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The RDW is the red cell distribution width.
This is a calculation of the variation in the size of the red blood cells, which are the oxygen carrying cells in the body.
why would mjne be high
This can be elevated in certain types of anemia. Do you know if you are anemic?
im not now but have been all my life since i was a child
I see. By itself the RDW is much less relevant typically than the actual red blood cell count which if low indicates anemia.
However, conditions including iron deficiency and B12 deficiency could produce alterations in the RDW.
what would you suggest to do
Folic acid deficiency could also cause the blood cells to vary in size and therefore cause elevated RDW.
You certainly would want to talk with your primary doctor, to see if further testing of iron levels and possibly B12 and folic acid levels are necessary.
In cases of deficiency, these can be treated.
every time i have cbc my rdw is high
have you had the iron levels and B12/folic acid levels ever checked?
dont think so
That would be something to talk about with your doctor.
may i ask another question
i am having trouble with my blood pressure. high i take coreg cr 40mg.
OK. Well you are on a pretty reasonable dose of Coreg. Other than trying to limit salt intake, one might consider adding a 2nd agent to help keep the BP in control.
what would you suggest my sodium is low
There are quite a few options out there, from diuretics to ACE inhibitors. Keeping the blood pressure in good control is vital, to help prevent stroke and heart attacks.
i was taking dyazide how about that med. will it effect my calicum
I apologize for delay.
Technical difficulty with computer.
Probably not a great option if your sodium is low.
This agent can lower sodium.
The decision of which medication to use will require taking into account your entire medical history, and would be best accomplished by meeting with your doctor.
is there a diretic that i could take or do all diretics effect sodium
Most diuretics can impact sodium. You are very welcome. Best of luck. If this has been helpful, please click on ACCEPT so I can be reimbursed for the time taken to answer your question. Bonuses (and positive feedback) are welcome.