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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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How to increase white blood count in someone?

How to increase white blood count in someone?

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

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How to increase the red blood cell count in a acute leukemia patient?

How to increase the red blood cell count in a acute  leukemia  patient?

Blood transfusions: Blood transfusions are the best and fastest way to correct anemia in patients with acute leukemia. Drugs to try and help the bone marrow produce more red blood cells are mot typically recommended. ...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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How to increase white cell count in myself?

How to increase white cell count in myself?

The causes of: The low WBC are extensive. Once a specific diagnosis is made, you can plan the interventions with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there ways to increase white blood cells in body?

Are there ways to increase white blood cells in body?

Yes: Yes, white counts can go up a number of ways. There are drugs that are used, especially in patients who are immunocompromised (i.e., cancer patients) when their white count gets too low. Otherwise, the most common reason for WBC count to go up is infections. As far as a natural way for you to make it go up yourself, no, there's not a way. ...Read more

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How are white blood cell count and cancer connected?

How are white blood cell count and cancer connected?

NONE: There are many types of cancers and they have no correlation with white blood cells, unless you're referring to blood cancer known as leukemia, then the white blood cells mightbe either too low or too high, or you might see immature cells that typically are not seen. ...Read more

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How to increase WBC count in colon cancer patients?

How to increase WBC count in colon cancer patients?

Neulasta (pegfilgrastim): Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) is sometimes used to increased low WBC due to chemotherapy. Oncologist will determine if it's needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how cell division in normal cells compare to cell division in cancer cells?

Can you tell me how cell division in normal cells compare to cell division in cancer cells?

P53 mutation: In addition to the turning on of oncogenes producing proteins specific for cancer, there is a mutation in the p53 gene that controls cell cycle and prolongs interval to division when a mutation in DNA is recognized. This mutation rather than being repaired during the cell cycle is passed on to the next cell in the form of mutated DNA ...Read more

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How to increase white blood cell count homeopathically?

How to increase white blood cell count homeopathically?

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 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 boost white blood counts during chemotherapy for breast cancer?

How to boost white blood counts during chemotherapy for breast cancer?

Growth factors: If your blood counts are severely low then use of growth factor injections(neulasta (pegfilgrastim) or neupogen) can help boost the recovery of your blood counts after chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Hi can a blood biochemistry and hamatolghy profile detect cancer and does it change the white blood cells?

Sometimes.: There is no single test, or group of tests that can detect all cancers. An abnormal CBC (complete blood count) can find signs of blood cancer (leukemia, usually). A comprehensive chemistry cancer may show signs of cancer, but usually only advanced disease. A few cancers can cause the white blood count to go up, but a high WBC is very non-specific. High WBC is rarely because of cancer. ...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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Can steroid abuse cause high white blood cell count and protein in your urine ? My white blood cell count is 15

Can steroid abuse cause high white blood cell count and protein in your urine ? My white blood cell count is 15

Maybe but...: Our first concern is to rule out a serious infection (is your peripheral smear abnormal? Are the white cells primitive / angry-looking? Do you have symptoms?) and real kidney disease (how much protein, is it mostly albumin?) i hope you'll reconsider anabolic steroid use (if it's this kind of steroid); every guy i know who's tried this has regretted it. ...Read more

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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