- Question from TerryO: What can be done to raise the plasma count and the white blood count?
- Answers - Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. I'm not sure what you mean by raising the plasma count. The most important thing for actually raising white blood count is making sure you have enough protein in your diet for your body to make the cells. Lean chicken, other poultry, other fish, beans, lean dairy products.
- Tish Knobf For many patients, the bone marrow just needs time to regenerate the cells.
- Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. And time can be variable. For some people it bounces back right away and in other people it takes longer.
The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Managing Fatigue During and After Treatment featured Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D., Tish Knobf, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., A.O.C.N., and Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S. answering your questions about ways to keep up your energy, how nutrition can affect fatigue, and how exercising can help.
Editor's Note: This conference took place in January 2008.
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