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Low white blood count-

Over the years my white blood count has steadily declined from 4.5 ( yr. 2001) to my most recent count of 2.2 a few weeks ago.  I have blood test each year and the count declines a little each year.   I never have infections----seldom even a cold.  Other then fatigue---which I contribute to turning 60----I have no other problems other then high blood pressure that is controlled by medication.  I work full time and have a fairly active lifestyle---usually walk 30 min a day for exercise.  
Question:    Is the decline in my white blood count anything to worry about??  My doctor doesn't seem concerned, but did run a blood panel that showed that I do not have any other problems.   Iron and Vitamin C and B are all great.  He said we would continue to monitor and if the WBC dropped to 1, we would start checking out the reason why.   ????
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434278 tn?1324706225
Guess I'm a little more pro-active on things like this.  

I know your dr. has probably ruled these things out???? But some causes of low WBC are bone marrow diseases or an enlarged spleen, pooling of the cells within the body (like in pyometra), HIV.

But my suggestion would be to do what YOU can do to boost your immune system B4 it bottoms out.  There are many things you can take and you could ask your local health food store.  But some that I know about are vit C, cat's claw (an herb - not actual cat's claws), astragulus, vit D, to name some off the top of my head.  
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Found this post and wondering if you got any answers concerning your dropping WBC. I seem to have similar issues. I have had low wbc for 30 years, 61 years old now. I saw a blood doctor 30 years ago and he ran all the tests except bone marrow  test. He said I had unexplained leukopenia. Sister has slightly low count  and brother does too, as well as my one daughter. None of them as low as mine. Which is 2.3 at present time. It was 2.7 thirty years ago.
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