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Can stress cause your blood cells to go up

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can stress cause your white blood cells to go up
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 5 years ago.
Hello,
Welcome to justanswer and thank you for your question.
Yes, it is true that severe emotional or physical stress can result in high number of white blood cells. It is called as leukocytosis. Other common possible causes for increase in white blood cells levels are-
Anemia
Leukemia
Infectious diseases
Inflammatory disease (like rheumatoid arthritis or allergy)
Please consult your doctor for evaluation and get physical examination and blood work done.
Good luck and take care.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
what can i do to get the count down
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 5 years ago.
It becomes necessary to evaluate the cause for raised wbc levels. So physical examination and blood work has to be done for evaluation of cause. You should get engaged in aerobic exercise and stress-management techniques like deep breathing and yoga.
Please make an appointment with your doctor for management of this issue.
Good luck and take care.
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