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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?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Absolutely

and affect kidney function

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