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My RDW, MONO, and EOS are a little elevated and my MCHC is

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Customer: Hi! My RDW, MONO, and EOS are a little elevated and my MCHC is alittle low. What can I do to help them return to normal again. Thanks for your help.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 1 year ago.


Thanks for this question. Well if these are the ONLY values which are deranged in your CBC then this isnt anything to be worried about. It depends on the exact value of the readings, if you could post them here that would be helpful.

Now elevated monocytes (mono) are usually due to an infection and in most cases this is likely to be a viral infection. Mild elevations are usually disregarded if there are no symptoms and these return to normal without any interventions

EOS or eosinophils are usually elevated because of an allergy to something or presence of parasites in teh system or even asthma etc. But again mild elevations in the absence of symptoms require no intervention.

MCHC being low is usually due to a low iron level in the body but again when it is considered by itself, that is not an indicator for anything serious. if you had true iron deficiency then your MCH MCV and Hb would have been low. But this can be corrected by increasing your intake of iron rich foods like meats, spinach, apples etc.

RDW or red cell distribution width is an indicator of how many red cells are present in body of different sizes. this is markedly elevated in serious conditions like thalassemia trait for example but again a mild elevation is not considered to be significant. Iron deficiency can be a cause here.

Do post the values here as then i can be sure on how deranged your readings are. But generally speaking if these are the only abnormal values in your CBC then apart from eating well or rather eating an iron rich diet nothing needs to be done. This would return to normal on its own with time.

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