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What part(s) of the body does having too many red blood cells damage?

What part(s) of the body does having too many red blood cells damage?

CNs and GI systems: Excessive red cells in newborns can cause increase chance for sluggish circulation, blood clots in internal organs including brain intestines etc. Usually it is because of increased thickness of blood (viscosity). ...Read more

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Where are red blood cells produced?

Where are red blood cells produced?

Bone Marrow: In adults, all of the blood cells are produced in the bone marrow, including red blood cells. Under some abnormal conditions, blood cells may be produced in other organs such as the liver, spleen or lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What causes enlarge red blood cells ?

What causes enlarge red blood cells
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Several: There are multiple causes of enlarged red blood cells, which is termed macrocytosis, and most of them are easily corrected. Two of the most common causes are deficiencies in vitamin B12 and folic acid, which are frequently associated with anemia, as well. However, there are also other important causes such as hypothyroidism, disorders of the bone marrow itself and some medications. ...Read more

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Why might red blood cells be high in children?

Why might red blood cells be high in children?

See below: Partially because they adapted to grow inside of the womb in hypoxic environment. But there are many other reasons, such as shorter life span of the red blood cells compare to adults and more bone marrow production, it could be also dehydration, or living in high altitude or some other hematological problems. ...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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What are the characteristics unique to red blood cells?

What are the characteristics unique to red blood cells?

No nuclei: Red cells do not have nuclei, have a biconcave shape and are bags of hemoglobin. Size is about 7 microns. 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How to treat low red blood cells ?

How to treat low red blood cells ?

First find the cause: You need to tell us the complete story. Do you have anemia? What is your hemoglobin level? You should be seen by a doctor right away to find the cause of your low red blood cells l(Anemia). ...Read more

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What are microcytic red blood cells?

What are microcytic red blood cells?

Small cells: Microcytic red blood cells are small rbcs - usually caused by low iron from decreased iron stores or blood loss. ...Read more

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What causes red blood cells to sickle?

What causes red blood cells to sickle?

Hemoglobin S: A genetic variant of hemoglobin, called hemoglobin s causes sickling when hemoglobin loses oxygen. ...Read more

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From where do red blood cells get energy?

From where do red blood cells get energy?

Goody, See Rbclab.co: Glucose, a form of sugar in blood, fuels red cells to keep it flexible, to maintain oxygen CO2 reactivity via hemoglobin, and keeps its electrolyte, metabolic pumps humming. The red color is from hemoglobin and from lack of nucleus in the mature form. Since there is no mitochondria, glucose is converted to energy packets mostly via unusual ways, to generate high energy bars called ATP.Good luck. ...Read more

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What makes red blood cells go into your urine?

What makes red blood cells go into your urine?

Nephritis,stones, CA: Nephritis is inflammation of the filtering units. Stones could cause bleed due to scratching the tissues. Cancer also could bleed. Also, urine infection sometimes causes blood in urine. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat to promote red blood cells?

What foods can I eat to promote red blood cells?

Protein rich food: Green leafy vegetables, red meat and organ meat is rich proteins and hemoglobin which is needed for red blood cell formation in your body. Over all if you eat healthy and balanced meals, you should be fine, don't forget exercise. ...Read more

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What does positive red blood cells in the urine?

See doctor: Hematuria can be cause from several problems including infection, kidney stones, kidney issues as well as bladder problems.It requires follow up to find out the causes. ...Read more

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How does a splenectomy affect my red blood cells?

How does a splenectomy affect my red blood cells?

Different ways: The spleen is an organ that helps with some types of infection from encapsulated organisms, platelets, and it also removes old worn out red blood cells. You would not likely know of any side effect on your red blood cells, and your blood tests for your red blood cells are likely to be normal. ...Read more

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How does Folacin help to produce red blood cells?

How does Folacin help to produce red blood cells?

Nucleic acid: synthesis. Folic acid and vitamin B12 are needed for nucleic acid synthesis, and that is essential for making red cells. You may consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.webmd.com/diet/supplement-guide-folic-acid#1 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What happens to your red blood cells during leukemia?

Anemia is common.: Both during the diagnosis and during treatment, anemia is common. Leukemia and the treatments cause red blood cells not to be produced normally, which causes anemia. This often requires transfusions. ...Read more

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What effect does hemolysis have on the red blood cells?

What effect does hemolysis have on the red blood cells?

Breakdown: Hemolysis is a breakdown in the redblood cells freeing hemoglobin to present as free serum hemoglobin. Such a product may secondarily affect the kidney causing impained function and rise in creatinine. FDA will cancel a trial where a drug such as a cancer mAb induces hemolysis. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have red blood cells in your urine?

What does it mean to have red blood cells in your urine?

RBCs: If there are red blood cells and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females this is common with recent period. See your doctor for further follow up as this needs to be looked at in a clinical context to be sure everything is good. ...Read more

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What causes red blood cells back fast after losing blood?

What causes red blood cells back fast after losing blood?

Feedback mechanism: There are lot of old tails, but your body takes care of itself, it signals your bone marrow to make more blood, when you lose some. ...Read more