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August 25, 2023

RBCs Carry Your Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide

Red blood cells (RBCs) are primarily responsible for transporting oxygen to tissues and carrying carbon dioxide to the lungs for expulsion.

Produced in the bone marrow, a reduction in the number of RBCs can lead to anemia, affecting tissue oxygenation and elevating risks like cardiovascular disease.

Low RBC counts may be a result of conditions such as anemia, bone marrow failure, chronic illnesses, or nutrient deficiencies, while high counts might be due to dehydration or pulmonary disorders.

Moreover, various diseases can alter RBC shape and function, influencing their interaction with other cells and the vascular system.

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