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Would either pvd or COPD decrease red blood cell counts?
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Both increase
In general, both tend to increase RBC counts because they contribute to body having difficulty getting oxygen.
This makes you body think you need more oxygen carrying capacity like the rbcs do.

In brief: Both increase
In general, both tend to increase RBC counts because they contribute to body having difficulty getting oxygen.
This makes you body think you need more oxygen carrying capacity like the rbcs do.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably not
Pvd (peripheral vascular disease) or COPD do not increase red blood cells.
Infact COPD can increase red blood cells transiently because of low oxygen.

In brief: Probably not
Pvd (peripheral vascular disease) or COPD do not increase red blood cells.
Infact COPD can increase red blood cells transiently because of low oxygen.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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