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What allows red blood cells to carry oxygen?

Hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the actual molecule that carries oxygen. Red cells are bags full of hemoglobin. 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...

Why can red blood cells carry oxygen while other cells can't?

Hemoglobin. Red cells are bags of hemoglobin. It is hemoglobin that carries oxygen. Other cells do not have hemoglobin. 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...

Hi, what causes the red blood cells to be tinny and not able to carry the oxygen adicuately? James

It is not becaue. Are tiny( microcytic ) that they do not carry oxygen . It is because they do not have adequate /the right amount of iron or globulin that make up hemoglobin in them . The reason why they become small is due to the deficiency of either the heme component or globulin component of the hemoglobin which is responsible for carrying oxygen . Read more...

Increasing blood volume with florinef (fludrocortisone) will it dilute blood and cause less red blood cells as more liquid so less oxygen to organ per beat?

Basically no. Blood volume will increase only slightly if you dose with fludrocortisone, and hematocrit will decrease minimally and is likely to correct to normal in a few days. This is an extremely dangerous medicine unless you know exactly what you are doing. Read more...

What part (s) of the body does having too many red blood cells damage?

CNs and GI systems. Excessive red cells in newborns can cause increase chance for sluggish circulation, blood clots in internal organs including brain intestines etc. Usually it is because of increased thickness of blood (viscosity). Read more...

What are the functions of the different parts of blood (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, plasma)?

Too long. There is no way to fit an answer to this question in 400 characters. However, if you go to this website you will find a very complete answer that is very easy to understand: http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Basics/ Read more...