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Types Of Red Blood Cells
Is there a specific blood type that acclimates better to high altitude based on this type of red blood cell?
Polycythemia: It is called polycythemia and it can be a primary problem or secondary to other disease, especially pulmonary problems. ...Read more
In which type of thalassemia is blood transfussion necessary ?Do the red blood cells starts building up aftr first blood transfussion with hb lvl 10?
Brken RBC- Hemolysis: Hemolysis is a breakdown of red blood cells early than normal (usually happens to all red cells after 100 days). Causes can be from immune system, mechanical (i.e. Mechanical heart valve), or certain infections. Treatment is both replaceing key nutreints needed for red cells (i.e. Folic acid) and treating the underlying cause of red cell destruction. ...Read more
Old age: Red cells have a limited life span of only about 120 days. Some disorders shorten the life span of red cells, e.g., auto-immune hemolytic anemia, hemoglobin disorders like sickle cell disease, malaria, artificial valves, severe exercise etc. 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
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
Carry O 2: Erythrocytes, (RBCs), transport oxygen in the blood. Their shape is ideal for Increasing the surface area-to-volume ratio About 33% of their weight is due to hemoglobin..The Hgb molecule is a complex protein that contains four atoms of iron and can bind to oxygen by diffusion with the potential to transport one billion molecules of O2 per each RBC ...Read more
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
Let me help: Anabolic steroids, which stimulate red blood cell production carbon monoxide poisoning, congenital heart disease in adults, copd, dehydration, epo doping (injections of erythropoietin (epo) to enhance athletic performance), heart failure, hemoglobinopathies (conditions present at birth that impair the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells) and others. Please read below link. ...Read more
Yes: Once the rbc's are removed, the remainder is serum- an amber colored liquid. ...Read more