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I have been trying to get some information on Sickle blood cells. During my student days I saw the cells under a microscope, but there was no information about them. What does the presence of these cells typify? Are they of any importance? Are they only found in coloured and Jewish people? I am very curious about this matter.
My nephew had a blood transfusion recently, and during the transfusion his temperature rose to 39 degrees. He was not told why and he still wants to know. I told him you would know, and that' s why I' m writing.
After a blood test the other day, my doctor said I was a bit anaemic, but not to worry about it. She gave me some iron tablets, but nothing else. What are the causes of anaemia?
I have been told that I am slightly anaemic, and need to eat more foods with iron. How much iron do you need in your diet, and what foods contain large amounts of it?
My doctor says I should take more iron because I get anaemic with heavy periods. Why does the body need a metal like iron?
My father has thalassaemia. I remember him telling me that I must not marry someone with this disease. How would I know if someone had it?
Is excess copper in the blood dangerous?
My boyfriend has Christmas disease. Can you tell me more about it?
Could you please explain what causes low blood sugar, the symptoms and the treatment?
I keep fainting at the sight of blood. This is very embarrassing as I am a trainee nurse! What can I do?
Does taking 100 mg coated aspirin a day to reduce the risk of blood clots also lead to easier bleeding, thereby increasing the risk of any stroke that may occur?
I went to my doctor because I was very tired, and had no energy, and after a blood test he told me I had pernicious anaemia. Now he wants to give me a series of injections. Is that right? What causes pernicious anaemia?
Do you have any nutritional recommendations for Raynaud' s disease?
I suffer from body odor, as I sweat a lot. What can I do to stop this?
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