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Differential White Blood Cell Count Result by Rachel M. Patient Expert Posted Wed 25 Aug 2010 10:36pm The result of the Differential White Blood Cell Count wasn’t there. Dr TL picked up the phone and enquired the result. This year, the pathology company who has blood collection room at the surgery changed. Maybe, there is a slight difference in administration style. It wasn’t a straight forward conversation. People at the other end ... Read on »
Differential White Blood Cell Count & New Exercise by Rachel M. Patient Expert Posted Thu 12 Aug 2010 10:58am The latest medical meeting was fun. I feel strange sense of guilt when I said “fun”… But medical meeting shouldn’t be serious as I’m still getting benefit out of it. Dr TL was cheeky. He tried to trick me to sing by saying singing will increase oxygen saturation. I believe there is a truth in it. And, yes I follow my doctor’s instr ... Read on »
Crohn's disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What Is Crohn's Disease? Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It primarily causes ulcerations of the small and large intestines, but can affect the digestive system anywhere from the mouth to the anus. It is named after the physician who described the disease in 1932. It also is called granulomatous enter ... Read on »
Immuno-Modulator Medications Used To Treat Crohn's Disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm The bodys immune system is its defense against infection and disease. By suppressing the bodys immune system, doctors can reduce inflammation and other symptoms of Crohn's Disease. These types of medications are used to help continue remission. Your physician will know the best medications for you and will discuss with you the pros and con ... Read on »
Red Blood Cell Count Still Low by Karen Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm 1 Comment Remember two weeks ago, my red blood cell count was 9.8 (should be 12 to 15) and so they gave me an Aranesp injection to bring it up? And they also suggested that I eat things like spinach and beans and liver? Yum! Which I did. Last Thursday, when I got Super Chemo, I asked what my red blood cell count was. My nurse gave me the printout ... Read on »
Low Red Blood Cell Count by Karen Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:13pm Nurse Amy, whom I think is awesome, was my nurse yesterday. I got Easy Chemo as planned, but in addition I also got an Aranesp injection to boost my red blood cell (hemoglobin) count. My HGB was 9.8 when it should be 12 to 15.5. When Nurse Amy came over with the injection, I thought she was trying to give me the Neulasta injection, which shoul ... Read on »
Hope and False Hope by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 25 Nov 2010 2:20am Hope. It’s a wonderful thing, and something that parents of children with autism deserve to have in their lives. Fortunately, science shows that there is very good reason for hope. It shows that children with autism continue to learn and develop throughout their lives. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2765385/ http://www.ncbi.nlm ... Read on »
Health Headlines - May 4 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm Tamiflu Prevents Death in Mammals With Bird Flu The antiviral drug Tamiflu prevented mammals infected with the dangerous H5N1 bird flu virus from dying, says a U.S. study presented this week at a conference in Singapore. The findings may offer clues about the drug's optimum dosage and the duration of treatment needed to protect humans in ... Read on »
Lyme Disease and Co-Infections by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 21 Jul 2010 9:22am So, today is Day 4 of my trial of going off doxycycline to see whether my Lyme is gone yet.  I have to admit I'm not all that optimistic because I've tried this twice before and my symptoms came back...although I would love to be back to dealing with just one illness instead of two!!  (If you're new to my blog, I've had CFS for 8 years and just g ... Read on »
How it all went down... by Kelly Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 1:11am At lot of people have beein asking how it came about that I ended up getting tested for leukemia. It happend very fast really, but looking back I had some symptoms for a few months. Mny of the symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, flu like symptoms, excessive bruising and of course a low white blood cell count, which you can't tell unless you hav ... Read on »