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Author Topic: Alpha Thalasemia trait and sickle cell carrier (AS genotype) in Regina, Canada  (Read 99 times)
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« on: April 20, 2017, 03:25:00 PM »

Hello,

I am new here. I have recently been diagnosed with  alpha thalassemia trait . I am also a Sickle cell carrier. I stay in Regina, Canada.

My test results are:
December 16th, 2016 (ordered by a doctor)
   flags   Results   Ref Range
WBC   L   2.7   4.0 - 100
RBC   H   6.36   4.3 – 5.40
Hemaglobin      162   140-180
Hematocrit   H   0.507   0.4- 0.5
MCV   L   79.7   82.0-97.0
MCH   L   25.5   27.0 – 32.0
MCHC      320   320 – 360
RDW      12.5   11.5  - 14.5
Plateletes      177   150 – 400
MPV      10.1   7.4 – 10.4
Neutrophils      1.6   1.5 – 6.5
Lymphocytes   L   0.8   1.2 – 3.4
 
haematologist ordered test  (8th February, 2017)
1.   CBC: Hemoglobin- 160g/L, MCV -78fL, MCH – 25pg/L, platelet count-  139 X10e9/L
2.   Liver panel – normal, LDH -195U/L
3.   Hemoglobin Electrophoresis – Hemoglobin S – 35%, Hemoglobin A2 – 3.4% , Hemoglobin F – less than 1%

I already started taking supplements listed by Andy and noticed some physical improvements.

Regards to everyone that makes this forum a success.
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 07:06:16 PM »

Natural vitamin E and L-carnitine (or L-arginine) may be of specific benefit because you carry sickle cell. Both help improve the integrity of the circulatory system so that blood can flow more easily through the smaller blood vessels.
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