Causes Of Red Blood Cell Deficiency?
I only have a BPK of age at 150, but why is it lacking in red blood cells?
Blood pressure or often called tension is a measure of how strongly blood (fluid) presses against the walls of blood vessels. Blood pressure is influenced by several things, such as the condition of the heart pump, blood vessel diameter, level of viscosity (blood viscosity), etc. Because blood pressure values greatly affect the heart condition and supply of nutrients and oxygen to body cells, blood pressure values often used as a reference for a person's general condition, as well as an assessment of risk factors for several diseases, such as heart disease and stroke.
At the age of 40 years, blood vessels tend to be more inelastic, and are more at risk for plaque buildup (atherosclerosis), so in general blood pressure is relatively higher than in young adults. Therefore, international standards for high blood pressure also differ according to age group. Especially for people over the age of 60 years without diabetes or kidney failure, the target normal blood pressure is below 150/90 mmHg, whereas if accompanied by diabetes or kidney failure below 140/90 mmHg. You can read more about this standard in JNC 8 guidelines.
On the other hand, red blood cells (erythrocytes) are a type of blood cells that circulate in blood vessels that function to deliver oxygen throughout the body. In red blood cells, there is a lot of hemoglobin, which is responsible for binding oxygen. Therefore, often the term red blood cell deficiency refers to lack of hemoglobin (anemia). If your father has done laboratory tests, it is necessary to ascertain whether the lack of erythrocytes or lack of hemoglobin, because it has different causes, and also different treatments.
In the blood there are many types of cells and other substances, so red blood cell levels do not necessarily determine blood pressure levels. High blood pressure does not indicate a high red blood cell count, and vice versa, a high red blood cell count does not indicate high blood pressure.
What your father can do now is:
Make sure you have sufficient nutrients and fluids, especially iron. Iron can be found in foods such as spinach, chicken liver, and beans. In addition, reduce the consumption of foods that can inhibit the absorption of iron, such as tea.
Control blood pressure and hemoglobin levels regularly at a health facility.
I advise you to check your father to a general practitioner or internist in order to get a more complete examination and if necessary, given appropriate treatment. If your father experiences symptoms such as weakness in half the body, slurred speech, severe headache, left chest pain, dizziness, vomiting, or loss of consciousness, immediately consult the Emergency Department at the nearest hospital.
So, hopefully it helps.