Chemo induced anemia…

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Bianca10
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Chemo induced anemia…

Postby Bianca10 » Wed Feb 21, 2024 8:24 am

Any tips on how to raise red blood count and haemocrit.
Last two blood draws, 2 weeks apart are showing lower than they ever have been. Around the 4.07 mark for RBC.

Thanks in advance :)

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Re: Chemo induced anemia…

Postby beach sunrise » Wed Feb 21, 2024 11:28 pm

Could it be a vitamin deficiency because of chemo he's on. If so, then I would suggest liverworst. It is full of b vitamins, folate, all the things good for healthy RBC's. I take it when Inotice mine are getting low and it brings it up. Tastes terrible but works in about 2-3 weeks you will see results.
There are also supplements but diet is really best if and when you can. Also, shellfish and fish in general is pretty good.
Methylene blue mimics RBC's also.
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Re: Chemo induced anemia…

Postby CRguy » Mon Feb 26, 2024 12:22 pm

Bianca10 wrote:Any tips on how to raise red blood count and haemocrit.
That will depend upon the exact cause

Last two blood draws, 2 weeks apart are showing lower than they ever have been. Around the 4.07 mark for RBC.
What are the exact lab normals for your area ?
Thanks in advance :)

You may wish to consult with your doctors and see if you need to have complete specific blood tests for your situation.
CBC with RDW, MCHC, MCV, iron levels, ferritin, B12 levels etc., and kidney health.
There are also bone marrow stimulants, erythropoietin ( which is produced in the kidney ) which can help.
Likely this is due to chemo / radiation effects on the functioning marrow BUTT ... get your Docs looking at the cause
then go from there !

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