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How Does Leukemia Affect the Body?

Leukemia refers to the abnormal cell multiplication of the bone marrow and blood. Leukemia does not produce a tumor like other cancers. However, it overproduces abnormal white cells. The abnormal cells are cancerous, called leukemic cells, and are unable to fight infections just like the natural white cells. They also interfere …

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Why Do I Sweat When I Eat?

Before we had air conditioned homes, we used our bodies to regulate our inner heat. In particular, we use sweating in order to keep our body temperatures regulated. If we are too hot, sweating allows the body to cool by releasing hot from our pores and evaporating on the skin. …

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Splenic Artery Aneurysm

Splenic artery aneurysm is the third most common aneurysm in the abdomen and the most common type to affect the internal organs. The spleen is an abdominal organ that forms part of the immune system. It has a large artery that supplies blood to it. When a portion of this …

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Low Blood Count Causes

Red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets are all grouped together as blood elements which make up your blood. When you have a complete blood count done, the test looks for these elements and other measurements which help the doctors determine accurate results. There are a multitude of …

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Red Blood Cells in Urine

Red blood cells are what make your blood look red.You need your red blood cells for oxygen transportation in the blood stream. They also help take carbon dioxide from the tissues of the body, sending it to the lungs for exhalation. Most people have about four RBCs per high power …

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Elevated Bilirubin in Adults

When red blood cells become old, the hemoglobin within them will break down and produce a byproduct called bilirubin. As bilirubin travels through your system, the liver turns most of it into bile and then either stores it in your gallbladder or eliminates it through your stool. However, a little bit will …

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