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Causes of these changes in the blood count are many and include physical and mental stress (stress leukocytosis), infections (commonly viral), allergies, medications, etc.Normal values for while blood cell and its elements are:White blood cells: 4,500-10,000 /mcl.Neutrophils: 40% to 60% Lymphocytes: 20% to 40% Monocytes: 2% to 8% Eosinophils: 1% to 4% Basophils: 0.5% to 1% Band: 0% to 3%An absolute neutrophil count ANC is a real number of neutrophil count in relation to the total white blood cells (WBCs). The normal range for the ANC is 1.5 to 8.0 (1,500 to 8,000/mm3). Lymphocyte Count (Absolute) range is 1000 - 3500/mm3.I'm not worried about you lymphocyte count, because it's at the low range of normal. Everyone fluctuates, and remember that these numbers are all relative. If your neutrophil count is higher at any particular time, your other levers (like lymphocytes) will drop in relation.There are many reasons that your neutrophil count could be slightly elevated, it is juts your body's natural response to fighting any sort of virus/bacteria, and your body will produce increased neutrophils for many other reasons besides infection. Anything over 80 would be concerning for a worse/sudden infection, i'm not too concerned about something around 70.The best thing to do would be to get the levels rechecked in a few months, at a time when you are feeling healthy. I have the feeling the levels will be normal then!
Is there anything I can do to keep these both more in normal range?
Is there any medication or non-prescription med or natural supplement that helps?
What food sources are best?
Thank you Dr. for answering my questions and concerns--and so timely.
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