A High White Count

White blood cells play an important role in the immune system of an individual. The white blood cell count is done routinely as part of a complete blood count and further studies are usually needed if abnormalities are discovered through this test. An unusually high white blood cell count can indicate an infection or a blood disorder such as leukemia. However, a low white blood cell count will make an individual susceptible to infectious diseases or allow multiplication of organisms within the body which are normally kept in check by the immune system.

Further evaluation of the types of white blood cells which are increased will help to determine the cause.

 


Risk factors for A High White Count

Autoimmune  


Infections  

Chronic / Hidden Infection

Chronic infections with pus formation and some cancers cause severe leukocytosis (50,000 to 120,000), neutrophilia with a left shift, variable numbers of toxic neutrophils, monocytosis, and hyperglobulinemia.



Musculo-Skeletal  


Organ Health  


 



A High White Count suggests the following may be present

Organ Health  



Recommendations for A High White Count

Botanical  


Lab Tests/Rule-Outs  


Oxygen / Oxidative Therapies  

Ozone / Oxidative Therapy

Various ozone therapies have been used successfully to fight both known and hidden bacterial, viral and fungal infections.



Key

Weak or unproven link
Strong or generally accepted link
May do some good
Likely to help
Highly recommended

Glossary

White Blood Cell

(WBC): A blood cell that does not contain hemoglobin: a blood corpuscle responsible for maintaining the body's immune surveillance system against invasion by foreign substances such as viruses or bacteria. White cells become specifically programmed against foreign invaders and work to inactivate and rid the body of a foreign substance. Also known as a leukocyte.

Immune System

A complex that protects the body from disease organisms and other foreign bodies. The system includes the humoral immune response and the cell-mediated response. The immune system also protects the body from invasion by making local barriers and inflammation.

Leukemia

Cancer of the lymph glands and bone marrow resulting in overproduction of white blood cells (related to Hodgkin's disease).

Chronic

Usually Chronic illness: Illness extending over a long period of time.

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