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What You Need to Know about Blood Cell Disorders

Although blood cell disorders affect the functioning of your blood cells, you can manage the conditions through various treatment options. The treatment plan is based on your age, cause of the illness, and overall health.


By Team ArabiaMD

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What You Need to Know about Blood Cell Disorders

Blood Cell Disorders in UAE

Blood cell disorders are conditions that affect the white or red blood cells or platelets. These disorders can be caused by various factors such as bone marrow damage, viral infections, chemical exposure, chemotherapy, cancer, gene mutation, complications during pregnancy, and heredity. It is important to consult with an expert in the UAE as these disorders can be easily misunderstood.

Symptoms of Blood Cell Disorders

Symptoms of blood cell disorders vary depending on the type. Some common symptoms include:

White Blood Cell Disorders:

  • Fatigue
  • Chronic infections
  • General feeling of being sick/unwell
  • Unexplained weight loss

Red Blood Cell Disorders:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Trouble paying attention due to lack of oxygen in the brain

Platelet Disorders:

  • Skin that bruises easily
  • Slow or non-healing sores or cuts
  • Unexplained bleeding of the gums or nose
  • Blood that does not clot after an injury.

Red Blood Cell Disorders

Red blood cell disorders are conditions that affect either the function or the number of red blood cells. These cells are responsible for transporting oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body and carrying carbon dioxide back to the lungs. Types of red blood cell disorders include:


  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AHA)

Polycythemia vera


White Blood Cell Disorders

White blood cells are responsible for fighting against infections and foreign substances. Disorders of white blood cells can involve having too many or too few white blood cells, affecting the body's immune response and ability to fight diseases. Common white blood cell disorders include:



Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

Platelet Disorders

Platelets are responsible for stopping bleeding and blood loss by forming a plug at the site of an injury or cut. Platelet disorders can be caused by various abnormalities, such as having too few or too many platelets, or platelets that do not clot properly. These disorders can lead to excessive bleeding or blood clots.

Blood Cell Disorders