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I have a ferritin level of 8, a low WBC count and low neutrophil and lymphocyte. normal periods and eat well rounded diet - what are potential causes?

I have a ferritin level of 8, a low WBC count and low neutrophil and lymphocyte. normal periods and eat well rounded diet - what are potential causes?

Low ferritin: The commonest cause of low ferritin in women is due to menstruation and inadequate absorption of the nutritiional form of iron from food or from supplements. Usually if ferritin is low then other minerals and vitamins are also low. Talk to your doctor about taking iron and other supplements. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Peltan
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Low Salt Diet (Definition)

Your body needs salt, which contains sodium, to work properly. Sodium helps your body control your blood pressure, blood volume, muscles and nerves, and more. But, too much sodium in you diet can be bad for you. For most people, dietary sodium comes from salt that is in or added to their food. If you have high blood pressure or heart failure, your doctor may advise you to limit how much salt ...Read more


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My husband is 32 years and his recent blood test report says he has a serum ferritin of 9, with WBC count normal. His diet consist of no fruit/veg?

My husband is 32 years and his recent blood test report says he has a serum ferritin of 9, with WBC count normal. His diet consist of no fruit/veg?

Follow up: This is worth checking if there is no obvious source of bleeding, like an ulcer or hookworm. I had mine at zero once from overdoing blood donations while a semi-vegetarian ...Read more

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What's the best way to raise my WBC count?

What's the best way to raise my WBC count?

Why would u: Want to? You should know why it is low and if it is pathology or normal variation. If it is from a marrow problem, you need to find out what that is. If it is from treatment, it may or may not be indicated. One needs to establish a diagnosis not treat a sign or symptom. ...Read more

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How does a person increase their WBC count?

How does a person increase their WBC count?

Take away cause: The key is to figure out why the WBC is low to begin with. The goal should be to eliminate that. Some cancers can cause leukopenia (low wbc). Also, some chemotherapy meds can cause it. In certain circumstances, your doctor may recommend a medication that stimulates your bone marrow to produce more wbc. An example is called neupogen. ...Read more

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How to increase WBC count during chemotherapy?

How to increase WBC count during chemotherapy?

Following : Myelosuppressive chemotherapy, the bone marrow will be compromised in its ability to make neutrophils (a type of WBC that protects against bacterial infections). Since a neutrophil only lasts 24hrs after it's made, you quickly run out if you aren't making them efficiently. To facilitate recovery after chemo, we use a gcsf, which stimulates neutrophil production to mitigate infection risk. ...Read more

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What happens if HB is 6.05 and WBC count in blood increased to 65000?

What happens if HB is 6.05 and WBC count in blood increased to 65000?

The workup continues: This strongly suggests some sort of leukemia but a few other entities, including a severe systemic infection, need to be ruled in / out even more urgently. ...Read more

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Does use of antibiotics increases WBC count.?

Possible: Some antibiotics can cause an increase in the number of white blood cells. Interestingly, the same antibiotics have been implicated in decreasing white blood cell counts. The clinical context is of out most importance in answering this question when observed in a patient. ...Read more

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Does Lasix (furosemide) increase the WBC count?

Does Lasix (furosemide) increase the WBC count?

No unless eosinophil: Lasix (furosemide, a diuretic that helps eliminate fluid from the bloodstream), has been reported to raise the eosinophil count (eosinophils are a type of white blood cell [wbc] high in allergy, fungal/parasite infections). A very high eosinophil count may raise the total WBC count, but not very likely. Typically, we monitor for a low WBC count as a side effect of furosemide. ...Read more

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Will doxycycline increase or decrease my WBC count?

Not sure: One rare side effect is markedly reduced Neutrophils (which is form of WBC). ...Read more

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How to increase WBC count in colon cancer patients?

How to increase WBC count in colon cancer patients?

Why?: High WBC suggests infection or inflammation and is not desirable. If WBC low due to chemo/radiation, then hold treatments and time usually allows marrow to produce . ...Read more

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Is it possible for klonopin (clonazepam) and lithium raise your WBC count?

Is it possible for klonopin (clonazepam) and lithium raise your WBC count?

Not K but yes L: Lithium characteristically raises white blood cell count by increasing bone marrow production. However, there are many other causes of increased WBC count. Further investigation is warranted. Klonopin (clonazepam) does not typically raise WBC count but can cause a dangerous drop in WBC count, very rarely. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer cause WBC count to increase?

Can ovarian cancer cause WBC count to increase?

See your oncologist: It can if their is an associated infection. See your oncologist or ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Does severe gastritis caused by nsaid or mental stress/anxiety raise the WBC count in blood test? Or only infections causing gastritis raise wbc.

Does severe gastritis caused by nsaid or mental stress/anxiety raise the WBC count in blood test? Or only infections causing gastritis raise wbc.

Unlikely: The circumstances you described are not likely to significantly raise the WBC count. Most causes of gastritis do not raise WBC count. You should consult a gastroenterologist, may be at PGI.
Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, and get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health!
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Does a viral infection increase wbc count and lymphocytes and decrease neutrophils below normal range?and does everything come back to normal afterwar

Does a viral infection increase wbc count and lymphocytes and decrease neutrophils below normal range?and does everything come back to normal afterwar

Generally: What you described is generally applicable to viral infections that cause transient infections like measles, flu and common cold. The same does not apply to chronic viral infections like HIV and Hepatitis C. 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. 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. ...Read more

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What does low WBC count, high lymphocyte count and low neutrophil count indicate?

Need more info.: It would be useful to know the actual values and also the levels of other blood components. It would be preferably to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the test as s/he has more info on your health and lab tests need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


Dr. Julian Raffoul
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Diet Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while in others they ...Read more