I have been very strict Paleo for 2 months and have been eating overall healthy for much longer (minimal gluten, PUFA oils), I am mid twenties and do sports, no weight, fat, liver, cholesterol, iron issues. I received this blood panel today and got pretty concerned:
White Blood cells 5.87 G/l 3,5 - 10,5
Red blood cells 6.88 T/l 4,60 - 6,20 HIGH
Platelets 164 G/l 140 - 440
Hemoglobin 141 g/l 140 - 180
Hematocrit 0.41 l/l 0,40 - 0,54
MCH 20.5 pg 26,5 - 31,5 LOW
MCV 59.6 fl 85 - 89 LOW
MCHC 344 g/l 295 - 345
Calcium 2.43 mmol/l 2,12 - 2,62
Magnesium 0.94 mmol/l 0,70 - 1,20
Vitamin B12 296.4 pmol/l 141 - 489
Am very worried about my high RBC and low MCV + MCH, but do not know what might be the cause as I live a pretty healthy lifestyle. Any useful links or competent opinions are highly appreciated.
asked bytempomat (574)
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on October 06, 2011
at 06:01 PM
If iron is OK, it could be infection. I would suggest to start megadosing Ascorbic acid ASAP. See 'ultimate supplements' thread.
You need to cheek your spleen too, CRP, vitamin D level. Detailed white blood count, not grouped one. All white blood cells separated.
What do you usually eat ? Mineral deficiencies are hard to analyse. Plasma results are usually meaningless. You may consider hair or some more expensive test.
I would also check in other lab.