X-rays can produce anemia
August 22, 2011 1:46am CST
Heavy or repeated exposure to x-rays, radioactive substances, microwaves, and other high energy emissions can produce conditions known as aplastic anemia. Experts say that after such exposure, the bone marrow may produce fewer red and white blood cells. the deficiency of red cells causes the classic symptoms of anemia while the reduced number of white cells increases the risk of infections. Aplastic anemia may also develop from other causes such as exposure to benzene, arsenic, gold compounds, and other toxic chemicals. In some cases, drugs taken for other disorders lead to aplastic anemia, and your doctor may try to reduce the dosage or substitute another drug.
5 Oct 11
Hello Thetis. Nice to see you. How are you ? This is very interesting. Thank you for the information. I can sense that you have a very strong medical background. I will certainly note what you have oresented here, and I shall be careful not to be repeatedly exposed to x-rays and high energy emissions. Thank you very much again !
22 Nov 11
Hello too greenline! I have been missing all of you here. I am really just a health conscious person and my hubby does have a lot of health books at home so I get to read them from time to time. We also do need to be careful about x-rays. You are very welcome. Yours for a better health.