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Doctor insights on: Not Producing Enough White Blood Cells

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What will happen if you don't have enough white blood cells?

What will happen if you don't have enough white blood cells?

Infection: Person with low WBC count is susceptible to bacterial infections. 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

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


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Please help! what happens if you don't have enough white blood cells?

Please help! what happens if you don't have enough white blood cells?

Infections: People who do not have sufficient number of white blood cells are susceptible to various infections. You may consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615 ...Read more

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What term describes the destruction of white blood cells faster than they are produced?

What term describes the destruction of white blood cells faster than they are produced?

Depends on cause.: Wbcs destroyed by the immune system would be autoimmune neutropenia. Wbcs low from an enlarged spleen would be hypersplenism. Sometimes WBC is low due to severe infection, and that would just be leukopenia (or neutropenia) due to whatever infection is present. Neutrophils are the most common WBC and are usually what is low. Leukopenia refers to all the kinds of wbcs. In aids it's lymphopenia. ...Read more

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Too many white blood cells?

Too many white blood cells?

WBCs: There are many conditions that can cause too many white blood cells. If this is occurring you should discuss this with your doctor to determine the cause and to obtain proper treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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What are white blood cells?

Fight infections: White blood cells are the cells in our body that fight infections. There are five types of white blood cells: lymphocytes, neutrophils, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils. Each plays a specific role in the defense mechanisms of the human body. ...Read more

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What are white blood cells for?

What are white blood cells for?

Infection fighting: The white blood cells (leukocytes) are infection fighting cells. ...Read more

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Can you clone white blood cells?

Can you clone white blood cells?

Yes.: A bone marrow transplant is essentially collecting the stem cells that grow into white cells red cells and platelets and then giving them to a recipient where the cells grow out into a new source of blood. That is in essence cloning white cells. ...Read more

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What causes low white blood cells?

What causes low white blood cells?

Many things: Could be normal variant. Medications, infections, specifically a virus. Chemotherapy can cause a low white count. Other causes can be malignant , such as a leukemia. However, it also depends on how long it has been low. Hope this helps. ...Read more