Blood Conditions

Stem cells are a special type of cells that have the capacity to self-renew indefinitely and can give rise to multiple cell lineages. They are present throughout life and vary in their potential for further specialization. Some can give rise to all tissue types (pluripotent) while o...
19 Feb 2020
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Platelet-rich plasma is basically activating concentrated platelet cells to produce large amounts of growth factors. These are necessary for healing and regeneration and growth of tissue. In fact, platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) is popular overseas with facial skin texture and co...
18 Nov 2019
The short answer would be: it can help detect many things! Understanding the components of any blood test and how diseases affect them is part and parcel of interpreting blood results. To help you understand more about what an FBC can help show, we will need to look at the componen...
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Hi, Both are not recommended therapies for rosacea. A. The inflammatory component of rosacea is best treated with applications such as topical metronidazole, topical ivermectin, oral doxycycline and oral isotretinoin. B. The vascular component of rosacea is best treated wit...
16 Aug 2019
People with thalassemia minor may have mild anemia (slight lowering of the hemoglobin). This may resemble mild iron-deficiency anemia. However, people with thalassemia minor have a normal blood iron level (unless they are iron deficient for other reasons). Thalassemia is...
31 Jan 2019
Thank you for your question - an interesting one for sure! "Low red blood cells" might be mentioned if you have low iron or an actual drop in your red cell count. PThe former is certainly more common and it might be due to insufficient intake of iron, low production or increa...
13 Jan 2019
Hi, Clots during your menstrual period suggest that your menstrual flow is heavy, which allows for blood to pool in the uterus and form clots. These clots are then expelled, usually with the help of uterine contractions, and are commonly associated with menstrual cramps. ...
5 Dec 2018
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Hi, leukemias are blood-related cancers that affect white blood cell and red blood cell production. There are a few different types of leukemias. The symptoms vary according to the type of leukemia you have. What generally happens is that because there are less white blood cel...
23 Nov 2018
Hi Charlotte Sorry to hear about your Thalassaemia minor, but on the whole, you can still lead a reasonably normal lifestyle. There are many different types of Thalassaemias, but Thalassaemia minor usually means that one of your haemoglobin genes is mutated and is therefore not functioning. The go...
21 Nov 2018
A high platelet count or thrombocytosis doesn't necessarily means you need to see a specialist. We need to see how high it is, whether there are other parameters which are also abnormal. Need to find out if you have any symptoms which may point to the possible cause. There is a l...
18 Jul 2018
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