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White Blood Counts High
I am a 26yr.Old female and recently I was told both my red and white blood cell counts were high what would be common causes?
Polycythemia.: Too many red blood cells is called polycythemia. It can be primary (a blood disorder) or secondary (a problem with oxygen delivery, such as lung disease, congenital heart or hemoglobin issues, smoking, etc.). The blood disorder polycythemia vera also includes high white counts, as do some secondary causes. See a hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypertension: Hi! if your question is what to do about high blood pressure, it is best to see your primary care physician for an exam and some blood tests. There are many causes of elevated blood pressure, and the treatment depends on the cause. But, it is not healthy to have persistently elevated bp, so it's time to go to your doctor. ...Read more
Not known: Assuming you mean high blood pressure, most cases are idiopathic (we don't know). It does run in families. There are occasional cases related to kidney disease, adrenal gland tumors, or narrowing in the aorta. If you mean a high red blood cell count, it can be a primary disease or secondary to other things such as lung disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Who makes the call?: Real "high blood acidity" is a low blood ph which is seen in some serious real illnesses and in people exercising to their limit. There are a bunch of phony internet sites that advise people to self-diagnose "high blood acidity". They are obvious fakes, linked to prescientific mysticism, and are designed to deceive ("acid will eat you from within.") don't reward people who've lied to you. ...Read more
Keep the salt low: Most doctors recommend a low salt diet - some would also suggest making sure you also get enough calcium. No food group actually lowers your blood pressure, but low salt and low fat (because you want to avoid other risk factors such as elevated cholesterol ) and moderation in alcohol is the best course. ...Read more
Depends: Depends upon how high your BP is and whether or not there is an underlying reason for your BP to be high. Generally the treatment is diet / exercise / wt loss after secondary causes of hypertension are excluded. If these measures do not work there are a large variety of medicines that work very well. ...Read more
Should be OK, but: Ask your doctor first... It should be ok... ...Read more
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