affect the size and the shape of red blood cells?

It doesn't: The individual red cells do not change shape when a patient is dehydrated.Their number will increase within the remaining fluids, such that the hematocrit will rise. ...Read more

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How can the human body prevent blood clotting in the normal vascular system?

How can the human body prevent blood clotting in the normal vascular system?

Blood thinner: Shouldn't have to do anything. Why? Blood thinners (anticoagulants) are the most common drugs used to prevent clotting. It depends, though, on the risk and individual circumstances. ...Read more

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What number of times do white blood cells circulate the body before dying?

What number of times do white blood cells circulate the body before dying?

No set answer: WBC don't spend much time in the circulation. The most common neutrophils may only circulate for 8-12 hours. They go to tissue to do their job, but do not die immediately after leaving the circulation ...Read more

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How does oxygen carried in the blood reach the other cells?

How does oxygen carried in the blood reach the other cells?

Red blood cells: Your red blood cells carry oxygen to your body. Red blood cells are packed with an iron containing protein called hemoglobin that can bind oxygen in your lungs and carry it to every cell in your body. In the tissues, oxygen leaves hemoglobin in part because of the acidic environment, called the Bohr effect, and carbon dioxide is bound by hemoglobin to carry to the lungs where you breathe it out ...Read more

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How can the hemoglobin level in the body be increased?

How can  the hemoglobin level in the body be increased?

Depends: Depends on the reason that it is low. About the only thing that you can do on your own is dietary. If you have anemia because of low iron or vitamin deficiency, then improving your diet may help. ...Read more

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What happens to the plasma membrane of the red blood cells of humans with liver disease to cause the formation of acanthocytes? Thank you.

What happens to the plasma membrane of the red blood cells of humans with liver disease to cause the formation of acanthocytes? Thank you.

Change in lipids: The liver is responsible for general metabolism in the body, and the plasma membrane has a complex collection of lipids that are responsible for its "fluidity" and shape. It is believed that the apolipoproteins are abnormal in liver disease and cause fragility of the rbc membrane causing fragmentation and formation of acanthocytes. See also: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/acanthocyte. ...Read more

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Do regular blood donation contribute to the amount of cholesterol in our body?

Do regular blood donation contribute to the amount of cholesterol in our body?

No, but prevents CAD: Donating blood does not affect cholesterol levels but lowers iron, which reduces oxidative stress & can reduce risk of getting a heart attack by as much as 88%! see http://blog.Lef.Org/2010/07/health-benefits-from-donating-blood.Html. ...Read more

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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