Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell. Your body needs B vitamins like B12, folate, niacin and thiamine, copper, and amino acids to make neutrophils. These vitamins, minerals and amino acids are all found in meat. By eating meat, you provided your body with the nutrients it needed to produce more neutrophils.
Subclinical vitamin deficiencies often show up as subtle changes in blood cells.
With malabsorption and malnutrition, one multivitamin may not be enough to prevent or reverse vitamin deficiencies because of your body's increased demands for vitamins during illness and stress.
What a good example. Thanks for sharing.
Wow! It’s amazingly sad how many doctors seem to brush off their patients symptoms and results that point to obviously something being wrong! I guess I’m lucky that my doctor wanted to check my ferritin even though my hemoglobin was normal! I can totally relate to waiting so long to see a doctor! First time I went was after my first daughter was born (4ish years ago) I had symptoms through childhood but they were so much worse after having kids. I was told not to eat fatty foods and see if it helped. And had my thyroid checked. But everything looked normal and that was that! I saw my doctor last Friday and he now wants me to have an ultrasound to check my gallbladder, and ordered blood work for celiac. I asked for the whole panel but it only says tissue transglutaminase ab. So I checked the website where I get my lab work done and turns out there’s only two tests for celiac panel... but I’ve seen on here people mention the full panel and it’s more. Maybe because I’m in Canada?
Im glad you were able to find a doctor that’s helpful! I’ve increased foods high in iron lately but have a feeling it’s not going to do much.. lol. And now I’m developing new symptoms! Today at work I had the strangest feeling, it was like the feeling you get when you cross your eyes? Except I wasn’t doing that lol, and then felt a little dizzy with blurry vision, and if I hadn’t been able to grab onto something I would have fallen over! I had no balance. Luckily it only lasted a minute or two but after that my eyes felt weird and strained.. hasn’t happened since though. I wonder if that can be a symptom of celiac, seems like there are so many.
Thank you! I’ll update when I get my results!
Please don't let him go completely gluten-free until all celiac testing is done. The testing consists of blood antibodies and then an endoscopy to check for damage to the small intestine. If he eats just 1/2 slice of wheat bread day it should keep the antibodies active enough to show up on the tests. You should take him to a gastroenterologist for further testing. In the meantime he may feel better if he stops eating dairy and sugary foods and carbs.