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RED BLOOD CELLS - ROULEAU

RBC ROULEAU - Stacked RBC's. Worse stage of protein linkage.

SUGGESTED CAUSE: Same as previous page, protein linkage. Often poor protein digestion. The pancreas may be off. Excess dietary protein, poor assimilation. Eating too much animal protein. Blood too toxic (altered blood pH) from stress, coffee, cigarettes, meat, etc. Dehydration, not drinking enough water (which by the way, is one of the top undiagnosed causes of many ailments).

POSSIBLE SIGNS: Fatigue, shortness of breath - RBC's cannot carry oxygen; stress on heart. Cold hands/feet - poor circulation.

MED PERSPECTIVE: Peripheral blood erythrocytes often display the phenomenon of rouleau formation and exhibits a specific role in the pathogenesis of some disease. Plasma fibrinogen and Immunoglobulins are some of the potent rouleau-inducing agents. Some industrial poisons such as benzene, parathion & carbon tetrachloride not only increase this phenomenon but also cause thrombotic and hemorrhagic manifestations as well. Patients suffering from allergies, infections and severe trauma may exhibit rouleau.

The presence of massive rouleau can be detrimental to patients suffering from occlusive vascular diseases as it causes impairment of blood flow in the small vessels that can compromise the red blood cells ability to exchange carbon dioxide and oxygen gases. This results in localized hypoxia and acidosis as well as generalized fatigue and less than optimum performance. Severe or massive rouleau is not infrequently found in patients with hyperglobulinemia and may be seen in many disease states ranging from arthritis, multiple myeloma, diabetes, myocardial infarction and in patients with increased alcohol intake. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is usually increased because of the increased ratio of mass to surface area resulting in rapid rouleau fallout from the plasma.

ADD'L TESTS: Cholesterol, Triglycerides, WBC, ESR, SGPT, SGOT, Globulin, A/G Ratio.

As rouleau may be caused by acute phase protein elevations in the blood, the possibility of serious disease complications exist when is does not respond to nutritional therapy. If rouleau does not disappear after a maximum of seven days and there is no evident tissue inflammation, tissue damage or tissue necrosis, additional testing can be conducted to rule out arthritis, arteritis disease, choecystitis, cirrhosis, diabetes, endocarditis, rheumatic diseases, rheumatic heart, hepatitis, hyperthyroidism, chronic infection, nephritis, systemic lupus, ulcer, colitis, neoplastic disease.

Also keep in mind that the wrong diet for one's blood type (A, O, B, AB) can agglutinate the blood. Certain food lectins are incompatible with certain blood types. (see "How You Rot & Rust"). The topics of lectin chemistry, protits, prions, - all should some day get coordinated research.

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