Diseases and conditions that cause your body to produce fewer red blood cells than normal include: Aplastic anemia. Cancer. Certain medications, such as antiretroviral drugs for HIV infection and chemotherapy drugs for cancer and other conditions.
The researchers also found that elderly people with anemia were associated with a 150% increase in hospitalization risk and a 200% increase in risk of being admitted to a nursing home. People with borderline anemia were found to be at 1.5 times the risk of those who were not anemic .
The most serious complications of low blood cell counts include: Infection. With a low white blood cell count and, in particular, a low level of neutrophils, you’re at higher risk of developing an infection. And if you develop an infection when you have a low white blood cell count , your body can’t protect itself.
Blood loss can be acute and rapid or chronic. Some causes of rapid blood loss include surgery, childbirth, and trauma. Chronic blood loss is more often responsible for anemia . It can result from a stomach ulcer, cancer, or another type of tumor.
To avoid a drop in blood pressure and replenish lost fluids, drink plenty of liquids such as water and sports drinks . Water and sports drinks are available in the canteen area after donation to help you stay healthy and hydrated.
How much blood loss can occur before you go into hemorrhagic shock? rapid breathing. weakness or fatigue . confusion . cool, pale skin . sweaty, moist skin. anxiety or unease. low urine output. drowsiness.
Anemia is a condition where you don’t have enough healthy red blood cells, to carry oxygen throughout your body. Anemia can be temporary or long term (chronic). In many cases, it’s mild, but anemia can also be serious and life-threatening.
Anemia means having a red blood cell count that is lower than normal , and it’s very common in older adults . About 10% of independently living people over age 65 have anemia . And anemia becomes even more common as people get older.
Foods to avoid tea and coffee. milk and some dairy products. whole-grain cereals. foods that contain tannins, such as grapes, corn, and sorghum. foods rich in gluten, such as pasta and other products made with wheat, barley, rye, or oats.
Low blood counts can have many causes , including vitamin deficiencies, bleeding , and rare bone marrow failure diseases like aplastic anemia , MDS and PNH. If your blood tests are abnormal, your doctor may do other blood tests or take a sample of your bone marrow to find out why.
Your doctor or health care provider may prescribe or suggest to treat your low red blood count : Epoetin alfa (PROCRIT®). Darbepoetin (Aranesp®). Iron supplement. Multivitamin. A diet high in protein. A red blood cell transfusion.
5 nutrients that increase red blood cell counts red meat, such as beef. organ meat, such as kidney and liver. dark, leafy, green vegetables, such as spinach and kale. dried fruits, such as prunes and raisins. beans. legumes. egg yolks.