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What Causes Low Blood Count in Hemodialysis

What Causes Low Blood Count in HemodialysisBlood count test can help understand the basic information of hemodialysis patients’ blood. For example, determine whether patients have infections, anemia or coagulation disorders. For hemodialysis patients, low blood count is commonly seen in the test which includes low red blood cell count, low white blood cell count and low blood platelet count. Do you know what causes low blood count in hemodialysis?

Different types of blood cell count are due to various causes, so you should firstly determine which type of your blood cell count is lower than the normal value.

The causes of low red blood cell count in hemodialysis

Normally, the formation and damage of red blood cells are in dynamic equilibrium, so the number and quality of red blood cells in the blood is quite stable. However, for hemodialysis patients, three causes can induce low red blood cell count. They are:

- Acute or chronic loss of red blood cells like bleeding

- Shortened lifespan of red blood cells like hemolysis and deposits of waste products and toxins

- The decline of red blood cell formation

The cause of low white blood cell in hemodialysis

White blood cell is an important part of the body’s defense system, and low white blood cell count is usually related to some infectious disease, blood disease, autoimmune disorder, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, chronic physical injury, and so on.

The cause of low blood platelet count in hemodialysis

Blood platelet count is usually used to judge whether patients have bleeding tendency or ability to bring bleeding to an end. For hemodialysis patients, low blood platelet count is common to see. This is because deposits of toxins and waste products can damage blood platelet, renal anemia causes the decline of platelet formation and consumption of blood platelet increases.

Now, we have known the causes of low blood count for hemodialysis patients. If you have this problem, you should take treatments to manage it timely. Otherwise, you may suffer from more serious complications or problems.

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