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Recycled: Body recycles its dead cells, that included white blood cells as well as cells in other organs. Enzymes breakdown the proteins, fats and DNA and the components get reused. If there is inflammation and too many WBC accumulate and die, that results in pus formation. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
One type: Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or more rarely tumorous change. ...Read more
White blood count: The white blood count, or neutrophil count, varies on a regular basis within a normal range, in response to various challenges to the immune system. It is normal for it to vary somewhat, and it would not be a good idea to take anything to try to make it not respond. If it raises to an abnormal level, it needs to be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more
What's the health ricks of white blood cell donation? Should I have any concerns with donation of 10 or more consecutive days in a row?
I have had a series of fluctuating white blood cell counts: in the 3.0 range then 2.5 then 4.2. Should this be of concern? Is this up/down normal?
Hematologist: Low white counts such as yours are not necessarily serious if your red cell series and platelet counts are normal. Occasionally this pattern is seen in connective tissue disorders like lupus, however. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you and order the appropriate tests as well as arrange a proper follow-up schedule which is important. ...Read more
When both RBC and: Wbcs are affected several topics come to mind. The marrow may be stressed in response to infection, or due to a medication. This would also be a common pattern in bone marrow production problems such as the myelodysplastic syndromes. Patients with acute leukemia can also present in this fashion. ...Read more
Leukocytosis: This can be caused by infection, malignancy or other inflammatory processes. Need more info to be specific, but best to discuss this with the pediatrician. ...Read more
To understand WBC's: Cytochemistry can reveal WBC dysfunction. It is used in evaluating leukemias. ...Read more
Normal vs abnormal: White cells and different type of abnormal cells. Wbc cytochemistry is or was a common test in leukemias. ...Read more
Not clear: Your question did not say whether your white blood cell count was high, low, or normal. A low hemoglobin means you have fewer red blood cells than normal - anemia. There are many different causes for anemia. Discuss your test results with your doctor - you probably will need to discuss how you feel, get a physical examination, and probably have more lab test to make a diagnosis. ...Read more