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Oxygen attaches to hemoglobin in the blood that carries it to other tissues, so when the red blood cell count is low, the blood oxygen levels also drop. When a person does not have enough healthy red blood cells, he is a... More »

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One cause of low red blood cell count is pregnancy, but this is normal, according to Mayo Clinic. However, among the many other conditions and diseases that can cause a low red blood cell count are cancer, aplastic, vita... More »

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Common treatments for low red blood cell counts include blood transfusions, medications and stopping the other treatments that are causing the cell count to decline. As low red blood cell counts are often a side effect o... More »

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One cause of low red blood cell count is pregnancy, but this is normal, according to Mayo Clinic. However, among the many other conditions and diseases that can cause a low red blood cell count are cancer, aplastic, vita... More »

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Because there are so many underlying causes for a low white blood cell (WBC) count, treatment options are dependent on the specific cause. For example, a cause for a low white blood cell count can be many different disea... More »

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A normal red blood cell count for males is 4.7 to 6.1 million cells per microliter, and a normal count for females is 4.2 to 5.4 million cells per microliter, states MedlinePlus. Normal ranges may vary from lab to lab, a... More »

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An elevated hemoglobin count may impair circulation and disrupt the adequate delivery of oxygen to the tissues, possibly leading to peripheral cyanosis and impaired mental function due to poor cerebral circulation, accor... More »

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