What happens if you have low CBC?
A low red blood count can cause feelings of fatigue and weakness. When a person has a low red blood count and low hemoglobin levels, their body has to work harder to get enough oxygen to other cells.
Should I worry about low blood count?
It may point toward or confirm a diagnosis, or show whether a treatment is working or not. Most often, a low white blood cell count is nothing to worry about.
How do you fix low blood count?
Your doctor or health care provider may prescribe or suggest to treat your low red blood count:
- Epoetin alfa (PROCRIT®).
- Darbepoetin (Aranesp®).
- Iron supplement.
- A diet high in protein.
- A red blood cell transfusion.
What are the symptoms of a low blood count?
Low Red Blood Cell Count
- Feel a little tired or very tired.
- Feel less alert or have trouble concentrating.
- Have a loss of appetite or lose weight.
- Have paler-than-normal skin.
- Have trouble breathing.
- Have rapid heartbeat.
- Have reduced ability to exercise or climb stairs.
What cancers cause low blood count?
Some cancer treatments, mainly chemotherapy, may lower your body’s white blood cells. Cancers that affect the blood and bone marrow can also lower the count. These types of cancers include leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.
How do you increase your CBC?
5 nutrients that increase red blood cell counts
- red meat, such as beef.
- organ meat, such as kidney and liver.
- dark, leafy, green vegetables, such as spinach and kale.
- dried fruits, such as prunes and raisins.
- egg yolks.
How is low blood count treated?
Is low blood count life threatening?
Losing a lot of blood quickly results in acute, severe anemia and can be fatal.