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Red Blood Cells carry oxygen and changes in the number of these cells can cause significant problems.

Red blood cells (RBCs) are decreased with:
– Iron deficiency Anemia
– Bleeding
– Kidney disease
– Cancer
– Medications
– Vitamin deficiency
– Radiation
– Pregnancy
– Overhydration

Red blood cells (RBCs) are increased with:
– Lung disease /Smoking
– Sleep Apnea
– Use of diuertics
– High altitude
– Anabolic steroids
– Cancer of kidney, liver, brain, adrenals
– Uterine fibroids
– Polycythemia