How to increase the red blood cell count in a acute leukemia patient?

Blood transfusions. Blood transfusions are the best and fastest way to correct anemia in patients with acute leukemia. Drugs to try and help the bone marrow produce more red blood cells are mot typically recommended.
Difficult. In this case the cancer and ongoing chemotherapy makes it difficult to maintain the red blood cell count. A nutritious diet containing red meats, cooked green vegetables and take multivitamins if ok with your doctors. Some patients may benefit from oral iron tabs if their levels are low. Red blood cell transfusions are used for severe anemia and growth factors (erythropoetin) are not used.

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Was diagnosed as having a low red blood cell count by my doctor, was also given pills but is there an type foods I can take to increase its levels.

Need more info. What type of pills? Unless you have bad reaction to the pills, you should continue taking those. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. Read more...

Are there certain foods that increase red blood cell count?

Yes. Foods that are high in iron and vitamin b12. These include red meats and dark green leafy vegetables (kale, collard greens, etc). Read more...

I had a spinal tap done and the red blood cell count in CSF was 2000+ marked as elevated. What does this mean? It should be 0 accordinh to sheat

Bloody tap or bleed. Since you're able to type this question coherently, I gather that your health didn't suffer after the lumbar puncture, so that would probably rule out a cerebral bleed (hemorrhage) as a cause of the blood cells in CSF. Most likely the RBCs came from a "bloody tap" - trauma to blood vessels of the back from the needle. Normally, no vessels are damaged, but doctors are not perfect! Hope all is well. Read more...

Is a elevated red blood cell count in itself something to be concerned with? Thank you

Yes and no. If it is a minor and all CBC is normal then it is ok. If the MCV is low, it could be thalassemia trait. If it is associated with high hemoglobin, it can be abnormal (erythrocytosis or polycythemia). Get checked. Read more...
Not a risk. A high red count with normal hemoglobin and hematocrit (two other tests that check red cells) may be harmless, but should be repeated with a full blood count plus red cell volume. Read more...

Will I die if I have an abnormal red blood cell count & tested positive for the anti-nuclear antibody?

Not of this. You need to work with your physician to find the cause of your anemia. Up to a quarter of adults are ANA-positive; even high-titer folks often don't have trouble from it. Usually the cause of the anemia can be found and treated. Plan your life as if you'll have a normal span, and pack whatever amount you get with warmth and meaningful fun. Read more...