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My wife has sickle cell, her recent blood test revealed that

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My wife has sickle cell, her recent blood test revealed that her blood count had lowered to 8.8...What can she do to increase that number?

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

what is her baseline?

is she taking supplements?

what is her iron level?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is not here to answer these questions.... all I know is they said that her count had dropped to 8.8 ... I am not sure of her iron level I am certain that it is low.Her last test showed some concerns with her Kidney.She drinks a fair amount of wine and is taking some kind of drug to give her energy and mental focus...( seems to work for a day and then it gets worse unless she takes more).Not sure what is depleting the blood count.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please just answer based upon what I have stated...my wife is not here....I cannot afford to pay any more.

No problem Alton

Well, do we know if she is on iron tablets?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
she takes iron tablets and eats spinach etc.

Okay good.

The kidney function is closely involved in red cell count.

She needs this addressed

that is probably the main reason for the drop

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Would wine and supplements deplete count?

Absolutely

and affect kidney function

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