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How To Increase Red Blood Cells In The Body
Polycythemia: It is called polycythemia and it can be a primary problem or secondary to other disease, especially pulmonary problems. ...Read more
Hello im 27 female.My blood test showed that my red blood cells have decreased.What shall I do to increase my red blood cells?What food shall I eat?
Anemia: A low red blood cell count is known as anemia. Anemia is a symptom, not a disease and thus the cause of anemia must be investigated. While being investigated, one should increase the iron in one's diet. This can be done with iron tablets, or by eating foods rich in iron. This would include red meat, spinach, and beans. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Doctor my anemia is due to red blood cells destruction & any iron pills not affected in my case so what can I do to increase the number & size of this?
Depends...: Anemia due due red cell destruction does not improve with iron. If cause is immune system, prednisone may help. If cause is abnormal shape of RBCs, then SEVERE cases may benefit from splenectomy. Your hematologist is best positioned to advise you. If you have thalassemia (causes small RBCs) folic acid helps a little, but there is no fundamentally effective treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Urine cytology test showed benign urothelial cells negative for malignancy, some red blood cells. Blood test-increase in neutrophils. Sould i worry?
Urine Cytology: If the urine cytology provided a good sample, you needn't worry about a bladder tumor. The increased white cell count( coupled with the red cells in the urine) could signify a bladder infection or inflammatory process, but without further history, it is difficult to pinpoint. A simple urinalysis may help clarify whether you have a bladder infection or not. An increased WBC is entirely non-specific. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the majority of potassium in the body is in red blood cells and very little in serum why is serum potassium level used to diagnose hypokalemia?
It's what matters: The serum potassium is in equilibrium with the tissue concentrations, which must be maintained within a very narrow range for the heat to be able to maintain its beat. Your question is a good one and reflects a common misunderstanding. It's not the total body potassium that matters, just the amount that's actually affecting the electrical system outside the heart & brain cells. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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