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What cause low white blood cells to form?

What cause low white blood cells to form?

Low white cell count: Viral infections often cause leukopenia (low white blood cell count). Other causes: depressed bone marrow, poisoning, chemical burns, malnutrition, chemotherapy, radiation, etc. ...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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Can exhaustion cause white blood cell count to be high?

Can exhaustion cause white blood cell count to be high?

Yes, but How high?: What is your WBC count? Both physical and mental stress can cause elevation of WBC count, but it is prudent to exclude other causes, such as infection before invoking exhaustion as the explanation. See this site for info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-white-blood-cell-count/my00161. ...Read more

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Can a cyst cause white blood cell count to be high?

Can a cyst cause white blood cell count to be high?

Unlikely: Unless the cyst is infected, pushing on another area and creating inflammation or it is malignant it is unlikely to produce systemic leukocytosis. ...Read more

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What would cause your white blood cell count to be low?

What would cause your white blood cell count to be low?

Multiple reasons: A low white blood vell count can be present due to medications or drugs, chronic infections (e.g.Viral infections), autoimmune conditions, blood cancers, nutritional deficiencies, congenital problems or bone marrow failure states among other reasons. A thorough evaluation by a hemtologist is required. ...Read more

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What causes white blood cell count to be low and is it often deadly?

What causes white blood cell count to be low and is it often deadly?

Many causes.: Low WBC can be due to nutritional factors, infections (esp. Viral infections), autoimmune diseases, inhereted defects, leukemias and other bone marrow cancers, meylodysplasia, drug reactions, and even unknown causes. The problem with this is infection, but the risk depends on how low the WBC is. Only with very low WBC is there a risk of death. ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a high white blood cell count cause you to be tired?

Not directly: However, certain diseases that cause a high white count can also cause fatigue. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause you to have low white blood cells and be underweight?

Failure to thrive: At first glance i would say this indicates some type of malnutrition either due to some type of dietary deficiency or failure of the gut to absorb what you are eating. This needs careful attention by your primary doctor because there are so many more reasons for these 2 things to coexist and need to be investigated thoroughly. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of low white blood cell?

What could be the cause of low white blood cell?

Low white cell count: Viral infections often cause leukopenia (low white blood cell count). Other causes: depressed bone marrow, poisoning, chemical burns, malnutrition, chemotherapy, radiation, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause red blood cells to die?

What can cause red blood cells to die?

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

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What causes red blood cells to be small and abnormal?

What causes red blood cells to be small and abnormal?

Small red cells: Your bone marrow makes lots of different types of cell. The red cells go thur a number of steps before they "graduate" You can think of small cells graduating too early. They are pushed out, most often because you are anemic. ...Read more

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What can cause high white blood cells? How do you lower them?

What can cause high white blood cells? How do you lower them?

Leukocytosis: There are various causes of a high white blood cell count including infection, bone marrow disorders like leukemia,certain medications like corticosteroids,etc. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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What can cause a low red blood cell count?

Anemia can be due to: Low red blood count is best measured as hemoglobin(hb) level. Normal hb level is over 12 grams. If yours is below 12 grams, go see your doctor as you will need to get some additional blood tests done, like checking your blood iron levels. The commonest cause of low red count is iron defiiciency(in women particulalrly). ...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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What could cause high white blood cells and low platelets?

What could cause high white blood cells and low platelets?

Leukemia: Bone marrow malignancies involving the myeloid cells will cause abnormal growth of a certain clone of white cells and inhibit the proliferation of normal cell populations such as platelet precursors and red cell precursors so anemia would be expected also. Severe infection with septicemia could lead to the same problem via destruction of platelets in small blood vessels. Two very different cases! ...Read more

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What might cause someone to have low hemoglobin and low white blood cell count?

What might cause someone to have low hemoglobin and low white blood cell count?

Possibilities...: Viral infection causing bone marrow suppression. Once the body fights off the virus, the bone marrow recovers and the anemia and leukopenia resolve. More serious causes can include aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, leukemia, or other cancers that spread to the bone marrow. ...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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What can cause both your red and white blood count to increase?

What can cause both your red and white blood count to increase?

It depends on how: Much of an increase is seen. A possibility would be myeloproliferative disease such as polycythemia ruba vera. ...Read more

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What can cause a low white cell count?

Many things: It may be a developmental defect, severe infection, chemotherapy, bone marrow fibrosis, auto-immune disorders and more. You may consult this site for information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615 ...Read more