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why would my white blood cells be high

By Anonymous August 22, 2017 - 7:48pm
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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

We have red blood cells in our bodies and white blood cells. Our white blood cells fight infection in our bodies. When they get too low, we get sick more easily. When they are high, it can be for several reasons:

-- Anemia
-- Infectious diseases
-- Inflammatory disease (such as rheumatoid arthritis or allergy)
-- Leukemia
-- Severe emotional or physical stress
-- Tissue damage (for example, burns)

Also, medicines can sometimes cause an imbalance of white and red blood cells in the body.


August 23, 2017 - 6:34am
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