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So its a medical fact that the high WBC could very well cause

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So its a medical fact that the high WBC could very well cause kidney failure and heart attack on top of that stress from being told ant stage 4 kidney failure...did he need dialysis at that point?


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High WBC count is indicative of an infection or inflammation somewhere in the body, or it may be the result of severe physical or emotional stress.


It is an indication that something is causing the high WBC, but having high WBC doesn't cause anything.


Stage 4 kidney disease indicates an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 15-29. A eGRF below 15 is Stage 5 kidney failure. It is generally at Stage 5 that dialysis begins. You can read more about kidney failure here:



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