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Hi Doctor, Why My RDW-CV Is Higher Than Normal? What

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Posted on Sun, 22 Dec 2019
Question: Hi Doctor,
Why my RDW-CV is higher than normal?
What needs to be done for it?
Thanks,
Kishalay XXXXXXX


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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It has no significance

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

RDW is bit high but it has significance only in case hemoglobin is low. As your hemoglobin is normal, there is nothing to worry.

Your cholesterol is on the higher side for which you need to do more exercises amd restrict sugars and carbohydrates in diet.

Hope this helps.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh (8 hours later)
Hi Doctor,

Thanks for your reply.

1) But why actually RDW is high?
2) Does carbohydrate and sugar increase cholesterol?

Thanks,
Kishalay XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It's normal variation

Detailed Answer:
RDW is elevated in iron deficiency anemia but you don't have anemia so just a normal variation in all probability.

Carbohydrates and sugar, especially high in intake, promote fat deposition and increased blood cholesterol.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Hi Doctor, Why My RDW-CV Is Higher Than Normal? What

Brief Answer: It has no significance Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query. RDW is bit high but it has significance only in case hemoglobin is low. As your hemoglobin is normal, there is nothing to worry. Your cholesterol is on the higher side for which you need to do more exercises amd restrict sugars and carbohydrates in diet. Hope this helps. Regards