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Dacarbazine
...  number of platelets in the blood would be reduced, and the patient would experience unexplained bleeding, nosebleeds, bruises, blood spots and bleeding gums. Anemia may set in, too. The number of red blood cells may be lowered and feeling exhausted and breathless may crop up. Hair loss and appetite loss may develop, as well, with Dacarbazine use. Aside from all the effects mentioned above,  ...

Abiplatin
...  determine whether it is still safe to continue with the medication. Myelosuppression may also occur because Abiplatin decreases the production capabilities of the bone marrow. This results in fewer red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The lack of white blood cells lowers the body’s immune system, making the patient more susceptible to infection and other diseases. Similarly,  ...

Anemia
...  is a medical condition wherein the person lacks the normal quantity of red blood cells and hemoglobin in the blood. It is perhaps the most common disorder related to the blood. There are several types of Anemia, each of which has different causes. The three major types of Anemia are as follows: Hemorrhage or excessive blood loss- It can be blood loss from an injury, surgery or an internal  ...

Crohn’s Disease
...  disease. These may be detected through a thorough physical exam, in order to properly diagnose it. The first thing doctors look for is anemia, which is a condition where there is a deficiency of red blood cells. Anemia could indicate bleeding in the intestines. Inversely, if there is a high white blood cell count, this could also be a symptom because this indicates that there is an  ...

Leukemia
...  the production of normal cells are decreased, which loosens the chances of the immune system to fight infections. Types of Leukemia In leukemia, the production and accumulation of oxygen-carrying red blood cells, platelets and normal leukocytes are overcome by the abnormal amount of leukemic cells. If leukemia is left untreated, what will happen is that the surplus of leukemic cells  ...

Pernicious Anemia
...  a kind of megaloblastic anemia, a condition in which the red blood cell count becomes abnormally high. This is because of the absorption failure of vitamin B12 which is needed for the formation of red blood cells and the normal functioning of the nervous system. Let’s trace the cause of Vitamin B12 deficiency to prevent acquiring Pernicious anemia. The body is unable to produce Vitamin  ...

Sickle Cell Anemia
...  Is Sickle Cell Anemia? Sickle cell anemia is a condition in which the red blood cells will differ from its normal shape and become sickled, stiff and unable to move throughout the body with ease. This kind of blood cells have shorter life span compared to the normal, thus causing shortage to and hampering the body to carry oxygen in adequate amounts. Sickle cells travel to the body and gets  ...

Aplastic Anemia
...  to produce adequate blood cells for the replacement of those dying or damaged ones. Any cells that exist in the body, including the blood cells will become old and die in a certain period. Normally, red blood cells live in the body for around 120 days, platelets for about 144 hours, or 6 days, and white blood cells in a span of 24 hours. The purpose of the bone marrow in the body is to supply  ...

Blood
...  into two basic divisions - the cellular components and the plasma. About 45% of the total blood volume of the human body is made up the cellular elements. The major elements of blood are the red blood cells, the white blood cells and the platelets, i.e the erythrocytes, the leukocytes, and the thrombocytes. The red blood cells outnumber other cells. A cubic millimeter of blood contains  ...

Bones
...  is the bone. It has various functions including movement, protection, and assistance to different kinds of organs in the human body. They are also the sites of production of white blood cells and red blood cells. They are an amazing structure that are very light weight and at the same time hard and strong. Mineralized form of osseous tissue is present in its core. It is a type of connective  ...


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