I am 38 years old and with a recent physical my CBC results have shown a 16.3 white blood count. (2 weeks prior it was 13.2) and a 8.8 vitamin D. Not sure if one reflects on the other. With no signs of obvious infections and no other health issues.
So my question is does one affect the other and what are the possible reasons? I am waiting for an appointment with a hemotologist. But I am very worried and impatient.
Elevated WBC or leukocytosis may be caused by several conditions including bacterial infection, inflammation, leukemia, lymphoma, trauma, use of certain drugs (steroids, antiseizure medications), myeloproliferative disorders of the bone marrow (chronic myelogenous leukemia, polycythemia vera, myelofibrosis, essential thrombocythemia), inflammatory bowel disorders (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis), burns or stress (physical or emotional). Depending on your symptoms further evaluation will be required.
Deficiency of Vit D or low vit D can result from several causes such as: inadequate intake, inadequate exposure to sunlight, gut disorders such as IBS, Crohn’s disease, malabsorption syndromes and even gastric bypass that limit its absorption, and impaired conversion of vitamin D into active metabolites such as in liver or kidney disorders. Rarely this is a hereditary disorder.
If you have gut problems like gas, constipation, diarrhea etc , then it is quite possible that you have an inflammatory bowel disorder. Apart from a hematologist, consult an internal medicine specialist. Take care!
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