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Blood Disorders

Disorders like anemia and thrombosis can affect any components of the blood. Understanding them can help you explore treatment and make informed choices regarding your care.
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What to Know About Immune Thrombocytopenia and COVID-19
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How Thrombocytopenia Is Treated
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Thrombocytopenia: Causes and Risk Factors
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What Is Thrombocytosis?
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Normal Platelet Count: What Test Results Mean
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When to Worry About High Platelet Count
How ITP Is Diagnosed
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Thrombocytosis: Signs, Symptoms, and Complications
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What Are the Symptoms of ITP (Immune Thrombocytopenia)?
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ITP vs. TTP: Comparing Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
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Causes of Purpura: Purple Spots on Skin
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What Does MCH on a Blood Test Mean?
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What Is Bone Marrow?
Medical technologist examines blood sample for blood dyscrasias
What Are Blood Dyscrasias?
Doctor and patient discuss amyloidosis
Everything To Know About Amyloidosis
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High or Low White Blood Cell Counts Can Lead to Health Problems
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What to Know When Your Electrolytes Are Off
Drawing blood
What Is a Potassium Blood Test?
Red blood cells carry hemoglobin
What You Should Know About Hemoglobin Electrophoresis
Hemochromatosis diet
What to Eat When You Have Hemochromatosis
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Hypoxia Can Lead to Oxygen Starvation of the Tissues
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What Information Does a Complete Blood Count (CBC) Give?
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Warfarin: Purpose, Side Effects, and Management
Health screening
Did You Know That You Calcium Can Get Too High?
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What to Expect When Your Doctor Prescribes Plavix
Blood draw
What Is a Carbon Dioxide Blood Test?
Exercise Improves Heart Health
Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis
A woman getting her blood drawn for PRP treatment
What Should I Know about a Test of My Blood Chloride?
Every sample has a big story to tell
An Overview of Platelet Disorders
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How Lead Poisoning Is Treated
Nurse taking blood from patient in hospital
How Lead Poisoning Is Diagnosed
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Causes and Risk Factors of Hyperkalemia
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Signs and Symptoms of Hyperkalemia (High Potassium)
Israeli Laboratory Leads Western World In Blood Testing
How Hyperkalemia (High Potassium) Is Diagnosed
Doctor reviewing medical record with patient in office
How Does Your Healthcare Provider Know You Have a Blood Clot?
Little girl drinking water
Lead Poisoning: Signs, Symptoms, and Complications
Spring Vegetables
What to Eat for Hyperkalemia
Leg vein thrombosis
How the D-Dimer Test Measures Blood Clot Formations
Doctor listening to patient's chest with stethoscope
Symptoms of Pulmonary Embolism
Doctor listening to obese man's chest with stethoscope
Diagnosing a Pulmonary Embolus
A woman smoking a cigarette.
What Can Cause a Pulmonary Embolus?
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Treating a Pulmonary Embolus
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Coping With Pulmonary Embolism
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How a Normal White Blood Cell Count Can Vary From Person to Person
Doctor taking woman's blood pressure
The Drugs That Can Help Prevent or Treat Blood Clots
Hematopoiesis. High Angle View Of Person During Bone Marrow Donation
All About the Hematopoiesis Process
Red Blood Cells
RBC Count: Tests That Measure Oxygen-Carrying Red Cells in Blood
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Causes and Risk Factors of Lead Poisoning
Researchers comparing slides in hematology lab
What Does a Hematologist Do?
Newborn Babies in Cribs
Understanding Congenital Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia
Large bruise on a woman's knee
How to Identify Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Laboratory technician holding test tubes containing blood samples
How Is the Blood Disorder POEMS Syndrome Treated?
Longer plane rides lead to a higher risk for blood clots.
Clots Can Be Life-Threatening. Know When to Act Fast.
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Find out how a vitamin C deficiency can affect your health
Activated platelets, artwork
What Do Your Blood Platelets Do?
Doctor talking to patient.
8 Things That Elevate Your Platelet Count
A doctor discusses a new diagnosis with an older male patient.
How Deep Vein Thrombosis Is Diagnosed
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What You Should Know About Lead Poisoning
Genetic testing is available for people with hemophilia A and their family members.
An Overview of Genetic Testing for Hemophilia A
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How to Prevent Blood Clots